Worse, do these symptoms impact your day, even your productivity at work and your relationships at home?
It’s kind of wild, but research today says that our body is home to more bacterial cells than human cells. That each of us hosts roughly 100 trillion bacterial cells, that these bacterial cells outnumber human cells 10 to one, and an imbalance in our ‘friendly flora,’ versus rogue pathogenic bacteria can impact every facet of our life.
You might say, “Cool,” and forget about it. You might say, “So what. Who’s got time to care?” But you might say, “Whaaaat?!?!,” as I did near 30 years ago when I was diagnosed with an imbalance of ‘unfriendly’ bacteria in my body.
Here’s why I say you want to remember and care about this factoid. If the balance of good bacteria in your body, particularly in your gut, becomes imbalanced by poor diet, stress and the fast pace of the modern lifestyle,
- Healthy digestion becomes compromised, and
- Immunity becomes compromised, and
- It spreads throughout your body, including your brain
Even cancer, cardiovascular disease and obesity are linked to an imbalance in the ‘microbiota,’ the inner bacterial terrain.
If you’re serious about reclaiming your health and vitality, there is plenty you can do to encourage friendly bacterial growth to rebalance your inner terrain.
- The most important first step is to remove processed food-like substances, starchy foods, hard-to-digest foods and the top 5 common toxic-trigger foods, gluten, dairy, sugar, caffeine and alcohol. These foods feed the bad bacterial overgrowth that has taken over. Without the first step, every other step will bottom out. Hands-down.
- The second important step is three-fold,
- Add in nutrient-dense, electrically charged live foods that can help restore inner-balance, AND
- Add in probiotic-rich fermented foods, foods laden with good bacteria, like raw sauerkraut, raw fermented kimchee and kombucha and you can find them all in refrigerated section of your natural foods market. Fermented foods,
- Help boost the digestibility and boost absorption of foods
- Produce their own nutritional benefits — They make vitamin B12 and vitamin K that are produced in the digestive wall. Fermented foods actually make them both for us.
- Reduces IBS symptoms, like bloating, stomach cramping, abdominal pain, diarrhea and/or constipation and flatulence
- Produce numerous compounds that destroy and inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria.
- Add in an anti-bacterial, like oregano oil. Yes, this very intense oil is available in capsule form, but I highly recommend the drops, When you add your drops to a small glass of water to drink, it will coat every tissue it touches, from the mouth, through the alimentary canal. This is super effective in killing rogue bacteria.
- Add in a high-quality probiotic. This is the one supplement I recommend every client take.
By restoring your gut health and rebalancing your inner bacterial terrain, excess weight will fall off, energy will rise, stress will subside, productivity will return… and, you’ll sleep better, you’re mood will be better, your skin will radiate… and so much more. Makes sense though, doesn’t it, since you are largely a bacterial being?
- New to the get-healthy game? Lean in and choose one thing to add in, and one thing to take out. and start with one.
- Challenge yourself, this is how healthy change happens.
- Prefer to start with more basic, but oh-so essential steps to getting healthy? Click here.
Got questions? Leave a comment below. I’d love to help!