Most people don’t think of their gut as anything really special except a depository for fried food and barley pops. This is unfortunate because your gut health is arguably the most important factor in the state of your health, and most are treating it worse than the ex’s in-laws.
Gut Check – How Are You Feeling?
If you are feeling confused, tired, irritated, jumpy, slow to learn, and even just general malaise, you probably have gut issues. So many behaviours and pain come from an unhealthy gut, and since it is referred to as the second brain, it’s not far fetched to understand why some people do not appear to “get it”, or seem slow or snappy.
Many times it’s not their fault and they are not intentionally being that way, but they are broken and can’t reverse those feelings until their internal garden hose is fixed.
Why Is Your Gut Important?
Your digestive tract is set up to absorb the broken down food particles that your teeth and stomach acid should have provided, and deliver them to the blood stream where they can be delivered to the rest of your body for essential functions.
Sounds easy right? In normal conditions, that would be the case. But things aren’t normal anymore.
The soft, delicate tissue inside your intestinal tract has become contaminated and is now a host to all types of bacteria, fungus, parasites, and other pathogens. In this type of environment, it becomes increasingly difficult for your GI system to absorb nutrients, which only leads to deficiencies and complications later.
How Did We Trash Our Gut?
Years of processed foods with toxic ingredients have done to your intestines what round up does to your lawn – it destroyed the terrain with new growth to never appear again unless it is stripped, cleansed, and re-seeded.
On top of that we are consuming large quantities of food that are very hard to digest, which is exacerbated by improper chewing, and topped off with insufficient stomach acid. This leaves pieces of your steak to literally rot creating a toxic environment that facilitates an even lesser accommodating environment for further digestion down the road.
Time To Clean Up the Mess
How do we get out of this mess?
First, you need to clean the terrain. That means a cleanse of some type that will start to get rid of the accumulated toxic material and food that has went rancid in your “guts”. Once you have done your spring-cleaning, you are ready for seeding.
Normally, your gut should be flourishing with a healthy balance of bacteria that is providing optimal digestion and a healthy ecosystem. Sadly, for most people the only thing that happening is an overgrowth, which is creating as much balance as a first time wake boarder.
This is why introducing all forms of probiotics (good bacteria) will plant the seeds to a new system to keep the overgrowth in check.
There are several ways to get probiotics from kefir to sauerkraut and yogurt to kombucha. Be careful to choose those that have not been pasteurized, slapped with sugars, and have a number of other modified ingredients. There are several supplemental forms as well that are non-dairy that can do the trick.
Once you get those seeds planted, you will start to see how great you can feel with your inner ecosystem in full balance and flourishing. Wouldn’t it be awesome to feel great, think clearly, be happy, and live without pain?
Then make a commitment to your GI system to clean it up, replant good bacteria, and then watch everything change.
Always Feel Your Best,
Blog: Health & Wealth
Motivated by his own story of being sick and broke at age 30 to healthy and wealthy 7 years later, Derek is passionate about helping people transition to actions that promote the pursuit of exceptional health and wealth. Actively engaged in the research of natural healing and financial sector for over 5 years, Derek has spent over 3500 hours studying the top minds in nutrition and the financial/business sector and utilizes that extensive knowledge to help people overcome their own health and wealth challenges.