The gut refers to your gastrointestinal (GI) system. The health of your gut is generally determined by the levels and types of bacteria in your digestive, intestinal tract. The GI tract is a key pary of your digestive system. The GI tract is a long tube that starts at your mouth and runs to your anus, where stool leaves your body.
Your gut aids in the digestion of the foods you eat, absorbs nutrients and uses it to fuel and maintain your body. When your gut is imbalanced and your immune system is not functioning at optimum levels, your hormones and serotonin will not either, making it easier for you to become ill.
Good gut health is when you have a balance between the good or helpful and bad or potentially harmful bacteria and yeast in your digestive system. 80% of your immune system is in the gut. An unhealthy gut will affect your immune system in the longer term. This will lead to disease and also impact mental health.
Have you heard of the saying “Heal Your Gut, Heal Your Body”? Gut health is very important to our overall health as our gut is like the engine of our body and by filling it with the incorrect foods and drinks, medication and chemicals, it will certainly affect our longer term health.
Did you know there are about 6 trillion bacteria in the gut? If your gut is healthy, that part of your body is like your second brain and that’s where the immune system exists. That’s why you feel unwell if your gut is unhealthy.
If you take what is called antibiotics, which means anti life, you are destroying your own immune system and it is important to let your own immune system fight its problems. We therefore recommend Probiotics which means pro/for life, especially if you are over the age of 30 as our body produces less of this naturally as we age. We also need to take Probiotics if we have taken a course of antibiotics.
You can prevent getting colds, flu or other viruses by keeping your gut healthy all year round. Being healthy is not only dependent on your genetics, the lifestyle that you live and the daily actions that you take play a significant role in your overall health. The well-known Greek physician, Hippocrates said “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.”. Ann Wigmore also correctly said that “The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison”.
Watch and digest at your convenience the recording of a recent presentation we shared with a group who were keen to learn more about the role Gut Health plays in the role of maintaining a healthy body.
Iridology is the study of the iris, which is the coloured part of the eye. Using Iridology, we can determine the health of your gut and the level of accumulated toxicity over the years, especially if you are constipated. Constipation means not expelling sufficiently and regularly all the food you consume. If you eat at least one meal daily, you need to be passing out stool daily.
By analysing the iris of the eye, we can even tell which part of the small or large intestines may be clogged up with old food or waste. Using our natural remedies, we can show you how you can unclog these old waste matter which may be over 10 years old, similar to scale build up on our teeth or kettle.
Watch our short video to learn more about Gut Health and Iridology.
Digestion starts in your mouth. The role of our teeth, tongue and saliva is to chew, taste and break down the foods,which is where digestion starts. You need to taste, chew and process your food properly from the mouth before you swallow it. If you decide to just gulp it down (especially if you consume juices and smoothies), then it is not going to work because the stomach and all the other digestive organs, are going to say, “Hey, I’m not supposed to chew the food. What am I doing with these huge chunks of food?” and this is why we get all these problems.
When we eat in a rush without chewing sufficiently, this can stress the stomach and it will lead to indigestion, bloating, and even discomfort. Have you ever eaten in a hurry and then later on in a few minutes, you actually feel unwell, that is the reason why. We recommend you should chew your food at least over 20 times, until it becomes like a paste, like baby food or toothpaste before swallowing.
When you do that, your stomach is very happy because it can process this very fast. Within a couple of hours, it is already pre digesting, and it is sending it across your duodenum, and your intestine and your food is digesting. If you eat your food in a hurry, you are going to find that you’re going to bloat, have a lot of wind and you’re not going to be able to sleep well because your food is still undigested. You need your food to be past your stomach and digesting about two hours before you go to bed. Remember we need to chew every mouthful of food until it becomes like a paste before you swallow just just like baby food.
How do you have effective bowel movements every day? You need at least 38 grams of soluble and insoluble fibre, which will mean eating over 20 items of fruit and vegetables daily. This should not be in the form of juice. As this is not practical, we recommend a product called Fibergy-Active. One tablespoon is equivalent to 12 grams of fibre. So if you are very constipated and do not eat any fruits and vegetables, we recommend you take at least two to three tablespoons daily.
Eat whole and natural foods and avoid highly processed foods and this will help you heal your gut and heal your body.
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