One of the best ways to prevent breast cancer is to get a thermography scan and monitor yourself frequently. This is an early detection screening tool! There are many steps we can do to improve our breast health and make sure we always have healthy tatas. Today I am going to focus on GUT health.
If you know me, you know I struggled for years with fatigue, and digestive issues. If you know me, you know I was diagnosed with Hashimotos and Epstein Bar. If you know me, you know that I NEVER say I have these things. If you know me, you know I am a seeker, constantly helping myself and my clients. Whether you know me or not, it does not matter. I am here to help you have the BEST BREAST health EVER. I promise you, I have done my research, and have experienced all the things I share with you myself. Now I want to share my knowledge with you.
Did you know that in order to have healthy breasts your gut also needs to be healthy? The first thermography scan I ever had was not the best. However, when I improved my gut health and did a rescan, my thermography was low risk for breast cancer. I can not definitely say that this was the cause or the link but I do believe it was related since this is when I started my gut health adventure.
I LOVE reading health articles. I am the type of person who loves to learn and to teach. Medicinal Food News says “When we are in good health, the population of bacteria that lives in our gut is said to be in balance – the number of “good bacteria” outnumber the number of “bad bacteria”. We feel good; we are able to resist disease and infection because our immune system that is stimulated by intestinal bacteria is functioning well. Beside digestion and absorption, interaction with the body`s immune system is perhaps one of the most important roles that the bacteria that live in our intestines play.”
Eighty percent of our entire immune system is in our gut. Think about what happens to our immune system if our food is not being absorbed properly. How healthy can our immune system really be?
After years of experimenting I found certain things that worked best for me to improve my gut health. They worked for me, so I believe they can work for you too. Whether you have gut issues or not, everyone should be doing these things. These are some things I suggest you start doing today to help with your gut health:
STEP 1: REMOVE the major food allergens from your diet. These are gluten, dairy, soy, peanuts, and corn. If you know you have leaky gut then remove all grains too. Leaky gut is when undigested food particles slip through the gut lining and pass directly into the bloodstream. Many people have leaky gut and do not even know it. It normally happens due to lifestyle factors which include stress, poor diet and bacterial overgrowth.
STEP 2: Add in a quality probiotic supplement– I like Prescript- Assist because it is a soil based probiotic. I get mine on Amazon. It really depends on where you are with your gut health in order to determine which one to get. If you schedule a consult with me I can recommend one based on your specific needs.
STEP 3: Make Bone Broth. Bone broth contains gelatin –most people think gelatin is nasty. I used to be one of those people when I was a vegetarian. Now I can not get enough bone broth. I have a big pot sitting in my fridge that I made in my crock pot last night. Everyone likes a different recipe. My favorite is putting some grass fed bones in a crock pot with filtered water, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, ginger powder, and himalayan sea salt. After 20 hours, BAM– it is done. I make other soups with the broth, or just sip it plain. This is the PURE beauty of bone broth! They even have walk up counters in Melbourne Australia, and New York City where you can go get bone broth. I have been to both. Instead of drinking coffee, you can be healing your gut with bone broth! This amazing broth is going to help patch up your gut lining, sort to speak. Plus its packed with great amino acids that you can not find in other products! If you make it, and you hate it by itself add it as a base to another soup. If you still do not like it I do not know what to tell you besides to eat it anyway!
Step 4: Add Fermented Veggies into your life. First make sure you do not have candida or SIBO. If so, fix those issues first then add fermented veggies in. I had horrible candida and realized fermented foods were harming me, rather then helping. I know your probably thinking that nutrition is so confusing! Well your right, it can be! This is why it is important to go to a professional source to seek out help. Now I am in the process of cleaning up my candida so I can add in fermented foods. I will be writing about my candida cleanse next. I am in month two of it! If you have candida you can follow the protocol I am doing and clean up yours too!
Healing your gut takes time but you can do it! If I did it, I know you can too! Remember this is one step towards improving your thermography scan and having healthy tatas for life! If you need support or hands on nutrition advice contact me at 561-703-2022. We can have a 15 minute talk to see if working together is the best fit for both of us.
-Written BY Ashley Ageloff: Owner of Your Limitless Health LLC