A staggering amount of us are now suffering from digestive issues. So many of us in fact, that we’re actually starting to consider this partly normal.
- It’s not normal to pass stools once a week
- It’s not normal to endure stomach cramps after eating
- It’s not normal to pass gas multiple times a day
- And it’s not normal to fluctuate between constipation and diarrhoea
Our micro biome is now beginning to be viewed as our second immune system. They work so closely together that the health of our gut massively impacts the health of our whole body. We must do what we can to help it thrive, if we want to live a healthy, happy life.
What you may not know is that digestive issues are usually the first sign of disease. Our digestive system is absolutely crucial to our overall health and wellbeing, as without it we can’t digest, absorb and assimilate nutrients correctly. This is why some people who eat the healthiest diets still suffer with their health and don’t know why. It’s simply that the digestive process is malfunctioning and you’re not benefitting from the foods you’re eating. Many diseases can be linked to malnutrition in some way, so you can see how poor digestion soon sets the scene for what’s to come (arthritis, recurrent infections, skin disorders, chronic diseases, etc.)
What causes our digestive issues?
In the short, many things, but I think it’s interesting to look at history. Before antibiotics were discovered, some of the biggest public health problems were tuberculosis and typhus. Now, it’s chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes, thyroid problems, IBS and cancers. Is it possible that there’s a link between chronic disease and antibiotics?
This is what we do know; the purpose of antibiotics is to destroy bacteria. Unfortunately, this is exactly what our digestive ecosystem is made up of; bacteria! The biggest problem we have is that antibiotics don’t discriminate. Bacteria is bacteria to them, whether it’s the bacteria damaging our health, or the bacteria that’s protecting it. With good bacteria being destroyed this damages our internal microbiome and leads to a bacterial imbalance. This paves the way for pathogenic bacterias, moulds, yeasts, fungus to thrive, intestinal wall damage to occur and potentially lead on to leaky gut syndrome.
Whilst antibiotics tend to destroy large batches at a time, they’re not the only culprit. The Western diet promotes disease rather than good health as you’ll see below, which are all causing damage to the health of our guts;
- Processed foods
- Red meat (not organic)
- Tap water
- GMO foods
- Farmed fish
- Oral contraceptive pill
- Pain relief drugs
How do you resolve these problems?
The process is actually quite simple when you know how. When I was trying to resolve my own medical issues it was far from easy. Nowhere had reliable information I could trust. I spent countless money on empty promises, products and no results – not to mention it took me 6 years just to make the connection between gut health and acne! Thankfully there’s been much more research since then and the word is starting to spread.
In the Wellness Programme we go through three phases to restore gut health. Everyone is different so whilst some people may be good-to-go after 90 days, others may need to carry on a little longer.
Phase 1 – reducing the bad bacteria
Once the good bacteria has been reduced or wiped out, this sets the stage for the bad bacteria, fungus, yeast, mould and even parasites, to get comfortable. Therefore it’s crucial you start a programme reducing their numbers before trying to increase the good bacteria. Otherwise you’ll be throwing money away on probiotics which aren’t strong enough to set up home, whilst you have an overgrowth going on. This happens far too many times!
Phase 2 – cleansing the body
A combination of these bad bacterias and the western diet, leads us to become highly toxic. It’s not always enough just to rebalance our guts with the right bacteria, as often we need to totally re-cleanse our bodies. This reduces our toxic load and enables our immune system to step in and help us out.
Phase 3 – replenishing the good bacteria
Now we can start to replenish our guts by introducing pre and probiotics. We can start feeding our body with the right foods and take ourselves on that road to freedom.
The key thing I would say is; don’t ignore your body’s messages. If you are suffering from digestive issues then act now and resolve them. It’s when we ignore these signs that further damage is caused and diseases are developed, as I experienced myself.
If you want help repairing your gut then come join us on the wellness programme! Or alternatively, email us for a private chat; email@example.com