Did you know the human gut contains 10 times more bacteria than all of the cells put together in the rest of the human body? In fact, you could say we are more bacterial than we are human!
Our gut is home to approximately 100,000,000,000,000 (100 trillion) microorganisms, all of which play a HUGE part in our overall health. They’re like an army of little warriors inside of us… but you certainly don’t want to feel their wrath if they get out of control. Your life is literally in their hands!
Western medicine has only recently begun to understand the extent of the effect our gut has on human health and disease. Unbalanced gut flora (the intestinal microbiota) has been linked to diseases ranging from autism and depression to autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s, inflammatory bowel disease and type 1 diabetes. There are links to pretty much everything we can think of on the health spectrum, from “simple” skin conditions and allergies, to arthritis, endometriosis, cancer, and incurable neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and MS. It all has to start somewhere – the gut!!
Dr. Perlmutter, a board-certified neurologist, clinic owner in Florida, and a fellow of the American College of Nutrition (ACN), explores the influence of gut bacteria on the brain in his new book Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain-for Life. “These hundred trillion bacteria that live within your gut are so intimately involved in your brain at a number of levels. They manufacture neurochemicals, for example. Things like dopamine and serotonin. They manufacture important vitamins that are important to keep your brain healthy. They also maintain the integrity of the lining of your gut,” he explains.
Researchers all over the world are embracing the increasing findings between our gut and overall health. A researcher in Amsterdam, Dr. Max Nieuwdorp, has published a number of studies looking at changes in the microbiome that are characteristic of type 2 diabetes. In one trial, he was able to reverse type 2 diabetes in all of the 250 study participants by doing fecal transplantations on them. Lovely right?! But, remarkable as it may sound, by changing the makeup of the gut bacteria, the diabetes was resolved.
“This is what our most well-respected researchers and peer-reviewed journals are talking about” Dr. Perlmutter says. “Not only are the gut bacteria fundamentally involved in brain health, but you can change the gut bacteria by interventions – taking probiotics and choosing to eat foods that are rich in prebiotics and to enhance the growth of good bacteria – and even more aggressive therapies [such as fecal transplants]”
The Perfect Blend is unique in that it is one of the only products to act as both a prebiotic and probiotic (though of course you should still be eating loads of prebiotic foods!), allowing that good bacteria to flourish in our digestive system quicker to do exactly that – change the make-up of our gut bacteria.
At Devine Wellness we are even surprising ourselves every day with incredible new findings, and cannot stress enough how important it is to maintain a healthy gut. We don’t know many people who can say they get more and more passionate about their same product as each day goes by?! That’s a whole lot of passion!
So don’t wait any longer to whip that 100 trillion strong army into shape, they’re your best shot at winning the battle of health.