The Road to Good Health Is Paved With Good Intestines.
The top 4 Gut Health destroyers are -
4. Insufficient Nature Interaction.
Gluten and Glyphosate have one thing in common, they both have a knack for ruining the integrity of the gut wall and are responsible for intestinal permeability. Otherwise known as leaky gut. Leaky Gut is often the instigator for kicking off many an autoimmune disease.
Antibiotics. Bio= Life. Antibiotics are Anti-Life at their core.
They absolutely have a time and a place but over-prescription has decimated our microbiome and left us devoid of diversity and with insufficient good guys to crowd out the bad. Just one weeklong course of antibiotics changed participants' gut microbiomes, with the effects sometimes lasting as long as a year one study found.
In young children especially, whose body systems are still developing, the gut microbiome takes a heavy blow from antibiotics. A study from 2016 showed that one weeklong course of antibiotics caused significant changes to children’s microbiomes that were not resolved until two years later.
We have a severe nature deficiency issue in the year 2020. Lockdowns have seen us spend significantly more time indoors, with less sunlight and less exposure to the natural world in general. This again has a significant impact on the diversity of our biome. Not to mention the chronic use of biocides to disinfect our environments.
We are designed to get our hands dirty, to roll in the grass (not sprayed with glyphosate of course), play with dogs, interact with other humans and be exposed to their biomes, breathe in the volatile aromatic compounds of the trees, flowers, and natural world around us. This is how we build resilient, healthy guts.
Don't ever forget our human symbiotic dependence on the natural world in order for us to flourish as a species. We need plants to nourish our cells with antioxidants, sunshine to fill up our Vitamin D Receptors, clean water to hydrate & replenish our internal ocean with, healthy soil full of microbes to nourish our biome, and clean air to breathe.
To quote Edward Abbey - "Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit and survival."
We'll leave you with that to ponder.......