Reporting from an undisclosed location in the USSA…
“If you think you’re only human,” Genome magazine’s Kendall K. Morgan writes, “you’d better think again. Single-celled bacteria living in and on our bodies outnumber human cells by at least 3 to 1 — and perhaps as much as 10 to 1.”
According to the latest estimates from the American Academy of Microbiology, our bodies are made up of 37 trillion living cells and at least 100 trillion bugs.
“Yes, that’s right,” Morgan says, “our skin and guts, mouths and noses, along with every other body surface, are home to 100,000,000,000,000 microscopic bugs. The typical human microbiome is said to represent about 1,000 different species, with wide variation from one person to the next in exactly which species. If it’s still hard to fathom just how big a single microbiome is, consider this: That same report says those microbes, each vanishingly small and seemingly weightless on its own, add up to something like 2.5 pounds.”
Moreover, these 100 trillion bugs, we now know, are absolutely essential to your health. And keeping these critters under control, as you’ll see in a moment, is one of the most important things you can do to stay dis-ease free.
We’ll say it again…
Making sure your microbiome is “on fleek” (as, I hear, the hipsters put it) is one of the most important things you can do for your body, your mind, and, of course, your health.
Fortunately, last week, we attended The Truth About Cancer Symposium. The TTAC Symposium was chock-full of nearly 50 health experts offering up everything a health nut needs to know about living a long, healthy, cancer-free existence.
Which is why, today, we’re going to show you what we learned about keeping your microbiome — and all the other critters roaming around your biosphere — in check. To do so, we’ll be exploring FOUR simple steps to keep those critters under control… and, most importantly, keep dis-ease under your thumb.
Let’s get to it…
First step, courtesy of Ty Bollinger of The Truth About Cancer team, is to make sure you eat “live” foods and skip the dead stuff.
Simply put, the microbiome works with your body’s immune system to prevent disease and keep the bad critters from throwing a coup d’état on your kingdom.
“This means,” says Ty Bollinger of The Truth About Cancer team, “these tiny microorganisms meld with your very being in a coordinated effort to maintain homeostasis, or a healthy state of balance and stability.
“But,” Ty goes on, “there are many things that can interfere with the proper function of your microbiome. These include poor diet (processed foods are compositionally ‘dead’ and lack the enzymes and living bacteria necessary for microbiome health), environmental pollution, chronic stress, lack of sleep, and pharmaceutical drugs like antibiotics. Antibiotics, you should know, kill off not only harmful pathogens but also the good bacteria that your body relies on for proper immune function.”
When your gut microbiome cultures are unhealthy, this allows for opportunistic baddies to thrive — which, if left unfettered, create dis-ease in your body.
“With cancer specifically,” says Ty, “science is now uncovering how a compromised microbiome can unleash a cascade of system failures throughout the body that, in many cases, leads to tumor growth and full-blown cancer.”
So what can you do? Eat food that is ALIVE. Namely cultured or fermented foods.
“Cultured or fermented foods,” says Ty, “are rich in cancer-fighting probiotics, and they also contain what’s known as lactic acid bacteria. This is a type of probiotic that studies have shown offers specific protective benefits against cancer. A 2010 study published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition explains how lactic acid bacteria and its so-called ‘probioactive cellular substances’ release enzymes into the gut that exert definitive anti-tumor effects.”
These foods are also rich, Ty says, in “cancer-fighting probiotics, and they also contain what’s known as lactic acid bacteria.This is a type of probiotic that studies have shown offers specific protective benefits against cancer. A 2010 study published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition explains how lactic acid bacteria and its so-called ‘probioactive cellular substances’ release enzymes into the gut that exert definitive anti-tumor effects.
“Other studies, including a 2013 paper published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, pinpoint specific probiotic strains like Lactobacillus casei as a science-based immunomodulatory mechanism that helps protect the body against many types of cancer and other diseases. Lactobacillus casei is one of the most popular probiotics available to consumers.”
Again, eat “live” foods over dead (mostly processed) foods.
Next, to dig deeper, we spoke with Dr. Roby Mitchell (AKA “Dr. Fitt) at The Truth About Cancer Symposium last week. We invited him to talk about 3 ways to control the critters in your body.
Here’s what he said…
“So,” Dr. Fitt told us during our interview, “the underpinning physiology that happens that creates all of these diseases, across the board, whether it’s Alzheimer’s, heart disease, eczema, psoriasis, acne, whatever it is, is inflammation.
“So you want to get inflammation under control.
Our interview with Dr. Fitt. Full video coming soon…
“Inflammation by definition is your immune system response to an overgrowth of critters. And that can be bacteria, viruses, fungus, whatever. And what we know now is that our human DNA is mostly critters. So we are this walking ecosystem that has to be kept under control.
“There are three basic ways you can keep those critters from overgrowing and setting off the immune system and causing inflammation.
One, he told me, is to keep your temperature up and out of the “critter-growing” range. 98.6 degrees, he said, is the “sweet spot.”
“If your temperature is down in here,” Dr. Fitt told us, “it’s like food that is left out on the sink that’s defrosting, that temperature gets into this range here, and critters start to grow and you’re going to get food poisoning.
“You want to keep your temperature up here.
“What keeps it up here is thyroid hormones,” he said. “So the mix of thyroid hormone, glucose and oxygen works just like the energy equation in your car via gasoline, spark plug and oxygen. It creates energy and that’s why your car goes down the road. A side-effect of that energy is heat.
“Same thing with your body except that your thyroid is the spark plug, and your food is glucose as the fuel, and then you breathe in oxygen.
“So thyroid hormone is the first thing you should pay attention to. The second thing is the production of hydrochloric acid.
“Hydrochloric acid is so powerful it will dissolve a nail. And one of the things that hydrochloric acid does is sterilizes your food every time that you eat. So that keeps critters under control. Also, it helps you absorb what your body needs to stay healthy. Vitamins, minerals, amino acids and so forth.
“And the third thing is your food. You have to eat food that doesn’t feed the critters. Food that doesn’t turn into sugar so quickly. So if you look up the glycemic index, you can use that as a barometer.
“You want the glycemic index of your food to be 55 or less, so that we don’t raise those sugar levels to feed the critters. And the other thing is you want to focus on foods that themselves are experts at killing critters. Some foods are better than others. Particularly foods that are really dark. Foods that are black. Foods that are purple. Foods that are blue, dark green, dark red, dark yellow. You want to focus your diet on getting those foods into you. Because the more of those foods you get in, the easier it is for your body to control the bad critters.
“Then you don’t get inflammation, develop cancer, get high blood pressure, heart disease, and acne and all that kind of stuff.”
When it comes down to it, it’s all about controlling what you eat and making sure you’re feeding the good critters. If you give the good critters what they need to thrive, they will ALWAYS have your back when the baddies arrive.
Inflammation and disease, far more often than not, develops when people feed the WRONG types of critters, giving them the power to overthrow the good guys.
“We have just seen that more and more,” Dr. Fitt says, “as our diets have gotten more and more refined. That was over here — it started over here in the Western world. Now we see it as we have outsourced all of our computer jobs and manufacturing jobs over to these third worlds, and they get money in their pocket and then we send Coke and McDonald’s over there.
“Now we’re seeing breast cancer, for instance, in women that we didn’t see breast cancer in before. We’re seeing prostate cancer in men that we didn’t see prostate cancer in before in these third world countries. And it’s again, because they’re eating the same food that gave us the problem over here.”
So, just to recap…
1.] Eat live foods, avoid the dead ones…
2.] Maintain your thyroid hormone levels…
3.] Keep your production of hydrochloric acid up…
4.] Eat foods that are experts at fighting bad critters (particularly those that are dark)…
Control the critters!
[Ed. note: If you want to learn more about how to control your critters, check out how to gain 100% access to everything we discovered at The Truth About Cancer Symposium right here at this link. Again, with 40+ health experts at your fingertips, you’ll gain access to everything you need to know to take control of your health.]
Managing editor, Laissez Faire Today