Jill goes into the mysterious world of cravings, moods and health related to the gut microbiome (cue the X-files music).
This is an excerpt from JRF Podcast #200.
Cravings | Moodiness | Bloating | Brain Fog | Skin Issues
And so much more, stem from disbiosys in the gut microbiome.
For anyone trying to lose weight and/or trying to eat healthy, this video provides critical information. We are human hosts to micro bacteria, and what we eat very much determines the nature of that micro bacteria. Are you feeding it to serve you and your well being, or are you feeding it to serve it, and its well being; at your expense?
I’m not a food expert, nor a nutritionist nor a medical professional. But, what I learned through my own experience of restoring my gut health blew my mind in combination with my Source God connection, restored my health in ways that I didn’t think were possible, particularly in my late 40’s. Plus, what worked was so different (and even opposite) of everything I thought I knew about health and getting healthy!!
Let’s not keep the answers to our health and well being secret any longer, yes?
Getting well at any age isn’t so much about hitting the gym, but about cleaning up your diet. But, if we don’t know about the gut microbiome, we won’t appreciate the enemy in our eating well. Our gut microbiome is much more like an X-files episode than your health professional would probably care to admit.
Save your money, don’t hire the trainer or sign up for the gym membership until you get your food routine dialed in.
Additionally, approximately 80% of developing toned, even ripped abs are made in the kitchen, not in the gym… just ask your trainer! When I asked mine, he said, “actually, more than 80% – try 90% of abs is done in the kitchen, by what you eat!” W O W
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“I have been on a rollercoaster of poor gut health, with a mix of eating disorders since a young age. I had another flare up of these pre-teen and teen conditions in my 20s. Then in my early 30s I had twins, and I kind of “went the other way”, rejecting starving myself (having worked in NICU with preemies) and fed myself and my babies…perhaps a little too much! Then I had my daughter in my mid 30s. After realizing I had been a long time sufferer of IBS (which was my “normal”), and worked with a functional MD, I began years of various cleanses. I got down to a really good, healthy size and felt good. Then I was trying to lose more weight, and got caught in a cycle, putting trust into nutritionists who gave good advice, but not with the clarity of the microbiome. As a result, I added in more grains, beans, and ate less–but had a substantial weight gain–nearly 30 pounds in 1 year, despite regular exercise and fewer caloric intake. So, this cleanse came at the right time. It seems to make sooo much sense to my science oriented brain. I have increased energy, enjoy the foods, and really enjoy the feeling. I have lost around 10 pounds. The first several came off rather quickly, but beyond the weight, my waist is so much slimmer. I don’t have the cravings that I once had. I have so much more energy. I wish that I would have taken measurements, because the inches are speaking more than the pounds! My skin is also clearer. My husband miraculously wanted to join me, and is reaping the benefits as well–he has NEVER joined me in these dietary ventures, and he has stopped taking the ant-acid meds that the has been on for YEARS. He has been off of them for 2 weeks, and can now clearly and easily identify triggers. Even if you feel discouraged, hang in there for the first month and see how things are going then. Good luck!” www.mindingthematter.net – Kate USA
“Wow, where to begin. I didn’t have a lot of weight to lose but I definitely had inflammation. I was getting puffy around the middle and couldn’t figure out why. I was eating less than I used to etc. My energy was pretty good but not what it used to be. I absolutely did not want to accept that this is just what happens as we age! I signed up for this program because I knew something wasn’t quite right and I trusted Jill would have a helpful perspective. Thank you, Jill and all the other participants for sharing so openly about your process. Honestly, when I started to read the book a few days before the program start date, I thought, crap, this looks like a lot of work. But as I read further so much made sense to me. If I had only read the book and not had the supplemental materials (meditations, calls, videos, links to podcasts, face book buddies etc) I don’t think i would have been as successful as I’ve been so far. Sharing this program with others under Jill’s guidance was the combination that helped me enjoy the ride. I learned some eye opening, game changing information. I didn’t know I had it in me to be so “disciplined” in my eating. Really, once I got going it hasn’t felt like “discipline” was needed. After the initial “die off” uncomfortable few days I felt so great and I felt so empowered by preparing my own food it seemed easy. It feels wonderful making food choices from the deeper knowing part of me. I haven’t felt deprived but I am glad to be in Phase II now with the wider variety of food choices!!!!” – EB USA
“I’m so grateful for Minding the Matter!! I dove in with 100% commitment. That was very important for me. My Inflammation is gone. (I didn’t realize how swollen I was until it left). My tummy feels fantastic. I feel stronger than I have in a very long time. My skin looks fantastic. I’ve lost 21 lbs. I have absolutely no cravings (I didn’t know that was possible). I’m loving healthy food!! Most dramatically, I feel more connected to my physical body than I ever have in my life! The meditations are so powerful. I’m so grateful for all the material shared. Advise I would offer to someone just starting… go all in. You’re worth the effort!” – Pepper
“I too am very grateful for the community that was born here
[in this Minding the Matter FB group] as a result of Jill’s openness to sharing her successes and saving us the time! Big hugs and lots of love to you for inspiring us all! I feel great! I have a great many pounds to lose and I’m not kidding myself here…it will take commitment! And I AM committed to myself 100%! I have known how to care for others for years…and it’s now a beautiful deliberate focus on myself! Loving me into a greater healthier version! I sleep so well, my skin looks and feels great, the inflammation levels have changed making exercise and movement enjoyable and less arduous! No more Tums and pizza! 4 wks in I haven’t cheated once…because it would only be cheating me, and I’m so worth it! It’s been a fun exploration in so many ways…many interesting surprises…it’s never “just” about food! Love you Jill, Thank you for your support!” – KT
“I thought my gut and skin problems were because of the stress and the new environment of moving from two diametrically opposed countries. I also developed an allergy to dust so I felt a sense of doom. It’s been a couple of uncomfortable years and I was starting to do some research on my own, so this course www.mindingthematter.net fell into my lap.
I am very grateful for Jill and the sharings of everyone in this group. Now the itching redness on my eyelids are gone and the ones on the torso are healing. My cravings for jalapeño potato chips (lol) are gone, and constipation is gone. On a physical level I feel more energetic and stronger, and I can even say it’s on an emotional level, too.
In deep appreciation and gratitude.” Eri, Mexico
“Ditto on everything JP said about this Minding the Matter series. Committing 100% and trusting in the process was/is key for me. Tossing out all of my preconceived ideas about food (vegan, food combining, supplements). It took me a couple weeks to clear my brain and just TRUST. I am on my 5th week in phase 1 and I think I will go one more week! My skin is amazing! No more tummy aches! inflammation is better (expecting further improvement after cutting out the cheeses). Thank you so much Jill! PS, just listened to the Beyond the Ordinary Replay….WOW!” -M. Kennedy Germany
“Thank you Jill for this course and for creating this supportive community. Things I am loving about this process (there are more than 3): A new vitality. I feel great and have so much more energy. A visible decrease in inflammation. A new appreciation for the healing power of turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger. Weight loss. Clearer skin. Body is functioning so much better! Less stiffness when I first get up in the morning. A new way of looking at food. Love Jill’s meditations, and last but not least, the wonderful support of this group.” – JP USA