Take care of your gut!

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

This past week we watched two amazing documentaries on Amazon: “What’s with Wheat” and “The Gut: Our Second Brain”. Both stories reinforced what I have been reading for some time now: Your gut is indeed your second brain.

People that consume grains (ALL grains: wheat, corn, soy, rye, etc.), processed food, sugar, and corn syrup (our new “Standard American Diet”) have little to no gut flora. Gut flora makes the world go ‘round.

“What’s with Wheat” explores the growing epidemic of wheat and gluten intolerance and why it is now linked to so many health problems.
According to Dr. Davis, author of the Wheat Belly books, “Cutting-edge research, for example, has revealed that consumption of modern wheat is the first step in triggering autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.”
Essentially, grains cause chaos all throughout your body.

“The Gut: Our Second Brain” was much more “sciencey” in their approach. They maintain that the design of the intestines and the design of the brain mimic each other, which is convenient because they talk to each other via the vagus nerve.

The disappointing takeaway is that they are working very hard designing a new drug (can you say Cha-Ching?) to help those who suffer from all the ailments that eating a horrible diet entail. At no point did food or diet ever come up.
That doesn’t discount the amazing research that the gut is indeed the second brain, it was just sad to learn that they are only focusing on drugs- a “Magic Pill” if you will.

The good news is you can fix broken gut biome! Dr. Davis has a short video here:

Eliminating grains, sugar, corn syrup, and processed, chemical-filled food is the first step to a healthy gut.

Taking supplements is necessary to rebuild what is essentially a hot mess. Here is what Dr. Davis recommends:
Iodine, Vitamin D, Fish Oil, and magnesium, as well as a probiotic, are a good start.

I highly recommend these two documentaries if you are interested in learning more about how powerful our gut really is.