The process of digestion takes up about 50%-80% of our total energy .
When we consume toxic refined foods or foods that are hard to digest like meats and animal proteins, the body has to spend more energy on digestion. This leaves less energy for detoxification and cell repair, setting up the stage for illness and chronic disease.
Animal proteins, preservatives, chemical additives, refined processed foods, and improperly digested foods can get stuck in the colon, impacted along the intestinal wall.
Even if we are able to go to the bathroom every day, that doesn't mean we don't have impacted waste in the colon.
This situation occurs when we eat a diet low in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
Our gut health impacts the entire body.
In fact, 70% of the immune system lies in the gut.
Every single illness or health condition will be vastly improved if we improve our gut health.
What will happen if you Improve Your Gut Health:
Less Inflammation and improvement in inflammatory conditions like arthritis
Healthier Blood Sugar Levels
Look and Feel Younger
Keep Reading to Find out an Easy Strategy to Improve Your Gut.
The Cause of Toxic Gut
What's Causes Yeast Overgrowth
Improperly digested food, such as meats and animal proteins which are hard to digest and which aren't always digested fully become breeding grounds for bad bacteria, yeast, and mold.
Keep in mind, yeasts mold and bacteria release waste that are acidic and toxic.
Do you have strong seasonal allergies or are overly sensitive to chemicals and mold?
Overgrowth of yeast and mold in the colon cause sensitivities to external mold.
When we cleanse out the colon often these allergies and sensitivities are alleviated.
You might be overeating but still starving for nutrients
One of the biggest problems we face in this generation is overeating.
With the availability of food everywhere we go, and in such big amounts, its really hard to eat in moderation.
Our grandparents and great-grandparents generally ate much less than we do.
I remember my grandparents ate 2 slices of bread with a little fermented yogurt per day, and a small dinner, no snacking, no overindulging. Food was expensive and it also just wasn't in the culture to overindulge.
Today it seems every social event has food available. Social eating is a challenge.
Most Restaurants are literally dangerous, not only is the food quality terrible, but also the amounts are out of control.
When we overeat, we can't digest all of it. Our body releases digestive enzymes to digest food. But digestive enzymes are only available in limited quantity, so the more you eat, its likely that some of it will be partially digested, and the food you eat will remain in the stomach for a longer period of time and be more likely to turn into food for bad bacteria yeast and mold.
One of the reasons we overeat is because we are not absorbing nutrients properly.
There is 7000 feet of surface area in the intestines,
Nutrients are absorbed through the tiny hair like villi along the intestinal walls.
If these micro-villi get clogged from impacted waste, you will not be able to absorb many of the nutrients, no matter what you eat.
Yeast and Fungus overgrowth in the intestines can also block the villi. Yeast can cover big areas of the intestinal wall, displacing probiotics (the good bacteria) and preventing nutrient absorption.
Foods that cause impacted waste and yeast overgrowth:
- mIcrowaved food
- processed food
- animal protein
- canned foods
Without adequate nutrient intake, our bodies will tell us to keep eating, regardless of how much we actually eat.
This is why some people cant satisfy their hunger.
Side Effects of Bad Gut Health:
- Body Illness & Chronic Fatigue: When we have poor gut health, we will not be able to take in vitamin and minerals from the food we eat. Obviously our organs need nutrients to function optimally. General Nutrient Deficiency may cause organs to function sub-optimally leading to diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis and more. Bad gut health can literally impact every organ in the body.
Bad Gut Equals a Compromised Immune System
When bad bacteria in the colon proliferate, and replace the good bacteria (probiotics), our immune system begin to function.
Probiotics are the immune sentinels of the body. In fact, the job of the probiotics is to identify dangerous pathogens and alert the immune system.
Without probiotics, our immune system can't function, and we are at risk for auto-immune diseases and infections.
Toxic Foods that Cause Poor Gut Health
Toxic Foods to Avoid:
Refined Processed Foods
Animal Protein Such as meat, chicken, and fish (a little red meat can be consumed if you dont suffer from a chronic health condition and are under 40) . Make sure the red meat is organic and cooked plain in water - example like meatballs in water) .
Most Dairy with the exception of organic kefir and raw butter (if you can find a good source)
Many Medications interfere with Gut health : example anti-depressants
How to Heal the Gut- Top 5 Superfoods To Improve Your Gut Health
The intestine is the most highly regenerative organ in the human body. The gut lining regenerates every five to seven days.
The gut can heal quickly, as long as we nourish it with proper food and herbs, and avoid toxic food.
Read below to Discover the Top 7 Superfoods To Improve Your Gut Health
1. Umeboshi Pickled Plums
Umeboshi plums have been used for over a thousand years in Asia to improve digestive health. Asian cultures use this fermented fruit as a digestive aid, as an anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic. These fermented plums are rich in probiotics, nutrients and fiber. They rid the body of parasites, and cleanse the colon, combatting both constipation and diarrhea and promoting healthy bowel movements.
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2. CONSUME MORE FIBER : Morning Bread
One of the first things you should do is consume more fiber. Fiber from real food (not supplements) is good for digestion, and can relieve constipation.
Wholegrains, vegetables and fruits are wonderful sources of fiber. Eat plenty of raw and cooked vegetables every day. Fruits are great too.
The Talmud extols the virtues of eating what's called Pat Shacharit, or Morning Bread in English. The Talmud explains that there are 83 diseases that start in the digestive system and spread to the rest of the body. These 83 ailments all have the same root cause and are cured by eating bread in the morning.
The bread should be sprinkled with salt and accompanied with water to drink.
Our Kamut Sourdough Bread is wholegrain ancient grain, loaded with fiber and probiotics to improve digestive health.
Intermittent Fasting Reboots the Gut
3) INTERMITTENT FASTING GIVES YOUR BODY A CHANCE TO STOP DIGESTING AND START DETOXING
INTERMITTENT FASTING IS A SIMPLE YET EFFECTIVE WAY TO REBOOT THE GUT.
Intermittent fasting is when all food is consumed within a 10 hour window. For example if you eat breakfast at 9 in the morning , you would stop eating at 7pm.
Homemade Sauerkraut is a healthy Probiotic powerhouse, which aids digestion and nutrient absorption and restores healthy gut bacteria.
It's always best to get probiotics from real natural foods as opposed to pills.
Most store bought sauerkraut is heated & pasteurized to make it shelf-stable. However, the pasteurization process destroys the active & live enzymes and bacterial cultures that are beneficial for the digestive process and immune system.
At Joseph's Organic Bakery , we never heat or pasteurize the final product.
5. Herbs to Cleanse the Colon
Many of us suffer from impacted waste in the colon, which is a breeding ground for bad bacteria. Bad diet full of refined processed carbs and animal proteins causes constipation.
Its important to cleanse the colon every so often, every day if you suffer from gut troubles such as constipation.
Herbs such as those in this tea cleanse the colon gently and effectively. This special herbal tea aims to reset your gut and digestion .
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6. Digestive Waters
For hundreds of years natives flocked to European springs to relieve digestive ailments. Today you can have all the benefits of these springs from the comfort of your own home. This tea aims to reset your gut and digestion .
It relieves constipation by gently cleansing the colon. Its array of minerals help correct mineral deficiencies and rejuvenate the digestive tract.