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Importance of a Healthy Gut

Not many people realise that a healthy gut is essential for overall physical and mental health.

There are 3 types of microbes in the gut:

  • Beneficial

  • Commercial

  • Pathogenic


The beneficial microbes produce natural antibiotics, vitamins and enzymes and help maintain intestinal health.


Our lifestyle diet and environment all negatively impact the number of strains of beneficial microbes. Good health is linked to the highest diversity of bacteria in our gut.

LOMD (Loss of Microbial Diversity) is a condition where we are losing many strains of bacteria, that should normally live in our gut and work together to keep us healthy.

Some of the causes of decreasing LOMD are:

  • not breastfed

  • antibiotic overuse

  • western diet lacking in essential fibre

  • ageing

  • environment toxins

  • medications

  • lack of exercise

  • poor sleep habits

  • over-sanitised environment

We have 1000 trillion bacteria cells within the gut. The word probiotic means "for life". They are organisms living inside and on us that have beneficial impacts on our health.



PURPOSES OF PROBIOTICS:

  • protection against pathogens

  • support immunity

  • reduce inflammation

  • helps with detoxification

  • produce vitamins and enzymes

  • influence brain function

The first sign of LOMD are:

  • gas and bloating

  • diarrhoea or constipation


To keep a healthy gut you need to avoid: sugar and high-sugar foods, alcohol, wheat base food and diary-based food.


One of the major long-term consequences is a condition called silent inflammation.

Silent inflammation can lead to:

  • high blood pressure

  • high cholesterol

  • cardio-vascular issues

Obesity is another condition caused by an unhealthy gut.


Diet and lifestyle are a keys to keep a healthy gut.





I HIGHLY RECOMMEND:


DIET:

  • a grain-free diet, avoiding any processed food and sugars.

  • Eat 80% vegetables and 20% organic meats. Dark green leaf vegetables - mushrooms, carrots, spinach and broccoli will do wonders for your gut.

  • Avoid bananas, mangos and grapes but eat as much as you like lower sugar fruits, all berries, and apples

  • Salmon walnuts, avocado, seeds and extra virgin olive oil are an important and delicious addition to your diet for a healthy gut

LAB TESTING:

  • are beneficial to determine the condition of your gut health

  • Tests which you can use: Basic microbiology style analysis, Comprehensive stool analysis, Leaky gut test,

SUPPLEMENTS:

  • the best way is to follow treatment protocol, where you are getting supplements individually prescribed to your needs

  • here are some of the supplements which they can help you maintain your healthy gut: Omegas Oils, Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, L-glutamine, Aloe Vera extract, N-ACETYL-GLUTAMINE





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