One of the reasons why people experience chronic high blood pressure is the state of their intestines.
There are more creatures living in our intestines than the cells in our body. 100 Trillion bacteria call the gut their home. This is not disgusting but utterly important for the proper functioning of our body.
A healthy gut consists of a variety of nurturing bacteria, such as Escherichia (E.) coli, Enterococcus spp., Lactobacillus spp., Bifidobacterium spp. and many more. The so called healthy flora plays an important role for our immune system, in the creation of vitamin B12 (for blood and cell activity), the creation of Vitamin K (skin and healing processes) and for the proper digestion of the food we consume. Furthermore, a healthy gut flora constitutes the protection between the outer environment which the intestines still belong to and our body cells. Otherwise, all viruses, disease-causing bacteria would directly float into our blood stream.
An unhealthy flora is evident when fungi, staphylococcus, streptococcus to name a few constitute the majority of the inhabitants of your gut. The results of such an overgrowth are numerous. As the barrier to our blood stream and cell is destroyed, sickening micro-particles can easily invade into this otherwise protected area, causing all kinds of sicknesses.
You will not notice this easily, as the leakage occurs slowly and unnoticed. Infections are the result which trigger chronic blood pressure as a result because infections set the system on alarm.
Also, also the gut related immune system becomes heavily impaired. Precious vitamins can no longer be created further contributing to a deterioration of our health.
Furthermore, food cannot be properly digested – it simply fouls in your gut causing more overcrowding of unhealthy fungi and bacteria. Have you ever seen a biogas plant?
This is what basically happens in your intestines. The difference is that the gas which is produced in the biogas plant on purpose cannot escape enough your intestines. Thus, the inner walls expand and expand (a total of a complete soccer field and more) and put an enormous pressure on all organs demanding space. Burping and far…..g are not enough to eliminate the gas.
Also the heart is heavily impacted by bloating and the expansion of your gut, as its location is immediately above the left side of your large intestines. The heart is compelled to increase its pressure to pumps heavier in order to secure proper distribution of your blood.
What does this mean to you?
Get your gut in order
- Eliminate food with sugar content
- Eat small portions of green veggies, some fruit, small quantities of fish, beans, lentils, potatoes
- Do not eat after 5 pm (after that time no further food will be processed in your intestines)
- Stick to small portions
- Chew everything well
- Replace convenient food with healthy self-made dishes
- Add herbs such as turmeric, ginger, cumin in order to help digestion.
- Drink water and tea regularly (not before meals though as it inhibits digestion) to lubricate the intestines to make the “plop” easy.
- Move as much as you can (walks, take a bike, walk staircases, run, swim, whatever you like in moderation). Moving moves your bowls and helps in elimination – elimination of toxic waste in your gut is key here!!!
- Eat small portions of yoghurt (natural, organic), kefir, miso, sauerkraut, kim-chi whenever you can (just a bit every day). They build up a healthy gut flora.
- In order to eliminate toxic substances from your gut you can also add ½ a table spoon of clay into a large glass of water and drink it. The clay (make sure it is organic) simply absorbs toxic substances and are subsequently eliminated with your next poop.
So, how do you now if your flora is healthy or not?
A common comment is “well, I go to the toilet regularly so everything is fine”. Well, noop it is not!!!!!
- Is your poop heavy and smelly? – Hint – not healthy
- Sticky and with lots of effort? Not healthy either.
- Do you feel bad after a meal?
- Do you feel bloated and have to fart (this is hopefully)?
- Does your belly stick out and you find it heavy to move?
- Do you have other chronic pain, skin problems, depressions, mood swings?These are just a few indicators of your gut health. In any case, your overall health, including your heart-health can only flourish, if your guts are Shiny-clean!