Did you know the gut is often referred to as the second brain? Are you confused about what makes a healthy gut? Ever wondered where the term ‘gut instinct’ comes from?
In this 1.5 hour introduction to gut health, Rosie will touch upon the 4 R’s of optimum gut health these include: Remove, replace, ricinolate and repair. More information about the 4 R’s that will be covered are below.
This step is all about removing the stressors that negatively affect the environment of your GI tract. This includes all allergenic foods and chemical irritants.
This step refers to adding back or replacing all those factors that may be missing or lacking in the body and diet. In order to digest our food properly we need sufficient amounts of enzymes, hydrochloric acid (HCL), and bile which are all compromised by poor food choices, medications, various diseases, aging, and other factors.
Our intestinal tracts are host to over 500 different types of bacteria. In fact you might be surprised to know that you have more bacteria in your gut than cells in your body! In a healthy gut there should be a ratio of about 80:20 “good bacteria to bad bacteria”, but due to poor diets, overuse of antibiotics and medications, environmental stress, diminished soil integrity, among other factors, most people have the opposite ratio with the “ good guys” being out numbered by the “bad guys”.
Once your diet is in check and stressors eliminated (or at least limited), you can begin to repair the damage done and work at regenerating the mucosal lining of the digestive tract with specific nutrients.
Overtime, the lining of the intestinal tract becomes damaged due to all the irritants and stressors mentioned in step 1. As the integrity of the lining is lost, a condition called Leaky Gut Syndrome can ensue where the intestinal lining becomes permeable allowing substances such as large undigested food particles, pathogenic organisms and other chemicals to pass or “leak” through the barrier and into the blood stream at large. These substances are recognized as “foreign invaders” to the body and can trigger an autoimmune response, manifesting as a myriad of unpleasant symptoms, or contributing to or worsening a number of health conditions such as Crohn’s disease, IBS, chronic fatigue syndrome and eczema to name just a few.
This session is a great introduction for those that want to understand more about gut health and healing themselves naturally through food.