Many a moon ago when I featured a supplement on Instagram for Supplement Sunday, someone asked, “What is Supplement Sunday?” A couple weeks ago I made Supplement Sunday a mainstay feature on Instagram, so I want to use this post to explain what it is, with the hopes that you’ll join us each Sunday.
The official inaugural Supplement Sunday was Sunday, November 25, 2018 (though I have been doing it off and on for about a year now). Here was that first post:
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🙋🏼♀️if you’re a fan of L-Glutamine for Gut Healing. ⠀ ✨⠀ I have taken a **TON** of supplements over the years, which is why I try to share about one of them each Sunday – what I like to call ‘Supplement Sunday’ for all my gut healing and hormone thriving friends. 💃⠀#SupplementSunday ✨⠀ Today – #LGlutamine. L-Glutamine helps support gastrointestinal health. I use it almost daily, and I swear by it. I always choose mine from @nowfoodsofficial because I have met their team and toured their facilities.⠀ ✨⠀ From my e-book, “Glutamine is an essential amino acid that is anti-inflammatory and necessary for the growth and repair of your intestinal lining. L-glutamine acts a protector and coats your cell walls, acting as a repellent to irritants.”⠀ ✨⠀ Additionally, “Researchers are finding that it plays a critical role in healthy digestion and brain function.” ⠀ ✨⠀ L-Glutamine can be found via link in profile –> A GUTSY GIRL HOLIDAY 2018 GUT HEALTH WISH LIST⠀ ✨⠀ It can also be found via link in profile –> L-GLUTAMINE FOR GUT HEALING⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ Find hundreds of gut healing posts via www.agutsygirl.com. (Make sure you’re following @agutsygirl and click “Turn on Post Notifications” in the upper right corner so you never miss a post). Grab the 286 page gut healing e-book, THE GUTSY GIRL’S BIBLE: AN APPROACH TO HEALING THE GUT, 3.0 now via link in profile.⠀⠀ .⠀ ⠀ .⠀ ⠀ .⠀ ⠀ .⠀ ⠀ #agg #agutsygirl #IBS #iin #guthealing #ibd #healthcoach #guthealth #leakygut #autoimmunedisease #colitis #ibsdiet #crohns #lowfodmap #gutfriendly #lowfodmapdiet #gapsdiet #aipdiet #healthylifestyle #SIBOdiet #chronicfatigue #glutenfree #healthcoaching #leakygutsyndrome #healthygut
What is Supplement Sunday?
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As mentioned, I have a taken a ton of supplements over the years. Now that I have healed to the place I am currently at, my goal is to share about as many of them as possible in case any one of them might help you on your own journey. The supplements I have taken and talk about on Supplement Sundays are focused on: gut, adrenals, thyroid, and general women’s health. When relevant, I may share something for children’s gut, immune, and general wellness because, well, I have three small children and I’m very cautious with what we give them (which is barely anything – have yet to try a probiotic for them that I love)!
How Does Supplement Sunday Work?
Each Sunday, check in to the A Gutsy Girl Instagram. There will be a post (and sometimes Stories to go with it) about the Supplement Sunday feature.
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G’Mornin’ —> 💃 if you’re ready for #SupplementSunday!⠀ ✨⠀ As I mentioned last week for the inaugural Supplement Sunday, I have taken a **TON** of supplements over the years, which is why I try to share about one of them each Sunday. These supplements are for all my Gutsy friends; gut healing and hormone thriving women. ⠀ ✨⠀ Today it’s all about DYSBIOCIDE.⠀ ✨⠀ According to my doctor, a lot of people take this as “maintenance” for post-SIBO antibiotics to help ensure SIBO keeps at bay. It supports gut healing, microbiome health, and the immune system. He told me if I’m feeling perfect to not take it, but if I even feel a little off, to take it for one week, then have three weeks off. Rinse and repeat as needed. Since July I have taken it just 2 times. Since then, I have felt 99.9% AMAZING! ⠀ ✨⠀ This stuff works and I love it.⠀ ✨⠀ QUESTION: Have YOU ever taken it? Share your thoughts via comments 👇🏻⠀ ✨⠀ Grab Dysbiocide via link in profile –> DYSBIOCIDE⠀ ✨⠀ Learn about 5 other supplements via post-SIBO antibiotics –> 6 SUPPLEMENTS AFTER SIBO ANTIBIOTICS⠀#AGGSupplementSunday .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ Find hundreds of gut healing posts via www.agutsygirl.com. (Make sure you’re following @agutsygirl and click “Turn on Post Notifications” in the upper right corner so you never miss a post). Grab the 286 page gut healing e-book, THE GUTSY GIRL’S BIBLE: AN APPROACH TO HEALING THE GUT, 3.0 now via link in profile.⠀⠀ .⠀ ⠀ .⠀ ⠀ .⠀ ⠀ .⠀ ⠀ #agg #agutsygirl #IBS #iin #guthealing #ibd #healthcoach #guthealth #leakygut #autoimmunedisease #colitis #ibsdiet #crohns #lowfodmap #gutfriendly #lowfodmapdiet #gapsdiet #aipdiet #healthylifestyle #SIBOdiet #chronicfatigue #glutenfree #healthcoaching #leakygutsyndrome #healthygut #dysbiocide #microbiome
In addition to my Instagram, you will always find it tagged, #AGGSupplementSunday (= A Gutsy Girl Supplement Sunday) as well. (I do tag with #SupplementSunday, but a lot of junk supplements use that tag, too, so it’s definitely not all mine.)
I’ll talk about the supplement, what I use(d) it for and why, and then provide a link via my profile where you can find more information if you want.
But wait, there’s more…..
A Gutsy Girl Supplements on Pinterest
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I started getting requests to put all Supplement + Supplement Sunday stuff in one organized board on Pinterest.
So I did it. You’ll find it all in one, nice place right HERE.
I love this new feature I’m sharing with you, but I would be doing you no favor without this disclaimer.
By now you should know that I am not an RD or doctor. I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, wellness expert, and lover of food as a way to heal the gut while soaking up all the beauty that life truly gives. My intentions are not to substitute for the advice given by a licensed healthcare professional. You are ultimately responsible for any and all actions taken.
Furthermore, I do not believe in supplements as a “cure.” I do not even believe that you should be over-supplementing on your own and/or without first being appropriately diagnoses. Ladies, Dr. Google (which would also be my website) is not an accurate diagnosis.
The definition of supplement is, “something that completes or enhances something else when added to it.” And this is exactly how you should view each and every single supplement I feature for Supplement Sunday; the icing on the cake, not the ingredients that make the cake in the first place.
My number one goal is always to help your progress, never to hinder it.
So with that, make sure you’re following me on Instagram and click “Turn on Post Notifications” in the upper right corner (three dots) so you never miss a post.
If you have a supplement you love, feel free to tag me in it on Instagram so I can check it out.
Comment below if there is a supplement you’d like to see me feature.
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