The main event going on in our stomachs is the interaction between our immune systems and bacteria. In recent years there has been a huge movement in taking care of our tummys. We have all heard about the benefits of probiotics and many of us have experienced the unfortunate effects of killing too much bacteria in our stomach by being on an antibiotic and ending up with diarrhea and intestinal upset.
The intestinal lining is the center of the bodies’ immune system. Our immune system is essentially our defense against germs, virus’s and foreign substances from getting i and causing problems.
The health of your gastrointestinal system is exponentially imperative to your overall wellness. Intensely in charge of the critical functions of the body’s digestive and immune systems, good bacteria in your digestive system have the potential of affecting your body’s vitamin and mineral absorbency, hormone regulation, digestion, vitamin production, immune response, and ability to eliminate toxins, not to mention your overall mental health.
A few years ago, I was personally surprised to discover that almost every health issue that I had from urinary tract infections to migraines and skin rashes were caused by what was going on inside of my belly.
I had intense cramps, constipation, headaches, brain fog, tinea versitus, urinary tract infections, bloating and many more seemingly minor issues that were all solved by a diet makeover.
And I am not the only one. In a new book, “The Gut Makeover“, the latest discoveries in stomach health are laid out simply and eloquently.
Basically, we are all faced with an overgrowth of candida fungus which is caused by consuming too much sugar, starch and yeasts. The gut makeover diet is focused on cutting out dairy, sugar and breads and incorporating fermented foods such as keifer to increase the healthy bacteria in the belly.
At first, you will experience a detox sensation with flu like symptoms as all of the toxins from chemically processed foods escape your body. After about a week, you will feel like a weight has been removed from your entire body.
It turns out that the old adage is true; we really are what we eat.