The word ‘bacteria’ has always come with negative connotations, but when your doctor mentions the importance of “gut health,” the reference is to the myriad of bacteria in it.
If only you knew sooner that this simple microbiome is linked to diseases from obesity to polio, and especially diabetes type two.
While your body is filled with many beautiful complexities, beauty can become the beast, and this complex microbiome can become a disaster.
Gut bacteria are your best friends before they become beasts.
Those minuscule organisms have such power in your life by playing a vital role in your immune system, which is also controlled by your need to survive.
The bacteria help the host preserve the body via the immune system process, attacking pathogens or deformed cells to eliminate them.
In doing so, they help to reduce the inflammation caused by these pathogens or deformed cells.
The toxic foods you eat, overtreatment with antibiotics, and even viruses can cause the bacteria to mutate into pathogens.
So, gut bacteria are very important in fighting inflammation that has been created by toxic elements.
That’s why caring doctors give you probiotics with your antibiotics.
Antibiotics are intended to kill bacteria, but probiotics restore the bacterial balance in the stomach.
Dysbiosis is the fancy term used for an imbalanced microbiome.
When gut bacteria turn into beast-like organisms, the immune system is left without a key factor to fight infections, reduce inflammation, and keep your health at its peak.
So, the gut’s microbiome needs to be in a more natural state instead of a defensive state.
Bacteria are also living organisms that need to eat, and they help convert fats or carbs into energy.
When the bacterial count in the gut is imbalanced due to an immune response, you have less help to convert those fats and carbs into energy, which often leads to obesity.
The microbiome plays a huge role in the metabolism of foods, and it collects vital nutrients needed by the brain and every organ in your body.
Your body will struggle to metabolize food, which could be a causal factor for diabetes type two.
A recent review in the Netherlands shows that you can manage your diabetes and reverse it if you restore the bacterial balance in your body.
In addition, imbalanced gut flora actually does damage to the liver, and this impedes cellular health.
Restoring the Flora
Human biology truly opens your eyes to see beyond the scope of common advice.
It might seem boring and long-winded, but learning about the microbiome will set the stage for repair.
Not only is it possible; it’s also easy.
Combat the imbalance in your gut with probiotics when you’re sick.
You can ask your doctor about them, or you can purchase them over the counter.
Otherwise, you must follow two simple rules.
The first rule says you must remove all the toxic products that harm the microbiome.
These include foods, environmental toxins, and even diet products that hurt the microbiome.
The second rule says you must feed the microbiome with nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and natural nutrition.
Natural remedies such as herbs and anti-inflammatory agents also work.
You can also feed the gut bacteria with superfood vegetables, such as leafy greens, which are essential foods for useful gut bacteria.
Stay away from toxic foods that mutate the gut bacteria into pathogenic deformities.
Realizing how important bacteria are and how intricately linked bacteria is to your body’s homeostasis is the first step in preventing harm to your body.
Everything you eat is setting you up for success or failure.
It’s up to you to decide which one it will be!