IN YOUR DAILY DOSE: today is information about your gut microbiome that may help motivate you to make some changes.
MAKING CHANGES: We’ll give you some simple changes that will improve your gut health, your physical health and your emotional health!
FACT OR FICTION: Your heart is the world’s most impressive pump. It works 24 hours each day, without fail, without rest, and asking only for good nutrition in return.
In The News
Researchers have linked the health of your gut microbiome to your physical health, emotional health and your immune system. In the most recent research they have also found a link to your potential for becoming obese.
Researchers from Cleveland Clinic uncovered a link between the metabolism of bacteria in your gut and the likelihood you are obese. They found that by blocking a specific microbial pathway they could prevent obesity and insulin resistance.
However, while you don’t have the ability to do this at home, you do have the ability to improve the health of your gut microbiome and also reduce your potential for many diseases and conditions, including obesity.
Daily Health Tip
A healthy life is possible when you pay attention to your gut microbiome and the health of the bacteria living in your intestines.
What you eat affects the growth of bacteria in your gut that outnumbers the number of cells in your body. This bacteria is responsible for the strength of your immune system and impacts the inflammatory response in your body - which in turn affects your heart health, risk of stroke and potential for suffering immune mediated diseases, such as lupus.
You may make significant impact on your gut microbiome by making just a couple of changes to your diet. Researchers have discovered people eating a variety of vegetables have a more diverse microbiome (important to health). Sugar feeds the bad bacterial growth in your intestines. Here are several strategies that may help you:
- Consider using a quality probiotic and prebiotic supplement - the first to add a diverse microbiome to your gut and the second to feed them.
- Reduce or eliminate your sugar intake, smoking and alcohol consumption as each negatively affects your gut bacteria, your immune system and your heart health.
- Increase the amount of non-carbohydrate fiber you eat daily as it feeds your good bacteria and found in vegetables.
- Reduce the amount of carbohydrates you eat each day as these foods metabolize into sugar in your body.
It is important that my life partner and I share like goals. Even though my path is often different, I carefully align with others who are focused on the same result.
I choose friends based on how similar our mindset is. I like to be surrounded by people who understand my objectives and offer support for my endeavors.
Fact or Fiction?
Your heart is an incredible pump. It creates enough energy each day to drive a truck 20 miles, beats approximately 3.6 million times each year, and pumps 2,000 gallons of blood each day around your body. You are more likely to have a heart attack on Monday and you have a one in three chance that your first heart attack will be your last. A woman’s heart is 25% smaller than a man’s and therefore must pump faster to move the right amount of blood. It is amazing and the workhorse of your body.
Have a wonderful day!
Your Healthy Life America Team