Look after your gut
Megan is the creative force behind Good Gut Guru – a blog that promotes healing your gut and yourself.
This is her story:
“I grew up on a farm outside Numbi, then moved to Cape Town to study Film Production at UCT and lived there for nine years working as a freelance copywriter. I moved back to the Lowveld in the beginning of the year and have since started studying Holistic Nutrition & Health Coaching through a college in New York.
My interest in gut health started about four years ago when I ended up in hospital with a bad reaction to gluten. I decided that there was something more to this reaction than just simply cutting out certain food groups. I then started studying the gut microbiome, how it works and why it matters so much to our overall health. I did a three-month gut healing protocol and started healing from my food intolerances. The protocol was complicated but afterwards, I felt better than ever before, and that’s when I decided that more people need to know about gut health. I started my Instagram page shortly afterwards. It’s been a passion project of mine and I’m meeting such cool people through it.
But more than that, my goal is to show people that FOOD CAN HEAL! A damaged or unbalanced gut microbiome (known as dysbiosis) has shown to be the root of all sorts diseases, food intolerances, weight gain, fatigue, immune responses and so much more. Having a healthy gut is so important to overall health.
For me, the most important things to do on a daily basis is to nourish your gut bugs by eating mainly plant-based food and moving your body! As of June of this year, I offer health coaching programmes whereby I work closely with clients to heal their gut and watch the magic unfold, while keeping their health goals in mind. Healing my gut has changed my world, and I want to share that with as many people as I can! My gut-lovin’ smoothies are my favourite recipes – especially GUT-LOVIN’ CHOC RECIPE . I also love making delicious, wholesome plant-based meals that are designed to nourish your gut microbiome.”