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Human being microbiome was discovered quite recently, with more than 70% of the human immune system found in the lining of the gut. Its discovery has changed the way the medical world thinks about health and disease.
Microbiome is a term for the trillions of living organisms that reside in and on the human body. Approximately 100 trillion microorganisms live in your gut; and to give you a better perspective, that’s up to ten times the number of cells that makes up the body itself.
The good news is most individuals, especially those of African heritage are trying to manage a health or medical condition by making healthy food and beverage choices. They are very interested in using foods to improve their overall health.
It turns out that its to your best interest to eat what is most beneficial, and to focus on adding what is needed for optimal health, instead of worrying about what to eliminate.
If your gut is burdened with unhealthy foods and digestion is impacted, then illness may arise.
A dear friend developed a health issue within her gut, she was only 69. She suffered for quite some time. At first her daughter thought it was Covid because she was vomiting, had a high temperate, no appetite – all the symptoms that’s related to covid.
When the doctors diagnosed that it was a health issue within her gut all I could do was recommend things trying to make her comfortable, but she was at the stage where she was not eating anymore. She went downhill real fast.
I say all that to say maintaining gut health is very important because your gut contains organs that make up the digestive tract and the gut microbiome, a balance of microorganisms that survive on food.
A healthy gut can prevent and heal illnesses - that high blood pressure damages - in the digestive tract, immune system, cardiovascular system, kidneys and brain.
I have come to the belief that our choice of food is the easiest and most important choices we can make to address the many health problems that we now face.
As you can see consuming foods that heals is one major way of maintaining healthy microbiome.
Eating fruits and vegetables in a rainbow of vibrant colors ensures that every human being, especially African heritage with high blood pressure get a variety of phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
For stronger bones, muscles and heart regulation get plenty of asparagus, broccoli, kale, spinach, green herbs, kiwi, and brussels sprouts to name a few.
Blueberries, blackberries, elderberries, figs, grapes to name a few of the foods that wipe out free radicals, boost brain health and reduce inflammation – a major problem if you’re living with pain; delay cellular aging and protect your heart.
Food rich in lycopene are potent scavenger of gene-damaging free radicals such as beets, cherries, and apple are just a few of the many fruits.
Then there are those that contain vitamin C, and carotenoids such as beta-carotene to protect your eyes, detoxify the body, boost your immune system and heart healthy. These yellow and orange foods are mangoes, oranges, pumpkins, sweet potatoes.
Health promoting colorful foods come in rich colors of blue, green, purple, red, yellow, orange and even white and brown.
Then there are enzymes to break down the food, probiotics that are live bacteria that promote a healthy gut flora and prebiotics that are undigestible natural fibers.
All these categories are within my online program of using foods as your medicine that can cause a measurable shift in your gut microbiome in just three to four days, as stated by the Duke University researchers report.
Today join this gaining gut health program that can quickly become a way of life as your body begins to feel better. And remember healthy eating is about having a balance.