Day 31: July, Gut Health & Resilience (TYOH)

Day 31: July, Gut Health & Resilience (TYOH)

It’s July! I cannot believe we are in to the 7th month of the year! 

 

Health 

 

New month, and new focus for my Health & Happiness Project. In July I plan to explore and write about everything to do with gut health. 

 

I’ll be making bone broth, eating lots of fermented foods, eating a wide variety of plant foods, exploring probiotics and a few other strategies which I will write about in due course. 

 

Some of my favourite books about gut health are shown here in this photograph. 

 

  • The Gut Makeover by Jeannette Hyde
  • Gut by Giulia Enders 
  • The Clever guts Diet by Dr Michael Mosley
  • Missing Microbes by Martin Blaser
  • Secrets from Chuckling Goat by Shann Nix Jones

 

Two other fantastic books on gut health (that I have lent to friends and hence are not in the photo) are Brain Maker by Dr Perlmutter, and my all-time favourite Healthy Gut, Healthy You by Dr Ruscio. 

 

Happiness

 

I’ll also be using Action for Happiness’ July focus and calendar: Jump Back Up July 2021 – daily actions to help you find ways to bounce back. 

 

All of us have times of stress, loss, failure or trauma in our lives. But how we respond to these has a big impact on our wellbeing. We often cannot choose what happens to us, but in principle we can choose our own attitude to what happens. In practice it’s not always easy, but one of the most exciting findings from recent research is that resilience, like many other life skills, can be learned. 

 

Taking in the Good

 

Also – since I find it so helpful to boosting my happiness and mood – I’ll also still be ‘taking in the good’ like I did in June – noticing and savouring the good things that happen each day, whether big or small, and writing three good things down each day. 

 

I’ll be making an effort this month to post lots of seasonal recipes for you, and I’m working on a free recipe book with whole food recipes using the best of this month’s ingredients. 

 

What’s in Season in July?

 

Long days and (hopefully) lots of sun means British crops are yielding abundantly now and many lend themselves perfectly to cool, summery salads. If you don’t have a garden or allotment, you can still enjoy the best of the summer with supermarket’ shelves packed full of seasonal treats.

 

Vegetables:

 

  • Beetroot
  • Carrots
  • Courgettes and summer squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Fennel
  • French beans
  • Lettuce and other salad leaves
  • New potatoes
  • Peas and mangetout
  • Radish
  • Runner beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions
  • Shallots

 

Fruit:

 

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Gooseberries
  • Loganberries
  • Raspberries

 

What to Forage in July

 

Wild Greens:

 

  • Fat hen
  • Horseradish
  • Sorrel
  • Salad burnet 
  • Dandelion
  • Ground elder
  • Sow thistle 
  • Nettles (regrowth and seeds)
  • Chickweed
  • Comfrey 
  • Burdock
  • Bush vetch 
  • Yarrow
  • Wild thyme 
  • Ash 

 

Wild Fruits:

 

  • Wild strawberries 
  • Wild cherries
  • Wild raspberries 
  • Redcurrants
  • Early blackberries

 

Wild Flowers:

 

  • Meadowsweet
  • Poppy
  • Himalayan balsam

 

Until tomorrow,

 

Chloe x

 

About Me

Hello, I’m Chloe. I’m a nutrition and health coach and I’m on a mission to inspire & support women so they can go from feeling fatigued to feeling fabulous! 

I help women who are FED up of being overweight, addicted to sugar and feeling tired ALL THE TIME to lose weight and optimise their health by fixing hormonal, digestive, autoimmune and energy issues.

 

My step-by-step programme, Revitalise, will help you lose weight, get back your energy, restore vitality and create lifelong health using the power of beautiful & delicious REAL FOOD. 

 

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