Goodness for the Gut
We routinely clean the lint trap in the dryer, change the filters in the HVAC units and take our cars for maintenance to help those machines run most efficiently and function properly. What about the most important machine we have — our body? The difference with our bodies is that we can’t buy a new one when it breaks down. In many cases, we can make the necessary repairs. However, in some situations, we cannot. The human filtration system that comprises the gut, liver, kidneys, and bowel are responsible for keeping our major internal systems in balance, and aid in keeping our bodies healthy.
Good gut health is critical to our overall health. The gut wards off bacteria, viruses, and fungi with healthy bacteria and immune cells, and digests food. It is said to be the “brain” for the central nervous system and immune system. It is responsible for energy production, hormone balance, skin health, mental health, waste, and toxin removal. The gut also houses 85% of the immune system. Therefore, when the gut is healthy, so is the immune system.
The liver is the primary detoxifier in the body. It is the only organ that can completely regenerate itself. It performs over 500 bodily functions, processes all blood from the gut, and breaks down waste into bile and urea. It also controls metabolism and determines cholesterol levels, and converts sunlight to Vitamin D.
The kidneys detoxify the blood, convert waste to urine, filter 53 gallons of blood per day, regulate blood sugar, as well as, filter and remove drugs from the body.
Carrying out our daily lives builds up toxicity in our bodies. Over time, such negativity can manifest itself as sugar cravings, gas, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, and constipation. Add skin irritation, fatigue, brain fog, confusion, fluid retention, and excessive belly fat. Plus depression, anxiety, stress, short temper, waking up from 2 am to 4 am, soreness after activity, menstrual issues, and chronic headaches.
It’s important to take timely and consistent measures to help the body get rid of toxins. Simple action includes eating real food, getting exercise, and maintaining loving relationships. A simple cleanse can only empty the colon, resulting in short-term results without affecting the kidneys, liver, gut, and blood. A detox supplementation (a true detox) can be achieved through the consultation and guidance of a licensed healthcare professional. It is critical to use the highest quality products that include renewing and restoring the body for it to function at its optimal level so you can live your best life.
Dr. Linda Weigand is the founder and CEO of InsideOut Dynamics. She is a LifeStyle Strategist, Health and Wellness Educator, a Certified Nutritional Therapist, and a Doctor of Psychology. As a health and wellness professional, Dr. Weigand’s passion and purpose is to help individuals do life better by providing tools and creating awareness using valuable information. Dr. Weigand’s practice is located at 14 Eastbrook Bend, Suite 106, Peachtree City, GA. firstname.lastname@example.org / 678-364-1300 / insideoutdynamics.com.
- Each year 62 million Americans are diagnosed with a digestive disorder.
- The average American is exposed to over 700 thousand chemicals per day.
- 1 in 3 Americans has detectable levels of herbal pesticides in their systems.
- More than 64% of toxins are absorbed through the skin.
Over 53 million suffer from irregular bowel movements.