Get Your Gut Back
We have another personal testimony today, 2 actually! ENJOY!
That’s me, I’m Leslie, I am a 53-year- old empty nester with a husband that is refusing to act or feel old. He loves to go hiking, camping and horseback riding while I could hang out on a beach all day with a good book and a pina colada. With that being said, I am certainly not ready to start wearing Mumus all day and give up. The problem is, for several years I have struggled with severe digestive issues from bloating to nausea and all things in between. A year ago I woke up in the middle of the night with a terrible stabbing pain In my lower stomach along with a sharp pain in my shoulder. At the time, I had no idea the two were connected, I’m so thankful for Dr. Shelton and my newfound healer of all things, BPC-157.
Now Meet Mike…
That’s me, I’m Mike. I am a 25-year-old newlywed with a health-conscious new wife who is tired of my stomach issues. After being scoped at the G.I. doc’s office several times with no real outcome or answers, I was told I had Celiac Disease. Ok, it was a tad peculiar tome that I had suddenly become allergic to all things gluten, but I was willing to cut it out and see what happened. I felt a little better after about a month of cutting out most gluten, but still wasn’t convinced this was the answer. My wife had a friend suggest a different approach that could possibly heal the problem completely. That’s when I went to see Dr. Shelton at Elite and my gut is much happier now as well as my tastebuds.
Back to Leslie…
There is nothing worse than seeing a handful of doctors and getting no real answers. I was told it could be hormones or uterine fibroids. I was also told it was IBS, (whatever that REALLY means). Acid Reflux and Crohn’s disease were also thrown out as a possibility. How can this be so hard to figure out? I even went to an allergist to see if it was maybe just an allergic reaction to something I was eating. NOPE! All good there, no allergies and although I should’ve been thankful for that answer, I was growing exceedingly frustrated. I finally decided to listen to a friend from Elite Health and go get my labs done, what could it hurt?
Well, I have to admit, I wasn’t expecting all of the answers I received and had no idea how everything basically connects back to your gut health. Hormone imbalance, lack of vitamin absorption, poor diet and lack of energy can all be signs of a problem in your gut. I had all of the above along with a list of others, Yay Me! My lab work was explained to me in great detail and I was ready and willing to do whatever means necessary to fix the problem. The doctor suggested I start simple, from the inside out and at the core of everything, my digestive tract.
Still being convinced being Celiac wasn’t the final answer, I was relieved to find out I had a few underlying signs in my bloodwork that led to digestive issues. The doctor at Elite suggested I start with getting my vitamins and minerals back in check. Doing this would allow my digestive tract to stop being in disarray and upset all the time. Adding BPC-157 to the mix would only help kick-start the healing process in my system and allow gluten to become a regular part of my diet again.
Gut Guidance 101…
What You Don’t Know About Digestive Health Issues:
- B- Vitamins are the key to gut health.
- Iron supports the good bacteria found in the gut.
- Magnesium is a must for a happy, healthy digestive tract.
- Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron.
- Selenium enhances the gut’s response to inflammation.
- Vitamin D aids in calcium absorption and lowers your risk of colon cancer.
- Zinc is essential for digestive enzyme production.
Here’s How You Can Get More of The Good Stuff…
We offer a few dietary supplements and peptides that create an influx of goodies for your gut…
- Meyers Cocktail- Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamins B, D and C as well as Zinc
- Lipoden- B-Vitamin shot known to aid in weight-loss but also soothes digestion.
- Sermorelin- Activates healing in your entire body, including the digestive tract.
- Glutathione- Acts as a super power for the body’s defense system.
- BPC-157- Originally designed for athletic performance later found to treat and diminish digestive health issues indefinitely.
Foods That Fight Digestive Disease-
- Chia Seeds
- Whole Grains
- Dark Green Veggies
- Bone Broth
Dark Greens and Fatty Fish
Both are an easy way to go about getting your gut health back. A spinach salad with salmon or Crunchy kale crusted Mahi Mahi would send your stomach straight to its happy place.
It contains friendly bacteria known as probiotics, which are good bacteria that live in your digestive tract and can help improve digestion, keeping your gut healthy.
While probiotics naturally occur in your gut, boosting your intake through foods like yogurt can ease digestion.
Probiotics can help with digestive issues, such as bloating, constipation and diarrhea. They have also been shown to improve the digestion of lactose, or milk sugar.
Pectin bypasses digestion in your small intestine and is then broken down by the friendly bacteria in your colon.
It increases stool volume and is therefore commonly used to resolve constipation and diarrhea. It has also been shown to decrease the risk of intestinal infections, as well as inflammation in the colon.
Its content helps prevent constipation and improves regularity in your digestive tract.
Like the probiotics in yogurt, kefir’s cultures aid the digestion of lactose, decreasing some of the negative side effects associated with lactose intolerance such as bloating, cramping and gas.
In multiple studies, kefir caused an increase in healthy, digestion-improving gut bacteria and a simultaneous drop in harmful bacteria.
Known as an excellent source of fiber, which causes them to form a gelatin-like substance in your stomach, once consumed. They work like a prebiotic, supporting the growth of healthy bacteria in your gut and therein contributing to healthy digestion.
It’s made by adding specific strains of bacteria, sugar and yeast to black or green tea, then undergoing fermentation for a week or more.
A glut of probiotic bacteria is produced during the fermentation process, which can improve digestive health.
The luscious tropical fruit contains a digestive enzyme called papain.
It assists during the digestive process by helping break down protein fibers. While not required in your diet, it can aid the digestion of protein.
To be classified as a whole grain, it must contain 100% of the kernel including the bran, germ and endosperm.
Popular fiber-packed whole grains include oats, quinoa, farro and products made from whole wheat. The fiber found in these grains can help improve digestion in two ways.
First, fiber helps add bulk to your stool and can reduce constipation.
Thus, the fermentation process improves the digestion and absorption of those nutrients.
Fermented foods such as tempeh are a good source of probiotics. Remember that probiotics create a protective lining in your intestines to shield them from harmful bacteria.
Studies have found that probiotics help alleviate IBS symptoms, prevent diarrhea, decrease bloating and improve regularity.
One cup (136 grams) of beets contains 3.4 grams of fiber. Fiber bypasses digestion and heads to your colon, where it feeds your healthy gut bacteria or adds bulk to your stool — which both improves digestion.
The probiotics in miso can also help reduce digestive issues and overcome intestinal illness like diarrhea.
Ginger is a traditional ingredient in Eastern medicine that helps improve digestion and prevent nausea. Many pregnant women use it to treat morning sickness.
Kimchi, usually made from fermented cabbage, can also comprise other fermented vegetables.
It contains probiotics that help with digestion and promote the growth of good bacteria in your colon. The longer kimchi ferments, the higher the concentration of probiotics.
Kimchi also contains fiber, which can add bulk to your stool and promotes bowel health.
Typically eaten plain, some popular toppings for natto include kimchi, soy sauce, green onion and raw eggs.
Natto contains probiotics that serve as a defense mechanism against toxins and harmful bacteria, while also increasing healthy gut bacteria that improve digestion.
Interestingly, one gram of natto contains almost as many probiotics as a whole serving of other probiotic-rich foods or supplements, such as six ounces (170 grams) of yogurt.
Due to fermentation, it contains probiotics.
Research suggests that a half-cup (71-gram) serving of sauerkraut may contain up to 28 distinct bacterial strains that help your gut by feeding good bacteria.
In addition, sauerkraut’s generous helping of enzymes break down nutrients into smaller, more easily digestible molecules.
Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce inflammation in your body.
People with inflammatory bowel disease, food intolerances and other digestive disorders often have inflammation in the gut. Omega 3’s may help reduce this inflammation and thereby improve digestion.
The gelatin found in bone broth derives from the amino acids glutamine and glycine.
These aminos can bind to fluid in your digestive tract and help food pass more easily.
part of the genus Mentha, grows commonly throughout much of the world.
The oil contains a compound called menthol, which may ease symptoms of IBS, including bloating, stomach discomfort and bowel movement issues.
The oil appears to have a relaxing effect on the muscles of your digestive tract, which may improve digestion.
Peppermint oil can also ease indigestion by accelerating the food’s movement through your digestive system.
Tip of the Day…
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