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Digestive Enzymes are Important

Most people will benefit from supplementing their diet with digestive enzymes. Some of the immediate benefits you’ll notice are regular bowel movements, decreased gas, speedier emptying of the stomach, feeling less full after meals.

Enzymes are found naturally in raw fruits and vegetables. Once they are cooked or processed the enzymes are lost.

How Can You Get More Digestive Enzymes?

  •  Eat raw food
  •  Supplement with digestive enzymes before each meal
  •  Supplement with proteolytic digestive enzymes on an empty stomach

6 More Reasons to Supplement with Digestive Enzymes

  • Increase the amount of nutrients your body can utilize
  • Help break down your food to be utilized by your good gut bacteria.
  • Give your overworked, weary digestive processes a vacation so it can rest and rebuild
  • Strengthens weakened digestion caused by a less than perfect diet, eating processed foods and stress of a modern lifestyle.
  • Combat the decline of our enzymes which occurs naturally in aging. Our digestive enzymes drop to about 50% starting as early as age 30.
  • Helps the immune system control pathogens and parasites by reducing bacteria and improving circulation
  • Back in 2004, research from the National Enzyme Company showed that taking supplements of enzymes improves digestion.

Here’s what’s really strange:

The study found that availability of glucose increased 400% in the healthy digestive system mode, and 700% in a model for impaired digestion.

Interesting, eh?

The findings provided scientific confirmation for what we only previously suspected from patients telling us:

New Year, New Gut

Our New Years Gift to You, our valued Customer. 

Here’s an easy way to find out what’s in your gut so you can start the New Year ensuring you have a healthy digestive tract by making certain that your microbiome is teeming with lots and lots of good bacteria. 

Microbiome

How can you do that? 

uBiome Gut Test lets you take your health into your own hands. Their simple at home swab test literally takes 2 minutes, and valued at $89, is your first line of defense. 

And no need to pay for it now. For a limited time only, simply place an order with Good Gut Solution for supplements totaling $120 and add the sku for the uBiome Gut Test-uBiome-to your order. then use coupon code UBIOME1 to receive your complimentary test.

 uBiome was started in 2012 by researchers from Stanford, Oxford, and UCSF. They developed a simple, quick way to test the bacteria in your gut. See how you do it. Click Here for Instructions.

You see, your gut is made up of 100 trillion bacteria cells that have direct influence on your health. All these 100 trillion cells make up your unique microbiome.

Know what bacteria your unique microbiome consist of and then model your supplement program on what you learn from the test.

Here’s what you do to send it in.

https://app.ubiome.com

uBiome test kit instructions

*PLEASE NOTE

Remember to include your date of birth when you place your order. The uBiome lab needs that information for accuracy.

Did you know?

The systems the microbiome influence are tremendous, virtually every system in our body including:

  • Digestion
  • Immune system
  • Cognitive function
  • Nutrient Absorption

So with the intrinsic link between these systems and your microbiome, it makes sense to put this at the top of your priority list when looking at ways to improve your overall health.

What will be in my Ubiome Results?uBiome Results

Once the sequencing of your unique microbiome is complete you will receive an email. You simply log in to your account for a detailed, easy to understand report on your microorganisms.

uBiome uses DNA sequencing technology to identify specific individual bacteria strains. Your report will include detailed information on each of the bacteria found. This includes the name of each bacteria strain, the total number and what their function is in your body.

You can also compare your rmicrobiome results with the results of others. See how your microbiome compares with other groups; vegans, those taking antibiotics or those that smoke.

uBiome Gut Kit

uBiome Gut Kit

Take advantage of this great opportunity to find out more about your unique, individual microbiome. Value $89-use UBIOME1 at check out while our complimentary offer lasts.

Use Coupon Code UBIOME1 to get your free test.
*Remember to add in your $120 supplement order.

Healthy Lifestyles

Health Lifestyles ImageDr Julie Schourup M.D. makes these healthy lifestyle suggestions to her patients.

She says that health issues can be eliminated with attention to a few basic healthy principles:

Here are her Healthy Lifestyle Suggestions.

Eat Healthy

  • Eat all the fresh fruits and vegetables desired
  • Eat 1 portion protein/mead; 1 portion = the size of your palm; best proteins are beans, lentils, fish, fowl
  • Eat 1 portion carbohydrate/meal; 1 portion = I tortilla OR I slice bread OR 1 cup cooked rice/noodles/grains OR 1 potato! Whole grains are best.
  • Eat only 3 tbsp fat /day or less
  • Avoid canned, packaged, pre-prepared meals, sodas, junk food, fast food
  • Drink caffeine/alcohol products moderately
  • Drink at least 2 Litres water/day
  • Colored foods are preferable to white foods; i.e. brown rice/bread is more nutritious than white rice/bread, sweet potato/yam is more nutritious than white potato
  • Eat as much variety as possible; every natural food has something to offer
    Sleep enough to feel refreshed upon awakening; this is 8 hours/night for most people

Aerobic Exercise

Aerobic Exercise at least 30 minutes + 5 min warm-up + 5 min warm-down, minimum of 3 times/week

Do not smoke and avoid nicotine

Manage Stress

Learn to de-stress /calm yourself in healthy ways; i.e. yoga, meditation, exercise, family time, take vacations, travel, relaxation exercises, acupuncture, massage, biofeedback, play music, spend time in nature…..

Pamela Nathan Gut Health Series Interview

Pamela Nathan’s Interview with Leah Kline

I recently participated in Leah Kline’s Gut Health Symposium. What a great panel of speakers she interviewed. There was so much to be learned from so many different experts talking about many different aspects of gut health. Not only was the information invaluable but there were lots of free giveaways as well.

Leah was curious to hear about how I was introduced to holistic medicine. Then she went on to ask me about my current ‘pet’ topics, like, how our understanding of what probiotics really are has changed since the completion of the Human Microbiome Project, as well as why I think prebiotics are so important with today’s challenges in maintaining excellent gut function.

Here’s the interview in case you missed it.

What are Synbiotics?

Dr. Robynne ChutkanDr. Robynne Chutkan, an integrative gastroenterologist and best selling author of the “Microbiome Solution” was interviewed by Dr. Oz recently. She was talking about Irritable Bowel Syndrome, explaining how IBS can manifest both as IBS-C (with constipation) and IBS-D (with diarrhea). She went on to suggest than an excellent way to help both kinds of IBS is with synbiotics …. and tells you how to make your own at home.

What’s a Synbiotic?

Synbiotics are the dynamo combination of prebiotics and probiotics. Not only do they provide good food for gut bacteria but they also deliver significant amounts of live bacteria themselves. The probiotics are good, live bacteria for our gut while the prebiotics are the food for our beneficial gastro intestinal bacteria. She recommends synbiotics for both IBS-C and IBS-D.

How to make Synbiotics at Home

Dr. Chutkan explains how to transform your prebiotic foods into synbiotics at home. You start off by taking any prebiotic veggie and adding a teaspoon of salt. That’s it! So, chop up some carrots, asparagus, and onions and place then place them in a mason jar and cover them in water. Then add a teaspoon of salt and cover the jar with a paper towel and rubber band. Then let it sit on your counter for a week. They’ll keep for one month in your fridge. What happens is that all the good bacteria start to grow and turn your prebiotics into a synbiotic. It’s that easy to do at home!

What Happens when you don’t have time to make Synbiotics at Home?

Committing to eat fermented foods on a consistent basis may be difficult to achieve. Actually making synbiotics may be a challenge as well. That’s where our Perfect Pass Prebiotic and Probiotic Combination comes to the rescue. In reviewing many of our past blog posts, you’ll find that our philosophy on how to maintain a healthy gut synchronizes precisely with Dr Chutkan’s approach. We, too, encourage our clients to use a combination of prebiotics with probiotics, even when they don’t actually make the synbiotics at home, they create a similar environment in the gut by combining both pre and probiotics.

You need good gut bacteria, and lots of it to make a healthy microbiome. You know how important your gut bacteria is. You need to nurture it. You know, too, that a strong microbiome is constantly compromised by antibiotics, processed foods and environmental toxins. The bests way to nurture your microbiome is by feeding it. This will help increase the numbers. Yes, that’s right, you can feed your bacteria. This helps your microbiome grow strong and encourages the good bacteria to multiply. How do we do this? …by actually feeding it with prebiotics. Not all Prebiotics are the same There’s a difference between different types of prebiotics – like Inulin, FOS and PHGG. Inulin-type prebiotics include fructooligosaccharides (FOS), oligofructose, and inulin. Whereas PHGG is a galactooligosaccharides.

The preferred prebiotic type is galactooligosaccharides. Why? because they ferment slowly. When the soluble fiber ferments slowly, it doesn’t result in symptoms of gas and bloating which often happens with inulin and FOS which are known to cause digestive symptoms like gas and bloating as a result of their rapid speed of fermentation. That’s why our Perfect Pass Prebiotic PHGG is a pure galactooligosacaride – one that is known to ferment slowly and not cause any side effects. What’s more …. there’s valid clinical research to show how beneficial it is in combating SIBO as well as reducing symptoms of both diarrhea and constipation.

Why choose PHGG?

We prefer the prebiotic that is made from partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG). The process of hydrolyzation slows down the fermentation process to insure the likelihood that your good bacteria has time to feed on it. The guar gum is already partially broken down with water. Guar gum that is used in Perfect Pass Prebiotic is highly purified and extensively researched. It dissolves easily and fully in water and it’s easy for everyone to use. There’s no smell, no taste and it breaks down easily.

Good Gut Solution Special Prebiotic Offer

Based on our confidence on how effective the synbiotic concept is, we encourage all our clients to consider using our PHGG prebiotic  with any probiotic of their choice. Right now when you buy Perfect Pass Prebiotic with any of these probiotics, you receive 10% off the probiotics. You can choose from Dr. Ohhira, VSL, Visbiome or Primal Defense. No coupon is needed, simply place both in your cart to receive the discount. Better still, when you purchase Perfect Pass Prebiotic with Perfect Pass Probiotic, our favored probiotic, you’ll get 15% off the probiotics. No coupon is needed, simply put both in your cart to receive the discount.

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Sheryl Cohen January 17, 2017