As I said in my previous post, we’ve been eating gluten free for quite some time now. We eat “Paleo” about 75% of the time, but gluten-free almost all the time. Udi’s is a brand I trust when it comes to giving our kids gluten-free treats and snacks. And knowing I have sandwich bread on hand for “time crunch” lunches is a big burden off my shoulders!
Although eating gluten free has resulted in some dramatic changes to our health, it is merely one piece of our complicated health puzzle. Today I’m going to talk about how we’ve pulled from many different avenues, including embracing a gluten-free diet, in order to live our lives feeling the best we can.
Probiotics play a huge role in maintaining optimal health. We have two favorite probiotics that serve different purposes. THIS is one we rely on when we feel a cold coming on, or just feel under the weather. It helps boost our immune system with 10 different probiotic strains and 50 billion live cultures per capsule. THIS one is more of our “everyday” probiotic and helps maintain a healthy gut bacteria. We do like to switch things up sometimes, though, just so we have a variety of bacteria going into our gut. =)
Next up in our puzzle of health are some of the supplements we use. Do you have celiac disease or are you gluten intolerant? This supplement has been a HUGE contributor to Superman’s health improvement. I am in shock at what a difference he has noticed. He has been able to tolerate foods he was not able to even have in small doses before, including dairy (huge!). He doesn’t eat those foods often, but this supplement has been key for him! Check it out HERE.
Essential oils are yet another integral part of our health journey. Of course essential oils are not a cure-all and they certainly don’t solve every problem that may pop up, but they have been a mighty force in our home! We use essential oils for everything from allergies to bug bites to headaches to aiding in our sleep. You can read more about how we use essential oils HERE.
Speaking of sleep…there’s one more supplement that has changed our lives by improving our quality of rest. We don’t take it every day, but when we especially feel like we need a good night’s sleep, we go straight to THIS.
Those are all some aids we use to help us keep ourselves in optimum condition. Without good sleep and regular exercise, all of the other stuff would be pointless! So, make sure you are giving yourself adequate sleep and exercise!
If you’re looking for exercise inspiration, I absolutely love my 30 Day At-Home Workout Challenge! I have two levels available, and you will be amazed that with just 10-15 minutes of exercise, you wake up sore the next day! Plus, it’s free. =) I will periodically do one of my 30-Day challenges just to supplement my other exercise, or in some cases, just be my exercise. My Protein-Packed Power Balls are one of my favorite snacks after a workout!
All of the supplements, probiotics and of course oils we use are gluten free, and that is vital in our home. Superman will have an incredibly painful, intense reaction if he gets “glutened,” and we have to be very careful of that.
Eating gluten free opened up our world to so many possibilities health-wise. We never imagined that changing our diet would lead to more awareness about everything else we put in our body!
As I said, Udi’s is a brand I trust. Many of their products are Non-GMO verified, and the rest of their products on on their way to certification. Here are a few of Udi’s gluten free products that we love to enjoy as “treats” sometimes in our house! Click on the image to see more great Udi’s products.
Learn more about living gluten free! Visit http://udisglutenfree.com/community
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Udi’s Gluten Free. The opinions and text are all mine.