– I’m Dr Drew Sinatra and I’d like to talk to you
about how to nurture your gut. (uplifting music) So the first thing you wanna do when you’re nurturing your gut is to make sure that
you’re eliminating foods that you may be sensitive
to or allergic to. Gluten or dairy, eggs or citrus or soy are very common food allergens, so you want to work with your doctor to make sure which food allergies might be affecting you. Once you figure that out, then you want to make sure you’re eating really clean, green foods. These are foods that are
going to be high in fiber, that are organic if possible and that are gonna be foods
that are gonna help nurture your microbiome in your gut. Fermented foods are a great example of a food that’s gonna
be supportive to your gut and your microbiome
because these are foods that contain probiotics. And fermented foods are
examples like kimchi or sauerkraut or beet kvass
or pickles or kefir or yogurt that have probiotics in
them that are gonna help replenish and restore your microbiome. Many people are deficient in fiber and fiber is essential for a good healthy gut and microbiome. And you can get fiber into your diet by mainly eating lots of
fruits and vegetables. It’s thought that probiotics
assert their influence by acting as antibacterial compounds which means they help combat
and keep down the levels of bad pathogenic bacteria. But they can also help with
other systems of the body for example, treating urinary tract or vaginal conditions for women, they’re great at helping with allergies, they can improve your mood. They can even influence
your immune system. So they really have
full-reaching effect in the body. There are many strains of
probiotics available out there, you may be familiar with
the very common ones like lactobacillus and bifidobacteria and these are very, very important for supporting your microbiome. And I also like soil-based
organisms or SBOs because these are very
resilient and hardy organisms that can withstand the
acidity of your stomach and make it to the small intestine. Prebiotics are not as
well-known as probiotics, but when you think of prebiotics this is the food that’s gonna
help feed the probiotics. So when it comes to different foods, think about eating more onions or garlic or leeks or asparagus, these are gonna be foods that are really high in prebiotics. I’m Dr Drew Sinatra, thanks for watching and now you know how to nurture your gut.