\tYour gut health impacts every area of your health — yes, every area \tGut health expert Dr. Saman Faramarzi, N.D. recommends incorporating these three products to implement a positive change in your gut this year \tTake 2021 by storm and reset your gut health with the tips listed below New year, new gut? While it’s not the greatest sentiment, taking the time to reset your gut health in the new year could dramatically change your overall health. Your gut health, which is linked to the health of every part of your body, can affect you both physically and mentally. Remember: It all starts in the gut. Balancing our gut microbiome will have a cascading effect to benefit the rest of the body. The power of a healthy gut can lead to a healthy, long-lasting life. According to one study, researchers from the Mayo Clinic and the University of Iowa found that healing the gut and balancing the gut microbiome may be helpful for treating autoimmune diseases. Whether you’re looking to address acne, headaches, chronic pain, food sensitivities, or intestinal upsets, everyone can benefit from a healthy gut reset. But how can you reset your gut to ring in the new year? To find out, we spoke with Dr. Saman Faramarzi, N.D. — who specializes in wellness, gut health, and nutrient IV therapy. She discusses the importance of a gut reset, what you can do to reset it and how it may impact you.Why is gut health important? You might wonder: why is gut health even important? Dr. Sam weighed in. “A healthy gut is ground zero for wellness. We are made of more bacterial cells than human cells; so if we don't have balance in our bacteria it can create illness in our body,” she explained, “A healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system, bone health, brain health, improved mood and decreases inflammation in the body.” In general, but especially now as we enter deeper into the winter months, it’s essential to do what we can to boost our immune system. By supporting your gut health, we can protect ourselves against disease-producing pathogens. Alternatively, if we avoid this, our overall health can be negatively impacted. “The digestive system consists of many organs that collectively break down food, absorb nutrients, and remove waste products. Your intestinal lining acts as a barrier between your gut and bloodstream to prevent potentially harmful substances from entering your body. Your intestines have tight junctions, or small gaps, that allow nutrients and water to pass into your bloodstream,” Dr. Sam says, “If enough damage is done to this intestinal gut lining, harmful bacteria, undigested proteins and toxins can enter the bloodstream. This could trigger inflammation that could lead to skin conditions, mood disorders, brain fog, food sensitivities and chronic fatigue.” The goal of a gut reset is to support the repairing of a leaky gut, which leads to restoring overall gut function.The best products to reset gut health Are you ready to start your reset? So are we. According to Dr. Sam, the three fundamental aspects of gut health include the microbial population, physical structures and regulatory immune function. In order to reset your gut health, she recommends three products used to target these areas. “A healthy gut microbiome is multi-faceted and relies heavily upon all 3 of these factors, like a three-legged stool. These Microbiome Labs products were uniquely designed to target all 3 of these areas.”1. Support your gut barrier function with MegaSporeBiotic One of the holy-grail products Dr. Sam recommends to her patients is MegaSporeBiotic. This product supports a healthy gut barrier function. It is the first 100 percent spore-based, broad-spectrum probiotic. The unique all-spore formula reconditions the gut by increasing microbial diversity and encouraging the growth of key health-promoting, commensal gut bacteria.2. Increase your microbial diversity with MegaPre Next on the list: MegaPre. This Precision Prebiotic supplement — which comes in capsules and in powder form — is made up of clinically-tested, non-digestible oligosaccharides that can increase microbial diversity. Dr. Sam recommends this product because it reinforces the beneficial changes created by MegaSporeBiotic. Taken together, these two products promote a strong and diverse microbiome.3. Rebuild a healthy mucosal barrier with MegaMucosa Last, but not least, is MegaMucosa: the first mucosal support supplement of its kind formulated with key amino acids to rebuild a healthy mucosal barrier. It contains dairy-free immunoglobulins that have been shown to support a healthy immune response in the mucosa. Along with this, it contains a state-of-the-art flavobiotic that has also been shown to support microbial diversity and maintain a healthy barrier function.Are you ready? If you’re serious about resetting your gut health this year, these are the three products that will make you unstoppable. Dr. Sam also recommends incorporating these tips, below. “I would accompany these products with an elimination diet for about 4 weeks,” she explains, “Remove the following foods that are known to cause inflammation: gluten, dairy, alcohol, corn, sugar and processed meats. If you can, limit saturated animal products.” With these simple, easy-to-implement ways to reset your gut health, you’ll be on track to a healthy 2021. Happy New Year from The Swell Score team to you! Connect with Dr. Sam on her Instagram account.