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Poor gut health is a sign of poor overall health. More correctly, if you have poor gut health, your overall health is suffering as a result.
You have more bacteria cells in your gut than you have human cells in your entire body. If your gut is unhealthy, those bacteria are unhealthy, and you’re unhealthy by default.
Poor gut health isn’t only caused by unhealthy bacteria, but they are a major cause.
Consider this - many autoimmune issues and irritable bowel syndrome are linked to an imbalance of healthy and unhealthy bacteria.
Since your calories and nutrients pass through your gut before they become available to you, the health of your gut influences the health of every part of your body.
Here are some signs you may be suffering from an unhealthy gut microbiome:
➡️Addiction to simple carbohydrates. Sugar is so bad for your body. Eating simple sugars helps the bad bacteria in your gut to grow. And, what do those bacteria like to eat? That’s right, more sugar. If you have regular cravings for foods with high sugar content, it might be a sign of poor gut health.
➡️Difficulty concentrating. A reduced ability to concentrate is a common complaint among those with poor gut health. It’s believed that the inflammation caused by poor gut health affects the brain’s ability to focus and block out excess stimuli.
➡️Gastrointestinal distress. Diarrhea, bloating, constipation, gas, heartburn, or other gastrointestinal discomforts can be a sign of poor gut health. A healthy gut is able to process and eliminate waste with minimal difficulties. Regular gastrointestinal distress can be a sign of a serious issue.
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Here's to a happy and healthy 4th of July--
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What day of quarantine is it for you? Just like I have no clue what day it is I also feel like we have had this "stay at home" order for what seems like a lifetime.
Feeling stressed? Today I want to remind you that we will get through this.
I wanted to share with you some tips to stay relaxed during this time of uncertainty:
- Exercise: An easy, natural, yet incredibly powerful method of reducing stress is as simple as putting one foot in front of the other and increasing your day-to-day physical activity levels. For those of us who spend a good amount of our time sitting behind a desk, getting in some exercise isn't always something we make time for, but it's an important component in resetting your mind and body, which will ultimately help you minimize stress levels.
2. Limit Incoming Noise: access to the internet has brought a lot into our world: convenience, social networking, the ability to work from just about anywhere....but with it comes an extraordinary amount of stress. It's important to focus on your own personal down-time every day, even if it's just an extra hour away from the chaos of your business life. Set a time each day for digital detox to limit incoming noise. Try to take some time to sit in silence and recharge. My personal favorite is starting and ending the day like this.
- SLEEP: another natural way to reduce stress is to make sure that you get enough, but not too much, sleep. When we don't rest enough, our body can tense up and it leads to irritability and depression. And when we are irritable or depressed, we're stressed. On the other hand, that doesn't mean you should sleep for an incredibly long amount of time. Getting the perfect nights sleep is an easy and natural way to keep stress at bay! I recommend a MINIMUM of 7 hours (I prefer 9!).
- 4. Reduce caffeine: reducing your caffeine intake, whether it be in the form of coffee or other highly caffeinated beverages, is a natural way to reduce and relieve stress (and your adrenals will thank you!) Just as many of us need caffeine to function after waking up, too much can make us jittery and scatterbrained. Try replacing your coffee with matcha or green tea for a healthier choice.
Put Yourself First: so many of us are afraid to say "no" when people reach out for help, advice, support and by not considering whether saying "yes" is good for us, it can easily lead to incredibly high stress levels. Above all else, be selective with your overall workload and what favors you do for people. Prioritize what household chores need to be done, what bills must be paid right away and know when to say "no." It's important to "put your own oxygen mask on first." Make a commitment to be better at saying "no" and putting yourself first.
I hope these tips were helpful for you during this time of uncertainty. Just know you are not alone. I am here for you.
I always try to find the silver lining amongst the chaos and right now it’s–your health is important. Even though literally every event in the near future has been postponed, cancelled or re-imagined and businesses are shutting down there is one thing that remains open. …
What’s with the TP hoarding? I have yet to understand WHY there is a shortage of toilet paper. This virus does NOT cause crazy amounts of bowel movements, nor does toilet paper kill viruses. Anywho…. As a Naturopathic Physician, I took an oath to abide …
I hope that by after reading this I can calm you down (if you are worried!) Here are some interesting statistics about this virus, which in actuality has been around for years--it's just that it mutated into a new strain we have never seen before...hence why this "mass hysteria" is beginning...
*As of earlier this month, reported by JAMA
72,314 case RECORDS
Of that 72,314 case records, only 44,672 were CONFIRMED cases of COVID-19 (62%)
Of those cases 44,762 cases:
- 3% were over age 80
- 87% were between ages 30-79
- 8% were between ages 20-29
- 1% were between the ages 10-19
- 1% were less than 10 years old
The severity of the virus:
- 81% were MILD symptoms
- 14% were SEVERE symptoms
- 5% were CRITICAL symptoms
The overall fatality rate is ~2.3% (1023 deaths among the 44,672 confirmed cases):
- 14.8% fatality in those over 80
- 8% fatality ages 70-79
- 3.6% fatality ages 60-69
- 1.3% ages 50-59
- 0.4% ages 40-49
- 0.2% ages 10-39
- NO DEATH reported among children 9 and younger.
Here are some answers to questions I found interesting while researching this post:
How long can the coronavirus last on a surface? The answer is not really known, however, most other coronavirus strains can last up to a week on surfaces. The researchers also found that by using household disinfectants (62-71% ethanol, 0.5% hydrogen peroxide or 0.1% bleach) can inactivate the virus within minutes. however, it's not entirely clear if this new coronavirus is similar.
How can you contract the virus?
The CDC reports the virus is likely spread through close contact (within about 6 feet) and respiratory droplets from coughs and sneezes that then can land on a person's mouth or nose.
Can a mask protect you from this virus?
A regular surgical mask will NOT protect you as they are not designed to lock out viral particles.
How do you protect yourself? I would legit focus on TWO things.
1. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
2. Wash your paws. Often. For at least 20 seconds with soap and water. If you don't have soap and water available, use alcohol-based (at least 60%) hand sanitizer or if you use essential oils, OnGuard by doTerra.
Other ways you can protect yourself?
- Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
- If you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth with your elbow.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Eat right.
- Avoid alcohol.
- Move your body.
- Boost your immune system. You can buy Dr. E approved immune boosting supplements HERE.
I am really interested in how this will play out, but in my opinion if it matters....I'm not worried.
Stay healthy friends...
PS: Tomorrow is the last day to schedule (must be scheduled by the end of the day Saturday 02/29) the "LOVE YOUR LIVER" IV special! You can read about it HERE.