The Gut Connections
The gut: our second brain
If you want to regain your magnificent energy, feel good allover and achieve long term health then start by fully understand the "Gut Connections".
The gut is no longer seen as an entity with the sole purpose of helping with all aspects of digestion. It’s also being considered as a key player in regulating inflammation (as we all know, inflammation is the common factor for virtually all disease in the body) and immunity (responsible to prevent diseases!).
Look carefully at the image below to see how important taking care of your gut is!
Three Points to remember
1. We must balance good and bad bacteria in our intestines.
Simply by taking a probiotic formula morning and night. I prefer to recommend taking those first thing in the morning in a glass of room temperature water and at night just before retiring (1 capsule A.M. and 1 caps at night).
Product recommended: Eleven Elevated. (When beginning a probiotic regimen, start with Eleven Elevated for 30 days then transition to Probiotic Eleven as a daily use probiotic. You may also use Eleven Elevated periodically to boost or strengthen your daily regimen or under times of increased stress.)
2. Protect the lining of the gut.
“A leaky gut is the pathway for how toxins enter the body through the GI tract and create all kinds of mayhem once they are in, sort of like party crashers who slip through security and proceed to make a mess of the venue.”
Take the time to listen to Dr. Chutkan (video below).
Imagine the lining of your gut (intestines) as a net with tiny holes that filter "nutrients" to pass through. These nutrients are sent via the blood system to our trillion of cells to create the energy allowing us to simply live!
This lining acts as a safety net preventing big particles to get into our blood system damaging our health.
Some of the unwanted particles that can now pass through include proteins like gluten, bad bacteria and undigested foods particles.
Toxins can also pass through and into your bloodstream causing immune reaction.
3. Feed the good (friendly) bacteria with prebiotics.
Prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates which become a food source for probiotics, explains Mayo Clinic.
Prebiotic substances induce the growth of bacteria and fungi which contribute to the well-being of the host, notes Wikipedia.
Foods that are a good source of prebiotics include:
Everybody's Fiber contains apple pectin, a soluble fiber that has adsorbing and bulking properties; slippery elm bark, which forms a gel when mixed with water and helps things slide along smoothly; chamomile flowers; short-chain FOS—a soluble fiber that provides food for friendly microorganisms in the colon; flax meal—provides soluble fiber and supports colon health; marshmallow root, which is soothing and adds fiber.
Also contains asparagus stems, peppermint leaves, fennel seeds, uña de gato inner bark, stevia extract, natural peach, apricot and plum flavors, plus malic acid. Everybody’s Fiber can be used by... just about everybody!
What causes a "leaky gut"?
How to repair it?
Probiotic mentioned above, L-Glutamine, Intestinal Soothe and Build
Dr. Robynne Chutkan M.D.
Why The Microbiome Is The Future Of Medicine
Gut bacteria plays a crucial role in diseases, from cancer to obesity. Dr. Robynne Chutkan, gastroenterologist at Georgetown University Hospital, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss her new book, “The Microbiome Solution: A Radical New Way to Heal Your Body from the Inside Out.”
INTERVIEW WITH DR. PERLMUTTER M.D.
The link between the gut and the brain