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Probiotics and Prebiotics for Gut Health

It’s Important to Take Both Prebiotics and Probiotics – Learn Why

Perfect Pass Prebiotics & ProbioticsProbiotics ranked as the third most commonly used supplement in a study by the National Health Statistics Report. It’s not surprising, probiotic research has been at the forefront of preventative medicine and study for the past 5 years. We’ve learned the importance of gut health and how it influences every system in our body from our gastrointestinal tract to our neurotransmitters. We know we need to keep on top of our health by supplementing with probiotics from time to time, especially after going on antibiotics.  For some people probiotics are necessary on a daily basis to manage a GI condition. Just about everyone knows the importance of having good gut bacteria these days. What few people know about though, is the importance of prebiotics.

Prebiotics are the food for our good gut bacteria. It’s actually easier to grow the bacteria already in our gut, keep it strong, and increase our good gut bacteria by feeding it with prebiotics, also known as fiber.

What exactly are Prebiotics?

Prebiotics act as a “gut fertilizer” to feed the good gut bacteria in our GI Tract.  They are a type of indigestible fiber called oligosaccharides which are found in certain plant foods. Some of the plants that contain oligosaccharides are jerusalem artichokes, dandelion greens, onions, jicama and asparagus.

The recommended amount of this fiber is at least 25 grams every day.

If it seems difficult to get prebiotic fiber in your normal daily diet then you may want to consider taking a prebiotic supplement.

We recommend Perfect Pass Prebiotics to all of our clients taking probiotics. Over the past few years many of our clients were able to lower their dose of probiotics once they were taking Perfect Pass Prebiotics. This brand stands out from the others because it’s made from partially hydrolyzed guar gum, known as PHGG. Read More about the benefits of PHGG by clicking here. This type of prebiotic doesn’t cause any side effects and can be safely used by people who have SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth). It also reduces the symptoms in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Click Here to learn more.

It’s the perfect fertilizer for your good bacteria to grow.

If you haven’t used Perfect Pass Prebiotics yet, now is the time to try it. Pair it wth any probiotics you are taking to grow the numbers of good bacteria in your gut and increase their efficacy. We recommend the Combo Pack.

The Many Health Benefits of Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll Benefits You In So Many Ways

Chlorophyll is a health food that has so many benefits for the human body. No wonder why its good for us, it’s essential to the process of photosynthesis known as “the building block for life”. Chlorophyll is found in nature in cells of almost all living things. It contains vitamin C, inorganic salt, and is alkalizing for the body. Did you know it’s available in a liquid form? This powerhouse supplement has many benefits. We recommend our clients have some liquid Chlorophyll on hand. Once you learn about it you will want to use it all the time. It’s simple to use, just add the drops of liquid chlorophyll to juice, water or any liquid you are drinking.

chlorophyll

Increases Oxygen in Your Blood
It’s been shown to increase oxygen uptake in the blood, which can increase energy, relieve fatigue and improve many blood disorders. Great for when you travel to high altitudes or for ski trips. Helps to combat dreaded altitude sickness. Click Here to read More about Acute Mountain Sickness and natural remedies. It’s recommended to start Chlorophyll a week prior to your trip to higher altitude.

Helps Fight Cancer
Studies have found that liquid chlorophyll can bind to potential carcinogens and interfere with how they’re absorbed within the human gastrointestinal tract. This helps stop the bad guys from being circulated throughout the body and reaching susceptible tissues, such as those within the joints or heart.

Read more about chlorophyll’s anti-cancer effects in a study published by NCBI that shows chlorophyll exhibits strong anti-mutagenic activity against a variety of carcinogens. Click Here

Speeds Up Wound Healing
Protects against infection by slowing down the rate at which harmful bacteria reproduce,thus making it beneficial for wound healing. It’s also been found to help lower inflammation caused by injuries or wounds,

Check out this study on chlorophyll’s anti-bacterial activity when used in wound healing, Click Here to read this study reported by Sheila Mowbrays in the British Medical Journal.

Improves Digestion and Detox
Improves detoxification is by speeding up waste elimination.

Protects Your Skin
There’s some evidence that chlorophyll benefits skin health due its antiviral effects, allowing it to help stop the development of cold sores and shingles. It aids in minimizing the effects of aging and maintaining healthy tissue by stimulating the anti-aging enzymes and encouraging healthy and youthful skin.

How Can You Get More Chlorophyll?

Top food sources are leafy green veggies such as arugula, wheat grass, leeks, parsley, kale, swiss chard spinach and sprouts. Other sources include blue green algae, chlorella and spirulina.

Try some liquid chlorophyll today, it’s so convenient to use. Just put 10 drops in your water and drink up, two times a day.

 

If you Have High Cholesterol-Try Using Berberine

How Does Berberine Help if You Have High Cholesterol?

BerberineNew studies are discovering that Berberine can help reduce the risk of heart disease and prevent heart failure by lowering high cholesterol. Properties of this amazing supplement can also help promote a major reduction in blood sugar levels.

Check out this study published by NCBI on patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Click Here to Read and Learn. 

This supplement has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for the last 1ooo years. It’s most commonly used to treat gastrointestinal issues like diarrhea and food poisoning, by fighting harmful microorganisms, bacteria, fungi and parasites.

Additionally,this amazing herb may help you lose weight by regulating your metabolism.

It works on your metabolsm  by activating an enzyme inside cells called AMP- activated protein kinase (AMPK). This enzyme is sometimes referred to as a “metabolic master switch” and is found in the cells of various organs, including the brain, muscle, kidney, heart, and liver. This enzyme plays a major role in regulating metabolism.

Jessi Nahama Manages Crohn’s Disease Effectively

Managing Crohn’s Disease

Jessie Nahama Manages Crohn's Disease EffectivelyJessi Nahama is a girl with a difference. I met her at the Crohns and Colitis Foundation Support Group. I was so impressed with how innovative she has been in managing her condition of Crohn’s Disease She has lots of share about her personal experience…… Read on……

Jessi writes:
After being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, I began a regimen of medications and hoped to finally get relief from my symptoms. But medication after medication, my treatments failed. They worked for several months and then I would relapse. Throughout this, I continued to lead what I considered a “healthy” lifestyle – working out and eating a mostly Paleo diet.

I couldn’t understand why all of these treatments would initially work, but then ultimately fail. I began to feel hopeless as I bounced from medication to medication, watching my inflammation spread despite eating “clean” and taking my medication as prescribed.

When pills completely stopped working, I started infusions. And they worked… for a few months. But I began to metabolize them too quickly and the benefits wouldn’t last long enough, so I began receiving them every 4 weeks (rather than the usual 8).

When it was suggested that if infusions didn’t work, the next step would likely be surgery – I began to better educate myself about alternative options to help supplement my infusions. This led me to meeting Kali Sink (wife to a husband with UC, and the brilliant nutritionist behind modernheirloomnutrition.com).

I made the commitment to being open-minded about more homeopathic remedies she suggested and was shocked at the HUGE difference between the “healthy habits” I thought I was practicing (avoiding things like sugar, processed foods, alcohol in excess, etc.), and truly following a gut-friendly, autoimmune-specific diet – which has been proven to help alleviate symptoms for some people with IBD.

I started a modified version of the GAPs and FODMAPs diets (focusing on low-starch, low-fiber, etc. – I do consume white rice as I am training for a half marathon and my body needs the fuel). I started having organic bone broth every day, and replaced my daily protein powder with Collagen Peptides.

I stopped my generic-brand daily vitamin and instead started taking L-Glutamine powder, Camu powder, probiotics (Primal Defense is great and doesn’t hurt my stomach), and Thorne HCL Acid with Pepsin to help me with digestion. I also take Nordic Naturals Cod Liver Oil every day (replacing my generic brand fish oil pills).

I learned the importance of really reading labels, being educated about “healthy” brands and knowing what you are putting into your body and how it directly affects your health.

I continue to receive infusions. The only thing I’ve done differently within the last 3 months is strictly adhere to better nutrition and supplements intended to heal gut irritation.

After more than 2 years of taking Mesalamine everyday to help with my inflammation, I was finally allowed to stop it because my symptoms showed such significant improvement (this was after just 3 months of following an autoimmune-protocol diet). I have energy again (most days!).

I am running the fastest training runs I have in years. And in 4 weeks, I will attempt to run my fastest half marathon time ever – a feat I never thought I would be able to do after my diagnosis.

Every day isn’t easy, and I still have a long way to go. But today is better than yesterday, and I’m committed to continuing to educate myself about what my body needs to heal, and how I can fuel it through more informed nutritional choices to keep me strong and carry me forward on my journey to optimal health.

FYI
Jessie is happy to help anyone with any questions. Please email us at help@goodgutsolution.com and let us know how best to contact you.

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