In the Flow with Healing Waters
Important topic we do not talk about
What is something every human must do and we don’t talk about it much?
Most people don’t know how important it is and are really not very knowledgeable about it.
Surveys show that 74% of Americans have problems with it.
Can you guess what it is?
In our everyday life, we typically don’t discuss poop and don’t understand how important it really is.
What is poop?
A lot of us think it is leftover food the body doesn’t digest.
Let’s get clarity, besides water, most of your poop actually consists of the bacteria that lives in your gut.
This bacterium has good bugs that help you digest the nutrients in your food. Then, there are the bad bugs that can cause discomfort, low energy, and cravings for unhealthy food.
A lot of people understand that an unhealthy GI tract can lead to digestive discomfort, constipation, irritable bowels, and heartburn.
Did you know that it can also affect your skin, weight, energy level, joints, heart, and even your brain?
What is a leaky gut?
It is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products, and bacteria to “leak” through the intestines and flood the bloodstream. The foreign substances entering the blood can cause an autoimmune response in the body including inflammatory and allergic reactions such as
· Irritable bowel
· Chronic fatigue
· Food allergies
· Rheumatoid arthritis
· Cardiovascular disease
· Auto-immune conditions
· Mental decline
Inflammation in your body is the leading cause of all diseases. When we create an environment for inflammation to continue, we are inviting disease to start and continue to spread in the body.
With a leaky gut, damaged cells in your intestines don’t produce the enzymes needed for proper digestion. As a result, your body cannot absorb essential nutrients, which can lead to hormone imbalances and a weakened immune system.
All of this is related to your gut and your poop, this is why it is so important to pay attention to it.
Let’s talk about POO
Do you know how important it is to take a peek at your poop?
It can tell you a lot about your health.
You can take charge of your health first by identifying and paying attention to your bowel movements.
The shape and consistency can tell you plenty about your health.
Stools that are smooth and snake-shaped are perfect.
Lumpy, hard, nut-like, soft, mushy, and watery are all signs of your gut being out of balance.
According to Dr. Leo Galland, director of the Foundation for Integrated Medicine, the following symptoms might be signs of leaky gut:
- Chronic diarrhea, constipation, gas or bloating
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Poor immune system
- Headaches, brain fog, memory loss
- Excessive fatigue
- Skin rashes and problems such as acne, eczema or rosacea
- Cravings for sugar or carbs
- Arthritis or joint pain
- Depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD
- Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease or Crohn’s
How to heal a leaky gut
The key to healing a leaky gut is changing your diet and eliminating the foods that your body treats as toxic. Start to pay attention to things you can cut back or eliminate in your diet.
· Refined sugar
Typically within six weeks or so you can watch your energy levels rise and symptoms decline.
In addition to eliminating certain foods, you might consider adding a few things to help repair your leaky gut.
These included healthy fats:
· olive oils
· probiotics to restore the healthy bacteria your gastrointestinal tract
· L-glutamine, an amino acid rejuvenates the lining of the intestinal wall.
We are not dieticians or doctors, so make sure to consult a dietician and your doctor when you have health issues.
-On the toilet