Why is it so important to have a healthy gut? Supplements Shown Helpful
for Gut Health.
The Gut is called the Body’s Second Brain.
- The Gut and the Brain are in constant communication. This system of
critical digestive organs also act as a type of switchboard or
communication center to and from the brain, and functions as one of the
body’s frontlines in the fight against diseases, illnesses, and infections.
- About 100 trillion bacteria, both good and bad, live inside your
digestive system. Collectively, they're known as the gut microbiota. Within
those trillions of gut bacteria, there are about 1,000 different species,
represented by some 5,000 distinct bacterial strains.
- Creating a healthy digestion system (Gut), this gives your body the
ability for vitamin and mineral absorbency, hormone regulation, digestion,
vitamin production, immune response, and the ability to eliminate toxins, not
to mention your overall mental health.
- Symptoms related to poor gut health can be as obvious as abdominal pain,
bloating after meals, reflux, or flatulence, but also less obvious like
headaches, fatigue, joint pain, and immune system weakness.
- By restoring the full health of your gastrointestinal system, which can
have major positive effects on your entire body, from mood to memory, and more. Healing your gut allows the body to build a stronger immune system
and produce the right kind of bacteria that tells your brain that it’s okay to feel good again.
- The average American, filled with processed, sugary and fatty foods, the
gut becomes damaged over time and therefore less functional. Diets that are filled with simple carbohydrates and gluten are damaging to the brain, as
they allow bad bacteria in the gut to grow exponentially. This type of gut-damaging diet has been linked to mental health issues ranging from headaches and ADHD to depression and dementia and hundreds of other serious ailments. See below.
- Exciting innovative studies are coming out every day exploring the connection between gut bacteria and practically every other aspect of human
Signs you have an unhealthy Gut:
From Harvard Health Studies & The California Institute of
: Gas, Bloating, Diarrhea, Constipation, IBS, Crohn’s and Ulcerative
Cancer – Bowel, Liver, Pancreas, Stomach, Colorectal
: One noteworthy study showed that having inflammation and damage of
the gut severely decreased the range of bacterial species in the
microbiome. The lessened microbiome variety allowed pathogenic
bacterial overgrowth of E. coli, and eighty percent of the mice with E.
coli subsequently developed colorectal cancer.
Heart Disease – Cardiovascular Disease
- Recently, scientists found a possible correlation between the
microbiome and cardiovascular disease. Some bacteria produce higher
levels of trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), which is linked to a higher risk of stroke and heart attack.
Poor Immune System
– always catching every bug, If you find yourself getting sick more
often than is normal, you should probably check in on how your gut is
Autoimmune Diseases –
Currently there are appx 100 official Autoimmune Conditions. A damaged
microbiome and leaky gut syndrome often lead to autoimmunity because a
full 80% of your immune system resides in your gut. If that large percentage is damaged, it will inevitably compromise your entire immune
system. Hashimoto’s & Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Acid Reflux –
Gas, Burping, Bloating -
Both acid reflux and Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have been
correlated with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), or with
having a microbiome dysfunction.
Weight Gain -
When a person’s microbiome has an imbalance of bacteria, they become far more prone to weight loss resistance and obesity. Granted, things
like overeating or eating fast food and sugar on a regular basis
certainly aren’t good for the balance of our gut bacteria. But if you
think your weight doesn’t reflect the overall effort you put into
maintaining it, you should ask your doctor to check in on your gut
Mental Health Disorders -
Medical literature refers to the gut as your “second brain.” This is
because the two are connected through communication lines known as the
gut-brain axis. If your microbiome is unhealthy, it could result in
conditions such as brain fog, OCD, Autism, Anxiety and Depression.
Skin Problems – Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis -
All of the above skin conditions have a microbiome and
inflammatory-autoimmune component to them.
Chronic Sinus Infections and Asthma -
Having an overgrowth of Corynebacterium tuberculostearicum and
dysbiosis of microbiome bacteria was shown to frequently be the reason
behind a patient’s chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) or asthma.
Type II Diabetes:
Type II diabetes is of course linked to obesity and poor diet, but this
chronic degenerative disease is more complicated than that. It was also
recently linked to microbiome disturbances, and one study found that
transplanting the microbiome of diabetic mice into healthy mice made
the healthy mice diabetic!
: Scientists at the California Institute of Technology, known as
Caltech, have concluded that changes in bacteria, or the bacteria
themselves, contribute to motor skill decline. In fact, they may even
The conclusion is clear:
If you can change your gut, you can change your life.
Balancing your gut in a few easy steps:
1st - Take Researched Gut Health Supplements - Top 5 listed below:
Super Digestive Enzymes
2nd - What Foods to Avoid
#1 Avoid these as much as possible:
- Grains – Barley, Brown Rice, Buckwheat, Bulgur, Millet, Non-Gluten Free
Oatmeal, Popcorn, Whole Wheat Bread, Crackers or Pasta
Dairy – Butter, Cheese, Sour Cream, Milk, Custard, Ice Cream, Pudding,
Gluten – Pasta, Rice, Bread, Corn Soy, Potato, Tapioca, Beans, Crackers,
Baked Goods, Cereal, Granola, Beer, Croutons, Sauces & Gravies made
with Wheat Flour or a Roux, Flour Tortillas
Soy – Edamame, Soy Nuts, Soybeans & Sprouts
Corn of any variety or combination
Sugar – Cut way back on Sugar – Fructose & High Fructose,
Lectins – Kidney Beans, Soybeans, Wheat, Peanuts, Tomatoes, Potatoes
Refined Vegetable Oils – Sunflower, Safflower, Canola, Soybean
Nightshades – Tomatoes, White Potatoes, Eggplant, Okra, Peppers,
Tomatillos, Sorrel, Gooseberries, Pepino Melons, Tobacco, Paprika, Cayenne
Advil / Ibuprofen
Antibiotics as much as possible
#3 – What Foods to Eat
Top Foods for Gut Health Prebiotic and Probiotic:
Free Range Poultry
- Grass-Fed Meats – limited amounts
- Apples - Bananas - Blueberries
- Gluten-Free Oatmeal
- Almonds & Ground Flaxseeds
- Coconut Oil
Nuts and Seeds
Garlic - Endive
Onions & Mushrooms
Jicama – Kiwi
- Dairy or Lactose-Free Yogurt
- High Fiber Low Glycemic Foods like leafy greens and cruciferous veggies –
Broccoli, Kale, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Dandelion Greens
- Sweet potatoes and butternut squash
- Burdock Root & Hickory Root
- Hypoallergenic proteins – Pea, Rice, Hemp & Chia
- Fermented vegetables (kimchi, sauerkraut, carrots, green beans, beets,
lacto-fermented pickles, traditional cured Greek olives)
- Apple Cider vinegar - Raw
- Sourdough Bread
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