The gut factor
The reason we want to reduce stress as much as possible is because research has shown it’s of crucial importance when it comes to establishing and maintaining a healthy microbiome. Made up of trillions of bacterial cells, our microbiome plays a huge role in influencing our genes and its discovery has totally changed our understanding of health and hygiene. Consuming enough good-quality fat while avoiding excess sugar is crucial to supporting a healthy microbiome.
“Fat actually feeds your muscles,” says Susie. “It’s what lubricates your joints and was the most prized thing our ancestors ever could get their hands on.
“Even our grandparents were living a lot closer to how we should be – making butter, fermenting and preserving – doing all of these things that promote good gut bacteria.
Instead, today we’re surrounded by parasites that deplete our immune systems, we have little good bacteria in our gut and people think that’s normal, when it absolutely is not.”