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The Mac Twins talk Gut Health

October 30, 2017

Now your probably wondering what on earth two DJ’s are constantly rabbiting on about gut health ….it all started when we were already volunteering for “Twin Research” as “guinea pigs” helping out advances in medical science (as twins are the perfect constant) and have always been fascinated at what the physiological differences between us are […]

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Now your probably wondering what on earth two DJ’s are constantly rabbiting on about gut health ….it all started when we were already volunteering for “Twin Research” as “guinea pigs” helping out advances in medical science (as twins are the perfect constant) and have always been fascinated at what the physiological differences between us are – so when they offered us the chance to get our guts analysed we jumped at the opportunity!

They discovered that despite us having 100% the same DNA our guts have only 40% the same microbiota, which could explain why our bodies behave so differently and why everyone is so unique, hence why we shouldn’t all be following “one size fits all” dietary models.

During the tests we found ourselves constantly saying “Why does nobody know about this?!” – so we decided to change that and thus “the gut stuff” youtube series was born for your gut health.

We interviewed some of the top scientists in the world and discovered that your gut health has a huge impact on diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and even mental health, also what you eat affects your grand children and kale isn’t actually that good for us!

Below are a few tips for your gut health, but our main piece of advice is to swot up and think critically! Just because it looks good on instagram doesn’t mean its good for us, and what might be a good lunch for your desk body, might not necessarily work for you.

Food diary

This is NOT for calorie counting but to monitor what you’re eating and “tuning in” to look for patterns, try taking things out and putting them back in and see what happens.

Record poops and symptoms and how you feel – If you do have issues, you can take your ready made journal to a nutritionist or dietician.

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De- Stress

There’s SO MANY studies coming out showing that stress and anxiety can have a direct affect on anxiety. Our best advice for that is read Chloe’s book 😉

Rest it

12 hour fasting really helps to let everything reset in your stomach. Sleep time also counts so you don’t feel like your starving yourself. We try fasting from 8pm – 8am.

Chew chew and chew again

We need to chew our food 20-30 times so that it’s liquid before we swallow, if its broken down in the mouth it’s less work for our tums. We’ve started using little mini sand timers to train ourselves up – good game for the kids too!

Variety!gut health

Get in loads of colours and different foods to stimulate your trillions of good gut microbes – we create a blackboard of every vegetable we can think of and cross them off during the week.

Cut out the processed foods

To put it simply they can seriously impact the balance of your gut flora, tipping the balance to too many BAD GUYS.

There’s still so much more to uncover about gut health and digest (!), there are new things coming out daily, so come on the journey with us, “gut” in touch and let us know how you look after your tum!

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