Don’t just go with your gut, cultivate and nurture it!
Advances in science are both a blessing and a curse; although they have increased the average life expectancy. There’s still a dark-side, they had adverse effects on our general well-being and health related quality of life to a level many are simply unaware of. You need to be conscious of what you put into your body and ALL the long term side-effects. Lets talk about antibiotics.
|Many of today’s modern medicines merely suppress symptoms. They Don’t necessarily fix the source of the problem|
You, like most people, have taken antibiotics at some point in your life. Antibiotics are used to fight illness causing bacteria and kill them. from time to time, you may need to take them to protect the very foundation of your existence. The thing about antibiotics is that they attack not only the bad bacteria but also the good ones. They change our gut bacterial landscape severely. You have a Colony inside you that aids more things than you know, It’s population 100 trillion!! ( well… should be) Antibiotics Kill them Too.
How does this happen?
Gut microbiota, commonly known as gut flora, are the microorganisms living inside our intestine.Their primary function is to aid digestion, process vitamins, assist with the absorption of nutrients, help break carcinogens and work as a barrier against toxins and harmful bacteria. When we use antibiotics to fight illness causing bugs in our body they indiscriminately kill bad organisms as well as the beneficial microbiota in our intestines.
And, as our gut microbiome is important for our digestion and immune system, any imbalance in it will lead to health disorders in us (some of them are life-threatening!) the death of your Gut Microbes may:
- Adversely affects metabolism
- Causes obesity
Candida Albican, Candida in lay terms, is a type of parasitic yeast, that cause fungal infection. Antibiotics create the environment for Candida to grow and flourish in the gut by killing bacteria that acts as a barrier to it. Overgrowth of this yeast in the gut leads to:
- Poor concentration
- Mental confusion
- Dullness and chronic fatigue
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Stomach cramps
- Lower libido
- Allergy symptoms
- Encourages the growth of a deadly super bug called Clostridium difficile, or C. Dif. This bacterial infection leads to inflammation in the intestine which can cost you your life! You can catch this infection through anything that is contaminated by feces; however, your gut flora keeps the bug in check until a course of antibiotics, messes with your gut microbiome which may allow the super-bug to colonize it.
So, what should you do?
It may not be possible to NEVER take any antibiotics; However, there are preventative steps you can take to strengthen your immune system thereby reducing the number of instances you need to turn to antibiotics. You can bolster your immune system with:
- substituting Canola with Coconut oil
- adding Probiotics to your daily diet
- taking Fermented cod liver oil
- Dose of Oil of oregano ( every second or third day)
- adding Dried elderberries to your smoothies
- consuming Unpasteurized honey
- adding Raw Garlic to “finish” your entrees
- taking Vitamin C
- adding Prebiotics in your diet
Once you have A strong system you will fall ill less often. If And when you do fall ill and the antibiotics are unavoidable, you can build back the favorable (and much required) intestinal bacteria. You can do this by including these in your diet:
Prebiotics are certain type of dietary fiber found in particular vegetables and fruits that encourage the growth of good bacteria. Talk about a smart tunnel or as Tom Hanks refers to as the “poop shoot” Prebiotic fiber is selectively fermented by the microflora in the large intestine to nurture good bacteria. Vegetables should be
¾ ‘s of your prebiotic diet and fruits should constitute for the remaining ¼ . Here’s a sampling you can look at, you will learn Way more about this and the perfect eating habits in “The Sub-Immortal Diet.”
Here are some prebiotic samples:
- Savoy cabbage
- Jerusalem Artichoke
- Red kidney beans
- Green peas
- Custard apples
- Although it doesn’t support the Sub-Immortal Diet, Wheat bran is recommended by some Dieticians
Probiotics are bacteria found in food that help in balancing the intestinal microflora. Probiotics arrest candida overgrowth which takes place after a course of antibiotics and also reduces the possibility of its recurrence. To combat the yeast in your gut, you can enjoy some of these treats. There’s a far more effective way listed below them though.
- Coconut kefir
- Homemade yogurt
I also recommend to take it In Capsule form, It’s Better. how many probiotic make the journey through your stomach acid? You just don’t know. if you have a Capsule designed to dissolve in the colon, it makes WAY MORE SENSE! You are transporting your legions of bacteria to the right zone to colonize, not into the eye of the storm!
Many Doctors Recommend that you take a capsule with at least A 7 billion Colony count that has a minimum of 7 strains of bacteria. Some bacteria seed to your gut's lining better than others, the higher the types of beneficial bacteria, the greater odds of success.
Remember investing in probiotics is like investing in an enlightened society within you that helps manage: your health & use of resources (protein, fats, minerals etc)
They will reward you with greater moods, and spend the perfect budget on maintaining your inner immune system army
On election day Vote For The Probiotic Colonization Party ;)!
Two-fold approach to maintaining a healthy gut flora is-
- Build a strong immune system thereby limiting the need for choking down antibiotics ( I use oil of Oregano or Pycnogenol in my diet every other day)
- Be conscientious of the Colony That lives in your gut. They have needs, feed and repopulate them often.
‘Gut Health’, Is a missing dimension that many fail to nurture… people have reported that focusing on probiotics has released their brain fog, stopped cravings and even ended their depression. It takes Healthy Guts to Function Properly!