Gut Health

Today we will be looking at Strengthening Your Immune System Thru Eating & Supplementation targeting a specific part of the body.

First Why Supplement At All? Can’t We Just Eat Ourselves to Great Health?

According to the Nutrition Security Institute, U.S. soil is eroding (wearing away) 10 times faster than it can be replenished. Researchers who compiled reports from around the world conclude that U.S. agricultural soil has been depleted of 85 percent of its minerals and vitamins during the last 100 years.

Since we get our fruits and vegetables from the soil, but the soil has very little vitamin and mineral content.  We are left deficient. (SHOW SLIDE)

Supplementation is not a Choice anymore.  It is a necessity.

Now you know why we need to supplement, let’s take a look at a couple of supplements that can support a critical factor in keeping a STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM.

THAT CRITICAL ELEMENT IS YOUR ‘Gut Health’

Did You Know?

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Americans are now affected by digestive diseases.

Your intestines are home to 

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Bacteria

60-80% of your entire immune system is located in your digestive tract

Immune System in Digestive Tract 80%

A healthy Gut needs Fiber and a Balance of Bacteria
Fiber. Think whole grains, beans and legumes, and whole fruits and veggies

Probiotics to the Rescue

Probiotics are “good” bacteria believed to boost the immune system and help maintain digestive health by

– Improving digestion and nutrient absorption
– Improve sleep
– Reduce allergy symptoms
– Promote weight loss

You can take them in a dietary supplement or get them from food sources
Natural sources of probiotics include yogurt (get the plain for less sugar), kimchi, tempeh and kombucha, saukeraut .

At Total Package we have a Probiotic supplement that includes your prebiotic fibers and your Probiotic Strains.

The key to this is the BALANCE OF GOOD & BAD BACTERIA in the body

Digestive Enzymes

Another Power Supplement for the GUT is DIGESTIVE ENZYMES

Digestive enzymes are substances produced by our bodies that help us to digest the foods we eat

The majority of foods we consume no longer contain enzymes.  Food that has been pasteurized, sterilized, radiated, irradiated, microwaved, treated with preservatives or cooked above 118° F no longer contains live enzymes.  These processes completely destroy food enzymes and thereby impede absorption of nutrients and contribute to all sorts of digestive problems.

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