Support Your Immune System
& General Health by Improving Your G.I. Health
Did you know that a healthy immune system begins in the gut? The G.I.
(Gastro Intestinal) system produces up to 70 percent of immune system
cells, via the GALT (gut associated lymphatic tissue), which is a vast
network of lymph tissue located in the gut.
The three keys to G.I. Health include:
- Proper Digestion
- Balanced Microbial Environment
- Healthy Elimination
Proper Digestion occurs with the help of enzymes to assist
your body in breaking down food and allowing proper utilization of the
nutrients that you ingest. Enzymes are present in live, raw foods but
the process of cooking, heating, or processing foods destroys these
essential enzymes. A diet lacking in live, raw foods burdens your body
to provide these missing enzymes. As we age, enzyme production by the
body also diminishes. Supplementing with a high quality, broad spectrum,
plant-based digestive enzyme formula, especially important when eating
cooked or processed foods, can provide the missing digestive enzymes to
aid in the proper digestion and assimilation of your nutrients.
A Balanced Microbial Environment in the G.I. system is
essential for G.I. health. A lack of beneficial probiotic bacteria in
the G.I. system, can lead to imbalances where the bad bacteria can over
populate, called dysbiosis, which can lead to G.I. health issues.
Antibiotics are one example of how dysbiosis can occur, as it kills off
beneficial probiotic bacteria.
Probiotics are the beneficial micro-organisms that play a critical
role in supporting a healthy G.I. microbial balance. If you suspect you
are not getting enough probiotics, supplementing your diet with a high
quality, broad spectrum probiotic formula can help you to replenish the
beneficial probiotic micro-organisms, thereby helping to restore a
healthy microbial balance in the G.I. system, supporting proper bowel
function, and even supporting immune health.
Healthy Elimination of the bowel is best supported with
dietary fiber. Dietary fiber supports regular bowel function and the
elimination of toxins, but also helps to support overall health
including healthy cardiovascular function, cholesterol levels, and blood
sugar levels. Plant-derived foods that contain dietary fiber include:
fruits, vegetables, legumes, unrefined grains, nuts, and seeds, Ensuring
that you are getting sufficient amounts of dietary fiber in your diet
can be a daily challenge, so you may want to consider supplementing with
a high quality, whole-food fiber supplement containing both soluble and
Providing your body with proper digestion, a balanced microbial
environment, and healthy elimination can improve not only your G.I.
health, but also your immune system and overall health.
OmegaZyme Ultra Digestive Enzymes by Garden of Life is a high
potency, comprehensive digestive enzyme formula that delivers high
active levels of a broad spectrum of 21 digestive enzymes, each with a
specific function to help your body’s digestive system to break down
proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and difficult to digest foods like
broccoli, nuts, seeds, beans, and dairy. OmegaZyme Ultra digestive
enzymes help to support a more complete digestion of food for
gastrointestinal health and help to increase the nutrient availability
to your body.
Primal Defense Ultra Probiotic by Garden of Life is a high
potency, broad-spectrum probiotic formula, providing a 15 billion live
cell count of 13 species of beneficial cultures including soil-based
probiotics called Homeostatic™ Soil Organisms (HSO’s), per serving.
HSO’s play a positive role in allowing beneficial bacteria to flourish,
helping to maintain the balance in your digestive system. The
Saccharomyces boulardii in Primal Defense ULTRA nourishes intestinal
mucosa cells to support the normal barrier function of the intestinal
epithelium, the front line for the body's defense system. Primal Defense
Ultra supports normal intestinal comfort and function, and promotes
healthy intestinal elimination regularity and consistency.
Raw Fiber by Garden of Life is a certified organic, RAW, vegan
daily fiber formula with 15 RAW, organic superfoods specifically
selected for their exceptional ability to support and maintain optimal
bowel function, digestive and overall health, including fiber
powerhouses like chia seed and flaxseed meal. Raw Fiber provides an
excellent source of fiber, featuring a soothing and nourishing blend of
both soluble and insoluble fiber from 100% RAW, organic sprouted seeds,
grains and legumes, and provides 9 grams of dietary fiber, 7 grams of
protein, and 1,000 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids per serving.
Restoring Your Digestive Health by Jordan Rubin & Joseph Brasco, M.D.
In this easy-to-understand manual, Jordan Rubin and Gastroenterologist
Dr. Joseph Brasco give not only a guided tour of the major reasons why
our guts revolt against our modern ways of living, but also information
and support on specific gastrointestinal complaints.
Enzyme Nutrition 101
Reach Your Fiber Goals the Whole Food Way
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not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Suggestions and ideas presented in this document are for information
only and should not be interpreted as medical advice, meant for
diagnosing illness, or for prescriptive purposes. Readers are encouraged
to consult their health care provider before beginning any cleanse,
diet, detoxification program, or any supplement regimen. The information
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