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WELCOME TO THE ULTIMATE GUT HEATLH SOLUTION
After undergoing her first fitness transformation in 2012, Stace’s profile as an avid fitness enthusiast has quickly garnered traction with her followers and viewers. It is her very own challenge with weight, eczema, sport injury and an underachieve thyroid that has served as the impetus for defining a health and wellness brand based on authentic, real-life experience. The latest of these is the launch of her own brand platform, LiveFit with Stace, a holistic, lifestyle platform covering a variety of health and fitness topics with celebrities, experts and practitioners. Stacey holds an undergrad commerce degree in human movement as well as an honours degree in Strategic Management from The University of Johannesburg. She holds a higher certificate in Exercise Science and certifications in weight-loss management and nutrition from The Health & Fitness Professionals Association of South Africa. Stacey is also a Certified GAPS (Gut And Psychology) Coach with US based, GAPS LLC.
Stacey specialises in the GAPS protocol
A nutritional protocol that promotes digestive healing and assists in the alleviation of symptoms related to a wide range of conditions that are connected to the health and integrity of the gut, such as:
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Skin Conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis
- Allergies & Sinus challenges
- Weight & Metabolism issues
- Mental Health challenges like depression and anxiety
- Neurological conditions like epilepsy
- Hormonal Dysregulation
Gut health and why it matters
Although it might seem that gut health would mainly impact digestion, scientists are discovering that the gut microbiome can actually affect your overall health.
Our gut is home to more than 100 trillion bacteria which play a vital role in our metabolism and health. The bacteria feed on dietary fibre while they perform a variety of duties, including helping to make vitamins B and K, and breaking down dietary fibre. This breakdown results in a release of beneficial, anti-inflammatory fatty acids that are vital energy sources for our bodies.
Did you know that 70% of your immune system resides in your gut?
Many facets of modern life such as high stress levels, too little sleep, eating processed and high-sugar foods, and taking antibiotics can all damage our gut microbiome.
Most of the time when your immune system is weak, it can be traced back to what is happening in your gut. Just knowing that allows you to change what you are putting in your body so you can enhance your immune health.
Your gut has been called your second brain and scientists call this ‘little’ brain the enteric nervous system, which can trigger big emotional shifts experienced by people coping with irritable bowel syndrome and functional bowel problems such as constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, pain and stomach upset. The digestive system may also affect your thinking skills and memory.
The incredible complexity of the gut and its importance to our overall health is a topic of increasing research in the medical community. Numerous studies in the past two decades have demonstrated links between gut health and the immune system, mood, mental health, autoimmune diseases, endocrine disorders, skin conditions, obesity, heart disease and cancer.