Chalking up a bellyache to gas or bloating is common, but there’s a lot more to what’s happening in your gut. There’s more and more evidence that your gut bacteria and the health of your gut lining affect your mind, mood, and body in ways from minor (energy and skin) to major (chronic inflammation and disease).

Learning about your digestive system — and how to care for it — is the first step to maintaining a healthy gut. If you’re looking for some guidance and encouragement, these bloggers are leading the way by providing information and advice. We’re featuring them for their active and ongoing intention to educate, inspire, and empower people to improve their gut health.

Dr. William Davis

Dr. William Davis is a cardiologist, author, and health crusader committed to educating people about how the foods they eat are directly responsible for making them sick. On his blog, he’s explaining why wheat is really sugar, how microbes affect mood, the truth about cholesterol, and much more.

Fix Your Gut

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This blog is a comprehensive resource for specific information on how to, you guessed it, fix your gut. A dynamic and ever-evolving source of actionable, evidence-based information on digestive health, Fix Your Gut has something for everyone. Learn which oral mistakes may be making you ill, whether chocolate, onions, or mint cause or worsen reflux, and why dopamine is important for digestion.

A Balanced Belly

This lifestyle blog is focused on gut health and gluten-free nutrition advice. Jenna is a qualified nutritional therapist and the rational voice behind the blog, which serves as a one-stop shop for just about everything gut-related. In addition to her professional experience, Jenna has managed Crohn’s disease since 2012, and offers her perspective and advice for others living with IBD and similar digestive conditions.

Gut Microbiota for Health

A public information service from the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, don’t let the academic-sounding name scare you away. The blog is very user-friendly and dedicated to sharing current news and information relating to gut health. Filled with infographics, videos, and other resources, its mission is to help readers learn how digestive health affects the rest of their body in posts that are informative and comprehensive.

Eat This, Not That!

Anyone in search of a little direction on making healthy food choices will find it here. Eat This, Not That! covers all aspects of nutrition, including healthy eating tips, cooking hacks, grocery store shopping guides, restaurant menu breakdowns, weight loss, food swaps, and much more. Plus, this information is all based on accurate, researched, and trustworthy information.

Listen to Your Gut

Jini Patel Thompson offers tried and tested holistic health solutions on her website, and the blog is where she shares current research and relevant Q&As. Readers will also find healing exercises and recipes, supplement reviews, and advice for staying motivated on the path to wellness.

Nutritious Life

Keri Glassman is showing people wellness strategies and offering healthy living advice based on a science-based, whole-person approach. Information covers the eight pillars of a nutritious life, which extend beyond food and diet to include sleep, stress, relationships, hydration, nurturing, and conscious living.

Against All Grain

Danielle Walker removed grains, lactose, and legumes from her diet following her diagnosis with an autoimmune disorder at just 22. Then she launched a blog to help others living with similar conditions continue to enjoy great food. The self-trained chef and best-selling author shares her secrets for delicious and vibrant food everyone can enjoy.

The GoodBelly Blog

Getting to a healthier place can be surprisingly tasty, and the recipes and tips on The GoodBelly Blog will show you how. Learn how to whip up a homemade lemon ginger vinaigrette, mango chili lime margaritas, spiced overnight oats, ginger pear smoothie bowls, and many other mouthwatering dishes and drinks.

Garden of Life Lifestyle Blog

Garden of Life is a maker of supplements, but they’re also out to provide solid health information. Their blog covers all aspects of healthy living, from nutrition and recipes to wellness and family. Recent posts include new insights on CBD and osteoporosis, the difference between food allergies and food sensitivities, and suggestions on how to eat to treat the top five nutritional deficiencies.

Future Health Blog

For those who want a natural and holistic approach to gut health, Dr. Will Cole offers just that. He looks beyond standard care to identify the physiological, biochemical, and hormonal causes of many diseases. On his blog, readers will find a mix of information geared to natural healthcare, including healthy recipes — with an emphasis on plant-based — and superfood spotlights, allergy-friendly restaurant guides, nootropics and other trending health stories, and much more.

Be Well

For healthy recipes, nutritional advice, guides for healthy movement, and even nontoxic beauty advice, Be Well has you covered. The motivation here is being cleaner in all aspects of your life, and the blog shows you exactly how to do it.

The Gut Stuff

The Gut Stuff is on a mission to make gut health more palatable for everyone so they understand exactly how to act upon the scientific strides being made. The information here is accessible but credible, simple but sound, which means visitors can browse recipes, tips for managing a range of different systems, beginner’s guides to the gut microbiome, and first-person stories from regular readers.

RESTORE Blog

Like Garden of Life, RESTORE produces supplements that promote optimal gut health. They also offer a comprehensive blog with tips for supporting a healthy gut and a healthy lifestyle. Recent posts explain how to alleviate digestive troubles with three simple steps and how to grocery shop more effectively. There’s also a dietician-backed recipe blog filled with inspiration for gut-friendly eats, like overnight turmeric chia oats and curry butternut squash and leek soup.

If you have a favorite blog you’d like to nominate, please email us at bestblogs@healthline.com.


Jessica Timmons has been a writer and editor for more than 10 years. She writes, edits, and consults for a great group of steady and growing clients as a work-at-home mom of four, squeezing in a side gig as a fitness co-director for a martial arts academy.