I recommend health seekers to watch the Interconnected Series of Videos.
The videos were free to view over a couple of weeks. They have finished their free to air viewing, and are now only available if you pay for their “whole health package” on their official link. If you are having gut issues, I suggest it worthwhile to subscribe to their channel.
The purpose of the videos was to alert us to important new findings revealing what is causing 90% of the chronic disease in the world today. The series is saying, its not all our fault that we are sick, its the toxic farming and food producing practices fault; we just ingest what is made available to us, some things we don’t even have a choice over. The series is trying to educate us what to do about it. They are saying, that the bad food we eat is killing off the good bacteria in the gut, so we have to change our diet, plus take prebiotics and probiotics to rectify the imbalance to stop getting sick. They provided video testimonials from patients who did follow the new regime, were able to reverse chronic illnesses that their previous doctors could not cure.
I am 100% behind this knowledge becoming widely known.
The series says, that Obesity, Cancer, Autism, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, (among others) have all started in the gut. We probably didn’t notice, and it is due to us neglecting to take action over our own gut health, not realizing its iimportance. A large number of health professionals do not know enough about the dangers of impaired gut health so they are not passing the information to us as patients.
The series talks about the gut microbiome, what it is, and how to balance it, how to be aware of toxins and what to do to remove them, and what to eat to keep you healthy.
My findings summary of the series –
Its all about what we put in our gut:
If you are having gut problems, then you need to know, the gut requires these types of foods to protect against illness: fibrous fruit and vegs, and prebiotic / probiotic supplements. However the rest of the suggestions have to be adjusted depending on what works for you. For instance if you are not vegetarian:
- Meat, chicken, eggs or fish that is 100% organic and antibiotic free
- certain nuts and seeds
- Complex carbohydrates, like brown rice, and ancient grains
- No need to eat gluten-free bread unless you are a diagnosed celiac.
- 6-8 servings per day of different coloured fruit and veges
- 1 serving a day of Fermented foods like Kimchi, or sauerkraut and pickled veges
- Eat probiotic yoghurt like Kefir
- Take Prebiotics / and Probiotic supplements regularly
In order to clarify to my readers, I did further research at the website https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/19-best-prebiotic-foods#section1
Both prebiotics and probiotics are important for human health. Prebiotics are types of dietary fiber that feed the friendly bacteria in your gut. However, they play different roles to probiotics:
- Probiotics: These are live bacteria found in certain foods or supplements. They can provide numerous health benefits.
- Prebiotics: These substances come from types of carbs (mostly fiber) that humans can’t digest. The beneficial bacteria in your gut eat this fiber.
Prebiotics promote the increase of friendly bacteria in the gut, help with various digestive problems and even boost your immune system.
Prebiotic foods have also been shown to improve metabolic health and even help prevent certain diseases.
Probiotics may reduce the number of calories you absorb from food. They also affect hormones and proteins related to appetite and fat storage. They may also reduce inflammation, which can drive obesity. Not all probiotics help with weight loss, and some of them may even cause weight gain. The effects depend on the probiotic strain, and may also vary between individuals.
Reading the linked excerpts from HealthLine, I found it very important choose the right probiotic strain depending on what you want to achieve, i.e. they suggest not to use the Lactobacillus acidophilus type yoghurt if you are trying to lose weight, and that the Lactobacillus gasseri strain was the most helpful aid for weight loss.
I did other research on my favourite weight loss subject, and read from the series of MD Gundry videos, that Prebio-Thrive prebiotic supplements are helpful if you are struggling with weight loss. Here are his tips about prebiotic foods to look for: https://gundrymd.com/plant-paradox-shopping-list/
From the Interconnected series, I liked that they made it aware that the brain and gut interact with each other, and that taking the right prebiotics and probiotics are vital; it can reverse Autism, Alzheimer’s and the other illnesses I listed above.
I liked these recommendations from episode 9:
- no need to eat gluten-free bread unless you are a celiac
- introduce occasional intermittent fasting
- engage in meditation or other calming practices, due to its favourable effect on the health of the gut.
- For food sensitivities, try Low Fodmap foods .
The series also pointed out to find a balance in your own quest, as everyone has a unique set of circumstances and unique microbiome. So its never a one size fits all solution.
It’s a trial and error, mix and match til you find what works for you as a unique individual. All good advice!