An astronomical amount of people these days have digestive issues but strangely enough, it’s become the new norm and most people don’t even realize they have gut issues.
In truth, we should rarely, dare I say never, experience bloating, burping, cramps, intestinal gurgling, edema, brain fog, sinus issues, frequent flatulence etc., when we eat food.
We should also be able to have a perfect bowel movement that takes less than 5 minutes and results in a ghost wipe.
Sounds like a dream right?
But that’s how it should be.
So let me share with you one of the major things that actually messes up our gut health.
It’s not stress, pesticides, herbicides, mold or anything like that, although they also play a major role… but the one big thing I want to shed light on… the one thing that is so easily overlooked is… geological differences.
Let me elaborate. Back in the day, before we had mass farming, we all stayed in a village or small town, or something similar, and got our food from a local supply. It was almost always from the same farm, that had the same soil, same fertilizers, same climate etc.
Fast forward a few decades. Now we have mass farming all over the country and often times we get our food from international suppliers.
Imagine you’re eating potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, and fruit from farmer Sam’s farm.
Your gut is used to the soil microbe, the nutrients and anti-nutrient composition of the foods, the adaption of the food to the weather and so on. Your gut is happy, you’re having perfect bowel movements and those glorious ghost wipes.
Now you move to the city and you get your potatoes for the west coast, then 2 weeks later you get it from the east coast and then 2 weeks later from another location and so on. You could be buying at the same store, but they often get their goods from different suppliers. Each potato bag that comes from a different source will have different microbes, and the food will have adapted differently to the climate, nutrients in the soil, fertilizers, etc, etc.
So each time you eat food from a different location, you challenge your gut to adapt again and again. And when we’re under stress, adaption takes forever and is seldom, if ever, given enough time to take place.
Food isn’t simply just food. It’s a combination of fiber, protein, carbs, fats, vitamins, minerals, anti-nutrients, toxins (due to the environment, fertilizers, air quality, soil, bugs and animals that eat it and cause toxins and anti-nutrients to be created, etc.) etc.
There are a lot of different factors that influence the quality of a food.
So the point of this article is to bring awareness that the biggest reason why you might have intestinal issues is due to eating all over the place…literally.
Try to get food that comes from the same area/supplier (if it’s good quality of course).
A farmer’s market would probably be best for this.
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