Quick facts about gut health and a few tips on how to improve it

Has your sink ever been clogged? I think we all went through this. And we resorted to all sorts of ways to clear the drain, various “special” products, and in some cases we resorted to some specialist who came and un clogged it.

Do you remember the unpleasant smell of rot and the hideous accumulation of various remains that blocked the pipes? Just about the same thing happens to our intestines.

To put it shortly, when we have an unhealthy diet, much of these foods do not digest, they remain in the intestines and can’t be eliminated. It is then necessary to use all sorts of methods, just like the sink. Here are some drugs, go to a specialist, do whatever to rid yourself of the effect. But do we always know what the health effects or, especially, the symptoms are in these cases?

Undigested food remains in the intestines. Here it begins to degrade and become rotten. Molecules turn into toxins that the body, in an attempt to save the situation, routes to the liver to process. Unfortunately that leads an unhealthy life, more than likely the liver is over worked and cannot do the complete detoxification required. So these toxins stay in the blood and the colon becomes toxic.


But not only the liver has to fight with so many toxins. A big burden is on the shoulders of the immune system. Dr. Rudolph Virchow was the first to discover since 1897 that the immune system is stimulated every time we eat, so-called leukocytosis. Cooked foods, due to not having a recognizable molecular and energetic structure, are considered to be toxins, foreign bodies and are attacked by the immune system. It has been noted that if our meal contains a percentage of raw food greater than 51%, leukocytosis does not trigger. Think about the situation where the immune system struggles for health with these toxins coming from the intestines and at the same time we have to fight the rest of the toxins that we introduce daily in the body voluntarily or involuntarily through the food and the pollution around us . In that case, when does our immune system have the strength and time to fight with viruses, infections, fungi and all the other health threats?

One good thing to know is that the immune system itself depends on proper digestion, being said that 50% of the immune system starting in the stomach.

Symptoms of autointoxication

When foods are not digested and the liver cannot remove them from the body is called autointoxication. The effects as well as symptoms of autointoxication are many and dangerous for health. In her wonderful book “Internal Cleansing,” Linda Berry refers to the most important and common ones:

  • Allergies and intolerance to certain foods
  • Bad smelling breath
  • Flatulence and bad smells
  • Constipation, diarrhea, soft removal, irritation to the toilet
  • Common congestion, colds, viruses
  • Common intestinal problems
  • Common headaches without any apparent reason
  • General pain that migrates from one place to another
  • Low energy, loss of vitality, depreciated sanadas
  • Middle Pain
  • Low resistance to infection
  • The need to sleep more
  • Liver and bile pain
  • Breast pain and vaginal infections
  • Skin problems.

Health solutions
As we have shown in the analogy from the beginning, solutions are generally related to the introduction of various substances into the body to decongest the situation. But these are just solutions for the moment and which often do not work. Any pill inserted into the body is viewed in turn as a foreign and attacked body. And if he does well on one hand, he will certainly harm another.

The best solution is, of course, to think about the cause, not the effect. No symptoms should be treated, but the cause. Symptoms are important to identify what causes them, they are signals through which the body communicates in the most intimate and personal way with us, announcing that it is a problem. And how do we react quickly than when we have a discomfort or when something hurts us, this is also the way we send our alarm.

Unfortunately, allopathic medicine is focused on removing symptoms and not causing it. This is like closing the fire alarm while the house burns down, but you can not hear the alarming sound of the alarm.

The best solution is a healthy diet rich in natural fiber foods. The best solution for health is prevention. But of course, those who have already been prevented do not help much. So what can we do for health?

We all know that probiotics are essential for maintaining the health of the intestines. These small bacteria penetrate the digestive tract and prevent the onset of diseases, digestive disorders and are even able to improve our mood. Microflora is studied more than ever because of the ability to stimulate not only digestive function but also the health of the brain, the immune system and longevity in general.

One of the simplest ways to take care of intestinal microflora is to feed it daily, optimizing the level of good bacteria in the body. For this, we have to do two things: add prebiotics to food and eat foods rich in probiotics. Prebiotics nourish good bacteria, also called probiotics, that maintain our health. It is also necessary to remove from the diet foods that inhibit the development of good bacteria such as processed foods containing refined cereals and refined sugar, processed fats, artificial sweeteners, pesticides, genetically modified ingredients and certain hormones found in animal food .

So to help you improve your bowel health, I’ve compiled a list of ways you can prebiotics and probiotics in the main meals of the day.

  1. Consume non-lactose yogurt at breakfast
    Milk yogurt was considered the only way we could introduce probiotics into the body, and the only type of yogurt that was on the market. But nowadays there are a lot of non-labeled variants that contain hormones, pesticides and have not been genetically modified. Options include soy yogurt (sweetened or unsweetened) for extra protein, coconut yoghurt or even almond yogurt. They contain the same bacteria as yogurt from cow’s milk, but do not choose those containing many additives like gums and emulsifiers – the fewer ingredients, the better.
    Yogurt probiotics are unique in the way they reduce bloating, regulate intestinal transit and strengthen the immune system.
    To enhance the effects of probiotics, add the berries to the yogurt (or prepare a smoothie). Forest fruits act as prebiotics that feed good yogurt bacteria, making breakfast even more effective.
  2. Eat cooked cabbage at noon
    Pickled cabbage is easy to find, not difficult to prepare and quite tasty. It is slightly salty, soaked and also low in calories, compared to other spices such as mayonnaise (full of oils and additives) or ketchup (full of sugar). Add it to salads, sandwiches, or mix it with avocados and chickpeas to prepare a refreshing and nourishing salad.
    Pickled cabbage contains beneficial bacteria cultures known as lactobacilli (Lactobacillus), which improves digestive function and fight against fermentation in the body, urticaria, and even against Lyme disease.
  3. Include Kimchi at the evening meal
    kimchiKimchi is a Korean preparation. It is one of the tastiest ways to add probiotics to the diet and a single portion offers the benefits of five vegetables. Kimki is made from cabbage, carrots, onions, leeks and garlic, but you can add other vegetables. Kimki is an ideal product for those who are allergic to gluten, soy or lactose.
  4. Discover the Miso soup
    Soup miso is one of the most nutritious foods that contain probiotics. It is very tasty and can be cooked in several ways, depending on individual preferences. It has a savory taste and is in paste form. Miso is made from simple ingredients or from a combination of ingredients. The top ingredients are fermented soybeans and brown rice. It’s in stores, but checks the label before buying it and chooses the one with a low content of additives.
    How to cook the soup: In a pot is added vegetables (leeks are excellent), chopped tofu, tomatoes, carrots and sweet potatoes. Add a little water to cover the vegetables. Boil and then move. It is an excellent meal that improves intestinal function by providing enzymes, beneficial bacteria, proteins and vitamin B12.
  5. Drink a little apple vinegar every day.
    Apple vinegar is one of the simplest ways to reduce inflammation and nourish the intestines and cells. Apple vinegar is fermented, but it does not contain real probiotics. Instead, it is one of the richest sources of prebiotics that will feed the good bacteria in the body.
  6. Enjoy some dark chocolate
    What a good way to improve your intestinal health! Chocolate has long been recognized for its properties to improve mood. More recent studies have found that this is not only due to the stimulating effect of chocolate. It contains pre and probiotics that help improve intestinal health. As a direct bonus, this much loved food raises your morale. Serotonin is produced largely in the intestines, so taking care of beneficial bacteria in the intestines also improves our mood.
    Since it is a fermented food, chocolate is beneficial to the health of the intestines, but be careful not to contain milk or too much sugar. It opts for black chocolate, containing at least 80% cocoa.
  7. Eat fruit and vegetables with healing properties
    Vegetables contain prebiotics that feed good bacteria in the body. Cabbage even contains natural probiotics (so it’s used to make kimchi). Vegetables are the cornerstone of good health. Fruits are also beneficial because they contain prebiotic fibers and natural sugars that nourish good bacteria in the intestines, but be careful not to consume too much once, as this can cause bloating.
    Focus on herbs, starch-free vegetables, fruit of the forest, pineapple, papaya that heals intestinal conditions and reduces inflammation. The most beneficial prebiotic-rich vegetables are: asparagus, onions, broccoli, carrots, celery, garlic, potatoes
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