Devotion: Drinking Dirty

Stress = Inflammation Do you ever get an upset stomach when you’re feeling stressed or anxious? A churning stomach is a sign of a triggered brain. But are they connected? The answer is yes. The brain and the gut share a much closer connection than we thought, despite having little in common at first glance. […]

Power: Drinking Dirty

Vitamins B Vitamins are essential to gut and nervous system health. B Vitamins are found primarily in fatty fish, leafy greens and meat. B vitamins help the body create red blood cells and gain energy from food. Iron supports good bacteria in the gut. Vitamin C helps other vitamins get absorbed properly. Selenium reduces inflammation. […]

Surrender: Drinking Dirty

Viruses Some of the world’s most historically deadly plagues were caused by viruses, but that doesn’t mean all viruses are fatal or even harmful to us. While some infamous viruses can explosively spread worldwide like the coronavirus, others are only responsible for localized mild flu, or may even be completely benign. Can viruses alter our […]

Self Love: Drinking Dirty

Parasites The world is filled with parasites, and they even outnumber insects. But are they friendly roommates, or dangerous intruders? It’s fair to claim that parasites are not completely friendly since they feed off the hosts. Some of the most dangerous and dominant parasites are taenia solium (pork tapeworm), naegleria fowleri (brain-eating amoeba), and spirometra […]

Gratitude: Drinking Dirty

Toxins & Pesticides In modern farming, pesticides are used to eliminate pests, weeds, and diseases. However, scientists have stated that pesticides can have negative effects on human health even though they provide great benefits to our crops. For years, pesticides have been associated with acute and chronic health effects, including skin rashes, blindness, nausea, cancers, […]

Faith: Drinking Dirty

Herbs Turmeric: Curcumin in turmeric helps prevent and treat colorectal cancer. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is a natural remedy for cold symptoms as it strengthens our immune system. Peppermint: Peppermint tea can help calm your irritated bowel, but don’t overuse it since it can worsen some digestive issues and leave you with heartburn. […]

Forgiveness: Drinking Dirty

Enzymes Enzymes are proteins found within all living creatures’ cells. They are primarily responsible for facilitating chemical reactions and breaking down foods into tiny molecules. Enzymes are divided into three main groups based on their reactions: amylase, protease, and lipase. They all work to break down three vital dietary components: starches, fats, and proteins. If […]

Strength: Drinking Dirty

Antioxidants Despite being naturally produced in the body, too many free radicals can wreak havoc on our cells and tissues, possibly even leading to cancer. How do we prevent this? Antioxidants are the answer, as these are substances that protect your cells and tissues from free radicals. Antioxidants accomplish this feat by donating an electron […]

Perception & Beliefs: Drinking Dirty

Hydrochloric Acid Hypochlorhydria could be one of many reasons why your body isn’t getting enough nutrients for day-to-day function. Hypochlorhydria is a medical condition resulting in your stomach lacking hydrochloric acid (HCL), causing a slow and sluggish food digestion process. Low LCL can also cause autoimmune conditions and many other mystery symptoms your doctor isn’t […]

Intuition: Drinking Dirty

Probiotics Unlike prebiotics, probiotics are living helpful bacteria that work to outnumber the harmful bacteria in your gut. Kimchi, sauerkraut, yogurt, Kefir, and Ferm Fatale Shrub-Bucha are a few choices you want to include in your diet as they are excellent sources of probiotics. Don’t shy away from the idea of consuming bacteria! You are […]