Friday, July 10, 2015

Your key to great health…for life!

Ours is a “quick fix” type of society.

I see this when people talk to me about their health issues—they want to feel better INSTANTLY and impatiently wait for my answer.

And they get deflated when I inform them that there’s no quick fix—they didn’t get to be this unhealthy overnight, and things can’t magically turn around overnight either!

If what I’m describing sounds like you, listen up.
Today I will help those of you who are looking to find a path to better health.

I can’t promise it will work instantly, but I bet you’ll see some significant improvements much quicker than you think…and they will LAST.

It will take a little effort on your part, but believe me, that will be quickly overshadowed by your excitement over how much better you can feel…for LIFE.

Ready? 

Here’s what you must do:

TAKE CARE OF YOUR GUT
That’s right.

Here’s why your gut is where it’s at in terms of creating optimal health:

Your first line of defense
Your gut is like a sentinel—it’s your primary line of defense against the outside world.  It lets the good stuff (food and nutrients) IN while keeping the bad stuff (wastes, toxins, carcinogens, dangerous bacteria and viruses) OUT.

And if your gut is not able to carry out its duties, it’s not a matter of if but merely when will you suffer the consequences.

If your gut was not able to carry out digestion, you’d start suffering nutrient deficiencies pretty quickly.

That can mean things like anemia, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, imbalanced hormones, low energy, brain fog and inflammation.

Plus you may be taunting your immune system with poorly digested food molecules in your bloodstream and triggering allergies or food sensitivities.

Immune housing
Most people don’t realize this, but your gut is where most of your immune system resides.
Although immune cells are found in your lymph nodes, bloodstream, and virtually all areas of your body, about 70 percent of them live in your gut.

So it only follows that the health and strength of your immune system is largely dependent on a healthy, strong gut environment.

Mental health in “both brains”
There is a series of chemical and electrical signals that continuously pass back and forth between the central nervous system (your brain) and the gastrointestinal system (your gut).  What affects one directly affects the other.

The brain-gut axis is the reason why you feel butterflies in your stomach when you're nervous, or get diarrhea when you're worried or upset. 

It's also the reason conditions like anxiety and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) frequently occur together.

So if the health of your gut is challenged, in addition to digestive problems, it can very well trigger anxiety or depression too.

Inflammation and heart disease
When your gut wall becomes too leaky due to poor digestion, toxins and disease-causing bacteria have an "open door" to seep into your bloodstream.

Then an inflammation and disease-causing cycle begins:
  1. First, your immune system reacts to toxins in your system, seeing them as dangerous invaders.  When it detects them, it sends out an SOS to your repair team (cholesterol and white blood cells) to get the inflammation cycle going.
  2. Toxins can also sail through your bloodstream, become lodged in your tissues and remain there for YEARS, all the while continually igniting an inflammatory response.
  3. Toxins can also generate oxidative damage to your cells which keeps the inflammation cycle going.
This is the perfect recipe for chronic inflammation in your blood vessels and in many cases heart disease.

The inflammation can also manifest itself as conditions like arthritis, migraines, asthma, eczema, psoriasis, low back pain, fibromyalgia and more.

Take good care of yours and it will take care of YOU
Hopefully you realize that you MUST take care of your gut if you ever want any measure of decent health.

The good news is, that’s not hard to do!

All you need to do is use the "4 R’s to a healthier gut" approach: 
  1. Remove
  2. Replace
  3. Reinforce
  4. Repair
1- Remove
This involves removal and avoidance of things that can harm your gut including:
  • Foods that you are sensitive to
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Soda
  • Excessive alcohol
  • Refined carbs-- sugar, flour, white rice and all things made with them
  • Antibiotics, oral contraceptives and acid reducers—talk to your doctor about alternatives or see if a healthier diet can help reduce your need for certain drugs (more on that below)
  • Regularly lacking sleep
2- Replace
Step 2 is to help reverse an unhealthy gut environment by replacing and repopulating your supply of beneficial bacteria, and this is done with a probiotic supplement.

Now as far as probiotics go, Super Shield multi-strain formula is your ticket for helping to restore a healthier flora balance.

Research studies have shown that it is important to use more than one strain of probiotic bacteria when tackling dysbiosis (harmful bacteria overgrowth).

Super Shield’s 13 strains of top-quality probiotic species each has their own “specialty” in how they help support gut and overall health.

3- Reinforce
Reinforcing a healthy gut environment means nourishing your friendly bacteria and having more smooth digestion to help keep your intestinal tract healthy and avoid waste buildup.

This involves eating foods that nourish your friendly flora like fresh vegetables, fermented foods and fiber-rich foods, plus keeping ALL of your meals easier for your system to digest.

The Great Taste No Pain system can guide you on how to construct easy tasty meals that are easier for your system to digest and help encourage more regular BMs. 

Plus the recipe book gives you loads of ideas for preparing delicious foods that help nourish you AND your intestinal flora!

And if you're gluten sensitive, Great Taste No Gluten is for you instead.

4- Repair
The final step is to help repair any intestinal damage that you may have from harmful bacteria and medications. 

One key nutrient for gut repair is L-glutamine--an amino acid that is available in supplement form in most health food stores.

In addition, Omega-3 essential fatty acids can help stabilize irritated intestinal tissue and encourage healing.  Fish oil supplements are a convenient way to get Omega-3 EFAs--and if you're looking for a high quality fish oil formula, VitalMega-3 is here for you!

VitalMega-3 gives your body a healthy daily dose of the Omega-3 EFAs EPA and DHA that are highly recommended by most experts, in the ideal 3:2 ratio.

It’s your GOLD

When it comes to helping to create and maintain great health, your gut is your GOLD—so treat it like the precious gift it is and it will return the favor many times over.

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