Traditional medicine often looks at the symptoms rather than the cause when addressing health concerns. As such, underlying health issues are often not dealt with, but instead rear their ugly heads either with the same symptoms later on down the line or through new symptoms instead.
It is believed that illnesses like Crohn’s disease, food intolerance’s, Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS), leaky gut and coeliac disease can all be repaired through good gut health. As these health concerns are all gut based, it is not surprising that maintaining a healthy gut can aid recovery. But what if I also told you that autoimmune diseases like lupus, MS, diabetes, some forms of thyroid disease and many more autoimmune issues, skin conditions, mental health concerns, weight gain, fatigue, brain fog and some learning difficulties are also thought to be curable or least made substantially better by addressing gut health?
When you maintain good gut health, it has a huge, positive impact on general health. Here are the reasons why:
- The toxicity of the body will be greatly reduced when addressing gut health. The digestive system will be able to eliminate more of the toxins from food and drink consumed. Not only this but when addressing gut health, you will as part of the process be addressing the balance of good and bad bacteria in the digestive system. When the bad bacteria get out of hand they create more and more toxins as they grow, raising the bodies toxicity levels and putting additional strain on the lymphatic’s, as well as many other parts of the body. When you bring these into balance you will find that the body eliminates these toxins easily and you feel better not only in the gut, but throughout the body.
- With poor gut health you will have depleted digestive enzymes, these are needed to absorb the essential nutrients from your food and drink for your body to use in its day to day functions. With better gut health you have more of these enzymes and thus absorb more goodness from your food.
- Your gut is the core of the body’s immune system. With better gut health, you have better health in general, along with fewer illnesses.
- We produce around 95% of our serotonin in the gut (and the rest in the brain), so good gut health, means a happier you.
- Poor gut health often means increased inflammation in the body, which leads to a whole host of other health complaints, including arthritis, joint and muscular inflammation and pain. This can be greatly reduced when addressing gut health.
- You’ll have more energy, as the body uses up a lot of energy trying to process foods and drinks that upset the digestive system when it is not at its best.
- All gut based illnesses, such as things IBS, leaky gut and many more should improve when addressing the health of the gut.
- Brian fog, mental clarity, memory issues and mood issues can all be minimized when addressing gut health, as many of these essential enzymes, vitamins and minerals needed for these functions of the body will be absorbed and utilized more easily within the body.
As you can see there are many benefits to good gut health and you’ll be pleased to know it’s fairly easy to start achieving this. There are many pills, potions and programs that claim to do this, but in my personal opinion getting back to basics is the easiest and most effective way to do this.
You do this by:
- Ditching processed foods and drinks.
- Stop microwaving your food, this destroys most of it’s nutrient content.
- Introducing more raw, enzyme rich foods and drinks into your diet (you want to be aiming for around 50% raw).
- Introducing fermented / cultured / probiotic rich foods and drinks. I do not mean pickled foods and drinks, I mean, unpasterised sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir and kombucha (to name just a few). *If you have a histamine intolerance you would want to follow a histamine healing protocol first before starting on fermented foods and drinks.
- Reduce the amount of sugar, gluten, MSG and white carbohydrates in your diet.
- Look to get tested for food intolerance’s and remove these items from your diet until your digestive system has had time to heal.
- Is it possible you have a fungal and /or parasite issue? If so, then follow one of my protocols for addressing this, here.
- Detox the body. Because if the body is full of toxins it’s not able to take on-board the nutrients it requires for good health. Every single natural process of the body works better with less toxins in it!
- You may want to consider enemas or colonic hydrotherapy.
- Try wearing a Zapper, which will help remove fungus, parasites, viruses and bad bacteria and toxins from the body.
- Drink plenty of fresh water every day. Herbal teas or freshly pressed juices (especially one’s with cabbage in) also count towards your overall intake.
- Reduce your stress levels, either through meditation, yoga (or some other similar exercise), EFT/Tapping, Flower Remedies or any similar therapies.
- Talk to your doctor about the possibility of reducing the amount of medication you are taking. Antibiotics, steroids, oral contraceptives and many more medications upset the balance of the gut. If you are taking any of these regularly then a really good probiotic is recommended (unless you are partaking in the daily consumption of fermented foods and drinks, in which case you should be getting enough probiotics this way).
- The supplement Glutamine is a wonderful short terms supplement for helping to heal the gut.
Here’s some other relevant articles for you:
9 Steps for Perfect Health, click here.
Is You Digestive System Making You Sick, click here.
19 Natural Ways to Cure Your Digestive Issues and Heal Your Belly, click here.
The Root of Heal & Healing, click here.
What have you found helpful for healing the digestive system?