Improving Gut Health

What Is Good Gut Health – A Primer

You gastrointestinal system or gut is the foundation for better health and that is why you see more and more blogs online discussing the perils of taking care of gut health.

We will discuss quick tips and tricks to reduce gut problems and to promote gut healing. Lets start by stating that autoimmune disease, neurodegenerative diseases and celiac, gluten diseases can all be interrelated in this context in terms of food sensitivity. We will discuss how to promote good gut health for better health and wellness, but let’s start with the basics.

The bacteria that is in our intestines are involved with metabolic functioning, and you may have upwards of over 90 trillion of them living there. It can almost be seen as that we are vessel for our gut as there is more of them then our own DNA! 80% of our immune system is also located in the gut and seems to work closely with the gut flora. This is why food can also be seen as medicine, what we put in our system directly determines how good our gut is going to be.

Our immune system is modulated by our endocrine system. Our gut flora works to help our immune system recognize changes to foods that we consume when we are younger. The balance in the gut activity is what determine a healthy or sick you. This entire gut biome is very sensitive to changes including psychological or physical (stress of any kind and hormonal changes).

What is Leaky Gut?

It is basically when food is not absorbed properly in your gut and passes through the digestive tract. It should have been broken down into it’s basic macronutrients but it didn’t and this also causes food allergies to develop. This means your enterocycle layer must be impermeable as to not allow food to pass through. An inflammatory environment within the gut may increase permeability. Our gut has about 500 to 100 species and they must be carefully balanced.

Where does Gluten come in?

Gluten sensitivity is not the same as having Celiac Disease. You can begin a nutrition protocol to improve your flora nd target low energy levels with: copper, zinc and selenium to support thyroid function. Herbal adaptogenic herbs such as Bacopa, Licorice and even Ashwagandha, multivitamins, Lcarnitine, vitamin D3, adrenal extracts and something for cognition such as Lumonol.

You may notice sleep, energy, and mood improve for the better within a few days. This can lead to lower levels prescription medicine which could also be detrimental to your gut biome. Consider tracking your medicine on trackmystack.com

References: http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/probiotics-topic-overview

Fast Facts

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Get a quick overview!
Fast facts is roughly 150 slides covering 15 topics of life with diabetes

Browse Fast Facts starting with the basics through to how you can live a flexible life with diabetes. Each topic is split into easy to understand sections aimed at both people with diabetes and concerned friends or relatives alike.

Learn more: education links.

Diabetes Encyclopedia

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Search the Diabetes Encyclopedia to find detailed information about diabetes-related issues. You have easy access to 18 chapters that draw together information found in Fast Facts and Real Life Stories.

Healthy Mind and Body Connection

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We will discuss the many facets of living healthy in the modern day. We will break this post down into 3 aspects, and some of it may seem obvious but is absolutely essential in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Numero uno, is a healthy diet and nutrition plan, numero dos, consists of exercise and remaining fit, and numero trez consists of being mentally and spiritually enlightened.

  1. Healthy Diet & Nutrition

The latest trend that seems to be arising in the world of eating healthy is the Paleo diet or the various derivatives of it. The paleo diet is more than just “primal diet” and eat raw food. The diet summarized in a few sentences states that:

  • Eat grass fed meats and pastured eggs, this is how our ancestors remained healthy, the food wasn’t Genetically Modified and it certainly was not laced with pesticides that we see on our foods now.
  • No Dairy, butter is ok, and is a healthy source of fats.
  • More fats, less carbs, no gluten. Gluten is not digested by our bodies, you don’t have to have celiac disease to realize this. The science is there and Robb Wolf does a darn god job proving his point.

2. Exercise. Another thing our ancestors did was roam around, walk, move and hunt (albeit this is vastly overstated, it was done once every few days and most of the food we ate was composed of food gathered by kids and mums at home). Exercise is important, especially if you are an office bound hamster, you need to make sure there is blood flow around the body (the premise of Yoga) to keep you healthy. Yoga is a good alternative if you have a heart ailment. We recommend using free compound weights to reach your goals. Some lifts we recommend: Deadlifts (3×6), Chest Press (3×5), Overhead press, leg press, and you can adjust the reps based on what your health goals are. Is it to gain muscle mass? or is it to loose weight and build aerobic capacity? If the later, you need higher reps, if you need strength, stick to low reps, high weights.

3. Supplementation. Lastly, I want to talk about a part of being healthy that most people never ever discuss, and it is brain/mind and spirituality. Life is not about just about being physically fit (via a good diet and working out) it can be much deeper than that, and that means learning and knowing your place in life. This can mean you meditate in the morning, and let go of worries and stress even for that brief second. It also means being able to be sharp, and being able to learn things quickly to get ahead and to understand things faster. As with nutrition and diet, brain can also be altered with what we consume. E.g. if you consume eggs, you are getting choline in your diet, which helps your brain with process signals faster (that is a simple way of putting it. Or you can consume a supplement like Alpha GPC capsules which not only decreases your risk of Alzheimer’s but also will help you when working out via it’s Growth Hormone and power output properties (much more on mind+body connection). You can learn more about certain chemicals from the link above and even purchase it as needed. Other brain supplements can be seen here:

References:
https://trackmystack.com/general-health-Type-2-Diabetes-Stack-1060

Welcome

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Your Diabetes Web World helps you live life – and live it well – with type 1 diabetes. Come on in – and let our entertaining, interactive site guide you to better diabetes care. From Novo Nordisk.

What Is Diabetes Type 1?

 

Managing Diabetes Type 1?
– It typically appears in adolescence.
– Symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger, fatigue, and blurred vision.
– Treatment aims at maintaining normal blood sugar levels through regular monitoring, insulin therapy, diet, and exercise.

Who is most commonly affected?

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Points of Contact for Diabetes:
Endocrinologist:  Treats metabolic and hormone disorders.
Primary care provider (PCP):  Prevents, diagnoses, and treats diseases.
Nutritionist: Specializes in food and diet.
Pediatrician: Provides medical care for infants, children, and teenagers

 

 

 

Note: The information you see describes what usually happens with a medical condition, but doesn’t apply to everyone. This information isn’t medical advice, so make sure to contacta healthcare provider if you have a medical problem. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or a emergency number