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Healthy Gut Healthy Life
The Gut is the Root of Health
Symptoms such as:
These are among the most common health complaints that people live with every day, and if left untreated, can lead to more serious problems that affect the health of the whole body.
There are four key elements that promote healthy gastrointestinal tract function:
1. Maintaining the integrity of the gut lining.
2. Having a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut.
3. Adequate digestive enzyme function.
4. Healthy diet.
If one of these areas is out of balance, it will impact on digestion and overall health.
The Gut Lining
The lining of the Gut is made up of several layers of cells and a mucous barrier. The Gut is the only internal part of your body that is exposed to the outside world.
· Poor diet
Damage the lining of your gastrointestinal tract.
Glutamine is an amino acid that helps to repair the gut lining after trauma from infections, food intolerances and medications.
Roughly 400 species of Probiotic bacteria live inside a healthy digestive tract. There are more beneficial bacteria living in your digestive tract than you have cells in your body.
Protos is Greek meaning ‘before’. Bios is Greek meaning ‘life’.
The digestive process is highly dependent on the balance of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract. These Probiotic organisms form a symbiotic relationship with our bodies, helping with the digestion of food and the regulation of the whole body’s immune system.
Fermented foods are the best way to maintain your Guts Probiotic population. Though, there are cases where it is necessary to take a specific strain of bacteria.
Your body creates enzymes to do a multitude of functions, including the breakdown of food.
Hydrochloric Acid is made by the cells in the stomach. Without adequate Hydrochloric acid in the stomach further digestion of some nutrients in the small intestine is impossible. It also kills bad bacteria before they can infect the intestines.
Bile is made by the cells of the Liver. It is an emulsifying agent breaking down the fats that we eat.
Pancreatic Enzymes: these enzymes digest proteins, fats and carbohydrates in the small intestine.
It may be necessary to supplement one or all of these enzymes to get your Gut digesting food properly.
Do you base your food choices on the benefits they will provide?
Here are some key guidelines for Gut Health.
· Reduce as much as possible refined, processed and fast foods. Restrict sugary foods, cakes, lollies, soft drinks, bottled juices, ice creams and pastries.
· Limit starchy carbohydrates to one serve daily and include protein rich foods at every meal and snack.
· Eat fresh and organic as much as possible, choosing one serve of fresh fruit and at least three cups of fresh vegetables daily.
· Include healthy oils, nuts and seeds in your diet.
· Drink plenty of clean water, a minimum of eight glasses per day and avoid excess alcohol, and caffeine.
Certain digestive disorders require a more specific approach. If you have a digestive condition, a tailored diet and supplementation will be beneficial for you.
If you are suffering from digestive symptoms, your gut is not 100% and is preventing you from being your optimal self.
Naturopath and Remedial Massage Therapist.