All Disease Begins in the Gut
The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates said this more than 2,000 years ago, but we’re only now coming to understand just how right he was.
Research over the past two decades has revealed that gut health is critical to overall health.
By improving gut health, it can help you:
• Lose weight
• Boost your immune system
• Reduce IBS
• And even lessen anxiety and depression
Many researchers such as Felice Jackman, who studies nutritional psychiatry and the link between anxiety and depression and gut health, believe that supporting gut health will be one of the most important goals of medicine in the 21st century.
According to Chris Kresser, "there are two variables that determine our gut health: “gut flora”, and the “gut barrier". Someone with problems with their gut barrier would experience leaky gut.
THE ROLE OF THE GUT!
Gut health is important – your gut contains more bacteria than all the other cells in your body combined! We are technically more bacteria than human.
Healthy gut flora is crucial to normal gut functioning.
The gut plays a role in:
• Immune function
• Psychological function
• Providing a barrier between what is inside the body with what is outside
• Nutrient absorption
It helps the body to digest certain foods It helps with the production of some vitamins It plays an important role in the immune system
WHAT IS GUT FLORA?
• Our gut is like a forest garden where all things live and grow
• Our gut is home to approximately 100 trillion microorganisms. Essentially our bodies are more bacteria than anything else!
• There are 10,000 species of bacteria in your body
• Up to a 1000 DIFFERENT bacteria species
• All of the bacteria in your body weigh around 1-3kg
There are 300 times more bacteria in your gut than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy!
SO WHAT COMPROMISES OUR GUT FLORA?
The way we live today all contribute to unhealthy gut flora:
• Antibiotics and other medications
• Diets high in refined carbohydrates, sugar and processed foods thinking Mc Donalds
• Diets low in fermentable fibres, aka not enough veggies
• Foods known to cause leaky: gut, gluten, seed oils and refined sugar
• Chronic stress
• Chronic infections
Antibiotics are obviously necessary. They do, however, have huge implications on gut health. When you have antibiotics, it essentially kills the good, the bad and the ugly. Doctor Natasha Campbell-McBride is a gut health specialist. She says it can take up to four years to restore and rebuild the gut biome following a course of antibiotics. If you do need antibiotics, ensure you drink Alpha Lipid™ Colostrum and consume a diet rich in probiotic foods. Probiotics are live microorganisms that help balance the friendly bacteria in your digestive system.
Probiotics are tiny micro-organisms your gut loves. Probiotics are often called ‘good bacteria’ because they help keep your gut healthy.
There was a study done with a fake stomach, fake intestines and fake digestive tract, but real saliva, real digestive enzymes and real acid and bile. Do you know what they found? That if you have a probiotic capsule, not many survived the trip. The highest rates of survival were the ones that were had 30 minutes before a meal or a beverage that contained some fat. So that is what makes Alpha Lipid™ Lifeline™ so unique being coated in fat to help it pass through the harsh acidic environment!
You can supplement to help strengthen your gut health with Alpha Lipid™ Colostrum Capsules™ which is bovine colostrum it is known to support the health of our digestive system by nourishing the gut wall. A healthy gut wall means our bodies have a natural defence system giving us the resistance we need to fight off bugs and viral infections helping our bodies perform at their best.
Defence: Colostrum’s natural antibodies build immunity through gut health
Energy: Probiotics and proteins aid digestion, helping you feel more energised and balanced
Focus: When you have the right balance of nutrients and a healthy digestive system to absorb them, your body and mind are naturally healthier and more focussed