When the body develops an autoimmune response, your own immune system sees you as the enemy. Your immune system tags specific tissue for destruction. This can mean bone, joint, brain, or glandular tissue.
With the winter season in full swing and a chill in the air, fresh salads are disharmonious for your body. If you feel queasy, dizzy, or hyperactive after drinking vegetable juice, this is a sign that it is too expansive for your body. Unless you live where it is sunny year-round, chances are that the winter season brings a limited variety of vegetables for you to enjoy.
These days, we hear a lot about probiotics and the microflora living in the gut. Gluten is abrasive and damaging to the gut lining. The most up-to-date research tells us that the bacteria living on and in the body play a leading role in health and disease.
Your digestive tract is essentially a long, hollow tube running from one end of your body to the other. Up to 80% of your immune system is found in your digestive tract.
The inner ecosystem of your digestive tract is a rich community. It is bustling with bacteria and yeast. As it turns out, these bacteria and yeast do more than help digest food and manufacture nutrients. The bugs in your gut also interact with your immune system, the chemicals in your brain, and your hormones. The greater the stress, the more Candida adapts to stressors and to its environment. Candida albicans is a well-known yeast that is naturally found in the mouth, the gut, and the birth canal. (1) It is opportunistic, which means that if it has an opportunity to grow and take over an environment—it will. What goes into your mouth (and into your gut) influences your inner ecosystem....