All Medical Conditions Lie In Your Intestines
Every single aspect of your health and well-being, including life and death, is related to your digestion. That’s according to Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby MD, MB ChB, PhD. Bacteria and other microbial genes from our guts tell our bodies how to behave.
According to Dr. Scott-Mumby we have a “Second Brain” in our intestines, our “second brain” has all the same neurotransmitters and just as many neurons as the spinal cord or peripheral nerves. In fact 95% of the body’s serotonin is found in this gut “brain,” which affects our moods, actions and performance. Not only that, but 80% of our immune system also resides in the gut. Clearly, our entire health and well-being is profoundly affected by our intestines, both mental and physical health...
- We've all heard about the microbiome, but what is it? Why should we care? And, most importantly, what should we do about it? Integrative gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan breaks down what you need to know about the microbiome, the vast collection of microbes that live in and on your body, and how you can optimize your gut health to live a longer, better life. Let Dr. Chutkan enlighten you here.
Thick Coating on your tongue!!! Check your body pH balance.
This coating is said to be like the steam that rises from the digestive process. Healthy digestion "burns clean" and produces a light, white, evenly distributed coating. If the coating is thick, especially toward the back of the tongue, this is a signal that your digestion isn't performing at peak efficiency.
So What Do You Do now?
Reset with a regular detox. The Spa Resort is a good place to start.
A gentle detox cleanse on a regular basis can be a great way to reset your entire digestive system.
Your roadmap to optimal intestinal health.
Limit or stop consumption of:
Deep fried foods
Seed oils (these are high in omega-6 oils, the overconsumption of which can lead to inflammatory disease)
Manage your stress. (Things like yoga and meditation don’t just calm your mind, they help heal your “second brain” as well.)
Drink warm water with organic, raw apple cider vinegar, or a squeeze of lemon every morning.
Consume fermented foods and beverages. Start eating cultured vegetables and drinking coconut kefir. Try eating sauerkraut, fermented vegetables, miso, kimchi, coconut kifer, and Kombucha. Sour food also helps naturally reduce sugar cravings and, at the same time, provide probiotics, which support digestive health.
You can also get supplemental insoluble fiber in the form of psyllium. I recommend 1 tablespoon before bed, stirred into water.
Follow with another large glass of water.
Many people with digestive disorders are extremely dehydrated. If that might be an issue for you, try increasing your water intake today (good mineral based water)!
Take an alkaline supplement "Pearls" to assist your body in maintaining a slightly alkaline state. Repopulate your intestines with friendly bacteria by taking probiotics to suppress an overgrowth of candida and assist in the removal of toxins -- this is just a couple of the many health benefits that friendly bacteria create. These are the "good" bacteria that have been shown to improve gut health.