He’s a strapping young man, but he catches every germ that walks by. She’s in the prime of life, only 24, but she gets sick every time she’s under stress. Her newborn baby is brand new, but mysteriously ill.
Another virus, another virus, what is it? Sinus infections, ear infections, bronchitis, burdened lungs, rashes, headaches, fatigue, joint pain, belly pain, food allergies, autoimmune diseases.
You wouldn’t think any of this has to do with the digestive system, would you?
Lots of us would.
A large number of young adults and children are suffering from weakened intestines. Our American (and international) diet went wonky a couple generations ago.
Now we seem to think snack food is real food. It’s not. We think vegetables are optional. They’re not. We think it’s fine to guzzle soda pop. It’s not.
With a daily Coke or Sprite or Tab habit, your body suffers steadily. Same with the doughnut habit. Yeasts and Fungi multiply with our high carb high sugar intake. They damage our guts.
Can we thrive on all the shiny delights at the grocery store? No.
Remember when Pinocchio went to the carnival and befriended those donkey guys? Bad idea.
Our popular food culture makes every new generation suffer more than their ancestors.
Not only that.
We invented antibiotics that screwed up our intestinal flora, killing our good bacteria. We didn’t realize our microbes protect our immune system.
We’re only now discovering how gut microbes keep us healthy. Now that they have steadily declined, generation to generation. Now that our babies have hardly any and we have to actively replenish them.
The multi-faceted story of intestinal decline is long and involved, filling tons of books, YouTubes, cyber waves. Hashtag overwhelmed.
What to do?
# Take probiotics to boost intestinal flora/good microbes.
# Eat fiber, lots of it, because it feeds your microbes.
# Be brave and eat a vegetable. Tomorrow, two. The next day, three . . .
# For a nagging recurring illness see your naturopathic doctor.
# Read Heal the Belly , Heal Autoimmune , Your Microbiota are Hungry!
This condition crumbling over the past century will take some time to repair in your body. But you will love how you feel, more and more as the months go by.
Disregard the flashy crap those carnival donkeys want you to eat and drink. You’re not a donkey.