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Tend Your Inner Garden – Is Your Gut Flora Making You Sick?

What’s the problem? “Diabesity.”

Consider the following:

·      The last century ushered in an industrialized food supply.

·      We now suffer a highly processed, high-sugar, high-fat, low-fiber diet responsible for significantly changing our gut bacteria.

·      Our food feeds our fat cells and our “inner gut garden.” Is your garden sick or flourishing?

Your gut contains 70 percent of the cells that comprise your immune system. So, a lot of the illnesses we tolerate or manage, like allergies, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, mood disorders, autism, dementia, can be attributed to a sick gut.

What’s the solution? A Healthy Gut

Why is a healthy gut important?

There are a host of jobs your gut must do well for you to feel your best. The gut regularly breaks down food, absorbs and produces nutrients, and blocks toxins. Immunity, detoxification, and nourishment are the gut’s domain, and it needs to function well.

For optimal gut health, you need healthy flora.

A poor balance of bad gut flora (including parasites, yeast) and good flora means poor health and a growing waistline.

A recent Danish study determined that people with low amounts of healthy bacteria had more weight problems, were insulin resistant, dealt with cholesterol issues, and suffered more inflammation than healthy-gut people.

Gut bacteria live and thrive on what you feed them.

Are you feeding the good bacteria or the bad?

Fertilize a healthy inner garden. Whole, fresh foods feed good gut bacteria.

Junk food feeds bad bacteria. Don’t sentence yourself to a leaky gut, an overrun of toxins, and misery-inducing inflammation.

Take measures now to positively alter gut flora. Start your very next meal.

Need more convincing?

Your gut actually houses more neurotransmitters than your brain.

Your gut must be in balance for your brain to be in balance. Functional and inflammatory gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, and eating disorders are directly linked to an off-kilter gut.

Restore order and optimal gut health in the following ways:

  1. Remove the bad bacteria, medications, and allergens.
  2. Replace depleted enzymes, fiber, and prebiotics.
  3. Re-inoculate your gut with good bacteria (probiotics).
  4. Repair the gut lining with healing nutrients.

How to Tend to Your Inner Garden – Why Your Gut Flora May be Making You Sick – Dr. Mark Hyman