I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z April (2016) Challange.
My theme is Low Carb High Fat.
(#LCHF on Twitter)
But, that’s not all - it’s about a journey to better health.
It is about two women.
One at death’s door, the other not far behind.
As you follow this journey you will be surprised by what you read here. I hope it impacts you and causes you to question what mainstream medicine is doing to you, and those you love.
Ruth pointed out something I failed to catch (and white out) in yesterday’s post. The Food Pyramid Mom and I use has one flaw - it “allows” Diet Drinks - which I do not drink, nor promote as part of a healthy pyramid. I generally white it out, but failed to do so for the Pyramid I shared - I have corrected this.
Do your best to avoid ALL diet soft drinks, juices of any kind, and beverages pretending to be health drinks. Drink WATER, it’s what the body wants.
Here we go…
G is for Gut, it all starts here.
In much of the reading I have been doing I have come across the role of our GUT, how it does its job, and what causes it to stop functioning properly.
Pretty much everything that ails us starts in the gut.
The list of gut related diseases is long - and I’m not going to cover any of them here - that’s right, suffice it to say I will provide great links. Feel free to do some reading.
What I do want to say about THE GUT is this…
There is proven correlation to gut related diseases and grain consumption. Yes, all grain. And sugar. They adversely affect the PH of the gut which in turn seriously alters gut microbiota health.
Eating fermented foods is an essential part of maintaining healthy stomach bacteria - the good bacteria we need for optimal intestinal health.
THIS SITE IS WORTH VISITING - CHECK OUT THE TOP 5 FERMENTED FOODS TO EAT TO BUILD A HEALTHY GUT. Excellent information about gut health.
|The No. 1 Top Pick - Sauerkraut|
If you suffer from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), Colorectal Cancer, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes you need to take a look at how THE FOOD you eat is impacting your GUT’s MICROBIOME.
There is growing evidence that the gut microbiota plays a central role in human GI health and disease.
So… here are links to things I’ve been reading… knock yourselves out.
Role of the gut microbiota in health and chronic gastrointestinal disease: understanding a hidden metabolic organ (THIS STUDY IS AMAZING - YES, A LITTLE BIT OF A READ - BUT, WORTH IT. Scroll down to read the specifics on IBS, IDB etc.)
Dr. David Perlmutter - Depression, The Microbiome & Leaky Gut (great video lecture)
The Infinite Argument: Is Man Vegetarian or Carnivorous? (really good piece of writing) Ever wanting to rattle a few cages I added this in. What is your take? If you read this let me know what you think.
Change Your Microbiome, Change Yourself (comprehensive look at research into Human Genome)
The bus pulled into the station a little late last night - hence the delay in this post… but, all good things are worth waiting for! See you tomorrow… if my hormones don’t interfere!
Question for this post - Do you take prebiotics or probiotics to help your gut stay healthy?
Note: For those of you really interested in taking responsibility for your health I have a blog roll called TO YOUR HEALTH - start there. You’ll soon be feeling empowered. These are serious doctors and researchers whose work will change your life.