Sunday, October 25, 2015

Gut Health: Part 2

Gut Health: Part 2

The number one cause of death in the U.S. is heart disease.
We have the power to supply our heart with "clean blood".  Or, we 
can power our heart with "dirty blood", which leads to disease and death.

From the ancient wisdom of Hippocrates; "All disease begins in the gut"

Here are five ways to transform your body's health.

*Skip processed foods that leak endotoxins into your blood.
Processed foods can cause the cells lining the GI tract to separate,
and allow the toxic bowel contents to leak directly into our bloodstream
and arteries.  In a 1997 study at the University of Maryland's school 
of Medicine, volunteers eating a McDonald's Egg McMuffin showed
signs of artery damage within one hour. And a bacterial toxin called 
endotoxin was circulating in the bloodstream causing inflammation
and injury in the heart and lungs.  Keep your blood clean by avoiding 
processed foods, including processed sandwich meats rich in endotoxins
from dead bacteria.

*Avoid grilled foods.
Grilling or barbecuing foods creates a chemical reaction' especially
meats, that creates advanced glycation end products (AGEs)
These harmful chemicals enter our bloodstream and cause inflammation
 and aging reactions.  To clean up your blood, skip charred and grilled foods, 
especially animal products.

*Choose a plant-based diet to lower your TMAO blood levels
Eating meat leads to the increased production a chemical called
TMAO in our GI tract reaching our heart arteries and stimulates Coronary
Artery Disease.
In contrast, people who eat a plant-based diet mostly have "clean blood"
free of TMAO.

*Eat more fruits and vegetables to fight cancer.
In a study of prostate cancer patients  by Dr Dean Ornish,  demonstrated that eating 
a plant-based diet for three months, produced a change in the blood of patients that rendered
it capable of killing prostate cancer cells. Their blood cells literally became "chemotherapy"
without the side effects. 

*Eat more fruits and vegetables to heal your arteries.
In another study, patients with heart disease eating a plant-based diet for three months
altered the activity of genes involved with artery inflammation and damage.  It turned 
off those genes and turned on those genes which favored healing and health.

Our heart and arteries are innocent bystanders of the blood we bathe them in.
We can control the nature of our blood by the foods we consume. The health 
of our GI tract influences the status of our heart and arteries.By eating a diet rich 
in vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants we can create clean blood
throughout the body.
Clean plant-based nutrition, stress management, clean air, clean water and sound 
sleep can transform your health!
This information was from an article by Dr Joel Kahn.

Have a great week.
Be kind.


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