Robust gut health eludes many of us. You probably aren’t aware of how many of your family and friends have gut issues because it isn’t something we share.
I’ve added five excellent testimonials relating to digestive issues and thought I’d share mine here.
I became aware of my gut issue when I was in my mid-teens. Constipation continued into my 40s and 50s. I tried many creative treatments and adjusted my food choices without much relief. Decades of yoga and shifting to a real-food/Paleo diet over 15 years ago have both helped. But what really improved my elimination on a daily basis has been drinking ASEA Redox Cell Signaling Supplement and rubbing RENU 28 on my belly daily for the past seven years. My gut works like clockwork every morning and sometimes even twice a day! Amazing for me!!! (TMI??? 🤣)
This one improvement in my health makes my life better every day! Anyone who has had issues with constipation knows how good it feels when your system works as it is designed to work!
70% of your immune cells are housed in the GUT.
Okay, on to some science from the Redox Doc, Robertson D. Ward, M.D. FAAFP to make you wiser about your gut health!
Your Digestive System
Digestive cells rely on REDOX chemistry to do their complex work of absorbing nutrients, maintaining a broad array of microorganisms, and signaling the right messages for maintaining their metabolic balance. These cells that line our digestive tract, due to their specialized work, require a strong REDOX potential. Therefore they are capable of repairing themselves and replacing themselves very quickly (twice the speed of muscle cells). Detoxification and assimilation both occur in the GI tract and are vital to life.
Eating foods rich in phytonutrients (moms always say to eat your greens) should result in improved health. For those who lack the ability to release proper enzymes that digest these nutrients, it may result in difficulty. REDOX molecules are the messengers that signal the release of these digestive enzymes. When we absorb these nutrients our bodies then signal for the production of antioxidants like glutathione. Such antioxidants protect us from oxidative stress and free radicals.
There are more neurons in the gastrointestinal tract than in the entire spinal cord.
REDOX molecules empower the propagation of a broad array of microorganisms in the GI tract. This is called the microbiome. It is composed of many species of bacteria, fungi, and yeast. This broad biodiversity creates a balance that is vital for health and critically linked to REDOX chemistry. Inflammation is minimized which leads to intestinal wall strength and a strong barrier to protect our immune health and balance.
Your gut is known as the “second brain” because it can operate independently of the brain and spinal cord.
Maintaining a proper weight is more than just eating the right number of calories. People often just store food without burning it. REDOX chemistry activates our metabolism to properly signal the appropriate metabolism. Stress signals from REDOX molecules will direct food storage for survival. Healthy REDOX signaling molecules will activate a youthful metabolism and result in energy and active metabolic processes. Supplementing REDOX molecules can lead to a healthier and more active metabolic balance in the body, which is critical to maintaining a good redox potential.
- Acid Reflux
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
90% of your body’s serotonin is made in the gut. It is known is our happy hormone due to its role in regulating our mood, among many other functions! New science links its role to long COVID brain fog.
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