Food, Sex & Life for The Modern Woman...Living Primal
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Kick off your heels and grab your water as your Food, Sex and Life for the Modern Woman host Jennifer Knecht connects with experts around the globe. Together you’ll explore real health, real fat burning results and sexy confidence. www.fslmodern.com.
Most Recent Episode
Cheers to Skinny Gut with Brenda Watson, #39
1 day ago
We talk all things gut health related with Brenda Watson, from the bacteria living in our stomach, how it affects every function of our body, what leaky gut is and how to reverse it. It is truly amazing how we can resolve many issues and ailments we experience ourselves, and we hear our friends talking about, by simply healing our gut! Brenda gives us some tips we can begin implementing today to reach good gut health, that will also improve the texture of our skin and help us lose some extra pounds. And given that it’s the holidays, we can all use a little help detoxing and keeping those pounds at bay. Gut Health and the Rest of our Body The bacteria in our digestive system is really an organ. There is more bacteria than there are cells: 90% bacteria and 10% human cells. There are 3-4 pounds of bacteria in our stomach at any given time. It is made up of good bacteria, neutral bacteria and negative bacteria. A healthy person has 80% good and neutral bacteria, and 20% negative bacteria; that’s considered balanced for good health. Your gut bacteria is your GPS: gut protection system. Gut bacteria is more than just going to the bathroom and diarrhea: It regulates your immune system. It reduced digestive distress. Can regulate depression and anxiety. Reduces inflammation- Outer inflammation we see when we cut a finger as our body trying to prevent and fight off infection. But silent inflammation is inside our bodies and leads to cardiovascular disease, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, etc. Can help shed weight and keep it off. What is leaky gut and how do you know if you have it? Inside the digestive tract, the small and large intestine specifically, there is a mucosal lining. This mucosal lining is a screen, very much like the screen on your windows that creates a barrier for unwanted bugs. When it is intact it keeps unwanted foods and anything that is not proper, from entering the bloodstream. When the screen gets holes, bacteria, virus and large protein molecules can now enter the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body. But how does the screen (mucosal lining) get holes? It becomes inflamed and irritated, and it should shed and rebuilds itself every 3-5 days. But when there is a constant inflammatory issue inside it sheds constantly. So then all these foods enter the bloodstrea