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We’re dealing with a health crisis, my friends. There is a worldwide rise in gut-based health issues. Some of these issues, such as diabetes and obesity are considered epidemics.

But write this down: The epidemic is not diabetes and obesity. The real epidemic is growing in the intestines.

It’s the combination of probiotics dying and bad bacteria thriving. It’s actually worse than that.

This is a mass extinction.

And it’s happening in your gut.

The good gut bugs are dying and their homes are being ravaged. People’s guts are swollen, inflamed, leaky, and sad from antibiotic abuse, high-stress, emotional pressure, and decades of processed, industrialized, chemicalized, and dead foods.

People are sick. And most of the marketing out there is telling you to buy probiotics to fix it.

It’s true that probiotics are so powerful that they influence every part of your life, from your physical energy to your immune function, from your emotional state to your ability to process and handle stress.

But the real truth is most people don’t need probiotic pills to fix it.

The thing to keep in mind is that pills don’t solve the problem of the microbiome.

Seriously, for example, microbiome is a scientific term that no one can agree on. The American Gut Project and the Human Microbiome Project call the microbiome the genetic information of all the bacteria in your body. That literally is meaningless to almost everyone unless you are a scientist who studies bacterial genes.

Many doctors use the term “microbiome” to mean all the bacteria growing in your gut. It’s actually the more natural definition. Micro means super duper small. And biome means “a large community that inhabits a distinct region”.

Many people use this term, microbiome, to mean all the bacteria that live in the home of your gut. This term encompasses ALL THE ORGANISMS GROWING TOGETHER IN YOUR GUT, not just the good—but the bad and ugly, too.

Microbiota is another word to describe all the collective microorganisms. The bioterrain is the environment. The environment that supports the bacteria. Your intestines, your blood, your tissues, and all the gastric juices and fluids inside your body.

Why is gut health crucial to everything you do?

Your gastrointestinal tract has its own nervous system, the enteric nervous system, capable of releasing serotonin, dopamine and other psychologically active signaling chemicals. Microbially mediated release of these neurotransmitters is one of the causal mechanisms that serves as link between your microbiome and your happiness and stress levels.

Without the protective layer of bacteria in the large intestine bacteria can cause:

IDB, mental issues, emotional issues, skin problems, inflammation, cancer, joint issues, brain dysfunction, diabetes, obesity, allergies, asthma, IBS, constipation, diarrhea, general toxicity, and dysbiosis.

Just how many microbiota are we talking?

A healthy human has 2-3 pounds of bacteria living in the gut. There are between 500 and 1000 different kinds of bacteria including some yeasts that make up this community of microorganisms. Much of this diversity remains unexplained, although diet, environment, host genetics, and early microbial exposure have all been implicated.

Don’t get freaked out by all the gut bugs! We need these microbes to fully digest most foods.

What a normal gut is like

Normally functioning gut microbes serve as the first line of defense for the immune system. When properly functioning, they competitively exclude pathogens like Clostridium difficile by out-competing them for resources.

Our ancestors didn’t have to think about it. They didn’t take probiotic pills. Their guts weren’t messed up like ours. There are tribes in Rural Africa—with less physical problems and a healthy gut microbiome.

They eat:

  • unprocessed foods
  • millet
  • sorghum
  • black eyed peas
  • chicken
  • termites are their probiotics

So how did we get here?

A few things:

Antibiotics kill off probiotics and allow susceptibility to pathogenic bacteria.
Antibiotics fatten the cows up. Think about that.

New generations of children born via C-sections miss out on the full spectrum of probiotics. Formula-fed babies also miss the probiotics transmitted through breast milk.

Over sanitation—things like hand sanitizer and antibacterial soaps are another culprit because it’s not just what’s in your body, but ON your body.

Here are 3 takeaway action tips for you to start today or tomorrow to help with your gut microbiome:

  1. Eat cooked sweet potato instead of simple carbs. Replace it.
  2. Eat high-quality meat. The bad meat and fats in meat that isn’t high quality actually poison your gut terrain.
  3. Eat a minimum of 80% plants and plant-based foods.

Starting with these three things will make your body a kind host so that probiotics are inclined to stick around and thrive.

This article is an excerpt from the Say Hello To My Little Friends!—An In Depth Training On Current Probiotic Theories, Gut Microbiology, And Fermented Foods on Sale TODAY! 

Comment below and let me know: Do you notice a difference in how you feel using food-based probiotics or supplements?

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