Here’s an interesting question to ponder.
Do you know what the following chronic health conditions all have in common?
Unpleasant digestive problems — like gas, bloating, indigestion, stomach cramps, nausea, and even diarrhea — that rob you of your dignity and make you feel like garbage.
Falling sick — with colds, upper respiratory infections (i.e. sore throat, a stuffy, runny nose, and sneezing), and sometimes even the flu — every time a new bug or virus makes the rounds.
Constipation — not just on occasion, but almost every day — where every trip to the bathroom is a strain, and sometimes you might even need to cry.
Cholesterol out of control — even though you’re taking meds and doing everything your doctor told you — putting you at risk of heart disease, a heart attack, or even a stroke.
Struggling to lose weight and keep it off — even though your diet is relatively healthy and you exercise regularly — which means you can’t feel confident and comfortable in your body.
What do these five conditions have in common?
For a lot of people, these issues are — according to their doctors — “just a fact of life”, and there’s nothing really you can do other than to “manage” them or “change your lifestyle”.
However, there’s something else:
We’re now starting to learn, thanks to a growing body of clinical trials (which I’ll share with you over the next few days) that all five of these issues share a common link.
They’re all highly correlated — as a medical doctor, and a scientist, I cannot say “caused” — with the state of our body’s microbiome.
You see, traditionally, Western medicine sees the body as a machine. It has “components”, “modules”, “tracts”, and “nodes”, just like the device you’re using to read this email.
And — again, according to mainstream medicine — when we get sick or suffer from a chronic health condition, it’s because some part of the machine is broken and needs to be fixed.
However, Western medicine might have got it wrong.
Because what has started to become really clear to us, over the last decade or so, is that the body is NOT so much a machine, but rather a complex ecosystem.
Let me explain…
Did you know that most of the cells in your body don’t actually belong to your body. They don’t have your DNA. They actually belong to an army of microbes that we call the “microbiome”.
These microbes aren’t like the viruses and bugs that make us sick.
In fact, they actually play a VITAL role in many of the systems that keep us alive and healthy.
However, like all ecosystems, the microbiome needs to be in balance.
We’re now starting to learn that many health problems — including those chronic conditions that I listed above — come about when our microbiome goes out of balance.
(As I said, there’s a plethora of science that supports this, and over the next few days I’m going to take you through some of this science — and explain what it means for you and me.)
The key to alleviating these conditions is to bring your microbiome back into balance.
And how do you do that?
You need to replenish your microbiome with the “good” bacteria it needs.
This sounds almost too simple — doesn’t it?
I agree. And I’m not the only one.
Professor John Cryan, a neuropharmacologist and microbiome expert from University College in Ireland declared probiotics as “the future of precision medicine”.
What’s more, 66% of certified nutritionists said, in a survey, that they consider probiotics to be more important for our health than multivitamins.
Because dozens of clinical trials indicate that giving your microbiome the bacteria it is lacking gets straight to the root cause of these chronic conditions — rather than just “managing” their symptoms — and, so, not only reverses them, but can also help prevent them.
Now, maybe you’re thinking that I’m about to tell you to go out and get some probiotics.
But I’m not.
In fact, I strongly advise that you do NOT buy any probiotics — at least not yet.
And here’s why:
First, you have to be careful about what you buy. Not all probiotics are created equal, and, to be frank, many of them are a complete waste of money. (I’ll explain the reason why tomorrow.)
Second, tomorrow morning I’m opening the doors on a special promotion.
(I’ll share the details tomorrow, but there’s an opportunity to get a year’s supply of RightBiotics Rx — which is the very probiotic supplement that I take every day — on the house.)
So don’t do anything right now.
Just keep an eye out for tomorrow’s email.
To your health!
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Steve Sisskind, M.D.
Hi, I'm Dr. Steve Sisskind, Chief Medical Officer & Founder at RealDose Nutrition.
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