Root of Digestion
The turning point for me
PROBIOTIC supplements ARE the good bacteria. When you take them, they repopulate your gut with the good bacteria and balance the ratio. I also used a prebiotic (food for the good bacteria) with my probiotic. This changed everything. My bowels started regulating within 3 days. I can not even express how good that felt! It felt like a miracle. I paid attention to my food and avoided sugar as well.
13 years ago, I was dealing extreme stress, digestive issues and gum disease. The doctor put me on prednisone. Through the next couple of years I had periods of relief. The last flair up, I lost 20 pounds. Down to 115 lbs! I was very weak and I couldn't gain it back. This extreme state lasted for 8 months, 7 weeks of it I was at my parents for support. The doctors told me that they did not know what caused it and thought it was crohn's disease or colitis. They said that there was not a cure, only ways to put it in remission.
I began to research it myself. One day I was reading in the book
Alternative Medicine - The Definitive Guide.
It looked at the body as a whole system in operation and how different therapies would approach an imbalance.
The job of the immune system is to heal.
“Inside each of us live vast numbers of bacteria without which we could not remain in good health. There are several thousand billion in each person (more than all the cells in the body) divided into over 400 species, most of them living in the digestive tract. Certain of these bacteria help to maintain good health, while others have a definite value in helping us regain health once it has been upset. The use of friendly bacteria supplements is known a probiotics, meaning - for life”
It indicated that the balance of the gut bacteria should be 90% friendly (good) and 10% other. (bad) Certain drugs like antibiotics kill off the population of bacteria. Then when it grows back, It repopulates in the wrong proportion.
When I read this, I thought - this has to be the cause. It is the basic root of digestion. Why wasn't this the first place to start? Once this balance is disrupted and left that way, it causes other complications. AND eating sugar and processed food makes it worse because they are not nutritionally sound for the good bacteria and FEEDS THE BAD BACTERIA!
It is a mad vicious cycle.
Research shows the waste that is produced by the bad bacteria is called Lypopolysaccharides. The excess waste negatively impacts the body in these ways.
Lowers brain function
Decreased nutrient absorption
Decreases thyroid function
Lowers metabolic rate
Decreases kidney function
Increases appetite and cravings
Decrease liver’s ability to detoxify
Decreases function of adrenal glands
Decreases zinc absorption
Increases inflammation & oxidative stress
Decreases energy flow
The digestive system starts in the mouth.
I was also experiencing gum disease. The gum line was receding above my right front tooth. When I went to the dentist he said that the only option was surgery. He couldn’t stop it.
When I researched it, I found that what causes it many times, is bacteria- too much “bad bacteria” under the gum line. I found that Essential oil ( "essence of" the plant by distillation) kills the bacteria that is the primary cause of gum problems. The toothpaste I changed to contained an essential oil blend. My immediate results were less bleeding and a marked difference in the tone of my gums within a week.. It took @ 6 months for the gum line above my front tooth to completely return to the normal position.
I am healed and continue to learn about the natural balance of life.
On my road to health, PROBIOTICS and Essential Oils were the the turning point for me. Everything happens for a reason. I learned so much about the body and the many ways to support it. My experience can help others. I got my life back and I am here to assist others in doing the same.
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Janet Tarr Moore, B,Msc