Gut Health


INTRO
The health of our viscera can influence the functional ability of every evolutionary layer but is most directly related to the foundational All Living Things layer. There is a more comprehensive discussion of this topic here:
INFLUENCES OF GUT HEALTH ON GLOBAL FUNCTION

The gut is the tissue that we share to some degree with all living things. This is discussed in this section:
THE VISCERA

Gut functions can be analyzed, and corrective recommendations made, using a couple of tools. Hair Trace Mineral Analysis can indicate how well trace elements are being assimilated and utilized by the absolute levels of these minerals found in scalp hair:
HAIR TRACE MINERAL ANALYSIS
Also, the microbial community can be assessed, with the relative levels of beneficial and pathogenic flora described, suggesting tactics for improving microbial community health. Here is a link to a lab which offers this service:
UBIOME


RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING GUT FUNCTION
One or more of these recommendations will likely have a beneficial effect on one digestion, assimilation and/or elimination. It is challenging to identify the specific supplement/therapeutic protocol, however, through experimentation, you will likely key into the most beneficial supplementation/dietary restriction. This list is far from complete and reflects this author’s experience with cultivating his own, and his clients gut function. Additional reading is highly recommended*.

MICROBIOME
PROBIOTICS:
CHLORELLA/OTHER PREBIOTIC
DIGESTIVE ENZYMES
HCL BETAINE

INFLAMMATION
GLUTEN/WHEAT/SUGAR RESTRICTION
NEAR INFRARED LIGHT
ASTAXANTHIN
BIOCIDIN:
CAPRYLIC ACID

*You can peruse the author’s blog posts on this subject here, which include many links to research and articles:
BLOG POSTS ON GUT FUNCTION