Well, that still holds true some 3,000 + years later.
Nothing in this world has a bigger impact on your health (and life) than your intestinal tract.
Three life-saving jobs
Your intestinal tract has three major responsibilities:
1- Absorb nutrients
2- Eliminate wastes
3- House the majority of your immune system
Each of those functions affects you from head to toe, and if your intestinal tract is slipping in any of those areas, it’s not a matter of if but merely when will you get sick.
Let’s take a closer look at each of those:
The functioning of every cell, tissue and organ in your body is dependent on nutrients.
So if your intestinal tract is not carrying out that job so well, your body will begin to break down. Most sicknesses and diseases have nutrient deficiencies as a primary root cause—not just the obvious well-known ones like scurvy, rickets and osteoporosis.
For example, lacking in certain B vitamins and/or essential fatty acids increases your heart disease risk.
Your brain also needs B vitamins and essential fatty acids.
Deficiencies in vitamins C, D and E as well as zinc can impair your immune system functioning.
Lacking antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and lipoic acid can cause free radicals to spiral out of control in your body, setting the stage for cancer, heart disease, stroke and premature aging.
And those are just a drop in the bucket!
Your BMs are so much more than the unusable portion of your foods!
Your body also eliminates excess cholesterol, old worn out hormones, viruses, harmful bacteria and other toxins through the “escorting services” of your BMs.
So if your intestinal tract is lax in this area, you can get in trouble with things like elevated cholesterol levels, increased risk of hormone-dependent cancers and autointoxication (where viruses and toxins are absorbed into your bloodstream).
Plus having a lengthy bowel transit time (meaning your feces hangs around inside you way longer than it should) sets the stage for harmful bacteria overgrowth which can contribute to leaky gut, impair nutrient absorption, weaken your immune functioning and may even trigger flare-ups of diverticulosis and diverticulitis.
Although your immune system is all over your body, about 70 percent of it is housed in your gut.
Your immune system protects you from EVERYTHING--not just colds, infections, flu and viruses, but also cancer!
Keep yours healthy!
Now that you see all that your humble intestinal tract does for you, it’s crucial to make sure yours is in tip-top shape!
Start with your diet. Limit refined carbs, sugars, processed/fast food and especially SODA! Concentrate on lots of fiber-rich fresh vegetables and fruits, and healthy sources of proteins and fats.
Support a healthy gut with probiotics. Probiotics like Super Shield multi-strain formula provide crucial support to the intestinal tract by helping to repopulate your supply of friendly bacteria so they can in turn encourage strong immune functioning, proper nutrient absorption and more regular BMs.
And now is the perfect time to get your gut on the road to better health with Super Shield because it’s now $10 off per bottle for a limited time only!
See what a difference it can make in how you feel when you support strong gut health.
And I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that, “LIFE begins in the colon.”