The 3 Pillars Of Perfect Gut Health

The 3 Pillars Of Perfect Gut Health

Maintaining perfect gut health is
becoming an increasing challenge in today’s modern society due to processed
foods and stress but promoting optimal gut health has so many potential
positive benefits for your overall health and wellness. When I was in
medical school I had more than one professor advocate that all health
starts in the gut and over the past couple of decades I’ve learned
increasingly that that is mostly true for many people if you take good care of
your gut your gut will take good care of you and it’s for a variety of reasons
two primary ones the first one obviously everything you eat has to be broken down
processed and then absorbed from your diet so even if you’re eating a very
healthy diet if you’re not able to extract and absorb the positive benefits
of that healthy diet then it may not be providing the positive benefits that it
should and without perfect gut health you can experience physical symptoms
constipation diarrhea reflux or GERD abdominal pain gas and bloating and
belching irritable bowel syndrome and you can develop food sensitivities I
want to talk about three aspects to promote gut health that can impact your
health in amazing ways, probiotics fiber prebiotics, and digestive enzymes. First
let’s talk about probiotics. Probiotics are the healthy bacteria that live in
and on us. By number healthy bacteria outnumber human cells by a long shot.
There are trillions of healthy bacteria living in and on us. Now the reason we’re
not walking around looking like an alien bacteria is human cells are are huge
compared to the teeny-tiny bacteria, but they actually outnumber us.
We’re more bacteria than we are human and that is astonishing and they provide
so many benefits not just for the GI tract but increasing numbers of studies
show that it helps the immune system and helps with weight loss and it can help
with brain health. It may help with depression and anxiety. There are
actually more serotonin receptors in the gut than in the brain and these healthy
bacterias have unique ways they can communicate with the brain to promote
good psychological health. Now the reasons probiotics, the healthy floor, the
healthy bacteria, start to die off, a poor diet, a diet that’s high in processed
foods, high in refined carbohydrates, stress, and then certainly some
medications can affect the good flora or the good bacteria, particularly
antibiotics but other medications as well. Now I believe food is medicine, so I
always encourage you to get your probiotics through food sources. Yes
there are supplements that you can take to supplement a healthy diet. But some of my favorite sources of probiotics include yogurt kefir, sauerkraut, tempeh,
kimchi, miso, kombucha, pickles, and natto so do the best you can to get those
probiotics through food sources and if you’re not interested in those food
sources obviously you can supplement with the high quality probiotic
supplement. Now digestive enzymes, digestive enzymes released by the
pancreas include amylase, protease, lipase, slight lactase, phytates, cellulase,
invertase, maltase, they break down macronutrients carbohydrates proteins
and fats, but again a poor diet, stress and certain medications can decrease
your body’s ability to produce these enzymes which are absolutely necessary
for not just digesting the important macro nutrients, the carbohydrates, the proteins,
and the fats, but also for extracting important vitamins and minerals. The
micronutrients. Lastly fiber prebiotics, so for the most
part Americans are terribly deficient in getting adequate amounts of fiber.
Estimates are around 10 grams per day and studies show that the recommendation
should be closer to 40 to 50 grams a day. So prebiotics are basically undigested
fiber that these probiotics feed upon and promote more healthy bacteria, my
favorite sources of prebiotics include chicory root, dandelion greens, Jerusalem
artichoke, garlic, onions, leeks, asparagus, bananas, oats, oatmeal, apples, cocoa,
burdock root, flax seeds, chia seeds, jicama, sweet potatoes, and seaweed. So
again I always believe that you can get your probiotics and prebiotics through
food primarily, but there are certainly supplements that you can take if those
foods aren’t any of your favorite. I love that you’re watching me. I’m impressed
with your time and intention so that you can learn more about your health and
wellness. I want to know what some of your favorite sources of probiotics and
prebiotics are and your strategies for promoting perfect gut health. We’ve made
some other videos about GI health gut health and if you haven’t seen him I
encourage you to check those out. I believe in the original meaning of the
word doctor, docere, which means teacher. So I’m here to help teach you,
promote your own optimal health and wellness and never doubt that
information and researched information can have a powerful impact on your
health and wellness. Now at Zenith Labs we’ve actually created a couple of
supplements. One a highly viable highly potent probiotic it’s called Probiotic
T-50. It contains eleven strains of fifty billion
organisms I love that and we’ve also created an enzyme supplement to help
with some GERD symptoms to help with the decrease in the number of digestive
enzymes called True Digestion. I encourage you to check that out make
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want you to learn more about self care about health and wellness so that you
can achieve the health that you truly deserve. Again thanks so much for your
time and attention my name is Dr. Ryan Shelton.

One Reply to “The 3 Pillars Of Perfect Gut Health”

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