Gut Health

Lee Holmes, Meet the founder of Supercharged Foods Love Your Gut products.

Meet the founder of Supercharged Foods Love Your Gut products, Lee Holmes. Never has there been a better time to invest in our health and wellbeing. Her purpose is for everybody to have a healthy gut.

Founder Lee started the brand because she came to realise how few people understood the importance of gut health.

This vegan-friendly Australian-based brand features diatomaceous earth as one of its hero products. Diatomaceous earth helps to clean out the accumulated build-up of waste, toxins, metals and mucous in our digestive tract.

The Love You Gut powder helps us to gently cleanse from the inside out, to ensure we absorb more nutrients from the foods we consume. Lee quickly realised that there are so many other benefits too – due to the silica content – which is great for our hair, skin, and nails.

As customers came to demand more versality from the product, Lee brought out the much-loved ‘Love your Gut’ powder in a capsule format too, making it easy to take when on the go.

Have a read about Lee’s story

How did you fall into nutrition?

Yes, that’s right I did fall into it. My website www.superchargedfood.com was created 10 years ago.  It’s lifestyle blog that incorporates recipes, online programs and an online store with books, and wellness products. I started it because I had a health issue and wanted to document ways to recover from the inside out through nutrition and healthy eating, providing people with access to the recipes. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and fibromyalgia several years ago, I was accustomed to feeling constantly lethargic, down and being on a myriad of prescribed drugs and antibiotics. While I was prescribed so many drugs and antibiotics to ‘cure’ my body, I knew that the real change in my health could only come from me. This sparked my interest in all thing’s wellbeing, gut, and nutrition. I completed my clinical nutrition degree and was keen to document my process, discoveries, and recipes on my blog, in the hope of helping people who had had similar experiences with their health heal through food and with a sense of understanding.

How do you balance your busy lifestyle?

For me I find having a routine really helps. Most days I wake up and the first thing that I do is Vedic meditation. I’ll then do some form of exercise whether it’s yoga or going for a gentle walk. Once I’ve taken time out to do those things, I feel really energised, my mind is clear, so I’m able to then put in a good day’s work and take breaks along the way. I think just having a routine and organised schedule can really help when it comes to balancing a busy lifestyle, because you can be a lot more productive when your mind is in balance.

What is unique about Love your Gut?

What’s so unique about the Love your Gut range is that it’s completely natural and it’s a food not just a supplement. I love that it can really benefit your gut health from the inside out. You’ll notice so many changes once you start taking the powder or the capsules – your hair will become thicker, your skin will become clearer, your nails will become tougher. It also helps with bloating, tiredness after eating and gut pain.

How do you incorporate your products into your daily life?

When it comes to daily life, I love to eat the rainbow.  It’s always nice to have a multitude of different colours and textures on your plate and it really helps to get your antioxidants, and macro and micronutrients as you age. I try to remember to eat mindfully and take time out for myself. The way that I integrate the products into my life is that around 11:00 o’clock I make a smoothie with all the different colours of the rainbow and a spoon of my Love your Gut powder. Then in the afternoon I take the capsules with a glass of water and try to keep hydrated throughout the day.

How often do you exercise/ meditate?

I exercise about five days a week and take a couple of days off to rest. I meditate every day usually for 23 minutes in the morning but sometimes I do two meditations a day as I find it really helps to settle my nervous system and helps me to become clear and relaxed. Meditation can help you to regulate yourself easily emotionally.

Any advice for people that are starting off their yoga or meditation journey?

I think it’s a really good idea for people who are interested in yoga and meditation to try out a few styles and see what works best. I’m a yoga teacher and I teach hatha yoga and I find that this style works for me because it’s not too difficult. When it comes to meditation, I love to do Vedic meditation that’s like the gold standard of meditation and it’s the one from where all other meditation variants came from. Vedic meditations help you to live in the present and you can do it wherever you are. You can do it in bed in the morning – you don’t need to be sitting lotus style on a yoga mat! It can be practised pretty much anywhere and it’s about honouring our thoughts and accepting them.

What are your favourite wellness foods/ingredients?

My favourite food is rocket also known as arugula. I have it for breakfast lunch and dinner. I put it in my smoothie in the morning and then I have it in a wrap or sandwich for lunch and then I always have it for dinner as a side salad. It’s a such a peppery and distinctive tasting green which contains calcium and vitamin C, K and B!

My favourite desert is always blackberries and raspberries with yoghurt and my Love your Gut powder a spoon of almond butter with cacao nibs on top.

Are there any trends/ wellness ingredients that we should be on the lookout for in the next year?

Wellness fads will always come and go, but the basics will always be there.  Having a balanced approach to wellbeing is what will ground you and guide you through. Having said that, I believe we are heading towards more personalised version of health; it’s no longer a one size fits all solution and healthcare practitioners will work less in silo and closer together in integrative clinics. In addition to traditional health paradigms, I also think that human connection, external environment, and past trauma is where the work begins as it can influence your health. Introspection and working on going inward is just as important as what you are putting on and into your body. I see more holistic ways of finding wellness solutions particularly when it comes to mental health and its connection to physical health.

What is your favourite recipe that you incorporate the range in?

I pretty much incorporate the Love your Gut powder into a lot of the recipes I create.  For example, if I’m creating a soup, I’ll stir it in, if I’m making a curry, I’ll pop it in, and, I’ll add it into smoothies and drinks as well.  One of my favourite ways to use it is to stir it into porridge with cinnamon and honey and then add some oat milk which is delicious!

What is the future for Love your Gut?

My future for Love your Gut is to expand the range and to reach out to as many people as possible and help them with their gut health. It’s my mission and passion to have people living their best lives and for them to be as healthy as they can be.

Love your Gut is available in a powder and capsule format. Get yours today.