Supercharge Your Microbiome

Supercharge Your Microbiome

Our Dear Customers,

This month we’re thinking about your gut microbiome and the profound connection between gut health and the immune system.


Our goal is to support you to support your immune system and cultivate a healthy gut for sustained wellbeing.  Do you know that 70% of your immune systems resides in the gut?!  Yes, the gut and immune system have co-evolved, establishing a symbiotic relationship crucial for maintaining health.  That’s why understanding and honouring the link between the two is vital for overall health.


Gut health encompasses the physiological workings of the digestive system and the fascinating world of the gut microbiome.  This ecosystem, housing various microorganisms like bacteria, yeast, and fungi, plays a pivotal role in overall health.  A diverse microbiome is associated with improved health, while imbalances can manifest as digestive symptoms, potentially impacting the immune system.

A balanced and diverse gut microbiome contributes to the resilience of the immune system. Disruptions in the gut ecosystem can compromise immune function, emphasizing the importance of preserving this delicate equilibrium.

Tips for a Healthier Gut Microbiome:

  1. Eat a diet rich in plants: Research suggests incorporating 30 different plant-based foods weekly to support a diverse microbiome.  Think fruit, veg, nuts, seeds, pulses, beans and wholegrains.
  2. Limit processed foods: Reducing processed food intake is a quick win for gut health.  Opt for real, whole foods over highly processed options, making simple swaps like wholegrain bread and brown rice instead of white.
  3. Think more fibre: Fibre, a nutritional hero, is crucial for gut health.  Aim for as much fibre per day as possible, which supports fermentation, softens stools, and aids in overall digestive health.  Think plants and wholegrains.
  4. Supplement with probiotics and prebiotics: Consider adding probiotics to your routine to introduce beneficial bacteria into your gut.  
  5. Start a diary: Create a diary to monitor your diet, emotions, bowel movements, and physical activity.  This practice helps you tune in to your body, identify patterns, and understand the connection between your well-being and gut health.
  6. De-stress when possible: Stress, anxiety, and depression can impact the microbiome and gut function.  Find regular activities that relax you, even in small moments, to switch your body into "rest and digest" mode.

This February at Planet Organic is about embarking on the journey of prioritizing health and well-being through a good gut to improve your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. 

We’re here to help.


Renée x