Six months ago, what I knew about digestion you could fit on a postage stamp.
So I was happier than a pig in mud to get an email from Gareth Churchill from Erudite Lifestyle (a natural health newsletter I’d subscribed to ages ago, but can’t remember exactly why) about rampant digestive health problems.
He discussed how IBS, obesity, high blood sugar, cholesterol and every serious health condition you can think of are rocketing year after year.
All linked to poor gut health.
As Gareth explained, in your gut are billions of microbes.
It’s like a jungle, with all sorts of bacteria and microscopic life competing for food, living space, and for survival.
And they’ve evolved over millions of years to play a vital role in:
- Digesting food
- Producing nutrients for your muscles, organs, and brain
- Repairing cell damage
- Creating and regulating hormones
- Controlling food cravings
- Managing all sorts of complex biological processes that keep you fit and healthy
In fact, the gut is so clever at monitoring and managing your health that scientists refer to it as your “second brain”. (6) In fact, your gut contains the same number of nerve cells as the brain of a cat.(7)
But there’s a problem that can turn a healthy gut into one ravaged by bad bacteria.
Because you see…
The gut is in a constant state of war
The good and bad bacteria are constantly fighting for dominance.(8)
And the bad microbes have no interest in your wellbeing.
Instead they love to gorge on junk food that makes them swell in size and spread like an invading army.
And if they start occupying more space in your gut, they DESTROY your ability to digest food properly.
This can result in…
X Gas, bloating, and diarrhoea
X Drained energy
X Cravings for junk foods
X Chronic weight gain
X Hormones going haywire
X Weakened immunity
X Sleeping problems
X A chain reaction of ill health
If you suffer from any of these issues, it’s likely the bad guys are winning and your gut is in poor shape.
Now, if this is the first time you’ve heard all this, I know it’s a LOT to take in.
The key point is this…
taking care of your gut isn’t just a celebrity fad.
It’s not just some cool health trend you read about in Cosmo that will be replaced in a few months.
Your gut is the CORE of ALL health in your body.
And none of what I’ve told you is exaggeration or guesswork.
It’s all proven in a mounting weight of studies.
This includes an experiment, reported on by Berkeley Wellness, where scientists took the gut bacteria from an obese mouse and put it in the gut of a thin mice.
In just a matter of days the thin mouse BALLOONED in size.(9)
And this was without making any changes to its diet.
Just from having more of the bad bacteria in its gut.
The same effect is found in humans too.
A huge study of 1,632 identical twins by Kings College, London, found the fatter twin typically had more bad bacteria in their gut than their skinny sibling.(10)
While a study of 300 Danes, published in the Nature journal, found that those who were overweight had guts PACKED with junk food loving bad bacteria.(11)
This meant they were doomed to struggle with digestive problems and stubborn belly fat no matter how much they spent on workout gadgets, trendy detoxes, or appetite suppressant pills.
And it gets worse…
The University of Alabama found high levels of bad gut bacteria is COMMON among people with autoimmune problems, diabetes, autism, and even Parkinson’s.(12)
After reading all this shocking information, I had an awful thought:
Was my IBS an early warning of more severe health problems?
Anxiously, I sent Gareth an email:
And you know what happened… I got a reply!