The Foundation Of Good Health Is Your Gut And Liver
The statement that good health resides in your gut was promoted by Hippocrates the father of medicine and I am a firm believer in this theory. Most of our immune system resides in the gut, and the liver is an important part of our immune competence. Many health problems have their origin in gut or liver dysfunction. Indeed if you have a toxic bowel, with an overgrowth of bad bacteria or yeast, or you have a leaky gut, these wastes will leak straight to your liver. It’s the first organ to suffer if there’s a problem with your gut.
Gut and liver conditions are commonly caused or aggravated by the following factors:
- Inflammation of the mucous lining of the stomach or intestines.
- Inadequate production of hydrochloric acid from the stomach during a meal. You need good levels of acid in order to digest your food properly, and also to help prevent gastrointestinal infections. Taking a betaine hydrochloride supplement with meals helps to top up stomach acid levels.
- Sluggish flow of bile and/or a dysfunctional gallbladder. Taking an ox bile supplement with meals helps increase bile levels.
- Fatty liver, leading to insufficient bile production.
- Inadequate secretion of digestive enzymes from the pancreas, stomach or lining of the small intestine.
- Unhealthy bacteria, yeast or parasites in the gut.
- Stress, which causes dysfunction of the nerves in the gut wall and insufficient enzyme secretion.
- Inflammation of pockets in the wall of the large bowel. This can lead to bacterial build up and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
What are the solutions?
If you suffer with one or more of these problems, this can result in fatigue, foggy head, unrefreshing sleep, nutrient deficiencies, bloating, fluid retention or inability to lose weight. It can significantly reduce your quality of life and place you at risk of health problems in the future.
The Dr Cabot Cleanse is a 15-day program that will help you regain control of your health. The program was designed by doctor Cabot to restore gut and liver health, reduce inflammation and acidity in the body, protect cell health and strengthen the immune system.
Other strategies that may help
- Try to eat in a relaxed atmosphere. Think pleasant, positive thoughts while eating and chew your food thoroughly. If you take sufficient time to eat, the digestive enzymes from the salivary glands in your mouth will be able to mix well with the food.
- Avoid drinking large amounts of liquid with your meals. This can dilute digestive enzymes and stomach acid, leading to bloating and indigestion.
- Sipping a little apple cider vinegar diluted in warm water 5 minutes before a meal can help improve digestion. Alternatively use it as a salad dressing along with olive oil.
- Try not to eat too quickly, as this may result in over eating.
- You may need to see a healthcare practitioner to help you identify food sensitivities, celiac disease or FODMAP intolerance.
The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.