Hey EF Fam,
The last email should have gotten the message across about the importance of gut health. The great news about all this is that gut health can be improved fairly easily.
It comes down to diet and nutrition. Today’s foods are ladened with:
- Sugars and artificial sweeteners
- Sugar substitutes, and
- Other chemicals
that absolutely wreak havoc on not only gut health but our overall feeling and well-being.
Also, so many people are treated with medication that destroys gut health and only mask the symptoms of what the meds are supposed to be fixing.
To qoute Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, a Russian-trained neurologist with a medical practice in the UK:
“The trouble is that in our modern society, we live in a world where a growing proportion of the population damaged gut flora, because they have been exposed to repeated courses of antibiotics; women are taking contraceptive pills, which damage the gut flora quite profoundly, or any other prescriptive long-term medication. People are taking in toxic substances through their food and drink, and other… environmental influences damage the composition of their gut flora.
As a result, when they are exposed to mercury, lead, other toxic metals, or other toxic substances in the environment, their gut flora is unable to chelate it, and cannot remove it.
It floods into their bloodstream, and settles in the body. Unfortunately, toxic metals have a particular affinity for fatty tissues in the body, so they get stored in the brain, spine, and in the rest of the nervous system. They also target your bone marrow and the rest of the high fat organs in the body… Of course, when they’re stored in there, they would cause leukemia, lymphoma, other immune abnormalities, and other problems… “
Your gut health is directly connected with your mental well-being and mood. In fact probiotics are much more powerful anti-depressants than over-the-counter meds with no side effects. Your gut has been called the second brain…
Dr. Mcbride states,”In terms of Gut and Psychology Syndrome, we are talking about the functioning of the brain of the person,” Dr. McBride explains. “Any dysfunction of the brain is usually connected to what’s going on in the digestive system. In Gut and Physiology Syndrome, we’re talking about the functioning of the rest of the body. Hippocrates… made a statement that all diseases begin in the gut. The more we learn now with all our modern scientific tools, the more we realize just how correct he was.”
This brings me to my first solution:
Increase your probiotic intake. Pro-biotic means “for life”…
Probiotics stimulate the growth of good microbes. You will know your gut is out of balance when you intake pro-biotics for the first time and have a healing reaction like:
- gas, and
This is because there is a war going on in your gut, the good vs the bad microbes and the healing process means you are purging the evils of bad microbes and allowing your body to restore balance and heal.
You can purchase probiotics at the store, but nothing will comes close to restoring your gut health better than organic raw fermented foods like:
- kefir (coconut milk or raw grass fed milk)
- fermented soy (Miso or Tempeh)
Secondly, we want to eliminate all the foods that promote and feed the bad bacteria like the ones listed above and then eat pre-boitics which are foods that stimulate good bacteria growth, like:
- Raw chicory root
- Raw Jerusalem artichoke
- Raw dandelion greens
- Raw garlic
- Raw leek
- Raw onion
- Cooked onion
- Raw banana
List taken from http://www.
Because rebalancing the gut flora is something that anyone and everyone can benefit from we are launching a 21-Day Detox program in the near future. Be on the look out for more info
Committed to your health,
P.S. The 21 Day Detox will be offered to both current EFers and Non-EFers. If you know a non-EFer who may be interested in joining the 21 Day Detox, make sure they respond quickly as we are only opening a few spots since we only have a few spots left open for training total.
Ian Hart is a Body-Mind Transformation expert, the creator of EarthFIT Training Systems, co-creator of BACK PAIN RELIEF4LIFE, and founder of BEAUFORTPERSONALTRAINING.COM and MYBACKPAINCOACH.COM. Ian and his team help people get into optimal shape in the safest, fastest and most effective way possible, using cutting edge science.