Gut health is currently a very hot topic, which is why I want you to join me for the Gut Health Turn Around Series. It will run from Nov 1- Nov 21, 2015, and my interview will air Nov 5th.
After the Human Genome Project (HGP) failed, geneticists looking for more funding, launched the Human Microbiome Project (HMP) in order to identify the microorganisms found in the human body. They are looking at skin, oral, nasal/lung, vagina and gut, with the gut having the largest population.
The Genome Project failed because medicine wanted to use genes to do more than catch “the baby daddy.” It wanted to identify bad gene sequences and snip them out of existence. But that will probably never happen because health and disease are not controlled by genes but by nutrients that turn genes on and off.
The Microbiome Project will also fail because there is too much focus is on the bacteria in the body while ignoring the epidemic of yeast overgrowth in the population. For decades medicine has failed to identify yeast overgrowth as a disabling disease because it is primarily caused by drug side effects (antibiotics and cortisone) and it is not readily treated by drug therapy.
In the Gut Health Turn Around Series, Health and Wellness Coach, Leah Kline interviews me about how to promote gut health. I talk about soil-based probiotics, like Prescript Assist being much more powerful than the lacto or bifido bacteria that are more commonly prescribed. We talk about leaky gut and how it is mostly due to yeast overgrowth and should be the main focus of gut healing.
I express my concern that the glutamine that is used in many gut supplements may actually be part of the problem. You can read my article Solving the MSG Problem with Magnesium for more information about glutamine, gluten and MSG and how they affect our gut and our brain.
I warn about advice from nutritional practitioners that if you have a leaky gut there’s no point in taking supplements because your gut won’t absorb them. I’ve overcome that problem with ReMag and ReMyte minerals because they do not require an intact gut and are absorbed directly into cells helping to heal the gut.
Yes, the gut is an awesome creation and microbial cells in humans exceed the total number of cells making up the body by a factor of ten-to-one. An even more fascinating statistic is that the total number of genes associated with the human microbiome could exceed the total number of human genes by a factor of 100-to-1.
The gut is also our second brain and produces most of the serotonin (the feel good neurotransmitter) in the body, so it’s vitally important that the gut is balanced or it totally throws us off our game.
Please join the conversation with Leah Kline and 21 health experts to learn as much as you can about gut health at the Gut Health Turn Around Series.
Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future™
SUMMITS: Websites will be added as the Summits come online.
1. No Muffin Top Summit with Elle Lakovenko launches Oct 19, 2015.
2. The Gut Health Turn Around Series with Leah Kline. Airs Nov 1st -21st. My interview is Nov 5th.
3. Create Your Badass Life with Terry Sobon. Going live November 16th, 2015.
4. The Sexy Summit with Christi Cass launches Nov 2, 2015.
5. Kick the Sugar! How to Live a Vibrant, Energetic Life and Kick Diabetes to the Curb with Tursha’ Hamilton, ND.
6. Ultimate Waistline Makeover with Jen Kennedy. Launches Dec 1, 2015.
7. Love Your Body – Use the Power of Your Mind to Lose Weight & Feel Strong, Sexy and Confident at any Age with Carrie Hedaya. Launches Jan 16, 2016.
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