Many people underestimate the importance of a healthy gut. Your digestive system is home to 70% of your body’s immune system , 95% of your body’s Serotonin (the neurotransmitter that regulates your mood) , and contains your Enteric Nervous System, which contains 500 million neurons (5 times as many as your spinal cord) !
These little-known facts make your digestive system one of the most important pieces of your body to keep healthy. Unfortunately, most people also don’t realize that items in their own home are possibly slowly destroying it over time, causing more and more digestive problems
In fact, NYU’s Langone Medical Center estimates that 74% of Americans suffer from digestive issues like these.
That makes 236 million Americans whose digestive systems are being destroyed by certain elements that we are ALL exposed to on a daily basis in our society.
For a long time, the rise of chronic digestive issues has been a mystery—both the source of the problems, and a solution have eluded doctors and scientists.
I recommend paying attention to 3 specific items in nearly every American’s household which could be linked to Leaky Gut Syndrome and chronic digestive issues. I have listed them below.
Almost all of us eat a significant amount of processed foods, whether it’s fast food or a quick meal like macaroni and cheese. These foods are packed with preservatives and chemicals. One additive, known as Emulsifiers, has been discovered to be particularly bad for us, as it causes inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract and studies have linked it to Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Obesity.
We all know that sugar is bad for us, that we shouldn’t eat too much or else we might get Diabetes or just fat or both. However, there seems to be very little we can do about it, as sugar is in almost ALL food and several studies suggest that artificial sweeteners are even WORSE for us! As a result, sugar consumption per person has increased over 1000% in the past 200 years and hasn’t gotten any healthier. Ohio State University College of Medicine noted in a landmark study that 70% of all deaths in the United States are linked to Inflammation caused by sugary diets.
This item is a little less well-known, but if you have ANY weed-killer in your house right now, then you probably have Glyphosate in your house, as it’s the key ingredient in some of the most popular weed-killers, including RoundUp. It also happens to be the #1 herbicide used worldwide, as factory farms spray millions of gallons of it on our food crops every year. In fact, the use of Glyphosate on our crops has increased over 1500% in the last 10 years. Coincidentally, the rates of digestion-related diseases have also increased over that time. Monsanto, the company that manufactures Glyphosate, insists that it is nontoxic to humans, but studies have since linked Glyphosate to inflammation in the body, zonulin stimulation, and the death of healthy gut bacteria.