NHS37: Heal Illness by Healing Your Gut28.02.2013
by Life Enthusiast Staff
Because Your Overall Health Comes From Your Gut
Your health is closely tied to the conditions in your gut. You may start with a better genetic predisposition, but if you abuse it long enough, you will pay the price.
Below is an interesting story to illustrate my point...
In 1994 at 19 years of age and standing 6'-1" tall, Jordan Rubin's weight fell from 180 pounds to a shocking 104 pounds in a matter of months. As his immune system began to break down, he suffered from a list of debilitating conditions, including intestinal parasites, severe candida (fungal infection), extreme anemia, food allergies, diabetes, excruciating abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, poor circulation, liver problems, chemical sensitivities, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, insomnia, hair loss, prostate and bladder infections, irregular heartbeat, eye inflammation and chronic depression.
After both conventional and alternative medicines failed him and 70 health professionals in seven countries put him through more than 500 different - and often bizarre - treatments, he was sent home in a wheelchair to die.
Jordan fought his way back to vibrant health through determination and a refusal to "give in" to his disease. In the seven years since his recovery, he has shown no symptoms of the disease that nearly took his life.
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Aging = Poor Health???
Americans seem to accept poor health as a normal consequence of aging, and many experience poor health while still young. Meanwhile, researchers continue to gather evidence affirming the importance of the gut to your overall health.
More and more health professionals believe there is life and death in the long hollow tube called the "gastrointestinal tract."
Dr. C. Everett Koop, former U.S. Surgeon General, indicated two out of three Americans suffer fatal health problems because of poor dietary choices. That means their problems are centered in their "gut":
What we eat may affect our risk for several of the leading causes of death for Americans, notably, coronary heart disease, stroke, atherosclerosis, diabetes, and some types of cancer. These disorders together now account for more than two-thirds of all deaths in the United States.
As Americans, we have neglected gastrointestinal health far too long. Most nations and civilizations seem to understand what we have forgotten long ago regarding the critical role of digestive health.
Under ideal conditions, everyone would be born perfect and without flaws. In reality, we all carry genetic and metabolic weaknesses and are constantly bombarded and attacked by potentially harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and industrial toxins.
I'm convinced that we all have predetermined weaknesses in our bodies. Mine was the gut, but yours may be the lungs, the cardiovascular system, the blood, or your kidneys.
If we eat unhealthy foods and adopt unwise lifestyles, we may well see these predetermined weaknesses present themselves as devastating symptoms. Unfortunately, many of us exist in a state of subclinical illness - often unaware. That means we can't afford to go through life without taking certain precautions.
In my case, I will take extra care with my diet and lifestyle for the rest of my life because I don't want a replay of my illness. I will resist medications of any kind - especially antibiotics. And unless I'm forced at gunpoint, I will never knowingly take another vaccination.
To your health!