3 Super Gross Health Projections for 2016!
We have swung the pendulum so far with our wretched diet, that it's about to come swinging back... hard and fast. These 3 super gross health projections for 2016 have already begun. I bet that many of you with health concerns will be facing a recommendation to try at least one of them this year. The good news is I'll share how to avoid these extreme measures. You can decide if this is the year you're going to stand up for your health, or maybe you'd rather be the first to bake your cake with... wait for it....
Projection #1 Cricket Flour
No, it's not an episode of Ripley's Belive It or Not. Cricket flour is the industry's new love child. It's "gluten free" which marketers love, it has 3X the amount of protein which the fitness industry loves, and it has tons of vitamins which everyone loves.
Primitive cultures have thrived on insects since the beginning of time.
Don't go looking in your backyard just yet. There's another way to enjoy this nutritional punch. We're blessed to have birds that eat insects with glee, namely chickens, and they turn those crunchy little insects into delicious eggs.
If you're considering eating cricket flour because it's gluten free, has healthy protein, and high amounts of B vitamins well then eggs are your golden yolk ticket. Just be sure to eat the yolk, which is where the bulk of the nutrition is.
Of course, you must be certain that the eggs come from chickens that actually forage for crickets and bugs. Last time I checked, conventional eggs came from chickens locked in cement floored warehouses, in cages, or "cage-free" by the hundreds and thousands. They are fed GMO corn and soy, and pumped full of antibiotics so they don't die from disease.
These chickens are sick and thus they produce high cholesterol eggs which are super cheap in stores. If you're not buying "pasture raised" eggs than you may want to look into cricket flour.
I don't know about you but I'd rather let the chickens eat the bugs.
Projection #2 "It's super gross..."
This year we've seen more gut dysbiosis than the medical industry knows what to do with. In fact the industry doesn't know what to do with it, because there's no item called dysbiosis on the insurance claims yet.
What does that mean?
That people are walking around with more bad bacteria than good in their gut. What the pharmaceutical industry has been pushing thus far is to send you home with an antibiotic. The drugs are so strong they wipe out all of your bacteria like an atom bomb.
The problem is the good bacteria are necessary to fight off the bad bacteria. Once the good are wiped out, it's very hard to recolonize only the healthy bugs. Good doctors realize this and often prescribe probiotics following an antibiotic but there's a new way to re-colonize your gut.
Every time I say that I imagine my grandpa laughing. "What?" He would say, "the kids are out in the farm playing in shit all day, why do they need more."
Well that's just it. We don't play in the dirt anymore, or on the farm near cow patties and manure. No, instead we pave the schoolyards with asphalt, keep the children inside most of the day, and smear their hands with anitbacterial disinfectant killing off their good bacteria.
Some people have so little good bacteria that the probiotics we prescribe are feeding the bad bacteria instead. Doctors have found that the best way to recolonize the good bacteria is to take healthy fecal matter and transplant it into the intestine.
I just don't think I could do it.
However, I've researched doctors such as Daphne Miller, in Farmacology who recommend visiting a farm. She recommends that her patients with asthma, allergies, and all of the symptoms of dysbiosis go the farm and get exposed to the microbiota that belong in our gut before she prescribes medicine.
So, I offer you an easier way than taking a poop pill. Get out and play in the dirt, find a farm to visit, work in the garden, and stop using antibacterial sanitizers that are killing your beneficial bacteria.
This may not come as a surprise to those people who raise chickens or got through the last two projections without a flinch. It is however, a new practice to eat the dirt that we no longer play in.
Projection #3 Dirt Supplements
You are going to see a lot more dirt products in the mainstream media this year. We're using activated charcoal to prevent poisoning, bentonite clay for removing toxins, and diatomaceous Earth to kill the bugs in guts.
Diatomaceous Earth is a sedimentary rock with fossilized algae. It's often used as a chalky white powder in livestock feed as a natural insecticide. Well, it didn't take long for humans to try this bit of Earth in their own diets and realize that hey, it knocks out bad bacteria in our guts too.
One of the "dirt" probiotics is saccharomyces boulardii. I know, a mouthful, but honestly this little capsule is a soil based probiotic to make up for the dirt that we never play in. Even better, it's a yeast eating probiotic and who doesn't have yeast these days.
If you have any yeasty symptoms:
- Athlete's foot
- Jock itch
- Yeast infections
You may want to think about supplementing with saccharomyces boulardii. Or better yet, just get in the dirt!
What are you going to do this year? Have you found a new farm to visit, maybe plant a garden, or get backyard chickens for fresh eggs? Maybe you just want to eat crickets.
Share with us how you plan to find health in your gut in 2016 in the comments below.