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How to Rejuvenate Your Health in 90-Days (part two)

If you haven’t read the previous blog posts in this short series, where I shared Melanie’s remarkable story of how she beat 9 symptoms in 90-days, and steps 1 and 2 of how to rejuvenate your health, please click here:

Part One

Part Two

I’d love you to read those blog post before “consuming” this one, otherwise you’re jumping in half way through the story and things might make sense.

In part two of this series, I showed you which foods to avoid and why it’s important to consider parasites if you’re truly serious about revitalizing your body.

If you continue to eat bad foods and you have bad bugs in your gut, it’s going to be really tough to get the outcome you’re so desperately looking for.

Once you’ve removed the bad foods, altered your eating habits, and begun to remove your parasites, there are some other simple steps that can really accelerate your progress:

Step Three – Support Your Digestion

Your digestive system will struggle to heal unless you remove bad foods and bad bugs, which makes a lot of sense.

But once you’ve taken those steps, and even while you’re making those changes, you can support your ability to digest food.

From a behavioural perspective, your digestive system LOVES it when you take care to:

  • Chew food thoroughly – 20-30 chews per mouthful
  • Eat at the same time of day each day (your body establishes a rhythm)
  • Take time to prepare your food and eat
  • Eat in a relaxed state, not running around all over the place
  • Choose simple meals to digest with 5-6 foods, not 15-20 all at once!

Stress is your digestion’s worst enemy: the less relaxed you are, the more hyped up you are, and the less you focus on the small, touch and taste of your food, the less efficient your digestion will be.

You can take digestive enzymes to support your digestive processes, and a stool test can actually tell you the extent to which you might need these supplements.

2 capsules per meal, taken during and at the end of a meal can be very helpful to reduce heartburn, bloating and gas created by undigested food.

You can support your entire digestive system’s secretions by taking bitter compounds (sometimes known as Swedish bitters).

The bitters can be taken 15min before a meal and can increase your stomach, pancreatic and gallbladder activity.

When we work with our clients, we sometimes use betaine HCL supplements to give them more stomach acid for digesting food.

These should be taken in the following way: capsule one after 5 mouthfuls of food; capsule 2 after 10 mouthfuls. A third capsule may be needed in some cases.

I prefer you NOT to use these supplements unless we’re supervising you, just in case they cause you any adverse effects.

Step Four – Restore Your Good Bugs

Believe it or not, your body has TEN TIMES more bacteria in it than human cells. That’s x10 more bacterial DNA than human DNA.

You are actually more bug than human!

The good bugs that inhabit your body play a lot of beneficial roles, including digestion, protection against infection, anti-inflammatory assistance, vitamin manufacture, immune support and more.

We even know that the balance of bugs in your gut can affect your body fat and nervous system function.

Sometimes, your good bugs can be depleted because of bad bugs, toxins, junk food, alcohol, stress and medical drugs such as antibiotics.

When this happens, you can lose the beneficial function usually conferred by your friendly bugs.

Indeed, some of your “good” bugs can actually become bad when they fall out of balance, culminating in a diagnosis known as “small intestinal bacterial overgrowth” or SIBO.

You can replenish and rebalance your friendly bug population by taking the following steps:

  • Removing bad food and eating more good food (fresh produce helps the good bug population)
  • Chewing food and eating in a relaxed state
  • Removing bad bugs
  • Eating fermented foods such as organic yoghurt and sauerkraut.
  • Taking probiotic supplements
  • Taking prebiotic supplements such as oligosaccharides

Not all probiotic supplements are created equal: some products are completely unsuitable when you have specific bad bugs, or SIBO.

It is wise to work with someone who knows how to use probiotics to maximize your value for money on the supplements.

The supplement industry makes a lot of money from people wasting money on probiotic supplements that aren’t effective…please don’t fall into that trap.

Step Five – Repair Your Digestive System and Immune Function

Believe it or not, 60-70% (or even more) of your immune system is located in your digestive tract.

If you have any immune related symptoms like asthma, allergies, frequent colds and flus, or autoimmune conditions, it’s wise to fix your digestion. Doing so may well improve or even resolve your symptoms.

Bad food, alcohol, bad bugs, toxins, stress and medical drugs all damage your gut.

Removing these things helps massively, but it may not be enough to completely heal your gut lining and immune system.

If you have a piece of glass stuck in your finger, the wound doesn’t magically heal when you remove the glass. It takes time for the scab and scar tissue to properly regenerate.

The same is true of your digestive system. Removing bad stuff is like pulling the glass out of your finger, but the wounds need time to heal.

Fortunately, you can accelerate the healing process:

  • A carrot salad containing coconut oil and apple cider vinegar can be very helpful eaten 1-2x per day
  • Consuming bone broths and powdered gelatin is immensely helpful
  • Again, chewing food helps
  • You can also use specific nutrients to accelerate the healing of your digestive lining: glutamine, vitamins A, C, D and E, with B5, B6 and zinc, for example
  • Herbs and adaptogens such as turmeric, licorice, slippery elm, cascara sagrada, aloe vera and gamma oryzanol can be very soothing and restorative.

You’ll typically find that supplement manufacturers package several of these ingredients together in their products to save you needing to take hundreds of pills and potions each day.

Other supplements that are helpful in raising your immune system’s activity include:

  • Colostrum
  • Lactoferrin
  • n-butyrate
  • Transfer factor
  • Phospholipids

Wowza…

The five steps you’ve learned in this short blog series are the steps that Melanie took to eliminate 9 symptoms in 90-days.

  • Remove bad food
  • Remove bad bugs
  • Restore digestive function
  • Replace your good bugs
  • Repair your gut and immune function

Anyone can do it, including you.

I don’t care what your doctor has said, and how many other things you’ve tried: if you follow these 5 steps, you’ll rejuvenate and revitalize your body and mind.

Sure, you may find you need to add a step here or there, like supporting your liver, adrenal glands or thyroid.

But equally, you may find that you only need steps one and two to notice an enormous uplift in your wellbeing.

Whatever you choose to do or not do, be sure to check out my new book, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Parasites.

It’s going to expand on the info in this blog series and give you even more tools to get healthy.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series and look forward to sharing more wisdom with you soon.

Best,

Dave

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