There is an evolutionary mismatch between our modern lifestyle and that of our ancestors, which is showing up in an overwhelming number of digestive disorders. Much of the focus for healing these is put on the microbiome, with an emphasis on taking probiotics or eating probiotic-rich foods, but this is only part of the picture. While elimination diets and probiotic supplementation can be beneficial, there is more intervention needed to provide healing in the gut. This talk will outline 5 areas of ancestral-based wellness to help improve the digestion and absorption of our food going beyond the basic “take your probiotics” to help achieve the robust digestive and overall health we have evolved to enjoy. Given from a health care practitioner point of view, focusing on practical steps and what I’ve seen work for people in my practice.
Laura Poe, RD
Laura is a registered dietitian in private practice in Southwest Wisconsin. She focuses on individualized healing adding in traditional, whole foods, with emphases on digestion and mental health. She is a blogger, writer, and speaker on health and traditional cooking techniques, such as fermentation and cooking with organ meats. She also coaches functional movement classes and loves to go out in nature as much as possible.