INTRODUCING REGUL 8 at Angelique Day Spa and Skin Clinic
If your body was a garden it would not matter what seeds you plant. They will simply not grow whilst the garden is full of weeds, robbing all the nutrients. The seeds are the probiotics and the weeds are the bad bacteria.
Regul 8 is a herbal based process that cleanses, soothes and repairs the gastrointestinal system, removing unhealthy organisms, soothing existing irritations and sustaining gut health, rebalancing good bacteria and providing an environment for them to flourish.
1. Cleanse- Assists with bacterial and fungal overloads and parasites whilst promoting improved digestion
2. Restore – Repairs and restores the gastrointestinal tract. Improves blood supply to the intestinal lining, supports liver, kidney and gallbladder function and restores the optimal environment for the good bacteria to flourish.
3. Maintain-has micro encapsulated probiotic cultures that are created to survive the stomach juices on the journey to gut.
IMPORTANCE OF A HEALTHY DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
Hippocrates said 200 years ago, all health begin in the gut. Research over the past two decades has revealed that gut health is critical to overall health, and that an unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of diseases. The digestive system is where vitamins, nutrients and minerals are absorbed. Factors such as stress, lack of sleep, antibiotics, the contraceptive pill, anti-inflammatory drugs, illness, ageing, and poor diet choices can often lead to an imbalance of the bacteria in your digestive tract. We know as well that stress negatively affects your digestive function – when stressed, the blood supply to the digestive system is decreased. Higher stress leads to increased cholesterol, deficiency in essential fatty acids, deficiency in hydrochloric acid-(essential for digestion and for good bacteria to stick to walls) raised cortisol (a stress hormone leading to inflammation) salt retention, insulin resistance (a pre-cursor to diabetes) thyroid and other endocrine problems, reflux, disturbance in the good bacteria in the gut, and increase in all the pro-inflammatory factors. Faulty digestion plays a role in toxicity of our system. Our bodies can be a breeding ground for harmful microbes and chemicals. One of the primary sites in the body for toxins is the colon. A toxic gut can be a home to a host of parasites. Parasites stimulate the immune system and wreak havoc with our digestion and assimilation.
The mucosal lining in the digestive system is our front line defence. If this is in a poor state, it follows that we will be in poor health. When the bad bacteria and yeast becomes overgrown in your intestinal tract, you have a condition called dysbiosis. When the intestinal barrier becomes permeable (i.e. “leaky gut syndrome”), large protein molecules escape into the bloodstream. Since these proteins do not belong outside of the gut, the body mounts an immune response attacking them.
It is also now known that there are more neurons (nerve cells) in the gut than in the spinal tissue and the whole peripheral nervous system. These produce serotonin – the feel good hormone. No serotonin – no feel good! Poor gut function can also turn to chronic tiredness because serotonin is the neurotransmitter for happiness and its offset melatonin the neurotransmitter for sleep. These neurotransmitters have a calming effect and help control your sleep patterns and if these two are out of balance due to poor gut function, it can turn to chronic tiredness. 70-80% of immune system resides in the gut. 400 times melatonin is produced in the gut rather than brain- hence sleeping problems when our gut is not healthy.
Leaky Gut affects the whole body. It affects:
• Brain and can lead to depression and anxiety
• Skin and can lead to acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis
• Thyroid and can lead to Hasimotos, Hypothyroidism, Graves
• Colon and can lead to constipation, diarrhea and irritable bowel
• Adrenals and can lead to fatigue
• Joints and can lead to arthritis, fibromyalgia and headaches
• Sinus and mouth and can lead to cold and allergies and food sensitivities
Food allergies and digestive issues
An expanding field of new research shows that your gut health plays a significant role in:
• Hormone regulation – If you have Leaky Gut Syndrome or a lack of beneficial probiotic bacteria lining your intestinal wall, you are more susceptible to hormonal problems including diabetes and obesity – due to inflammation usually stemming from your gut and then influencing nearly every aspect of your health.
• High levels of inflammation caused by a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle.
• Toxicity (exposure to pesticides, toxins, viruses, cigarettes, excessive alcohol, and harmful chemicals).
• High amount of stress, a lack of sleep and rest.
Why do we need probiotics as well as prebiotics?
Probiotic bacteria do not colonise well when introduced and are eliminated quickly. Therefore, prebiotic foods are vital to encourage probiotic organisms to survive and thrive in the human gut. Rather than passing through the digestive tract and encourage them to adhere to the intestinal wall, beneficial bacteria must constantly be introduced through diet and fed proper food.
How stress affects your digestive system
The human body has “two brains”? The first in your skull and the other in your gut. During foetal development, one part turns into your central nervous system while the other develops into your enteric nervous system. These two systems are connected via the vagus nerve, the tenth cranial nerve that runs from your brain stem down to your abdomen. This “brain-gut axis” is what connects your two brains together, and explains why you get butterflies in your stomach when you’re nervous. Digestion is controlled by the enteric nervous system, a system composed of hundreds of millions of nerves that communicate with the central nervous system. When stress activates the “flight or fight” response in the central nervous system, digestion can literally shut down as the central nervous system reduces blood flow, heart rate can go up, and blood pressure may rise as blood is shunted away from the midsection, going to extremities in preparation to flee. Stress can cause inflammation of the gastrointestinal system, and make people more susceptible to infection.
How stress impacts the digestive system
The stress response causes a number of detrimental events in the digestive system, including: Decreased nutrient absorption, decreased oxygenation to the digestive system, four times less blood flow to your digestive system, which leads to decreased metabolism and as put as 20,000 times the decreased enzymatic output in your gut. Stress results in alterations of your brain-gut connection, which can contribute to or directly cause numerous gastrointestinal disorders, including: Inflammatory bowel disease, Irritable bowel syndrome, Food antigen-related adverse responses (food allergies), Peptic ulcers and reflux. Imbalances in Your Gut Can Make You Depressed and anxious. Stress can cause gut problems which wreak havoc on your emotions. This connection goes both ways. A troubled intestine can send signals to the brain, just as a troubled brain can send signals to the gut. Therefore, a person’s stomach or intestinal distress can be the cause or the product of anxiety, stress, or depression.