Imbalance in one organ or organ system can lead to changes in a completely different part of our body. This new understanding of disease pathology brings out numerous ways of dealing with it. If you suffer from allergies, morbid obesity, autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, recurrent headaches, the actual cause may be unhealthiness of your gut even without any digestive complaints.
Let’s take a closer look at the gastro intestinal tract and why it may be the crux of your long term illness.
How does gut bacteria involve organs throughout our body?
Recent studies have shown high number of bad bugs in the gut of a child from Italy who eats diet high in fat, protein and sugar than in the gut of a child from Africa who in more on a high fibre, beans and vegetable diet. These bad bugs produce toxic products causing autoimmunity, allergic reactions and asthma.
The increase in vaccination regimen and antibiotic considerably altered the flora and fauna in our gut and this has a large impact on general health. The toxins and by-products produced by these surly bacteria can all have a negative impact on our brain.
Some useful bacteria create short chain fatty acids (SFCA). These fats are good for us as they decrease inflammation and amend your immune system. On the other hand harmful bacteria form toxins that promote eczema, asthma, allergy and inflammation.
By examining the waste products of the gut by a test known as organic acid testing, we can distinguish between autistic and normal children. Hence we find unhealthy gut bacteria causing neuro-psychiatric disease.
Another interesting study revealed that antibiotics prescribed for acne in some children caused imbalance in the gut bacilli which triggered inflammatory bowel disease which is a type of auto-immune disease.
The patients suffering from liver failure presented with delirium because of the toxins produced by their gut bacteria affecting their brain. On giving them antibiotic to kill those bacteria, they recovered drastically.
So, we see it is scientifically proved that the bad bugs in our gut are the culprit agent for many diseases. Now let’s discuss about how to keep them under check.
Five steps to re-balance your gut flora:
- Diet rich in fiber should be taken—Fiber is present in optimum amounts in whole grains, vegetables, seeds, nuts and beans.
- We should reduce intake sugar, refined carbohydrates and processed foods as they help in proliferation of the harmful bacteria in our gut.
- Overuse of acid suppressants and antibiotics should be used only if and when really necessary since they alter the delicate balance between good and bad bacteria in the gut.
- Probiotics rich foods should be taken daily like naturally fermented sauerkraut, kimchee but also raw Kefir.
- Special investigations like functional medicine analysis which detects infections and determine the current condition of the gut among many other useful markers
Thus we see it is very important to follow the above mentioned five steps in order to keep our gut flora in harmony and thereby protect ourselves from the dreaded diseases that they can cause.
Source: Holistic Specialist
The creation of Pilates was due to his creator Sickness. Joseph Pilates suffered from asthma, rickets, and rheumatic fever and because of that he dedicated his entire life to improving his physical strength. He was introduced by his father to gymnastics and body building. Pilates came to believe that the "modern" lifestyle, bad posture, and inefficient breathing lay at the roots of poor health. He ultimately devised a series of exercises and training techniques, and engineered all the equipment, specifications, and tuning required to teach his methods properly. Joseph discovered the multiple physical benefits from practicing Pilates regularly, his technique has become so popular that you can find Pilates Reformer exercises available to do on the mat as well. Here's the reasons why you should join:
1 Increased Core Strength
Working out through the proper techniques of Pilates Reformer will increase the core strength by focusing every position on itself, the abdomen and lower back muscles. It will also align and stabilize the spine: this will give the muscles more power and it will decrease the risk of suffering an injury.
2. Improved Posture
As it's focused on the posture and the alignment of the spine this will work toward the back muscles and it will strengthen the spinal. Always by practicing with awareness the benefits are many.
3. Increased Muscular Endurance
Regular practice of Pilates Reformer will increase the muscle fiber endurance, size and strength. The muscles will be able to exert force for longer periods.
4. Increased Flexibility
This practice will work on the motion of the muscles and connective tissue, and that is what will improve the flexibility; muscles contract with efficiency and workouts will be more effective.
5. Improve Breathing
Energy levels increase during exercise and at rest. It emphasize proper breathing, the technique of breathing deeper and with less frequency will result in relaxation and will increase the lung capacity
Find out more about Pilates Reformer at Om'echaye, Book your class through 954.456.6945.
As we get older, our bodies start to produce less collagen and store more fat—this is what eventually leads to wrinkles, sagging, cellulite, and other signs of aging. Venus LegacyTM uses heat to naturally boost collagen production and shrink fat cells, which tightens sagging skin*, smoothens out cellulite and wrinkles,and makes your body and face look more sculpted.
Anyone who wants to improve the appearance of body fat and/or pockets of cellulite, but who doesn’t want surgery. The ideal candidate may also have skin that’s starting to lose elasticity and/or shows early signs of sagging and wrinkles.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT:
- BODY CONTOURING
- CELLULITE REDUCTION
- SKIN TIGHTENING
- WRINKLE REDUCTION
REDUCE THE EXCESS OF FAT
LIFT AND TONES THE BUTTOCK AND THIGHS
SOFTEN DEEP LINES
Who is the ideal candidate for Venus Legacy? Anyone who wants to improve the appearance of body fat and/or pockets of cellulite, but who doesn’t want surgery.
The ideal candidate may also have skin that’s starting to lose elasticity and/or shows early signs of sagging and wrinkles.
The best candidate is someone who wants to improve the appearance of body fat and/or pockets of cellulite, but who doesn’t want surgery. An ideal candidate is also someone who is starting to lose elasticity in their skin and is showing early signs of sagging and wrinkles.
For safety reasons, you may not be able to get this treatment if you have/are:
• Active inflammation and/or infection in the treatment area
• Current or history of cancer
• A degenerative neurologic disease or any other disease around the treatment area that’s stimulated by heat (e.g. herpes)
• An Internal defibrillator/pacemaker
• Metal implants (excluding dental) in the treatment area
• Uncontrolled thyroid gland disorder
• Varicose veins
• Pregnant or are undergoing an IVF procedure
• Skin-related autoimmune diseases
• Silicone implants and/or injections in the area
Schedule your free venus demo with our beautician Frances by calling us to 954.456.6945
Youth and wellbeing is something we all seek, at all ages we wish to be in a perfect health state (both, mind and body). And that's why our values starts with being healthy, regardless of age. First let's start with the secrets on Stertching every day:
Stretching allows the body to be more flexible, it builts strenght and stability, makes easier to reach deeper movements or positions.
It also reduce pain, when we are tense our muscles can feel sore or experience cramps, when we stretch we work on lenghtening and opening our muscles, which will reduce the aches; exercises such as yoga will helps to be aware of our posture, correct any imbalances that we may, but, besides from the physical part our overall health means mental and emotional as well, after a good yoga session (or stretching session) we experience relaxation on our body which leads to relaxation of the mind.
Stretching will allow you to improve you physical performance as well, so even if you're more into weight training or cardiovascular exercises, practices like yoga will also give you more strenght an overall improvement.
Doing in regular exercise, eating enough protein, keeping the ultra processed food and sugars away are some of the recomendations to control hormonal imbalance; regardless of age or weight, hormonal imbalances create extreme cravings, lack of sleep, emotional states of sadness, it also affects our skin.
So feeling young it's not necessarily related to age, when you decide to change your life in a more positive state you'll feel and see the difference, it takes a small step to start a better life.
The pescetarian diet has been one of the latest diet trends, but is it really healthy? Here are the benefits from starting a pescetarian diet:
It may drastically improve your health: According to the Yale College Vegetarian Society a pescetarian diet may reduce the risk of heart disease among other cardiovascular diseases, strokes, osteoporosis, obesity, arthritis, and high blood pressure.
There's an 80% of cancer cases that are preventable through a healthy diet that has low amounts of fats and oils, and high amounts of fiber, like the model pescentarian diet itself.
If this is not reason enough for you to join, the primary source of nuclear radiation contamination in human beings comes from meat and dairy products: Not to mention that meat is often covered in pesticides and chemicals that are harmful. In addition to that Fish is a great source of iron, and we can get protein from food like grains.
There's also a benefit for our digestion, if you ever felt heavy after having a steak there's a reason, meat is harder to digest than fish. The omega-3 fatty acids that are in fish and seafood are much needed in the diet of all humans and fish is the only true source of the omega-3 acids DHA and EPA. There is no supplement that needs to be taken when the flesh of land animals is cut out of the diet; it only improves your health to not eat this kind of meat.
As if all the above didn't convince you having a pescetarian diet it can be beneficial to our planet, The Vegetarian Resource Group reports that one pound of beef require 2,500 gallons of water, while one pound of soy requires only 250 gallons of water, and wheat only requires 25 gallons. Plus, the deforestation caused by the need to create space to house livestock is huge. A study from Smithsonian Institution shows that the demand for more grazing land means that every day a land area equivalent to seven football fields is destroyed in the Amazon basin.
At Om'echaye we encorage a healthy lifestyle, that's why when you order a meal plan you can choose what kind of diet you want to follow, so there's always an option for you!
Author: Chloe Spencer