Gut health can be an extraordinarily complex and hard to understand subject. A deep dive into researching the microbiome and understanding the latest findings on different bacteria, yeast, or fungi can quickly become overwhelming. Comparing the gut to a garden can provide a relatable visual image of good and bad gut bacteria and how to effectively restore the gut.
A healthy garden has a variety of vibrant vegetables, fruits, roots, spices, and herbs. There are no weeds, and the soil is fertile. The gardener pulls weeds out at the roots as they pop up. New weed seedlings blow in daily but the gardener is always managing the garden so it is always well kept. The soil is continually nourished and replenished with important and needed nutrients. Each plant has its place within the garden, fruits aren’t overgrowing other fruits and the vegetables aren’t intruding into the spices or herbs. The garden is properly pruned and cared for and managed daily by a master gardener. The plants are healthy and vibrant, and the garden generates lots of wonderful produce.
Much like a healthy garden, a healthy gut should include an abundant variety of keystone (beneficial) bacteria. There are strong physical barriers that protect the gut and any pathogens (harmful bacteria and toxins) that do sneak in get removed daily. A nourished and enriched gut microbiome will have an abundance of beneficial bacteria that limit the overgrowth of unwanted pathogens and toxins. These beneficial bacteria protect the integrity of intestinal barriers by producing butyrate and other short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs). The SCFA’s and metabolites then work together to help maintain a strong mucosal barrier that helps protect the gut against toxins and pathogens. These SCFA’s also prune out and reduce intestinal inflammation.
A healthy gut significantly contributes to the health of the entire body. Like a healthy garden, it needs to be maintained daily. When toxins enter the gut, which they do, the gut immediately binds and removes them. There is no overgrowth of bacteria, each bacterium thrives in balance with all the other bacterium in the intestinal tract. A healthy gut contributes to a wonderful healthy life.
An unhealthy garden is overrun with weeds and plants. Boundaries are broken down, plants are overgrown, and important plants are drowned out. The few surviving good plants produce weak and sickly produce or don’t bear fruit at all. The garden only offers a limited variety of vegetable and fruit types and there are no healthy spices or herbs. Previous treatments by toxic chemicals have left the garden with toxic soil, making new plant growth difficult. The garden is not managed and cared for daily and produces weeds more than produce. The frustrated gardener throws good and bad things into the garden frequently hoping something will work out. Without the right knowledge and effort, the garden remains unhealthy and unproductive.
Like an unhealthy garden, an unhealthy gut will have low diversity of beneficial bacteria. It is overrun with an abundance of toxins, gut bacteria imbalances, leaky gut (intestinal permeability), and rampant overgrowth of bad bacteria. Certain yeast types or bacteria are likely too high, and some critical delicate bacteria are almost nonexistent. The gut barrier is broken down and inflammation is prevalent. Previous attempts at treating the problems have damaged and left the gut biome unbalanced and in disrepair. Toxins flow freely into the rest of the body causing various stomach issues and other health challenges. The mind is clouded, bowels are irregular, and bloating is the norm.
A person with an unhealthy gut has often dumped good and bad things into the stomach for years hoping that something will work. They wish their problems would go away and rely on medicine to deal with their symptoms. Others may use frequent detoxes, cleanses, or clays to flush toxins out, but their stomach problems remain or quickly return. Despite eating mostly healthy they still consume unhealthy things like sucralose and acesulfame potassium, both common ingredients found in low-calorie foods. No matter the situation, their gut just never seems to get better.
Most people want instant success and relief, so they go “instant” approach. While initially the results are promising, they typically do not last. Let’s compare the instant approach to Silver Fern’s lasting approach below:
Much like dousing a garden in chemicals and plowing it under, some people with unhealthy guts take more and more medications to get make their gut problems. The symptoms are miserable, so the immediate focus is getting relief. Others attempt extreme gut detox programs, clays, or cleanses hoping for the same immediate relief. This approach temporarily suppresses the problems and provides much needed relief, but it also creates massive gut bacteria imbalances, destroy gut bacteria diversity, and leaves the microbiome in shambles. With renewed hope people reseed their gut with fancy looking probiotics loaded with 80 billion CFUs and dozens of strains (more for your money, right?). But like most things, quantity isn’t everything. Most of the billions of CFUs don’t survive and those that do are immediately crowded out by the toxins and pathogenic bacteria still in the gut. The overgrowth of bacteria was never pulled back, the gut lining issues were never addressed, and daily gut bacteria management was not put in place.
Just like starting a cleanup of a garden, rebuilding the gut needs to start with powerful gut-cleaning and gut-healing. Pathogenic bacteria, viruses, toxins, and harmful fungi need to be pulled and removed. Bacteria overgrowth needs to be pruned back and the gut barriers need to be rebuilt and maintained. Inflammation needs to decrease, regular digestion needs to resume, and bowel regularity needs to start up again. Bacteria imbalances need to be corrected and continuing bacteria management needs to be introduced. This 60-Day Gut Clean-Up Kit will help accomplish all of this! 1-23
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Calming and Cleaning the Gut
A healthy gut requires daily ongoing management and support. Stress, poor diet choices, viruses, environmental toxins, and strenuous exercise can directly impact the gut’s health. Life happens! If left unkept and unmanaged, a healthy gut will quickly become unhealthy. The 30-Day Gut Maintenance Kit is a daily conditioning and strengthening program to support ideal gut health. Bacteria management and digestive support are brought in daily. Targeted nutrients that feed critical bacteria and reshape gut bacteria are also supplemented daily. The gut barrier is strengthened and inflammation is kept down. The 30-Day Support Kit provides powerful daily management of one of the most important parts of the body: The Gut! 1-15, 23-48
Silver Fern™ Brand believes the real solution to gut health requires a comprehensive cleanup process followed by gut reconstruction and build out. Like a garden, the gut is a biome. How you manage it and what you put into it will determine whether it thrives or not!
A healthy gut requires daily ongoing management and support.