The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, lived in Greece about 2,500 years ago and said that all illnesses and diseases can be cured if we fix the gut. Must have been something in the water. When you go on vacation and get an upset stomach, that is your gut saying that you have eaten or drank something that you shouldn’t. The phrase “Trust your gut” shows that you should remain in connection with your internal feelings and know yourself.
Your gut is your core. It houses your good and bad bacteria and regulates digestion, mood, metabolism, and general health.
With lives being focused on modern living, we eat more processed, genetically modified foods, we breathe more polluted air and we have less exercise. All these factors can contribute to a polluted internal system, which is regulated by your gut.
When your gut is infected, polluted or has too much bad bacteria inside, the bad has to come out and can do so quite violently and quickly. This can be called the “Leaky Gut” syndrome.
How Can You Treat Your Leaky Gut?
The most obvious way of treating a gut problem is through the food and drink that we consume. Good and bad bacteria predominantly get into our gut through our mouths, and therefore through our diets. Some food helps to strengthen and maintain a good clean gut, other food can poison us, cause inflammation or cause the fast growth of pathogenic bacteria.
1. Make sure that we eat and drink healthy clean food and drinks. If you have allergies or if certain foods disagree with you, make sure to limit them in your diet.
2. Alcohol is a poison. Too much of it can cause irritations and upsets in the stomach and gastrointestinal tract. It is extremely dehydrating and can cause an imbalance in the body. Moderate your usage of alcohol.
3. Metals in the air, pesticides in our food, antibiotics, genetic modification, and other contaminants can lead to digestive disorders and inflammation. Reducing the intake of these negative ingredients will help to improve your gut.
4. Enhance your mood. Bad moods can lead to an unhappy gut. Depression, anxiety, stress, and lack of sleep can lead to unhappy and unsettled guts which can lead to illness and infection. Your gut, much like your whole body, needs to be a happy place.
Feed it food and drinks that make it a happy place.
Written by Stuart Bold