The Best Gut Health Blogs of the Year

Written by Sandeep Panesar on April 27, 2017

best gut health blogs

We’ve carefully selected these blogs because they’re actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information. If you would like to tell us about a blog, nominate them by emailing us at bestblogs@healthline.com!

Have you ever heard someone complain about an aching stomach, but then hardly do anything to ease the pain or prevent it from happening again? People often brush off discomfort in their stomachs as gas or bloating. But, in reality, stomach problems can be a lot more than just a “little bit of gas.”

Because of the presence of bacteria and other microorganisms in your gastrointestinal system, it plays an enormous role in how we feel. It’s also home to about 70 percent of our immune system! Maintaining a balance of “good” bacteria is essential to proper digestion and overall health. It’s important to be informed about what goes into your digestive system in order to maintain a healthy gut. That’s where these fantastic bloggers come in.

The Wheat Belly Blog

wheat belly blog

Whole grains, particularly when they’ve been modified, can add an immense amount of sugar to your diet — even more than a candy bar! Dr. William Davis, writer of The Wheat Belly Blog, aims to help his readers reduce the amount of wheat products in their diets. He offers up industry secrets, research, and actionable tips to help you reduce the quantity of wheat in your life.

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Gut Microbiota for Health

Gut Microbiota for Health

This blog is all about making connections when it comes to your health. Want to know how anxiety is connected to bowel movements, or why exactly fiber is good for you? The articles here will provide you with all the information you need to understand how your digestive system works and how it impacts the rest of your body. This platform is also a great place for pregnant women to get information on how to maintain positive gut health throughout their pregnancy.

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Eat This, Not That!

Eat This, Not That

The title of this one is pretty self-explanatory. The blog’s full of fun and relevant articles and listicles that will make you want to click “next.” Their quick reads are almost always sure to help you figure out your gut issue. For example, are you feeling bloated? Then tune in to their list of 20 ways to defeat the bloat!

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Fix Your Gut

Fix Your Gut

Here’s a blog that gets straight to the point. Whether you want to know about colon cleaning or learn about the best (and worst) foods for your gut, this blog has you covered. These posts highlight the importance of having a healthy gut and provide actionable ways for you to achieve that.

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Keri Glassman: Nutritious Life

Keri Glassman: Nutritious Life

On her blog, nutritionist Keri Glassman blends together recipes, listicles, and simple practices to help you understand the importance of living a healthy life. Along with nutrition, Keri combines beauty, fitness, and overall wellness into her regimen. Get answers to your questions about cooked versus raw food, learn how sleep (or lack of sleep) can impact how your body works, and find out which nutrition bars are actually good for you.

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Listen to Your Gut

Listen to Your Gut

The call to action in this blog’s name is an accurate representation of the information you’ll find here. Jini Patel Thompson shares how holistic lifestyle changes helped her foster good gut health. But that’s not all — she also offers up inspirational thoughts to help you stay motivated, explains which foods to eat and which to avoid, and offers reviews of vaccines and common supplements.

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A Gut Feeling

A Gut Feeling

Looking for a one-stop recipe shop? Well, look no further. The author of this blog, Barb, suffered from stomach pains for 20 years until a bad encounter with ice cream put her on the path toward gluten- and sugar-free living. On her blog, she helps you cater to your cravings while making sure you’re not abusing your own digestive system. Dive into her tasty recipes, like gluten-free banana flour pancakes, or learn how to make grain-free bread!

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Gut Health and Food Safety Blog

Gut Health and Food Safety Blog

If you’re looking for a blog backed by scientific research, this is the place to go. The U.K.-based Institute of Food Research provides plenty of information on food safety and the latest research developments in overall gut health. The blog’s accessible language is easy to understand and will appeal to the food scientist in all of us.

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American Gut Blog

American Gut Blog

A project of the Knight Lab, a microbiome research lab, this blog is a great place to learn more about your gut microbiome and how it relates to the rest of your body. Read about how your gut health can affect your risk for diseases such as diabetes, or how your microbiome can affect your mood.

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SCD Lifestyle

SCD Lifestyle

SCD stands for “specific carbohydrate diet,” which is a nutritional approach to help manage digestive disease by cutting out overly processed foods. Read interviews with different people who’ve struggled with gut health and found success with this diet, or learn more about why going without processed foods could help your health.

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MindBodyGreen: Gut Health

MindBodyGreen: Gut Health

If you’re looking for advice on what to eat or want to learn why what you’re eating could be harming you, turn to MindBodyGreen. Here, you’ll find easy-to-read posts on how to tell if your gut health is affecting the rest of your body, which foods to eat (and which to avoid) to maintain proper digestion, and plenty more.

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IgY Nutrition’s Blog

IgY Nutritions Blog

This eclectic blog is a one-stop shop for all your gut health needs. Want to know why chocolate can be good for your gut, or whether there really is a set definition for what a “healthy microbiome” looks like? Their myth-busting videos and articles will help you put your gut health into perspective. Along with blog posts, the site offers wonderful infographics to share with friends.

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A Balanced Belly

A Balanced Belly

This is a great blog for food and fitness lovers. Jen, who has irritable bowel disease (IBD) and is also a nutritional therapist, packs her blog with humor and helpful information. She answers reader queries thoughtfully, explains how food can affect your brain, suggests gut-friendly (and gluten-free) meal and snack options, and offers up tips to help you fend off pesky cravings.

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The Be Well Blog

The Be Well Blog

This blog is all about good, clean eating with a special emphasis on eating your greens. You can count on Dr. Frank Lipman to make sure your eating habits and nutrition are in check. Look for tips on how to get more probiotics in your diet without eating any dairy, try recipes for delicious and gut-healthy meals, and read interviews with influencers in the world of clean eating.

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Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain

Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain

Danielle Walker was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at age 22. At that point, she made a number of dietary changes to help her manage her health, including cutting out legumes, lactose, and grain. With her yummy recipes and upbeat tone, Danielle shows you how easy it is to enjoy the foods you love while also making the right dietary choices for your health.

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The GoodBelly Blog

The GoodBelly Blog

Food, food, and more food — who doesn’t love a fun food blog, especially when it’s promoting good health? If you’ve had gut issues, you know how sensitive your body can be to certain ingredients. The GoodBelly Blog is a great place to sift through recipes and find those that’ll cater to your palate and your body. The blog also features informative posts about how to keep your tummy happy, as well as about what habits you might want to quit.

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Garden of Life Blog

Garden of Life Blog

This blog is all about healthy eating, natural remedies, and how to make the most out of natural, “good for you” ingredients. Learn all about the problems with GMOs, which foods are actually “heart healthy,” and find yummy, healthy recipes. The blog also features practical advice for parents who want to up their kids’ healthy eating game.

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