FOCUS ON THE CAUSE, NOT THE SYMPTOMS - How the gut determines your quality of life
Our body is made up of more bacteria (4-5 billion) than human cells. The sum of all microorganisms in the human body exceeds the mass of the brain. The bacteria in our intestines have a major impact on elementary body functions in terms of energy balance, the complexion of the skin and the immune system. Therefore, a healthy gut is the most important factor for a healthy body.
We all have experienced food intolerance, bloating or stomach pains after meals and skin problems caused by dairy products or sweets. But that's not normal. The cause of these almost daily complaints is that none of us is taking in the right bacteria and micronutrients through our diet.
- What affects your health the most.
- How you realize you should change your routines and diet.
- Where to start first to improve your holistic health.
- How you can keep your (intestinal) health stable over the long term.
Our gut, our microbiome: The source of a healthy body
Our body is made up of a greater number of bacteria (4-5 billion) than human cells.
These bacteria and microorganisms affect
- Our mood & mental stability (Our intestinal bacteria produce 95% of our happiness hormone, serotonin)
- Our immune system
- Our skin health
- Our physical health & fitness
- The quality of our sleep
But with pesticides, preservatives, hyper-disinfection in the household, antibiotics and animal testing in medicine, we damage the colonization of good bacteria in our body. A high amount of refined sugar, grain and chemical sweeteners promote bad germs and bring our intestinal flora, our microbiome out of balance.
Why is my gut health so important?
- „The intestine is our most important organ to secure our health in the long term ”, Barbara Miller, doctor of holistic medicine.
- The gut is the source of nutrients for our cells. In the event of inflammation or incorrect colonization, no vitamins and minerals reach the cells. No matter how well we eat, we don't see any positive effects.
- Our intestines are the cause of inflammatory metabolism. These irritate the tissue and can lead to diseases.
- The gut influences your mood, how you assess your environment and how you react to it. Because about 95% of our serotonin (happiness hormone) production lies in our intestines.
How do I know that my intestines are not completely healthy?
If the intestine is inflamed or badly colonized, symptoms such as
- Itching & rashes
- Stomach pain after meals
- Weak immune system
- Fluctuating mood (outbursts of anger, anxiety, arrogance)
- Sluggishness & fatigue
Basically, every complaint has something to do with the intestines. A small rule of thumb here can be: Before you reach for artificial pills, expensive skin care products or antibiotics, examine your intestines. You will probably quickly realize that you can bring your intestinal flora back into balance more cheaply and naturally.
The Microbiome & Healthy Gut Test analyzes exactly how strong your intestinal barrier is and whether the colonization of your intestinal bacteria is sufficient.
How can my intestine become healthy again?
We have damaged the good germs in our intestines through bad diet and unhealthy routines. Inflammation has developed and our intestinal flora has become unbalanced. With a reset we can reduce this inflammation in a short time. After this stronger "cut" through a probiotic reset, we can adapt our everyday routines for long-term intestinal health.
1. Step: Give your intestines the right impulse with a probiotic reset.
With the Probiotic Reset Program in the DALUMA app, we have developed a detailed overview with all important information, dos & don'ts and daily notifications. We make the transition to the right routine and diet as easy as possible for you. With Kombucha, probiotic shots and little tricks, you can quickly achieve great success with simple adjustments.
The probiotic reset is your kick-start. After that it gets easier and easier. You will receive all the tips and ingredients for your everyday life to keep your microbiome healthy in the long term.
2. Step: Support your intestines with the right ingredients & routines:
- „Probiotics make the biggest difference", Miller (Holistic Health Doctor).
But how do I recognize a good, effective probiotic?
- A large amount of microorganisms and active nutrients (5,000,000,000 microorganisms is the best guideline)
- A wide range of cultures: The number of strands and the population of the cultures makes all the difference.
- Without chemical additives
Here you can find more about DALUMA’s Biotic 20/5 Billion.
Active kombucha and kefir cultures support the colonization of good bacteria in your intestines.
- Incorporate fermented foods into your everyday diet.
Fermentation turns common fruits and vegetables into vitamin-richer foods. This is because:
- Food is easier to digest if it has the same environment as in the intestine
- Higher bioavailability
- Vitamins (C, B vitamins) are created (very good for vegans)
- Has an anti-bacterial effect against bad bacteria
- Herbicides are broken down
- High biodiversity in the intestine through fermentation
- It is very easy. You can't go wrong!
- Reduce stress through self-care and regular exercise. Yoga, walks and muscle training are especially good workouts that keep your stress hormone cortisol in check.
- Increase serotonin and collect vitamin D and good bacteria by spending more time in nature.
How can I keep my intestines healthy in the long term?
For long-term gut health, a few myths have yet to be cleared up:
- „The more disinfection the better.” No. Hyper disinfection kills all good germs and bacteria that our intestines need. The following applies here: "Dirt cleanses the stomach".
- „Having a bad cold once a year is bad!” No. Having a big cold once a year strengthens the immune system.
- „Ready-made, packaged food is filling and filling me up well.” No. Organic fruits & vegetables with healthy germs and bacteria are important. The fiber supports your digestion.
- “High heating of our food kills bad bacteria.” It kills valuable healthy bacteria and toxic substances are formed.
With the following habits you can support your gut health after the probiotic reset:
- Unpackaged organic fruit and vegetables
- Supplements like Vitamin D, K2 und B
- Probiotics!! (promote good bacteria)
- Low-sugar diet (no refined or artificial added sugar). Don't worry, after the reset you won't feel like it anymore due to the reduced number of miter bacteria in the intestine 😉
- No grains (promote bad bacteria)
- No dairy products (promote bad bacteria)
- Avoid antibiotics as much as possible
- Minimize stress