With the fermented foods on the rise, looking after your digestive system is tipped to be the next big health trend - and Kathie Madonna Swift is the nutritionist behind it.
Swift's book The Swift Diet explains how to "get a flatter tummy in 28 days." But there's more to it than losing weight. Swift suggests that by paying close attention to how we eat and live, we can balance gut bacteria and tackle digestive issues.
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The benefit of optimising our gut heath? Swift's four week meal plan promises to banish gas and bloating, improve concentration, increase energy, eliminate stomach pain and aid permanent weight loss.
We spoke to Swift to find out more about her diet, what it involves and how to stay healthy during the winter months.
What is The Swift Diet?
The Swift Diet (TSD) is based on the scientific story of the decade. Thousands of research papers and my clinical nutrition practice confirms what we eat can change the community of organisms that reside within us - this is the human ecosystem that also interacts with our genes and in turn influences not only our body weight but our eating behaviors, our mood, our energy, our immunity, literally, every system in the body!
Aside from promoting gut health, what are the benefits?
Our digestive tracts are our highway to health and link to our skin, our brain, our bones, our hormone system. This is also where 70 of our good mood chemical (serotonin) and 5023FFEB00&videoControlDisplayColor=%23191919&shuffle=0&isAP=1">