COULD EATING DIRT HELP KEEP YOUR GUT HEALTHY? WELL…

February 10, 2016

COULD EATING DIRT HELP KEEP YOUR GUT HEALTHY? WELL…

Is there a way to a healthy gut?

Yes, but first some understanding of how we got to where we are.

Part of the problem lies with our civilized life. While none of us probably want to go back to living in huts or trade in the cleanliness of modern life or stop taking medicines, these factors in our modern lives have played a big part in our sick guts.

Humans built strong immune systems in no small part due to exposure to the dirt, filth and germs of the world. They ate foods that were fermented, or even bad, and were closely exposed to all kinds of bacteria. While this was, and is, not always a good thing the opposite is also true: antibiotics, chemicals, cleansers and “safe” foods have eliminated many of the bacteria we ingested as we evolved. Add to this the refined sugars, simple carbohydrates and major lack of fiber… it is no wonder that we are suffering.

It is so bad that one medical treatment for kids with intestinal problems is to feed them dirt (or worse) just to build up their bacterial microbiome.

While this course is not being suggested there is definitely merit in limiting the overuse of antibiotic or germicides, harsh cleansers and such.

This is also true of the microbiome in your mouth, the ongoing use of antibiotic mouthwashes, toothpastes and other oral products kills off the healthy bacteria as well. Then the consumption of sugars and such helps the “bad” bacteria to overgrow and the next thing you know one has a periodontal disease epidemic in America.

Remember a healthy microbiome will boost the immune system and a strong immune system is the BEST defense against illness and disease.

Part of the problem lies with our civilized life. While none of us probably want to go back to living in huts or trade in the cleanliness of modern life or stop taking medicines, these factors in our modern lives have played a big part in our sick guts.

Humans built strong immune systems in no small part due to exposure to the dirt, filth and germs of the world. They ate foods that were fermented, or even bad, and were closely exposed to all kinds of bacteria. While this was, and is, not always a good thing the opposite is also true: antibiotics, chemicals, cleansers and “safe” foods have eliminated many of the bacteria we ingested as we evolved. Add to this the refined sugars, simple carbohydrates and major lack of fiber… it is no wonder that we are suffering.

It is so bad that one medical treatment for kids with intestinal problems is to feed them dirt (or worse) just to build up their bacterial microbiome.

While this course is not being suggested there is definitely merit in limiting the overuse of antibiotic or germicides, harsh cleansers and such.

This is also true of the microbiome in your mouth, the ongoing use of antibiotic mouthwashes, toothpastes and other oral products kills off the healthy bacteria as well. Then the consumption of sugars and such helps the “bad” bacteria to overgrow and the next thing you know one has a periodontal disease epidemic in America.

Remember a healthy microbiome will boost the immune system and a strong immune system is the BEST defense against illness and disease.

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