Gastrointestinal Tract Health

Gastrointestinal Tract Health

The human gastrointestinal tract refers to the stomach and intestine, and sometimes to all the structures from the mouth to the anus. What is termed as the “midgut” contains most of the small intestine, and it is here that the very foundation of one’s health condition may lie, for a various number of reasons as listed below.

The First Reason

Seventy percent of all immune-producing cells are created in the lining of the small intestine. Consequently, this is where a large portion of your immune system lives. If these cells have been compromised by an increasing colony of bad bacteria in this lining, then your immune function has been significantly decreased. It is, therefore, quite important to re-establish a probiotic (literally, “for life”) bacterial terrain in the small intestine.

This is primarily done through diet and the supplementation of probiotic bacteria. This is vital if you have been on a course of antibiotics, as these will destroy the good as well as the bad bacteria. Long-term antibiotic usage can create an inner terrain that is a hospitable environment for opportunistic organisms like bad bacteria and parasites to thrive. It also will be an invitation for yeast and fungal overgrowths, as well as for a condition called “leaky gut syndrome”.

Leaky Gut

With technology and industry advances, the toxic burden on our planet increases significantly each year. As a consequence, the toxic load on our bodies increase. The lesson is that one can overcome a great deal of the toxicity of these poisonous environmental compounds simply by a proper usage of bentonite clay, a healthy diet, and a few appropriate nutritional supplements.

Diets That Can Help

There are many many suggestions for the proper diet or way of eating, but generally speaking, a reliance on whole foods will stand you in good stead.
If you can eliminate or significantly decrease all processed, refined, sugary, and packaged foods, as well as all sodas (diet or otherwise), this will be a very good start.

Reliance on proper whole foods such as organic vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and herbs, as well as organic animal protein and organic whole grains will help to create a healthy terrain in the gut.

Supplements That Can Help

The following supplements will address different areas in the gut and help to support strong immune function, a decrease in bad bacteria, and good elimination:

  1. Digestive Enzymes

  2. Pre-digested pure white fish (good for "leaky gut")

  3. Grapefruit Seed Extract to counteract bacteria and fungus

  4. Fish Oil with omega-3 fatty acids

  5. DGL (Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice) to soothe lining of the stomach

  6. Colostrum to fight pathogens, decrease inflammation, and repair intestinal lining

  7. Magnesium taken daily will help strengthen normal elimination

  8. Triphala is an Indian herb that consists of 3 flowers, famous for providing a gentle laxative effect that can be used safely every day.
In Summation
The gut may very well be the focus for all health conditions in the body. That’s why it is the central focus in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, the oldest form of medicine known to mankind. Eat a proper whole foods diet, and create a healthy terrain in the small intestine. If one can achieve this, than good health is around the corner.
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