Gut Busting Beauty

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‘Trust your gut feeling’ – as Katrina Thorpe discovers, this cliché is far more important than we have given credit for.

Since Covid there have been extensive research studies on gut microbiome.  The findings so far, as reported by the Global Wellness Institute predicts we will see a change in the way our gut is analysed and how this will help us to care for our gut to improve immunity and possibly help cure diseases. 

In the past few years, we have seen an immergence of ‘inner beauty’ products coming to the market. The inner beauty theory is based on helping to support and correct your microbiome gut health. 

The state of gut microbiome has a powerful impact on immunity, hormones, skin, mood, weight, brain health and overall wellbeing. 

We are what we eat and the gut is the powerhouse of how it reflects in the way we feel and look. 

Beauty from within is about supporting gut health with bio-fermented, probiotic-rich wholefoods, elixirs, powders easily mixed in water and smoothies to help us shine brighter on the outside by balancing us on the inside. 

There’s an ever growing understanding of how our gut functions and we now know that a balanced and well-maintained gut is how we can help address, correct and maintain our outer glow to feel and look great.

We have watched the research rise and accessibility of inner beauty grow and now it is becoming part of a health, wellness and beauty routine to make sure we have our pre-biotics, probiotics and fermented foods, powders and supplements to feed the gut and keep it balanced.

After searching for a reputable organic brand of products for ikatan Spa we chose one of the first brands of its kind in Australia. The Beauty Chef was established in 2009 by Carla Oates, author of Feeding Your Skin, a book offering natural alternatives made from plants and organic foods to improve and heal skin from the inside.

There are some other great gut health brands on the market and it really depends on personal choice but we wanted something from an established brand, easy to understand and use, vegan, organic, Australian and most importantly it had to taste delicious if we were going to drink it and offer it to our guests at ikatan Spa. 

We put it to the test with our staff as we were all keen to see the difference, if any, in our skin and overall wellness before we recommended it to anyone. 

As expected, it took a few weeks before we started to see the changes however we have all noticed improved vitality, digestion and less bloating while enjoying the taste of each individual combination of products that has been tailored to our needs. 

Three weeks in and we could see an improved glow to our skin and many of us were sleeping better. We also noticed that by sipping away at our beauty beverages throughout the day we did not have the afternoon lull in energy and craving for chocolate. 

We feel we are living proof that getting a healthy gut feels great and helps us with energy and gives skin a healthy glow. 

As a result, we now offer a Beauty Boost Beverage to our guests on arrival at ikatan Spa. 

We are the only stockist of The Beauty Chef in the Noosa area and are offering free consultations to help you decide what’s best for your skin and gut balance. 

About the Author /

With qualifications and years of experience in health, wellness, beauty, management and business, culminating in the creation of Ikatan Day Spa, Katrina has a passion for everything relating to the wellness world and loves to share her knowledge, experience and research with others. Katrina is an active member of our community with involvement in tourism and charity work.

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