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Gut Bacteria and Why You Should Care About It

If you want to boost your mood, control your weight and feel better, you may need to restore your gut health. Did you know that the bacteria in your gut are critical for emotional and physical well-being?

What is gut bacteria?

“I have bacteria in my gut?” you might ask. Yes you do! There’s a whole community of microorganisms that live in your digestive tract known as your microbiome. These “bugs” play a vital role in keeping you healthy by improving immunity, absorbing and creating nutrients, keeping out toxins and aiding in digestion.

In fact, the metabolic activity of your microbiome is so complex and vital this community of organisms is considered “the forgotten organ.” Your gut should house over 500 species of bacteria totaling around 3 pounds!

It’s important to have diverse types of gut flora. In fact, your make up of different gut bacteria can create a sort of “microbiome fingerprint.” This fingerprint can be associated with certain disease susceptibilities or health traits depending on it’s make up.
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How to Forgive and Accept to Live Your Best Life

“Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different, it’s accepting the past for what it was, and using this moment and this time to help yourself move forward.” – Oprah Winfrey

Accept what is

I have always loved that quote.

I think there is something so true about acceptance being a huge part of forgiveness. It means that you can see the past experience truthfully and authentically. You can see the good, the bad, the ways in which you may have been an innocent victim, and the ways in which you may have contributed to the situation.

Eventually, you can see the ways that you have grown, learned or expanded your emotional intelligence through the experience. You might also see where you may need to have better boundaries or make different choices for the future.
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