Life-changing documentaries and why we should pay attention to our gut health

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Do you like to watch documentaries? I do! Some of my favourites are “The truth about cancer“, “The truth about vaccines“, “The thyroid secret”, “What the health?”. I found some great information that can make us think twice about our lifestyle / habits. Another amazing documentary I watched years ago was about “Water” (reviewing dr. Emoto’s water experiment) and how it’s proven scientifically that water “reacts” to words, thoughts and environment.  Since there are so many factors that we can’t control (its good to take everything with a grain of salt (pun intended!). Keep in mind that what we can control can still make a world of a difference.

”I love documentary because it’s alive.” – Josh Fox

Gut health could (in a way) “make or break you”. You can only feel your best if your gut health is optimal. When we feel our best, everything seems possible. I was talking to a group of friends one day and explained that I’ve decided to be mindful of what I eat. I told them how I’m adding more fresh+raw fruits and veggies in my diet.  I also told them how I feel so much better just from changing the way I eat. Some of them had a different opinion about the subject “don’t be like that.. who cares about raw foods! ..why do people focus on changing their diet? YOLO..”

While I agree that some people are obsessed with healthy eating (orthorexia is no bueno!), I feel that many don’t pay ANY attention to their diet (and then they complain about the way they feel). Again, balance is key. One thing I learned from the many books on gut health is that there is a connection between your “guts” and overall health. Neglecting our gut health could potentially lead to chronic diseases and mental illness. Check out Dr. Axe’s book “eat dirt”. Some of the ways to heal our guts as mentioned by Dr. Axe are: 1) by removing foods and factors that damage the gut 2) by replacing with healing foods, 3) by repairing with specific supplements and 4) by rebalancing with probiotics. You can find his leaky gut diet here as well.

Dr. Mercola adds some interesting details on gut-health. One of his article reads “Nourishing Your Microbiome Begins With Real Food. Mounting evidence reveals there’s more to nutrition than previously thought — a large component of it actually revolves around nourishing the health-promoting bacteria in your body, thereby keeping harmful microbes in check. Probiotics are supplements designed to increase your beneficial bacteria, the largest concentration of which is found in your gut. Different types of bacteria live in different locations in your gastrointestinal tract. You also have bacteria residing in other areas of your body, such as your mouth and skin. While probiotic supplements have their benefits and their place, it’s important — before taking a supplement — to optimize the conditions where these beneficial bacteria grow. One of the reasons a healthy diet is able to influence your health is by the fact that it helps create an optimal environment for beneficial bacteria in your gut, while decreasing pathogenic or disease-causing bacteria, fungi, and yeast. “Healthy eating” basically amounts to eating real food, which means avoiding processed foods and staying away from sugars, because few things fertilize and accelerate the growth of pathogenic microbes better than sugar.” I find his article very informative as well. Lets follow our guts and keep on eating healthy!