Topic: Gastrointestinal Health
check out Salt and Soil in Juneau: https://www.saltandsoilmarketplace.com/ Our bodies are literally a walking, talking rainforest. The “ecology” of our trillion or so human cells, and the ten-fold greater number of bacteria (and 100-fold greater number of viruses) that co-exist within us all is deeply informed by our local surroundings – our geography. The soil in SE Alaska was built up over thousands of years. It is perfectly adapted to this environment. When we eat food that was grown in local soil we too become better adapted to our local environment.
This is from cardiologist Dr. Gundry: Lectin Shield Lectins are a protein present in many plant-based foods we eat. They can interfere with your digestion, energy, and overall health. Lectin Shield is a unique blend of potent compounds designed to bind to the lectins in your diet. Promotes regularity and pleasant bathroom visits Blocks dietary lectins Helps reduce feelings of gas and bloating Aids against out-of-control food cravings Made in USA PRODUCT DESCRIPTION This groundbreaking new formula was created to offset the discomforting effects of lectins (proteins commonly found in plants that make them harder to digest). Lectin foods pervade the typical American diet and it can be difficult to maintain a completely lectin free diet. This is where Lectin Shield comes in. Lectin Shield works to protect your body from a pile-up of lectins and to promote full-body comfort. Supports intestinal health. Blocks dietary lectins. Helps reduce instances of gas and bloating. Helps curb cravings for lectin foods and encourages digestive strength. Please email me to join with me in a 1-2 month experiment using this product. SHIELDING YOUR...
Cultivated foods have all developed mechanisms to protect themselves. Yes, they are “evolved organisms” and prefer to not be eaten. Mostly these toxic substances (called lectins) in almost all cultivated foods work to prevent bugs and birds eating away at the plants. But lectins can disrupt human gastric-intestinal health, and negatively impact brain function as well — including instigating food cravings.
Grass-Fed Milk Is Taking Off With Health-Conscious Shoppers At Almost $6 a Half-Gallon at Whole Foods and Other Stores, Milk From Cows That Don’t Eat Grain Is Considered Healthier Than Organic By Sarah Nassauer For some shoppers, organic isn’t enough. They want grass-fed milk. The pricey milk isn’t only organic. It comes from cows fed mostly grass, and never corn and soy.
Here’s a link to the article on NPR (http://n.pr/1lrRnq3 Given, the current agreement is, that there is 10 : 1 ratio of bacteria in our microbiome to cells in our body. There appears to be 10 times more viruses (bacteriophages) in the microbiome than bacteria. This is in terms of genetic material. “In the 1920s and 1930s, before widespread use of antibiotics, physicians successfully treated a variety of infections with bacteriophages, or phages for short. These natural viral predators, which target bacteria but leave mammalian and plant cells unscathed, were sold by pharmaceutical companies including Eli Lilly & Company1 and even made it into the fiction of the time—the protagonist of Sinclair Lewis’ 1925 book Arrowsmith fought bubonic plague with phages.” Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People’s Gut Bacteria New viruses are a dime a dozen. Every few months, we hear about a newly discovered flu virus that’s jumped from birds to people somewhere in the world. And the number of viruses identified in bats is “extraordinary and appears to increase almost daily,” scientists wrote last year in the journal PLOS Pathogens. But a virus that has...
New research is revealing something remarkable about why the body sweats. Beyond its obvious role in regulating body temperature, sweating has been found to facilitate the elimination of accumulated heavy metals and petrochemicals, indicating that if we want to be healthy we should put regular effort into doing more sweating. Sweating has long been known as a source of bodily, if not also spiritual “cleansing.” But until recently, very little ‘scientific’ confirmation existed proving that using heat and/or exercise to facilitate perspiration-induced detoxification actually works the way that many natural health advocates claim.
Check out this amazing article and be very wary of antibiotics and antibiotic-riddled meat and dairy products. http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2013/02/26/in-the-magazine/health-in-the-magazine/good-bacteria.html
By MICHAEL MOSS Published: February 20, 2013 On the evening of April 8, 1999, a long line of Town Cars and taxis pulled up to the Minneapolis headquarters of Pillsbury and discharged 11 men who controlled America’s largest food companies. Nestlé was in attendance, as were Kraft and Nabisco, General Mills and Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Mars. Rivals any other day, the C.E.O.’s and company presidents had come together for a rare, private meeting. On the agenda was one item: the emerging obesity epidemic and how to deal with it. While the atmosphere was cordial, the men assembled were hardly friends. Their stature was defined by their skill in fighting one another for what they called “stomach share” — the amount of digestive space that any one company’s brand can grab from the competition.
The Huffington Post (huffingtonpost.com) – Gut Bacteria and Childhood Eczema – Leonard Smith MD – (Monday, February 11, 2013) Gut bacterial balance affects many different areas of health, but one of the most important to consider is the establishment of healthy gut bacterial balance during infancy. This is a topic Brenda Watson and I have covered many times. Brenda has blogged on this topic a few times, and we cover it in our bookThe Road to Perfect Health. Healthy gut balance during early life is associated with protection against a range of health conditions, most notably the atopic diseases of childhood — asthma, eczema, and allergies.  Gut balance during infancy is dependent on factors such as mode of delivery, diet, and administration of probiotics or antibiotics. This early gut microbial development primes immune function that can have life-long effects on health.