The digestive system: the mirror of your life
The condition of the intestine reflects the way in which the person concerned lives their life and what meaning they give to it.
The function of the intestine involves processing and sorting material things, transporting the useful elements into the bloodstream and in discarding the useless or harmful things.
This is just like when we have to process impressions, experiences and ideas every day, sort them and finally decide which of them are useful and can be pursued further and which are more harmful or pointless and can therefore be discarded and forgotten.
Choose a healthy bowel!
As a result, because of the connection between mind and body, health issues can lead to blockages in lifestyle which can also express themselves in some intestinal problems.
These issues can often be resolved when a person gives their life a new beginning, for example by making a decision that has been postponed for a long time, bringing about a long overdue discussion, getting rid of an addiction, or separating themselves from toxic influences.
The central role of the intestine for prime health
The role of the intestine is not only protection against unwelcome pathogens, but also supplying the whole organism with nutrients, minerals and vital substances .
Human health relies deeply on the health and performance of the intestine.
Largest contact with potential pollutants
Since the intestine is the body's largest contact zone with the outside world, it comes into daily contact with more harmful substances than any other organ.
These harmful substances include drugs, chemical food additives, industrially modified foods, environmental and home toxins, etc. Fungi, viruses, pathogenic bacteria and parasites that have survived gastric acid also find their way into the intestines. It is important to put a stop to all these dangerous substances. The main part of the body's defense system-- 80 percent of the entire immune system - is located in the intestine .
Useful intestinal bacteria for the immune system
In a healthy intestine, all microorganisms live in a symbiosis.
This means that they live in a community of mutual benefit. However, this is only possible if the microorganisms in the intestine are in a balanced relationship to one another, i.e. the beneficial intestinal bacteria should dominate around 90-95 percent.
With this balance, you have the small amount of potentially harmful bacteria under control. So it is - in our own interest - high time to recognize that what we expect of ourselves with nutrition can change our inner balance much more strongly and therefore has a disproportionately greater influence on our health than other factors .
The choice is yours!
We ourselves can therefore reverse the change in balance again, this time for the better. The imbalance of good and bad intestinal bacteria regresses as the good and useful intestinal bacteria dominate while the harmful ones are pushed back.
A healthy, lively diet rich in vital substances and excess bases and a healthy lifestyle results in a positive change in the environment in our intestines.
You can choose good nutrition every day.
by Kati Reindel, holistic nutritionist
Critical nutrients for optimal intestinal health are:
- Dietary fiber (stimulates bowel movements)
- Polyphenols (bioactive compounds, especially in legumes)
- Omega 3 fatty acids (intestinal mucosa, immune system)
- Resistant starch (serves as a prebiotic as food for the good intestinal bacteria), especially in lentils, peas, barley, wheat
by Theresa Berles
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