Greetings. It’s Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand, author of Candida Crusher and formulator of the Canxida range of dietary supplements. This video is going to be about dysbiosis again. It’s in the dysbiosis series. We’re going to talk about the ramifications or what will happen if you don’t treat dysbiosis. If you leave it untreated.
If you look back in history, a lot of famous people like Norman Walker and Bernie Jensen and even Kellogg, the guy who ended up creating – I think his brother ended up creating Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. These people were pioneers of natural health. These people were big believers that digestive health was everything. People with very good gut health had very good health in general. And you don’t need to be a brain surgeon to work out if you’ve got very, very good gut health you’re going to have very good health in general. Your overall health will be good. Your mental health. Your emotional health. Your immune health. Your endocrine or hormonal health. Your musculoskeletal health. Everything about you will be health. Your skin health. Everything will be health.
If you look at the flip side, if you’ve got a very bad gut function, nothing is going to work well in time. It’s like a building that’s crumbling slowly but surely because the foundation is not right, everything will fall apart. And that’s what happens to people with poor gut health. And how it happens is age catches up with them. They may be able to get away with poor gut health in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, but when you get to your mid-50s like me, 60s, and 70s, that’s when the cracks really start showing. That’s when you’re noticing you’re taking a half a dozen or up to a dozen different pharmaceutical pills from the doctor. That’s when you notice that you start getting weight issues and fatigue and insomnia, erectile dysfunction, all of these things occur.
Good health starts in the digestive system. That’s the key thing I want you to get out of this video. If you want to have outstanding health in your 70s and 80s, you need to cultivate the inner garden. You need to really understand that by getting the microbial balance right, by eating the right kind of foods, by having the right kind of lifestyle habits, you’re going to get very good digestive health. It doesn’t come per chance. It comes with hard work. It comes with commitment. The single most important thing you can do in your life to improve your health and well-being is to be committed to working on your health on a regular basis.
It’s like if you want to be a millionaire or build a massive business. It doesn’t happen per chance. If you talk to entrepreneurs who’ve really got a lot now, they’ll tell you that they had to work their backsides off to get where they are. And once they got where they are all they had to do is to maintain it and it looked after itself.
I wouldn’t consider my health to be outstanding, but I would consider it to be excellent. I’ve had to work to get it to this point, and now all I do is maintain it by eating good foods, going for walks every day, getting lots of sleep, drinking plenty of water, just the basic tenets of good health. There is no magic formula. There is nothing secret about it. It’s common bloody sense. And that’s what most of my videos are about, common sense.
So if you’re looking at this expecting me to give you some type of a magic ingredient or pill or something, there is nothing like that. It’s all common sense. But remember, common sense isn’t very common with a lot of people. They’re always expecting the latest or greatest diet book or a wonderful new pill that will just change their world. The things you need to do today to maintain good health are the things people needed to do 500 years ago to maintain good health, and they’re things people will do for another 1,000 years from now, unless we’ve all turned into robots by then.
If you don’t treat the gut and you let it go, it’s not going to be pleasant for you when you get to your 60s or 70s. You’re going to notice lots and lots of problems, and often then it’s too late to turn back the tide. Once you start getting diagnoses for bad polyps in the bowel and they start taking pieces out here and there and putting you on medications, it’s going to be quite difficult for you. The earlier you make the positive changes, the more benefit you’re going to reap over time. As a tree is bent, so shall it grow? If the tree is trained to grow nice and straight, when that tree is a majestic 100-year-old oak, it’s going to be in great shape. It’s the same with a human being. That’s why I’ve always been a big fan of getting my four kids to eat really good food, and it’s paid off now that they’re adults. It’s the same with you. It’s never too late to start. Even if you are 60 and you’ve got digestive problems, you can still turn things around. It all depends on your level of commitment.
So I hope this video has been a bit of a challenge for you and a bit of an eye opener. No matter how old you are, what job you’ve got, what level of income you’ve got, you can always improve your health, and it starts with the bowel first. Work with your digestive health. Eat the right kind of foods. Get rid of stress out of your life as much as you can, and particularly, get rid of dysfunctional relationships around you as much as you can. That’s a big step in the right direction.