How to heal your gut and reclaim your health + FREE copies of 'Heal Your Gut' for 5 lucky readers!

By Amy Crawford

2000 years ago Hippocrates, the father of traditional medicine, stated "all disease begins in the gut". Fast forward to modern day however and it seems that conventional medicine has strayed from this concept and for the sake of many (who may never get to the bottom of their symptoms or illness) this is hugely concerning. You see today, the conventional western model of medicine focuses on the treatment of illness, rather than prevention. Too often there is a quick bandaid fix, covering up the symptoms and ignoring the underlying root cause. Repeated colds? Take a Cold & Flu tablet. Recurring reflux (and this is a beauty) take antacid. But how many I wonder, take positive action to decrease (if not remove) their symptoms by actively changing their diet to improve their condition? The issue here more often than not, is the faith so many put in their health practitioners to educate them and put them on the best possible path, which for many Dr's is a quick prescription, a "See you in 12 months" and a "Next patient!"

During my health decline my Dr encouraged test after test after test to get to the very root cause of my declining health before he decided on a specific course of action. Painstakingly he worked at tests that focussed on my gut health (or lack there of) and that became the cornerstone of my recovery. Not one drug; just whole foods and supplements designed to heal my gut, build my immune system and free me of disease.

Sherry A Rogers M.D, a modern day doctor has stated that "the road to health is paved with good intestines", yet so many underestimate the power of the gut. It is the foundation upon which good health is built. If your body is not absorbing the goodness that you eat, or if toxic bacteria is in fact leaking through your gut walls and compromising your immune system wouldn't you prefer to know rather than mask your symptoms with medicine?

So, how often do you think about the health of your own gut? Did you know that a healthy gut flora balance should include approximately 85% good bacteria to about 15% bad bacteria?

This is what drove Lee Holmes to release an eBook Heal Your Gut, dedicated to the growing number of people suffering from conditions directly affected by an unhealthy gut and to help people understand the significance of gut health. Heal Your Gut encourages you to work with your natural gut flora in a positive way, and not fight against it as an unwelcome and unruly opponent. It provides step by step guidance on how to bring your gut flora into balance with food to achieve optimum and enduring health.

Of course there are recipes included to help you do so; in fact this eBook features over 50 sweet and savoury creations, all with a whole foods focus, for any time of the day. It's a flexible book that promotes self love and healing without being overly strict or rigid. There are chapters covering the gut and immune system connection and the two-way interdependent relationship between the gut and the brain. The book also covers lifestyle factors which contribute to gut health such as cleaning products and beauty products.

This isn't a book just to read, but one to interact with. Print it out and make notes in the margins. Create your own wellness plan once you have downloaded the eBook here. It's time to take responsibility for your own health, if not already.

IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME AGAIN! 

Today we have FIVE copies of Heal Your Gut (valued at $18 each) to give to our readers. Simply tell us in 25 words or less in the comments below why this book would be so helpful for you.

Competition open internationally, winner drawn COB Thursday 25 September 2014 EST.

Want to get started on the gut healing recipes? We have quite a few on our site. Try out the Coconut Yoghurt and Kimchi recipes, and read about why they are just so good for you here.

*I am an affiliate for this eBook and as such receive a small commission on every purchase made by way of this post. Do know however that I only choose to align myself with products and services that I feel add value to my readers.

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September 24 2014

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