When we eat at (most) restaurants or eat non-organic foods, we know they are full of toxic pesticides, and are likely GMO sourced foods. And every time we eat meat and dairy from sources given hormones and antibiotics and are fed unhealthy diets, we are just pretending to ourselves that our body will be fine, and our liver is strong enough to detoxify the toxins, hormones, and antibiotics.
We are simply turning our cheek to that fact that our microbiome that serves at the foundation of our immune function in our GUT is negatively impacted by poor habits. And that our GUT is at the FOUNDATION of our IMMUNE system, which is critical to prevent and heal every medical illness known to man.
I often see doctors talking about the “5 Pillars of Health”. Or maybe the “7 or 9 Pillars of Health”. In many ways this is a great way to look at the Foundation of Health.
Nutrition and supplementation is ALWAYS a Pillar in every Physician’s plan. But at the same time, we should try not to oversimplify how many areas of our life we should balance. A healthy life is all about balance… and Balance is never stagnant.
What is required of us when we are children, teenagers, young adults, midlife, and beyond is different at each Stage. And what each of these stages require to remain Balanced ALSO changes.
When we are younger we naturally possess a stronger and more robust reserve to overcome the insults that we are exposed to. And our habits appear to mean little to our day to day function. “I am invincible” is the general underlying mentality of young people.
However, as we age… the truth becomes evident as our body is no longer able to fight back as robustly and overcome the ongoing insults, both from our own habits AND the environmental exposures we are not even aware of. Our ability to fight inflammation and infections simply declines, and our body rebels with signs and symptoms of disease and illness. Joint pain, fatigue, depression and anxiety are all BIG symptoms that start to occur with nutritional deficiencies – right around the same time as our hormones decline.
Simply put… Our body suffers every single time we forget our foundation.
Every single Hormone in the Hormone Cascade is dependent on healthy nutrition!
Our body must have a healthy supply of nutrients to carry out the complex processes it takes to make every single hormone in our body, AND to metabolize these hormones properly and safely!
Clean Gut offers comprehensive support for optimum gastrointestinal health and function. The lining of the gut must have proper permeability and integrity not only so it can absorb nutrients, but also in order to prevent toxins, allergens and microbes from gaining access to the bloodstream.
Harvest Harmony is comprised of a proprietary blend of digestive enzymes along with betaine HCL to support optimal digestion of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
This product contains the special protease DPP IV (dipeptidyl peptidase IV), which aids in the breakdown of casomorphin (from casein) and gluteomorphin (from gluten). Harvest Harmony also includes the enzyme lactase, which helps break down the dairy sugar lactose. The use of Harvest Harmony before meals may be helpful when patients experience gas and bloating after eating, constipation, or a feeling of fullness after eating only a small quantity of food.