Did you know that your digestive system makes up 70% of the body’s entire immune system? Your gut is
actually known as the second brain and contains more neurotransmitters than the brain itself!
Brain fog, mood swings, headaches and poor memory could all be indicators of an unhappy gut and can
make us more sensitive to hair loss. Because the gut plays such a huge role in a healthy body, it is
important to not only restrict carbs but to also restore the ecology of the digestive tract.
Gut flora or gut micro biota are the microorganisms living in the gastrointestinal tract that form an
intricate system, which if out of balance, can have a detrimental impact on the body.
We have about 500 identified strains of bacteria in our digestive tracts, and more “bugs” than cells in our
bodies – over 3 trillion in fact – which can weigh up to 2kgs!
The ideal balance of beneficial to pathogenic bacteria in the gut is about 85 percent good to 15 percent bad
bacteria. Maintaining this ratio is the secret to optimizing gut health.
The good news is that you can cultivate new gut flora, in as little as 24 hours, by simply changing what you
eat and following a Low Carbs, High Healthy Fats diet.
Therefore, you are what your intestinal flora eat and your Hair reflects this very clearly!
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GOOD BACTERIA GO BAD?
Each person’s collection of gut microbes is unique and sensitive to environmental conditions, which starts
As the baby passes through the birth canal, it will pick up the “fingerprint” of the mother’s gut flora, thus
mom’s diet during pregnancy could affect the child for the rest of his or her life. In the case of a C-section,
the baby’s gut flora, is virtually non-existent.
Compromised digestive health from such an early age, coupled with poor diet, stress, environmental
pollutants, medications, antibiotics, and infections can swing the gut ratio the other way; where the bad
bacteria far outweigh the good bacteria.
Carbs in excess are particularly destructive where gut flora are concerned. Restricting carbs without
restoring the ecology of the digestive tract, with probiotic foods, doesn’t make sense as it could take many
years to return the colon to health without them.
Good gut bacteria also synthesize vitamins B7 (biotin), B12, and K. The deficiency of these essential
vitamins, along with a high carbohydrate diet, contributes to diabetes, obesity, hair loss, grey hair,
eczema, anemia, internal bleedings, ulcers, strokes, cancers, degenerative disorders such as Parkinson
and Alzheimer disease, and common gastrointestinal, respiratory, and autoimmune disorders.
Digestive complaints such as gas, bloating, esophageal reflux (also known as GERD or GORD), heartburn,
a feeling of fullness for many hours, gallstones and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are some of the first
disorders to resolve themselves when following a Low Carbs, High Healthy Fats Diet.
HOW TO RESTORE DIGESTIVE PEACE:
1. Remove all grains and sugar from your diet as bad bacteria feed on these and multiply quickly. By
starving the body of grains and sugar, you will also be starving the bad bacteria
2. Repair the gut lining by following a LCHF diet and incorporating foods known to heal the gut,
healthy fats found in butter, olive oil and clarified butter (Ghee). Coconut oil is known to have
anti-bacterial properties, and zinc, (found in shiitake mushrooms, green peas, spinach, lima beans, lentil sprouts,
asparagus, beet greens, broccoli, okra, and sweet corn.) helps to form digestive enzymes
3. Eat probiotic-rich food to restore the good bacteria. These include: Greek yoghurt, kefir, kimchi,
pickled foods, kombucha, and sauerkraut
4. Focus on prebiotics, which help to feed friendly bacteria and allow them to thrive in a healthy
environment. Such as: asparagus, onion, garlic, leek, cabbage, green beans, artichoke, sweet
potatoes, gem squash.
5. Eat foods rich in fiber that prevent constipation and aid overall gut health, such as avocados and
6. Fermented Foods: such as sauerkraut, pickled vegetables in brine, yoghurt, buttermilk, kefir and
kombucha. Many years ago, before the invention of refrigeration and modern processed foods,
our ancestors didn’t have the same problems with gut health as we do because their diets largely
consisted of fermented and cultured foods, which provided the body with huge amounts of
7. Cinnamon: Improves digestion and balances blood sugar levels.
8. Mint: Soothes the stomach and relaxes the gastrointestinal tract.
9. Turmeric: Contains curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory properties, especially with regards to
inflammatory bowel disease.
10. Green vegetables: such as broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, asparagus and green beans, which
are all high in fiber and beneficial minerals.
11. Take 4 tablets of NAVEDA Spirulina, helps to promote good digestion and normal bowel function.
... It contains chlorophyll which regularizes the digestive system and eases the passage of waste. It
helps to stimulate good bacteria in your gut and boost your body's ability to absorb nutrients.
Our Gut & Hair have a surprising co-relation. We keep our gut happy, automatically
we will enjoy good health & vibrant hair!