Your gastrointestinal tract is considered one of the most complex microbial ecosystems in the world. The microbes in your gut not only affect your digestion, but your entire health. It is estimated nearly 100 trillion fungi, bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms compose your body’s micro-flora. You have 10 to 1 bacteria to cells in your body. Basically humans are living bacteria, and without them our species would cease to exist. To say this relationship between bacteria and the human host is essential, but yet greatly misunderstood by most is an understatement.
When I say “it takes guts” to be healthy I mean this figuratively and literally. Gut health has been known in the alternative health arena for several years, but recently the mainstream health industry has jumped on board. Matter of fact, a day doesn’t go by where I don’t see an advertisement in either print media or on television touting some miracle probiotic, or digestive health supplement. So what does it all mean? As, my loyal followers know, the health community loves to jump on trendy topics, and then confuse you to no end. All in the name of money and greed, never really your health.
When it comes to gut health, this is where the journey to optimal health really starts. But unlike those supposed health companies touting there product as a miracle to regaining your gut health, and overall health, I’m going to break this topic down into the real nitty-gritty.
Today a lot of terms are thrown around when it comes to living a simpler or more self-reliant lifestyle, but the word I like to use that encompasses all of them is the term survivalist.
The reason I want to put my own slant on what a survivalist means to me, is because I think the term has been skewed by popular television shows, and by people who call themselves survivalist or preppers, who are really neither. Just like my definition of Primal in my Primal Power Method book series on health, those who follow me know how frustrated I get with the pretenders, who use popular monikers to get attention, but know very little about the term, and at worst do nothing in the area they prescribe to be experts in.
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Now this was a lesson I had to learn the hard way, as we often think off the grid remoteness means the problems we had in modern urban society will not affect us. When it comes to our dwelling and personal property security, us off the grid folks often ignore, or greatly under estimate this important element.
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Gary Collins, MS was born in Southern California and raised in the High Desert at the basin of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. He has been involved in organized sports, nutrition and fitness for over 30 years. Read more…