Good health starts with the gut…..
The gut is the principal area of your body where exchanges are made between you and the outside world and where nutrient uptake takes place. Since most diseases start in the gut, the quality of the flora that resides there is extremely important to overall health. Think about this: the human gastro-intestinal tract houses the bulk of the human immune system, about 70% of it. Everything we eat and drink passes through the gut along the gastrointestinal tract. The tubelike GI tract is embedded with millions of bacteria that live, grow, and metabolize (digesting and absorbing) in what’s considered a complex ecosystem comprised of both beneficial and harmful bacteria. Imbalances within this ecosystem will impair the gut barrier and increase risk of developing disease. With our stressful lifestyles, environmental toxins, and food lacking in real nutrition, our gut lining is unable to completely regenerate and heal itself as the old lining naturally sheds off. This leaves tiny gaps in the lining, allowing proteins and other “foreign” particles to seep into our bodies, creating a host of ailments and diseases, including :
Compromised immune system, food allergies/intolerances, gas/bloating, thyroid problems, diarrhea/constipation (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), migraines, weight gain/loss, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, auto-immune issues, depression, mood swings, anxiety, schizophrenia, autism, poor memory, difficulty concentrating….. the list is extensive.
So what can we do about it?
Savory Lotus is dedicated to and focused on real food and nutrition to help heal the gut. I believe that the road to health begins in the gut. We are a reflection of the world outside of us. The Earth is suffering, the soils are polluted, and our water is contaminated. Our internal ecosystem is mirroring the imbalances and sicknesses we are seeing in the world around us. I’m on my own personal journey to heal my body and to find a more balanced way of living in today’s busy and often times, over-stimulating world. Join me on a regular basis to read about and see real food recipes that nourish the entire body, mind and Soul. We will explore the world of bone broths, fermentation, and foods prepared in traditional ways to offer the best nutrition possible. Back to the basics, unprocessed, vital. I will include posts about ways to nurture the Spirit as well. It’s all connected…
And please feel free to share as well. I envision creating a forum for connecting and sharing…
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