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!
Two Points to remember
1. We must balance good and bad bacteria in our intestines. How?
Simply by taking a probiotic formula morning and night. I prefer to recommnend 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 2 caps at night).
Product recommended: Eleven Elevated(for the first month then switch to Probiotic Eleven).
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 nutients 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 particules to get into our blood system damaging our health.
Some of the unwanted particules 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.
Each capsule contains a minimum of 100,000,000 counts of viable Lactobacillus acidophilus, a symbiotic homo-fermentative lactic acid-producing bacteria. Each capsule is designed to help populate the intestinal tract.
This product is recommended for daily use to maintain a healthy balance of friendly bacteria in the intestinal tract, to enhance the production of vitamins by the microbes and to support the immune system.
This specially formulated blend contains strains of important gut-beneficial organisms and prebiotics (non-digestible foodstuffs including fiber) that serve as food for the probiotics in the colon, including short-chain fructooligosaccharides (scFOS).
Provides 30 billion CFU of 11 strains of beneficial bacteria per serving* Helps support repopulation and optimization of beneficial bacteria in the gut*
More potent than original Probiotic Eleven formula Featuring delayed-release vegetarian capsules
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:
Acacia gum (gum arabic)
Jerusalem artichokes (different from regular artichokes)
Cabbage (white or red) is an inexpensive and versatile prebiotic food that can be consumed as cabbage soup or as a salad.
What if you do not like or are not vegetables friendly? Product recommended: Everybody's Fiber.
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"?
Bacterial imbalance (lack od probiotics)
Repairing the lining of our "gut" is a must if we want to avoid health issues such as:
chronic fatigue, IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome), arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, eczema, psoriasis, depression, anxiety, migraine headaches, muscle pain.
Dr. Robynne Chutkan M.D.
Why The Microbiome Is The Future Of Medicine
Published on Aug 26, 2015
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