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Good Gut Health Supplements: Do you need them?

Working with the general population provides me a source of great joy if I were to be candid with you reading this.

There is nothing greater nor more awesome to me than seeing Mr. or Mrs. Jones believe in him/herself again. 

You know the underdogs of looks, physical fitness, and effort as judged by those who do not have such deficits. Often when Mr. or Mrs. Jones signs up with me they are motivated and ready to work. Some results come quickly, for others they do not, which becomes a source of frustration usually resulting in the client quitting or giving up on the journey because they do not understand the process. Do not worry, we as coaches/trainers did not understand the process really either until recently.

Enter your gut health as a key component of the understanding we need.

It would make sense that our gut could be trashed over time through food and water, but to really know the impact was not realized until late.

Now, there is a whole new world known as the “gut microbiome.” Think of this place like the rainforest in your gut. It has all sorts of things in it, but most importantly it does have good guys and bad guys in there too.

Bacteria live in your stomach, but not all of these micro-organisms are bad guys, some are good guys doing all they can to be your front line of defense – keeping your body healthy and thriving.

The bad bugs in there are just rowdy school kids, looking to always run amok and dirty the place up. They do not mind some anarchy in the rainforest and do all they can to keep things exciting for you.

This rainforest is a constantly changing environment that interacts with your environment which, well we all know how that is.

Things like exposure to heavy metals, man-made chemicals that illicit hormonal changes, along with degradation of water and our food supply combined with the rise and easy accessibility to processed foods, have led to your rainforest slowly over time, become an environment that isn’t conducive to the good guys winning as much as it is the bad guys.

The exposure and constant punishment we put our bodies through is something we can no longer deny. If you want to lose weight and feel better you have to begin to recognize a few things. I want to share my journey in fixing my gut health and how it started.

When I Was 8 Years Old: Battling Surgeries

A Never-Ending Cycle of Medicines

When I was just 8 years old, I faced 18 surgeries, leading to a routine of antibiotics, NSAIDs, cortisone shots, and anti-depressants – a never-ending cycle of medications.

The Rise of Gut Health Awareness (2015)

Antibiotics and Gut Troubles

Around 2015, a shift occurred, and people began discussing gut health more in the health and fitness world. The focus was on antibiotics, which, while killing harmful bacteria, also disrupted the balance in your gut.

The Fallout from a 1990 Surgery

A surgery in 1990 left me with open wounds and infections, pushing me into a prolonged period of antibiotic use. Little did I know, it took a toll on my mood, with 95% of the happiness neurotransmitter serotonin being made in the gut.

Unveiling the Gut-Brain Connection

Gut Vulnerability to Pain Relievers

Common pain relievers like Aleve and Aspirin, meant to ease our discomfort, can weaken the gut, making it “leaky.” This allows bacterial toxins, lipopolysaccharides, to enter the bloodstream, causing inflammation and various health issues.

Other Gut Troublemakers

Apart from pain relievers, factors like drugs reducing stomach acid, hormone-related medications, and diabetes drugs further interfere with your gut’s delicate balance.

My Personal Quest for Gut Health

Insights in My Early 30s

Realizing that the medications provided by doctors weren’t solving my depression and stomach issues, I embarked on a personal quest to delve deeper into the world of gut health.

Fungus in My Belly

Intriguingly, I discovered that our bellies host fungi. Reading “Toxic” this year opened my eyes to the mycobiome – a collection of fungi in the gut, intricately connected with the gut’s microbiome.

Candida: The Survival Expert

Candida’s Impressive Survival Tactics

Candida, an opportunistic fungus, thrives in the gut, causing cravings for sugar, fatigue, diarrhea, and more. Its survival strategy involves creating “BioFilms” – protective shields against antibiotics, notorious for wiping out both good and bad bacteria.

Assessing Candida Infection Risk

To gauge your risk of Candida infection, consider factors like your diet, antibiotic use, and whether you’ve had extended hospital stays or surgeries. Interestingly, emerging research links Candida with inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.

Pitfalls of Long-Term Low-Carb Diets

My Tryst with Salt

In a quest to manage a hereditary problem, I explored salt’s impact. Transitioning from a low-salt diet to a higher intake brought relief, but I still grappled with unexplained gut issues.

The Importance of Salt for Gut Health

Insufficient salt in your daily diet affects hydrochloric acid, crucial for breaking down food. Low salt diets can lead to gut issues, contributing to symptoms like bloating, acid reflux, and abdominal pain.

Restoring Gut Health: Tracking Sodium and Water

Sodium and Water Intake Monitoring

With 9 out of 10 clients following long-term low-carb diets experiencing gut health issues, I emphasize tracking sodium intake and ensuring a healthy water balance.

My Optimal Sodium Range

Maintaining a sodium range of 7-8g a day has been my key to feeling great, normal blood pressure, and optimal performance in training sessions.

Good Gut Health Supplements – 4 Cheap & Convenient Foods for Better Gut Health

Overview of Gut-Boosting Supplements

Exploring cost-effective nutrition approaches, I recommend four impactful additions – supercharged probiotics, glutamine, digestive enzymes, and biofilm dissolvers.

The Power of Curcumin

Curcumin, a spice celebrated for its anti-inflammatory properties, is also antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal, making it an easy and affordable addition to balance the gut microbiome and mycobiome.

Resveratrol: More Than an Antioxidant

Known for its antioxidant properties, Resveratrol also acts as a biofilm dissolver, found in red wine, blueberries, peanuts, and dark chocolate.

Apple Cider Vinegar’s Gut Harmony

Apple Cider Vinegar aids in proper food breakdown, helps kill harmful bacteria, and dissolves biofilms, ensuring balanced gut health with added benefits like blood sugar regulation.

Coconut Oil: A Gut Health MVP

Coconut oil significantly improves cholesterol levels, offers anti-inflammatory benefits, and positively influences the gut microbiome – a valuable addition for those suspecting gut health issues.

Conclusion: Holistic Gut Health

Holistic Approach to Gut Health

In conclusion, restoring gut health requires a holistic approach, considering diet, medications, and gut-boosting supplements. A balance of sodium intake and hydration supports overall well-being.

Encouragement for Those with Gut Issues

For those grappling with gut issues, take heart – understanding and addressing these issues holistically can pave the way for improved health and well-being over the long haul.

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