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Why Gut Health Matters: Understanding the Gut-Brain Connection and How to Support Digestion

Do you ever wonder why feeling bloated or constipated can make you feel like 💩? It all starts in the gut! The gut-brain axis is incredibly powerful and directly linked to our immune system, endocrine system, and nervous system. When we're blocked up or bloated, it drains our energy and leaves us feeling depleted. Good digestion, absorption, and regular bowel movements are crucial for supporting our mood, energy, and immune system. So, how can we keep our digestion strong, especially during the colder months? Let’s dive into some practical tips and introduce you to our favourite warming tonic, Fungi Fire Cider.

The importance of the gut-brain axis

The gut-brain axis is a complex communication network that links our gut and brain, influencing everything from our mood to our immune response. When our digestive system is functioning smoothly, we feel energised, vibrant, and ready to tackle the day. However, when digestion is off, it can lead to a host of issues, including fatigue, mood swings, and a weakened immune system. Understanding this connection is the first step towards better overall health.

Tips for supporting digestion 

Here are some tips to keep your digestive system in top shape:

  1. Use warming herbs and spices: Incorporate spices like ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, and cloves into your meals. These spices not only add flavour but also boost your digestive fire.

  2. Focus on cooked meals: Instead of raw foods, opt for soups, stews, and roasted vegetables. Warm meals are easier on the digestive system and provide much-needed comfort to our stomach. 

  3. Enjoy hot beverages: Sipping on hot beverages like herbal teas or our Golden Hour Mushroom Mix can help reduce inflammation and support digestion.

  4. Add a warming tonic to your routine: Our Fungi Fire Cider is the perfect addition to your daily regimen. This invigorating tonic is formulated with raw apple cider vinegar, powerful herbs, and roots like horseradish, turmeric, onion, garlic, ginger, and cayenne. It also contains cordyceps, reishi, and lion’s mane mushroom extracts for added medicinal benefits.

Meet Fungi Fire Cider: Your digestive ally

Fungi Fire Cider is our favourite warming tonic for supporting healthy digestion, circulation, and inflammation. Here’s why it stands out:

  • Cordyceps: An adaptogen that helps the body handle stress.
  • Reishi: Nourishes the nervous system.
  • Lion’s mane: Supports brain health.

When taken regularly, Fungi Fire Cider can improve digestion, enhance nutrient absorption, and reduce post-meal bloating.

How to use Fungi Fire Cider for gut health

Here are some of our favourite ways to incorporate Fungi Fire Cider into your routine:

  1. Morning boost: Take a 1tbsp shot first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. This will wake up your digestive system and invigorate you for the day ahead!

  2. Salad dressing: Add 2tbsp of this fiery tonic to olive oil, raw honey, dijon mustard, lemon, sea salt, and pepper for the ultimate medicinal salad dressing.

  3. Bone broth upgrade: Bone broth lovers, this one's for you! Add a splash of Fungi Fire Cider to your broth before serving for the ultimate spice and health upgrade.

  4. Pre-meal bloat support: Add 2tbsp into a glass of water with a squeeze of lemon and sip slowly 20 minutes before you eat a meal. The enzymes in Fungi Fire Cider help with digestion and prevent bloating.


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