Many people use the word “gut” to describe their outer belly or stomach area, as in “I’ve got a big gut” or “I’ve got to lose some weight off my gut”. In that way it’s being used as a slang, but the word gut is actually used as an actual term to describe the intestinal tract. This tract starts at the mouth and ends with the anus. What happens there has a major impact on our digestive health, over-all body health and of course our gut health.
The 30 foot muscular tube called the intestinal tract is located within the digestive tract, or gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). The GI tract includes the entire gut plus all the major organs such as pancreas, liver, stomach, gallbladder, spleen, appendix and others. The GI tract will typically digest, over an average person’s lifetime, over 23,000 pounds of food. That means it’s a hard working and very efficient system.
Gut health today is generally quite poor, with so many general disorders and disease of the GI tract such as:
- motility disorders
- acid reflux
And there are a list of pancreatic diseases, esophagus diseases, bowel diseases, stomach diseases, liver diseases, and of course the list of cancers such as colon cancer and pancreatic cancer.
Modern times have altered digestion
If we go back far enough in time, it’s unlikely our ancestors had many of the diseases we have today. Going way back to cave dwellers and a diet of nuts, seeds roots and wild plants, to eventually almost every animal, bird and insect they could catch was a potential snack or dinner. These all provided many nutrients and without the pollutants we have today.
Then all of a sudden in the nineteenth century, a machine called the rolling mill processed flour, removing the bran and germ of cereal grains. They removed the exact substances that provided our necessary dietary fiber nutriments. Sugar was processed from cane and oil was processed from seeds.
Suddenly food was gotten from store shelves instead of bushel baskets. Junk food, processed food not only like cookies and twinkies but breads made out of white flour with added sugar. Sodium from salt, refined sugar, bleached white flour, and hydrogenated fat. It’s no wonder we have such poor gut health today. Our GI tract has become clogged, sluggish and impaired.
Many have started to change poor diet habits
Our medical system and drug companies have gotten extremely wealthy because of this. So many people over so many years treating disease with drugs that have added side effects. Many people are choosing to treat and prevent illnesses with a more natural approach.
Getting back the fiber
Getting more natural dietary fiber is one the the most important things you can do to gain back your gut health. A low fiber diet has been linked to many GI disorders time and time again. Medical experts even tell us that the common, and deadly colon cancer can easily be prevented by diet alone. Yes, it’s that sluggish and clogged colon again.
How to start the cleaning process
Thanks to companies like Xtend-Life Natural Products we are able to treat and prevent many of our most common symptoms and disorders of the digestive system. The FDA makes it illegal for any company to advertise that any natural product can cure a disease. Only drugs they pass, and therfore make money from, can say that.
That doesn’t mean many people are experiencing positive results from quality, natural products, after all, that’s where everything comes from in the first place so why not try eliminating the potentially dangerous drugs whenever we can.
The unsuspecting kiwifruit
Did you know that the kiwifruit contains a wider variety of nutrients than any other fruit? It’s true. This has lead to many scientific and medical studies, showing this small fruit to help with a long list of health benefits for anyone that chooses to eat several of them everyday.
I started doing that and enjoy them very much. Then I found out that many of the nutrients were contained in the skin, which was a little tough to chew and tart as well. Then we discovered Kiwi-Klenz from Xtend-Life. This product is a god send. All natural and made from the entire kiwifruit, including the very potent skin.
What does it mean to eat 2-3 kiwifruits a day?
You get that all-important dietary fiber to help clean up your digestive system, which will specifically improve your gut health. Remember the clogged colon? With kiwifruit you get even more than the necessary fibers.
Digestive enzymes for improved absorption of nutrients and phenolic compounds for natural antioxidants to fight dangerous bacteria.
Yes, it all sounds too good to be true. Click here to check out the full story on Kiwi-Klenz, the powerful kiwifruit and how this prebiotic digestive supplement can improve your gut health.
Our Gut Health and How It Has Deteriorated In The Last 60 Years – A much more sedentary lifestyle certainly has added to this problem but the major blame why our gut health has deteriorated over the last 60 years or so must go to FOOD…
Gut Health Effects Total Body Health – As kids we didn’t think much about gut health, but it was common to hear or say things like; “I’ll punch you in the gut” or “my gut’s killing me”…