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Exercise your Way to a Healthy Gut - And We Don't Mean a Six-Pack

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2018 4:09:24 PM / by Winter Ninivaggi

Altering your gut using your own body! The health of gut microbiome is the foundation of nearly all health conditions.  Poor diet, stress, age disease, antibiotic use and unhealthy lifestyles have wreaked havoc on the microbiome of many individuals making dysbiosis, SIBO and other microbiome disturbances the norm.

Healthy individuals tend to possess greater amounts of specific types of bacteria that impart important health benefits. Other species of microbes are associated with specific health problems as they alter our immunity, increase inflammation and even turn on genes that can cause future health problems. By altering the balance of gut microbes to factor the health promoting species chronic inflammatory and metabolic disorders may be prevented. 

Exercise has been recognized as an effective way to modulate human metabolism in various ways and improve health outcomes.  Regular exercise suppresses pro-inflammatory cytokines and increases anti-inflammatory modulators. These effects have been noted in mice and may contribute to a reduction in oxidative insult in the gut. Regular moderate exercise also reduces stress-induced intestinal barrier dysfunction in the areas of permeability, mucous thickness and bacterial translocation.

How can you boost your gut microbial diversity?

  • Exercise daily and become physically fit because this boosts the diversity of good gut bacteria
  • Drink GOOD GUT products.  Mix GOOD GUT Detox with GOOD GUT Repair and GOOD GUT Probiotics + immune into one killer shake that delivers 25 grams of protein.  Higher protein intake creates more bacterial diversity.  
  • Eat fermented foods with each meal.

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Those suffering from inflammatory diseases can find great benefits in physical activity without over exerting themselves. Chronic inflammation can lead to serious health issues associated with diabetes, celiac disease, obesity and other conditions.

Turn off acute and chronic inflammation immediately with I.V. ozone. We add Traumeel, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Calcium, Magnesium, Chromium, Copper, Manganese, Zinc and B-vitamins to crush your inflammatory responses. Ask for the Weekend Warrior formula. This formula addresses post muscle exercise soreness and maximizes muscle repair. All I.V. therapies are MD ordered in NYS.

At Second Nature, we use natural oral anti-inflammatories and I.V. ozone to reduce inflammatory responses in the body. I start correcting leaky gut issues with Good Gut Detox, Good Gut Repair and Good Gut Immune. I re-spackle the intestinal walls with Xymogen's IgG 26 DF and HistDao. These are part of the Good Gut program to reverse autoimmune conditions in 21 days. Call me or email me to find out more about how you can reverse your autoimmune condition. 

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Brady, D. M., ND, DC, CCN, DACBN, IFMCP. (2018, July). Favorably Altering the GI Microbiome with Excercise. Townsend Letter, (420), 32-34.

Winter Ninivaggi

Written by Winter Ninivaggi

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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