Best Natural Gut Health Support
We are often asked, “What is the best natural gut health support?” by people experiencing gastro-intestinal issues. These issues could include general food intolerances, bloating, gas, cramping, irritable bowel disease, Crohn’s, gluten sensitivity, Celiac disease, reflux or irregular bowel movements.
These are just some of the symptoms that people will associate with their GI tract, but the truth is that problems caused by negative interactions with food can cause a great many more diseases and symptoms, which, because they are not located in GI tract, people do not realise that they are closely linked with what is going on there.
Pain or dysfunction anywhere in the body indicates an inflammatory process that has started in the gut.
Immune System under Attack
Functional medicine recognises that continuous assaults on our immune system leads to a breakdown of the functionality of the immune system, and eventually to autoimmune diseases such as arthritis (all forms), lupus, MS, ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, under and overactive thyroid, Hashimoto’s disease, Parkinson, Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The most common form of immune assault is on our GI tract since, together with our skin and lungs, this is the major interface between us and the outside world. In other words, what we eat and drink has a huge impact on our health, and where we usually first notice a problem will be in our gut. However, this is not always the case, which is why if someone experiences pain, discomfort or disease elsewhere in the body, that is not associated with a trauma, injury or accident, the first place to look to try to improve things is the gut.
So What is the Best Natural Gut Health Support?
Obviously, you cannot keep on doing the same thing expecting a different result – according to Einstein that is a form of insanity. So if someone is experiencing GI issues or disease elsewhere in the body, they will need to modify their diet to minimise the inflammatory processes causing the problem.
This means reducing sugar from all sources, and especially the inflammatory and problematic glutens, wheat, rye, barley and oats. But we understand how hard this can be for many people, which is why we usually recommend Relief Ginger Enzyme produced by BioHawk in Brisbane.
This is the best natural gut health support that we have come across in our research. We especially like it because it is entirely natural and made from the powdered enzymes from the ginger family (ginger, turmeric and galangal). What is so clever about this product is that it is a very elegant bio-chemical solution to what actually causes problems for so many people.
The problem is that a large percentage of people with northern European ancestry have two immunity genes HLA DQ2/DQ8 which are very effective at recognising viruses but which also react to proline proteins, which happen to have a very similar molecular structure to viruses. What is so wrong with that? Well, the very major problem is that proline proteins occur is nearly all foods, but are the most problematic in wheat, rye, barley and oats.
So the immune system of someone with these genes is mistaking the proline in food for a virus and going on the attack. Over time this continuous immune response creates a lot of inflammation, exhausts the immune system and leads to autoimmune disease.
What the Relief Ginger Enzyme does so cleverly is to change the characteristic structure of the proline it encounters and this means the HLA DQ2/DQ8 genes do not mistake the structures for viruses and provoke an immune response. It really is as simple as that and all with no side effects or unnatural chemicals in sight!!
An elegant solution using food to combat a problem with other foods.
This really is quite breathtaking and a tribute to the genius and knowledge of Professor Cliff Hawkins, a very eminent bio-chemist in Queensland, who came out of retirement to find a solution to the GI problems his grand-children were experiencing.
Who Might Have the HLA DQ2/DQ8 Genes?
It is estimated that in Australia, New Zealand, US, UK, Canada and South Africa as much as 30-40% of people with Anglo Saxon ancestry will have these genes. Basically it is carried by the Celtic races and northern Europeans. The majority of Asians will have them, as well as indigenous peoples of the Americas, Africa and the Pacific islands. For a fuller explanation please read What is Relief Ginger Enzyme.
Even if you do not have these genes, gluten is not your friend and in the Western world where people will be consuming wheat (and/or its conspirators) in some form up to 6 times a day, it is impossible to ignore the evidence of overweight, obese, sugar addicted populations and all the myriad health impacts and diseases that proliferate.
We urge people to minimise consumption of ALL grains (not just wheat, rye, barley and oats) for two reasons
- Gluten is just the family name and there are different glutens in all grains even the ones that many people consider to be safe to eat (rice, corn, quinoa, millet, sorghum, teff, buck wheat etc).
- All grains release glucose when digested, ie a sugar hit, and sugar is inflammatory. We can manufacture all the glucose we need from eating vegetables (without even eating the starchy root vegetables).
If you have the two immune genes, cutting out the grains and taking the ginger powder as directed after meals, and also treating your food with the ginger powder, will give you the quickest results.
There are many people who regularly buy the Relief powder from our website and we thank them for their support and are very glad to know that they are benefiting from taking it. If you, or anyone you know, is not in perfect health, perhaps lacks energy, has aches and pains or GI issues, please consider taking the Relief Ginger Enzyme and, for greatest improvement, minimising grain consumption.
Please let us know how Relief has worked for you, and feel free to contact us for directions on use and for ongoing support.
Avoiding gluten, keeping our grain consumption low and feeling great, Edith and Tim at CoolWellbeing Foundation