Monday, June 22, 2015

Getting Your Gut Bacteria Healthy is One of the Most Important Things You Can Do to Get and Stay Healthy-Dr. Mark Hyman.

It is my opinion that one can't heal from gluten induced disorders if one doesn't look after
and heal the microbiome, the up to four pounds of organisms that live in our bowel.

Remember, labelled gluten free processed food is allowed to have gluten in it, but even worse, processed gluten free food made up of carbohydrates, phytates, and other anti nutrients, feed pathological organisms, and makes the wrong organisms grow in the microbiome: the one's that promote inflammation throughout the body.

Having most of the microbiome composed of "good' bacteria, or ''essential" bacteria and yeasts, is important for good health. Studies have been done where the microbiome of a fat mouse is introduced to a genetically similar slender mouse and the slender mouse became obese. Hmmm!

There have been studies that have shown that the composition of the microbiome of a depressed person is different than someone who is not depressed. 

The study of our "internal garden" is the subject of much research, and I believe the future of medicine will include treatments with specific "probiotics" for specific conditions.

But for now, eating a scientifically based traditional diet - including fermented food and drinks (and sea vegetables) - that is also free of grain, sugar, and for the most part dairy,  a diet that is without chemicals, and is mostly home cooked is the way to "tend" your garden. Because it has science behind it and documented long term results with real people, I recommend the Gut And Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) program, and it's step by step proven way to get results.

See what Dr. Mark Hyman has to say about this internal "garden". In this article he restates much of the basics, which can sometimes be overwhelming, of healing and of staying healthy. And the good reasons why it is in our best interests to do so: We want to age slower and to prevent unnecessary illness whether it is brain related such as dementia, or arthritis. This is a very practical piece. Even if you just pick one way to improve your lifestyle, you will improve. 

To quote Dr. Mark Hyman:
"The food we eat not only feeds our fat cells, but also determines what kind of inner garden we are growing in our guts. This garden is filled with bugs that determine more about your health and your emotional and mental well-being than you ever imagined! Getting your gut bacteria healthy is one of the most important things you can do to get and stay healthy. If your bacteria are sick, so are you!"

Read more to learn how to tend your inner garden and be the best you can be!

To Your Health 
Dr. Barbara