Whatever your first response was to this question, it was probably wrong. The flu and most other viruses do not start in the respiratory system.
And, if you haven’t heard, THE FLU SHOT WON’T PREVENT YOU FROM GETTING IT EITHER! Just more lies from the pharmaceutical corporations to scare you into buying their toxin.
If you answered the question , “The flu starts in the gut,” you’d be absolutely right! The ‘gut’ is the center of our immunity universe.
Our bodies were created to miraculously heal themselves. The body’s plethora of systems work closely together to keep you at optimal health.
When only one system is off balance, it triggers a domino effect, potentially igniting an avalanche of chronic health problems.
The primary system responsible for your overall health and well-being is your digestive system – or “gut”.
The gut depends on “good bacteria” and specialized immune cells, called T-cells to do an effective job.
And the most important thing to know is this: The gut is your 30-foot long immunity headquarters! AND, it holds the largest concentration of mood-altering neurotransmitters, like serotonin, in your entire body!
Researchers are FINALLY discovering what I’ve been telling you for years – Microflora, or friendly bacteria, affect a huge part of our lives. Last year, the National Institutes of Health released a study linking depression to “leaky gut” – or unhealthy intestinal microflora.
And, did you know that when your “good” bacteria is out of balance, it can result in malnourishment, and can lead to acid reflux, indigestion, irritable bowel disease, the nervous system, hormonal health, your immunity, energy, mood and your behavior? That is just mind-blowing!
Take a moment, if you haven’t already, and read the newsletter, Laugh at the Flu, which talked about 12 things you simply must do to prepare your body for what’s ahead.
This week only, we are offering our two ‘gut’ health superfoods at the lowest price of the season so far!
NOW is the time to boost your immune system and prepare your body – especially your tender ‘gut’ for the holiday and flu season.
Immune Health and Probiotics
We are all ecosystems. Our ecosystems are in danger from all the medications, pesticides and environmental pollution ingested, slathered on and inhaled.
The body houses this unique, balanced ecosystem, beginning with the stomach, then the large and small intestine, in charge of distributing nutrients to nourish the organs. Residing in this ecosystem is more than 400 species of bacteria.
Bacterium isn’t always bad and is made up of 3 main types of friendly bacteria:
- Lactobacillus acidophilus
- Bifido-bacterium bifidum
- Lactobacillus bulgaricus
Acidophilus works in the small intestine. Bifidus predominates in the large intestine and bulgaricus is a transient bacterium that passes through the entire intestinal tract.