Getting started on gut food
Gut biology and health are not the simplest of topics – these post have been choosen as a good way of getting to grips with how to improve your health by adding gut food to your diet.
Our gut is not strictly part of us and we, or rather our mum, has to make it for us from the food she eats and feeds us as a baby and by the close physical contact mums give their babies. It is the one organ we can readily change – particularly when young.
Why our gut brain is so important
Our gut is one of the most important organs in our body. It contains trillions of cells which communicate with each, like in a supercomputer, to form a real brain with intelligence. (see references)
It controls our appetite, manufactures the complex chemicals needed to replace our body parts as they wear or age and host much of our immune system. It is not actually part of us but is really important.
Life, even our modern sophisticated life, is totally dependant on the microscopic biota that are virtually everywhere on earth – but particularly in the soil making inert minerals available and in our gut helping us digest our food. But they do much more than that.
Over hundreds of thousands of years we have evolved a gut brain that automatically looks after us, without us even thinking about it – and it does it much better than weighing micro grams of minerals.
We all have to eat and the way we are currently growing our food is slowly but inevitably destroying our planet’s ability to grow the food we need. We are destroying our soils and aquifers on which our lives depend and making ourselves sick in the process.
This web is a bit different. We are not trying to sell you something – there are not special offers – buy now before prices jump – or any of that high pressure selling you get on most web sites.
What should I eat so I am fit and healthy – what can eight billion people eat so they are fit and healthy and what will my great grand kids be able to eat so they are fit and healthy.
How gut food will enhance our gut biology and immune system – overview
I start with what food does which explains the various jobs that food does in our bodies and how innovation has dramatically increased the overall supply of food – far in excess of what we need but missing the key ingredients to feed the control system which manages out bodies.