SHOP SMART: We recommend that you seek the advice of a qualified professional for
your health concerns. If you, with guidance from your health care professional,
decide Dr. Clark´s protocol would be beneficial for
you, we hope OneLifeUSA is your source for this kit. Your business is appreciated
and your satisfaction is important to us.
To Your Health, Kim Puffenbarger, President OneLifeUSA
As we come to understand disease in the 21st century, many of the old ways of defining health conditions based solely on symptoms is not always particularly useful or correct. Instead, we are learning to understand that the origins of health issues and the way the body operates as one, whole, integrated ecosystem, can mean that symptoms appearing in one area of the body may be caused by imbalances in an entirely different area. When skin conditions persist, allergies cause problems, headaches and fatigue interrupt daily routines, we've learned that the real reason may be an unhealthy gut. This may be true even if you have NEVER had any digestive complaints.
As it is now understood there is a strong relationship between the gut and the immune system as well as the gut and the brain. Therefore, addressing the health and balance of gut flora has the potential benefit of alleviating symptoms throughout the body.
Today, digestive issues including reflux or heartburn, irritable bowel, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, etc. are prevalent complaints. In fact, these health issues account for over 200 million doctor's visits and billions in health care costs annually. We know that gut problems are linked to health issues far beyond the gut. For example, doctors are taught that patients with colitis could also have inflamed joints and eyes and those patients with liver failure could be cured of delirium by taking antibiotics that killed the toxin-producing bacteria in their gut.
As research continues we are learning that a healthy balance of gut flora affects the health of our entire body. As this type of research continues the direct link between gut flora and health issues is certain to grow. Most experts in this area of study feel that we haven't even begun to scratch the surface in regards to direct links between imbalances in the gut and a host of health issues.
When the bad microorganisms in your gut overtake their intended numbers and the good microorganisms aren't represented in high enough quantities or with enough variety – your gut can get ‘out of balance’ or become what is commonly referred to as having ‘unhealthy gut flora’. There is believed to be somewhere between 300 to 1,000 different species of bacteria that live inside of your gut, with most estimates at about 500. The more diverse/healthy your gut flora is, the healthier you are. There are proven studies that show a person with a more diverse gut flora will, in turn, have improved digestion, absorption, metabolism and a stronger immune system! Likewise, a less diverse gut flora has been directly linked to over 170 serious health issues. Your gut can get out of balance and become unhealthy for a variety of reasons.
Normalizing gut function or gaining a healthy gut balance may become one of the most important things for overall health.