Experts Weigh in on Top Tips to Improve Gut Health

Experts Weigh in on Top Tips to Improve Gut Health

The human gut has a bigger impact on our health than most people realize. A healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system, heart health, brain health, improved mood, healthy sleep, and effective digestion. So, how do we get a healthier gut?  I’m glad you asked!  The six experts below share their thoughts.


Alex Nurse

Strength and Athletic Performance Coach

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My favorite combination is a month of probiotic + unmodified potato starch, as well as betaine HCL with solid meals. As a trio, many will make some extra gains while training and using those supplements.


Michael Finigan

Fitness Expert

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First and foremost, I have clients look at all their food intolerances and ensure we eliminate those specific foods, followed by high doses of L Glutamine, pre-biotics and digestive enzymes. Depending on the situation I also find that intermittent fasting can have benefits to give the digestive system longer periods of time to recover and rebuild.


Natalie Bean

Nutrition Expert

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I love Genestra HMF Forte. Probiotics work for me, along with a healthy diet and magnesium in the evening!  Magnesium plays a role in numerous enzymes systems throughout the body. A few of these processes include energy production from protein, carbohydrate, and fat metabolism. Magnesium may also improve your sleep. It plays an important role in your nervous system, helping to activate mechanisms that quiet and calm you.


Larry Vinette

Professional Athlete at IFBB Professional League

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Identify and cut food sensitivities and intolerances. Bring in probiotics, hydrochloric acid, and enzymes to increase your natural digestion and help regenerate damaged intestinal mucosa. Maintain a good lifestyle.


John Paul Catanzaro

Fitness Guru and Author

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By the age of 35 or so, stomach acid production declines significantly, making it even more difficult to digest your food. You can eat the best food in the world, but you’ll only benefit from that food if you’re able to digest it. Furthermore, undigested food can cause problems, so it’s important to support the digestive tract with hydrochloric acid and digestive enzymes.


Carmela Carone

Weekend Warrior

Sauerkraut helps immensely!  The good bacteria from sauerkraut helps to keep the lining of your digestive system healthy. Sauerkraut is rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.


Author Bio
Lorne Marr
Lorne Marr

My passion for fitness began in 1981, when my father, Larry Marr, bought me my first Weider weight set.

Hearing the clanking of those weights and, more importantly, wanting to get buff to impress my buddies, created an obsession that has lasted a lifetime.  Staying active and following a health minded diet and lifestyle has allowed me to live a more productive, happier and overall better quality of life.

There have been some hurdles along the way.  When I hit 45 injuries starting piling up and made working out and playing sports more challenging. So I took a step back and reexamine my training and diet. I reached out to a host of experts within my Fitness community on how to maximize performance and optimize my health and hence the genius of FitAfter45.
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