Hi Gluten Free Gal Followers!
My name is Dr. Nick Zyrowski with NuVision Health Center. My friend Kirsten is so passionate about helping transform lives by spreading the message of true health to thousands. She has invited me to share some cutting edge science about the microbiome that affects each and every one of us on a daily basis.
What is the Microbiome?
The microbiome is a fascinating topic that researchers have spent over 200 million dollars researching so that they can understand the impact it has on the body. The microbiome consists of 100 trillion bacterial cells and 33 million genes that live in and among us. These bugs influence every aspect of life and are essential for good digestive health, a proper functioning immune system, hormone balance, and communication throughout the whole body.
Until recently, it was thought that the microbiome did not begin until birth. The old thinking was that it was first seeded during the vaginal birth with around 1000 species, and then further seeded through breast-feeding.
Now researchers have discovered more about our microbiome and when it begins. First, they have found a community of bacteria living in a most unlikely place: the placenta. It was previously believed to be a sterile organ. Interestingly, the types of organisms are very similar to those found in the human mouth, strengthening the need for a healthy oral microbiome for pregnant women. Second, we now have growing evidence that babies are already born with some gastrointestinal microbiome. These organisms do not match what are found in the mother’s vagina; therefore, they likely come from another source – maybe through the placenta.
The War on the Microbiome
A healthy microbiome is essential for good health, but we must understand the war that has waged on the microbiome. It is important to avoid things that destroy and disrupt the bacterial cells in and on our bodies such as antibiotics, hand sanitizers, and GMO foods like BT corn. These things are all known to heavily disrupt the microbiome. The BT toxin on corn produced by Monsanto was found in 93% of pregnant woman. Scientists suspect that BT genes are producing pesticides inside our bodies and those of newborns, making epigenetic changes and forever altering our genes.
There are many conditions that are linked to an unhealthy microbiome. They include but are not limited to: Alzheimer’s, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, hormone imbalance, thyroid conditions, Celiac disease, gut conditions, fatigue and brain fog.
How to Support a Healthy Microbiome
So now that we understand the microbiome, it is most important to understand what can be done to support a healthy microbiome. The first thing that is very easy to do is take a good quality probiotic supplement. But the most effective way to support the microbiome is to eat food with probiotics and drink probiotic beverages. Good examples of probiotic foods are grass-fed yogurt and lacto-fermented foods like sauerkraut. Some beverages that are great for supporting the microbiome include kombucha and water kefir. These things have all been proven to participate in a healthy microbiome.
It has been a pleasure sharing this healing science with you. This is all upstream information, meaning that by supporting the microbiome, you can avoid illnesses and conditions associated with an unhealthy microbiome.
Before I go, I would love to give you my Accelerate Your Energy E-book, which is available for a short time only on my site. Go to www.drnickz.com where you can download it for free and learn all the most cutting edge information on how to skyrocket your energy. It’s been a pleasure teaching you this life changing information and I look forward to helping you unleash your maximum health potential.
NuVision Health Center
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