Growing A Healthy Gut Garden Pt. 2 – Janine Tait (Bestow Beauty)


Growing a healthy gut garden is a helpful metaphor for understanding how to care for your gut in order to support beautiful skin.


To grow a flourishing gut garden follow these four principles, which form the basis of the Bestow Gut Health Cleanse.
Today we are taking a closer look at principles three and four.


  1. Create a healthy soil environment
  2. Plant good seeds
  3. Nurture the plants
  4. Starve the weeds





THREE \ Nurture the Plants
Prebiotics feed probiotics. They are particular types of foods containing resistant fibres which feed the live beneficial bacteria and fungi in the large intestine. They pass through the small intestine undigested. This means that when they reach the large intestine they can feed the beneficial microbe populations. Prebiotics provide fertiliser and nourishment to help the good plants grow. 
Dietary sources of prebiotics all have resistant fibres as a common denominator. In the Bestow Gut Health Cleanse, key prebiotic food sources are sweet potato, onion, garlic, leek, banana and apple.
Prebiotic powders provide a helpful gut boost. Bestow Be Cleansed powder supplies prebiotics in the form of flax fibre and slippery elm. Bestow Gut Love + (new and out now,) is a world-class symbiotic powder including probiotics, prebiotics and digestive enzymes for a thriving gut garden.



FOUR \ Starve the Weeds

Your diet is an essential dimension of gut health. As well as nurturing good seeds, you need to starve the weeds in your gut garden. The bad microbes in your gut can easily overtake the populations of good bacteria if you don’t keep them in check.

Avoid sugar, processed food and alcohol altogether while you are healing your gut in order to give your gut flora a chance to thrive without being choked out by weeds.

Till next time,




It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Janine Tait. Janine is an internationally qualified beauty therapist with over 30 years experience in the beauty industry, a dermo-nutrition expert, and educator with a particular interest in skin health and wellbeing

At the centre of Janine’s philosophy is the belief that skin health and beauty is intrinsically linked to inner health.

Frustrated by the lack of results from common skincare products and a beauty industry fraught with misinformation, Janine developed Bestow Beauty – a range that consists of various ‘skin foods’ and nutritious recipes that are highly beneficial for both body and skin.