Gut Health:

Healing Your Gut

Think of your gut as a garden. In this garden, there are both vegetables and weeds. Whatever you add to that garden will either benefit or tear down the terrain of that garden. The better the terrain, the better the production of that garden. Just like that garden, your gut contains millions of strains of bacteria — some good; and some harmful.

Microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract form an intricate, living fabric of natural controls that affect your body weight, your energy level, and your ability to absorb nutrients from your food. Every human’s “garden” of gut microbes is unique, begins at birth, and is sensitive to environmental conditions.

Babies who are delivered vaginally are introduced immediately after birth to lactobacillus and Prevotella. These are beneficial bacterium. In contrast, babies delivered by C-section are initially exposed to the the microbes on the mother’s skin including staphylococcus. Why is this important? Just like that garden, there is a profound interaction between the microbes to which we are exposed, and our overall health. A dynamic interaction exists throughout your life between your gut, your brain, and your immune system. Because of this, children who start out life without the right balance of flora in their guts are more prone to exhibit symptoms that fit the diagnoses of autism, ADD/ADHD, asthma, allergies, and a host of other problems.

So, What Can You Do?

You cant change the past, but you can change the future!

  1. Reseed your gut with good stuff like fermented whole foods and probiotics.
  2. Avoid eating or drinking anything that destroys the terrain of your gut-garden.
  3. Avoid using antibiotics because they wipe out the beneficial bacteria and give a window of opportunity for the bad stuff to proliferate.
  4. Eliminate or reduce sugar and processed foods (anything you don’t make from scratch, or that you know wasn’t made from scratch). Processed foods high in sugar and chemical additives and low in nutrients is a surefire way to kill off the beneficial bacteria in your gut. When this happens, it allows the bad stuff to thrive.
  5. Include in your diet on a regular basis: bone broth, fermented vegetables, amasai or kiefer.
  6. Practice intermittent fasting to give your digestive system time to recover.
Bone Broth
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