We've looked high and low on Twitter to see what people have to say about all things gut related, and boy are you in for a treat!
From the side-splitting to the mind-blowing, the deeply informative to the outrageously bizarre, all of these tweets will help get you through the cold, dark winter days that are upon us. Without further ado, grab your fermented goods and kefir milkshakes, get comfortable and let's dive in.
1. You're never too old for some potty training
Are you pooping properly? 💩— Functional Gut (@functionalgut) October 8, 2021
Did you know that adopting the correct pooping position can help to prevent:
🔘 Piles (haemorrhoids)
🔘 Incomplete evacuation (feeling as if you still need to empty your bowels after wiping) pic.twitter.com/taYZzdcqAh
And let's face it, piles are a real pain in the a**.
2. Hippocrates was into gut health before it was cool
“All disease begins in the gut” - Hippocrates— Mark Hyman, M.D. (@drmarkhyman) June 11, 2021
You might even call him... the Gutfather. I'll see myself out.
3. This got 100 trillion likes from her microbes
in my 20s I just wanted to be hot, now I'm in my 30s and I just want better gut health— Erica Campbell (@ericacxmpbell) October 25, 2021
You're only as old as your gut feels.
4. Good sh*t marketing
In our big vision to make the microbiome mainstream and democratise gut health for all - we've gotta be pretty bold to cut through. A LOT of London is currently lit up with pink poos for a while... pic.twitter.com/eokTCOPAgY— The Gut Stuff (@TheGutStuff) February 9, 2021
Your poo says a lot about you.
5. A whole new meaning to gut feelings
saving myself for a partner w good gut health— aki 🌿 (@xoADahlia) November 1, 2021
She's a gut digger, way over town, that digs on me.
6. The gift that keeps on giving
all i want for christmas is a comprehensive analysis of my gut microbiome— curable feeler (@screelpoke) November 2, 2021
Get a snapshot of your little helpers with the Atlas Microbiome Test!.
7. It pays to be full of sh*t
South Korean Professor Cho Jae-weon invented a Toilet that turns Poop into Energy and pays people Digital Currency. pic.twitter.com/XVvQvzNJa7— FactsPidia (@factspidia) November 7, 2021
Who needs Bitcoin when you could earn money sitting on your a$$?
8. You're eating for trillions
Every day, you’re catering a massive party in your gut with trillions of guests including your immune cells, your microbes and your gut cells. The food you give these guests changes their interactions, and subsequently, your health. Choose your menu well!— Austin Perlmutter, MD (@austinperlmd) November 2, 2021
9. Gut health is not a substitute for vaccinations
I chose not to get the covid vaccine or the flu shot this year. I am focusing on gut health, exercise and hormone balance. Each one of us are responsible for our own health. Had covid. Survived. I do not need it or want it. #Freedom— Gretchen Smith LETS GO BRANDON (@cov_Gretchen) October 30, 2021
A polite reminder that good gut health is NOT a substitute for vaccinations.
10. Eat the rainbow, and I'm not talking Skittles
I always say eat the rainbow, and no, I don't mean skittles. I mean all of the colorful foods that line the periphery of the market.— Mark Hyman, M.D. (@drmarkhyman) November 3, 2021
Unlike Skittles, colourful fruit and vegetables are bursting with micronutrients and antioxidant properties.
11. Fake Gut News
#Guthealth myths busted 👊— Dr Megan Rossi (PhD, RD, APD) (@TheGutHealthDoc) August 19, 2021
1️⃣ Most food intolerance tests WON'T help diagnose gut issues (they're invalid)
2️⃣ Apple cider vinegar CAN'T 'cure' digestive problems. It might even trigger some!
3️⃣ You DON'T need a colon cleanse to ‘get rid of toxins’.
What would you add?👇 pic.twitter.com/FIyRAQQ28M
I hate to break it to you, but that £13 bottle of apple cider vinegar won't do anything for your gut health.
12. What can't they do?
Did you know roughly 70% of your immune system lives or is housed in and around your gut? So keeping your microbiome functioning at its peak has a massive ripple effect, impacting all aspects of health both in the short and long term.— Frank Lipman MD (@DrFrankLipman) November 1, 2021
See how your bacteria affect inflammation (a marker of immune function) with the Atlas Microbiome Test.
13. You've got a lot of guts, kid
On average, your intestines are 25 feet long from end to end. Your small intestine is long -- over 20 feet. And while your large intestine is wider around, it stretches out only to 5 feet in length. https://t.co/DaekGfpDNw pic.twitter.com/lzPNmEOwjh— WebMD (@WebMD) November 2, 2021
Your small intestine is kind of large, go figure.
14. Good gut health is not grounded in restriction
Cutting out food groups unnecessarily could lead to deficiencies, not to mention the impact on your mental health and relationship with food 💚 I've said it before and I'll say it again: you do NOT need a restrictive diet to have good gut and overall health!#guthealth #UKMAW2021 pic.twitter.com/RODmQJBxzu— Dr Megan Rossi (PhD, RD, APD) (@TheGutHealthDoc) October 12, 2021
15. When you like takeaway but your gut bacteria doesn't
Looking up how to improve my gut health while in the Taco Bell drive thru pic.twitter.com/NjbqnLctLX— Itzel nandez (@littlegirlcielo) November 1, 2021
Save yourself the gut ache, serve yourself some prebiotic hummus instead.
16. My internal monologue in public toilets
Johnson: Is that normal pooing you're doing? pic.twitter.com/vOMPkSLiIa— Peep Show Script (@PeepScript) December 2, 2020
Does your poo look a bit weird? Find out why with the Bristol Stool chart.
17. When the going gets tough, the gut can stop going
Did you know that stress can exacerbate digestive and gut problems. Read our founder's latest blog to find out why. https://t.co/Ze1XrXsz1E #StressAwarenessDay #guthealth #digestivehealth pic.twitter.com/nQfztC8ViG— Just For Tummies (@justfortummies) November 5, 2021
Stress can shut down the vagus nerve. Oh no, not the vagus nerve!
18. The duality of man
mixing my prebiotic fiber supplement into a vodka cran and calling it a day— Maladie A (@prayering) November 7, 2021
19. If caring about gut health makes me old, I don't wanna be young
as I lay in bed eating a yogurt primarily for gut health whilst drinking my morning coffee and checking the weather forecast for the day I realise somewhere along the way we got old.— Chris Brookes クリス・ブルックス (@OBEYBrookes) November 2, 2021
Did you know that gut bacteria make butyrate and it may help us regrow brain cells in old age?
20. Everything in moderation
I’m tired of people going on tik tok and telling people what “healthy foods” are. Like if I wanna eat some dam Honey Nut Cheerios, I can!!! People can eat whatever they want as long as it’s in moderation. You’re not gonna die from eating a dam donut or have “gut issues” 😒— Julesssss. 🦂🖤 (@julietteeex3) November 2, 2021
Nailed it Julesssssssssss! All good things in moderation, even fibre.