Picture your getting up late for work with no time to eat. You jump in the car and head for nearest drive-through, gulp that sandwich thing and get to work with a minute to spare. You push through another day. You made it as you think to yourself, tomorrow is Saturday.
You wake up and make yourself a big mug of coffee. As you sit there savoring your cup of
joe, you remember that big sale is today. There you go again running off without breakfast
again. Sunday goes that way because of family stuff, places to go, people to see.
Then you began wonder why you’re feeling tired all the time. Ever so often you get thought
in head that says, I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Did you know having impaired digestive leads to Dysbiosis
Dysbiosis is a condition that occurs when there is an imbalance between good bacteria and bad bacteria in the gut. Standard American Diet (SAD):
-High fat, cholesterol, sodium
-Refined and processed foods
-Low fiber, minerals, EFA’s
-Preservatives in food
-Toxins in meat
Then without making some lifestyle changes this will develop into a much more serious problem called Leaky Gut Syndrome.
Leaky gut then spreads inflammation throughout your body that is slowly killing you.
Now I have your attention, lets start from the beginning. It is estimated by the CDC
60 to 70 million people are effective by a digestive disorder. This is third most common
illness in the US. For food too absorbed in body properly it must be broken down
into carbohydrates to be converted into glucose and protein is broken into amino acids.
But if we are under stress or we are eating on the run, eating too fast we set the stage
for improper digestion. If your food is broken down properly it will so putrefy and give off
toxins. If not eliminated properly they begin to build up and can lead to chronic illnesses.
Some of the other factor that can cause impaired digestion are:
- Too much processed food with lack of fiber. Making the body has to work hard with little in return
- Drinking too much fluid while eating impairs digestion by diluting the stomach
- Eating too fast
One of biggest reasons is Stress. It can be physical stress, emotional and mental stress and
also environmental stress from thousand and thousand chemicals in our food, water and the air we breathe. Under stress your body is designed to divert or stop any energy that was going to the stomach for digestion.
In the ‘Healing Power of Food’, Dr Murray talks about the downward spiral your body takes
when you are not nourishing yourself well.
Impaired Digestion leads Intestinal Toxemia then Candida and Parasites, which lead to
an imbalance of your Gut Flora, then Leaky Gut progresses to chronic disease.
This progress can start slowly in the form of food sensitivities. Poor digestion, eating too fast, not chewing your food well enough allow undigested food particles into your lymphatic system. This sets off an alarm in immune system that there are invaders. Your body goes
into a fight, flight or even freeze reaction with suppresses your rest and digest state
(the parasympathetic nervous system which leads further impaired digestion and poor healing
Your body can stay in a chronic state of stress which results in elevated cortisol levels.
Chronic stress results in the following: Nutrient absorption decrease and Nutrient excretion increases. Blood cholesterol and triglycerides goes up.
Cortisol goes up. It is associated with weight gain, abdominal obesity, and inability to lose weight or build muscle. Therefore excessive output results in prematurely aging the body which is increases oxidative stress.
The body retains sodium. Food sensitivities increase. Insulin resistance raises. Protein metabolism decreases therefore muscles mass decreases. Inflammation greatly increases.
The more toxic your environment the more burden your body especially your liver is put
under. Example of this would be items you might not of thought of. What kind of water
do you drink. Do you drink out plastic bottles? Drinking from plastic containers exposes
Bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is also found in aluminium can linings.
A study by the National Institute of Agronomic Research in Toulouse, France, researchers exposed both living rats and human intestinal cells to a dose of BPA 10 times lower than that currently considered safe by most governments. They found that on exposure to the chemical the intestinal lining of both human and rat guts developed ‘leaky gut syndrome’ or damage to the lining of the gut. This allows toxic substances and foreign pathogens to enter the body through the leaky gut and, because gut lining also contains immunoglobin A, its disruption can affect the entire body's immune system. Further in PNAS journal 2009- researchers also found that exposure to BPA in the womb or immediately after birth significantly increased rats' risk of developing severe intestinal inflammation as adults - adding to the evidence that BPA is particularly dangerous to developing fetuses and children.
So sum the factors leading to Leaky Gut are
Gut irritants (caffeine, alcohol)
Parasites/Bacteria(from contaminated water and food)
Chemicals (in food, plastic and environmental)
Deficiencies in Enzymes
Junk food carbohydrate diets
Hormones (prescriptive and food)
Mycotoxins (mold and fungal)
Summary of Conditions that Leaky Gut can lead to:
So What Can Be Done?
We start at learning to manage stress. We can’t teach you all that here.
But here are a few suggestions.
Learn how to breathe properly. When feeling rush or stress for this example.
Take a deep breath in to a count 5, hold for 3, the let it out slowly to a count
8 with a long sigh. Do this 3 times. This is also helpful before you eat.
Slip on a hot of Tulsi tea. Tulsi(Holy Basil) is ayurvedic herb that will help
adapt to stressors in your life.
Do not create stress in your life by eating too fast. Do not consume caffenine
on a empty stomach, first thing in the morning. Do not engage in a deep or
heated conversation before breakfast. No heavy or extreme exercise before
If you have are suffering from bad digestion, gas, irritable bowel or suspect
Leaky Gut you might go on a raw diet at first. A plant-based diet where you
steam the vegetables until tender. This will open up the fiber to allow you
absorb the nutrients easler. Eating Cultured Vegetables like Kimchi or
Taking a good probiotic. Try our Pro-Biotic Max(tm) containing a high quality spectrum of 7.5 billion live probiotics or "friendly bacteria" to support gastrointestinal health, promoting the absorption of nutrients in the stomach and intestines, as well as improve elimination of toxic compounds.
Then the next step is to provide assistance to your digestion with the aid of digestive enzymes
TransformZymes naturally restores your body’s enzyme balance for a healthy digestive system and improved energy. This plant-based enzyme formula covers the full spectrum of digestion requirements.
Andy Weil recommends eating an anti-inflammatory diet, including essential fatty acids like fish oil and GLA. In addition, you might try supplementing with glutamine, an amino acid that helps maintain intestinal metabolism and function and seems to benefit patients who have had intestinal injury from chemotherapy and radiation.
Along with a Anti-inflammatory diet our product Age-Less will aid your body with the inflammatory process.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic medicine your Life’s Essence has its home in your gut. Your GI is also home to 80% of your Immune system. So it makes very good sense to take care of home to your Core Essence.