I'm Alena Kharlamenko, the Clinical Development Manager here at Epicured. With Father’s Day around the corner, we thought it would be helpful to curate a gut-friendly Father’s Day Gift List and take some of the stress out of picking the perfect gift for your dad.
This Father’s Day, go the extra step to show the dad in your life that you care about him and his digestive health.
1. Delicious, Feel-Good Food!
Epicured makes a perfect gift for the dad that wants to improve his gut-related symptoms, or simply wants delicious prepared meals! Our evidence-based Low FODMAP and gluten-free prepared meals will keep him feeling great and symptom-free. With the gift card, he can select his favorites, which takes the guess-work of ordering out of your hands.
2. Hydration Station
Hydration is vital for gut health, and GI conditions can often exacerbate dehydration. This makes it even more important to ensure proper hydration (aka good ole plain water). Caffeine, alcohol, and sparkling water can often worsen IBS symptoms, but water is best for hydration. If your dad is anything like mine, it’s hard for him to remember to hydrate without frequent reminders, or without a water bottle by his side at all times. That’s what makes portable insulated bottles like the Yeti tumbler so great - you can take it anywhere and refill as needed to ensure good hydration all day long!
3. Belly-Friendly Probiotics
Probiotics are live microorganisms that may provide health benefits when ingested. They have been found to improve unpleasant symptoms, and help increase the ‘healthy’ bacteria in the gut. Help your dad’s gut flourish with these probiotics from Lifeway!
4. Sleep Your Way to Relief
Getting enough good, quality sleep is beneficial for everyone, but especially those with a sensitive gut. The general recommendation is to get about 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Make that a little easier to achieve with this sleep mask.
5. Yoga For Everyone!
Physical activity, especially low-impact exercise such as yoga, can aid in improving gastrointestinal symptoms. It can increase gastrointestinal motility and may also help relieve stress, potentially relieving symptoms in people with stress-induced symptoms. This online yoga membership from MyYogaworks includes beginner classes and makes it easy for your dad to practice yoga anywhere and anytime!
Happy Father’s Day!