How To Improve Metabolism By Trusting Your Gut

Metabolism is your body’s process of converting food into the energy, and your body’s most important metabolic system is your gut.

If you suffer from stubborn weight problems along with fatigue, food sensitivities, constipation, skin problems, chronic pain, anxiety or sleep problems, you very likely have metabolic imbalances that need to be addressed.

Increasing the efficiency of your metabolism is the key to weight loss and better health for most people.

Also known as your digestive system, your gut’s main job is to digest and absorb nutrients from your food and get rid of waste (detoxification).

Food – The Most Important Factor

There are many factors that affect metabolism, such as your
age, gender, activity level, genetics and body composition, however nothing is
more influential on your metabolism and ability to lose weight than the food
and beverages you consume.

This is why the metabolic nutrition program I recommend starts with eliminating certain foods from your diet that are known to slow down metabolism and reduce the efficiency of your entire digestive system.

This proven and step-by-step system slowly reintroduces the eliminated foods back into your diet, so you can observe and learn which foods are best for your body’s metabolism.

Learning How to “Trust Your Gut”

One of the most powerful self-diagnosis tool we use is called the “Elimination Diet”, which helps you learn which specific foods are best for you, because your body is unique and has different needs at different times.  .

Costly medical tests can provide answers, but a lot of these answers are only temporary.

When you understand your response to certain foods by using our elimination diet method, you can safely and effectively learn some of the basic answers to your health issues without the hassle and expense of medical tests.

By following our guidelines, you’ll be able to identify which foods may be causing your health issues. Modern science has finally discovered that food plays a tremendous role in our health.

Many chronic conditions like fatigue, eczema, headaches, brain fog, arthritis, and irritable bowel syndrome have all been linked to food in some way.

This carefully-planned program helps you discover which foods are “reactor” foods while recording how you feel.

The Elimination diet can be challenging, but many have discovered they can change their life forever just by being disciplined for 4 weeks.  It was designed as a temporary diagnostic tool to teach you how to know which foods are best for you. It is not for long-term use.

Listening to your body and “trusting your gut” is a lifelong skill that you can learn and continue to use and improve over time to lose weight naturally, consistently and permanently.

Toxicity and Stubborn Weight Gain

The next most important factor is the level of toxins in
your body. Toxins slow down your metabolism by burning up vital nutrients,
influencing hormones and creating stress and havoc in your gut.

The worst part is, if your body can not get rid of all the
toxins it exposed to, it stores those excessive toxins in your body’s fatty
tissues to keep them away from vital organs and tissues.  

When you lose weight and your fat cells shrink, toxins are
released into the body. Knowing how dangerous toxins are, your body slows down
your metabolism further to prevent fat loss and the release of too many toxins.

Improving Your Detoxification System

The other metabolic system we address on this program is
your detoxification system, using gentle and controlled cleansing programs as
well as foods and nutrition that support your digestive system and the primary
organs of your detoxification system (liver and kidneys). 

Excessive toxins in your gut and fatty tissues are likely slowing down your metabolism and preventing you from losing the weight. 

We must detoxify your gut and improve your body’s natural ability to get rid of toxins so your body can clear itself of toxins you consume or are exposed on daily basis.

This is vital to keeping the weight off permanently, because your body holds onto fat cells as a survival mechanism to prevent the release of toxins stored inside them.

Learning How To Trust Your Gut

This is a
comprehensive 90-day program that restores the vital functions of your
digestive system to rebuild the foundation you need for a healthy metabolism, improved
health and lasting weight loss.

Phase One – Sealing the Gut

We first must extinguish the inflammation and things that are causing issues in your gut, which typically include parasites, candida, sugar cravings and certain food sensitivities.

Then we must seal any gaps in your gut lining, so toxins, viruses, bacteria, and other foreign invaders can be cleared and removed safely without being recirculated into the bloodstream (see Leaky Gut below).

The same principle applies in the next step when we rebuild
and restore the integrity of your digestive system by adding good flora and
nutrients back into the body. If the gut still leaks, it’s hard to keep your
flora, digestive acids and nutrients balanced. Sealing the gut first is why our
program is so successful.

Our Blueprint Seal Formula contains a blend of the top four
leaky gut supplements for reducing intestinal inflammation, strengthening the
gut lining and improving digestion, all of which are vital to losing weight and
regaining your overall health.

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Leaky gut syndrome (LGS) is a condition that involves damage of the lining of the small intestine causing incomplete digested nutrients, toxins, bacteria, and waste to “leak” through the intestines and flood the bloodstream.

The foreign substances entering the blood can cause an autoimmune response in the body including inflammatory and allergic reactions such as respiratory and digestive issues, headaches, joint pain, skin conditions, and more.

Because damaged cells in the intestines may fail to produce the enzymes needed for proper digestion, absorption of essential nutrients is compromised.

This creates further imbalances throughout the body and it can contribute to various issues including hormone imbalance and a weakened immune system.

When substances leak out of the intestines, the liver is
forced to work extra hard to filter them out of the blood stream. The extra
burden on the liver can result in the accumulation of fatty liver tissue. Some
toxins may be sent back into the bloodstream when the liver’s ability to
detoxify fails, and these toxins then reach muscles and connective tissues.

Things like stress, too much sugar, a diet low in dietary
fiber, excessive drinking, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) use,
and food sensitivities all contribute to leaky gut.

Even though leaky gut isn’t typically diagnosed in western
medicine, that doesn’t mean it’s not affecting your health. Many health issues
related to LGS go undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, or are ignored by traditional
medicine. Individuals may be left with frustrating and uncomfortable symptoms
and no answers.

Using the “Elimination Diet” To Start Learning to Trust Your Gut

Our proprietary “Elimination Diet” is a powerful
self-diagnosis tool designed to help you understand of how specific foods
affect your body. Costly tests can provide answers, but a lot of these answers
are only temporary.

When you understand your response to certain foods by using
our elimination diet method, you can safely learn some of the basic answers to
your health issues without the hassle and expense of medical tests.

The purpose of an elimination diet can help determine how
certain foods impact your health. By following our guidelines, you’ll be able
to identify which foods may be causing your health issues.

Modern science has finally discovered that food plays a tremendous
role in our health. Many chronic conditions like fatigue, eczema, brain fog,
arthritis, and irritable bowel syndrome have all been linked to food in some
capacity.

We have designed a carefully-planned program to help you discover which foods are “reactor” foods while recording how you feel.

The Elimination diet can be challenging, but many have discovered they can change their life forever just by being disciplined for 4 weeks. It is to be used as a temporary diagnostic tool for better understanding your health issues.

How The “Elimination Diet” Works

The elimination diet involves removing certain foods from
your diet for a short period of time. During this time, your body goes through
a type of withdrawal from the foods you have commonly been eating.

This often results in the temporary disappearance of many
symptoms like brain fog, allergies, bloating, heart burn, indigestion, upset
stomachs, chronic fatigue, and diarrhea. The elimination diet itself is not a cure
for these symptoms, but it is useful tool to find out if the foods you eat are
causing health issues.

There are two primary stages; eliminating common trouble foods, and then reintroducing them one by one to see how you react.  By carefully following this plan, you will learn how to trust your gut instincts and judgement about what foods are good for your metabolism and which are not.

Phase Two – Clearing the Debris

The second phase of restoring your gut health is cleanse and detoxify your digestive system. After we get candida under control, extinguish parasites, eliminate offending foods and seal the damaged gut lining, now it’s time to clean up the remaining debris and remove toxic substances from digestive tract.

During this phase, we help your body remove the most dangerous and difficult to remove toxins in your body, including heavy metals and environmental pollutants such as insecticides, pesticides and herbicides.

Cleanse Your Digestive System

To help cleanse your digestive tract and support your
detoxification organs, we use our specific “Clear Debris” process to help your
body get rid of the toxins.

The main purpose of a cleanse is to clean out the digestive
tract, including the colon, from undigested food particles, toxins and
parasites. It’s all about reviving the gut, cleaning the environment, removing
any underlying virus or bacteria imbalances, and binding and clearing them from
your body.

A cleanse is a gentler way of releasing toxins, often by
adopting a simple diet for a short period of time. A true cleanse will provide
vital nourishment for the body, to assist in the process. By providing food in
the form of a complete protein, we can stabilize our blood-sugar levels and
allow ourselves to enter a state of deep cleansing and healing.

Strengthen Your Detoxification System

Detoxification refers to the liver and kidneys, and their
primary function to remove harmful toxins and chemicals from the body. The goal
of a detox is to enhance the body’s detoxification pathways, while eliminating
any negative effects on the body from pesticides and additives in our food.

A detox also helps remove deeply held environmental
pollutants such as the industrial chemicals found in cleaning and beauty
products, and excess cortisol and estrogen which are hormones that our bodies
naturally make but are detrimental to our health if not kept in balance.

Your liver and kidneys are constantly working to remove
toxins 24 hours a day, so the best way to detox is to support these essential
organs to work at their optimal level. This can be done by taking our Blueprint
formulas that speed up the function and elimination process, for your body.

We can also strengthen the function of these organs by
making more permanent dietary and lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise,
increasing fruits and vegetables in our diets, especially sour or bitter foods,
and increasing intake of healthy fats such as avocado and olive oil which
support the liver.

Since the gut lining has been damage for quite some time and now is sealed, the blood must be cleansed. To do that we use our Blueprint Clear formula to help bind toxins and metals and pull them out of the body safely.

The reason most people do not do well on detoxification program that their gut hasn’t been sealed and they do not have a good binding agent to pull the foreign invaders out of the body. So Blueprint Clear is designed to detoxify the body, cleanse the blood and cells, and improve blood flow and circulation.

Phase 3 – Rebuilding Your Gut

After we extinguished what was
blocking nutrient absorption, sealed your gut lining and cleared the debris
from the aftermath, it’s time to implement the next phase of the gut healing
program.

Your gut is home to trillions of
microbes, mostly friendly bacteria.  There
are several possible scenarios in which the good bacteria  that should be healthfully living in your
large intestines can be thrown off track (known as dysbiosis). You could have
taken many antibiotics that killed the healthy bacteria and allowed yeast (also
known as candida) to grow in its place.  

Once we know more about any imbalance of bacteria in your gut, we can start to change the environment, so the healthiest bacteria can flourish and protect your body.

Keep in mind, however, that healthy bacteria require a healthy intestinal lining, so treating leaky gut and moreover, stabilizing your digestion is an ongoing process alongside maintaining the right balance of gut bacteria.

To accomplish this, you must repopulate the digestive system with the proper bacteria and restore proper acidity, which will boost immunity and improve your metabolism.

We do this with Blueprint Biotic Pro which provides beneficial bacteria, including the extensively studied HBN019 strand of Bifidobacterium lactis.

We first re-introduce the balance of a healthy digestive tract by addressing its acidifying factors by providing a formula for optimal support for your gut that balances your gut’s hydrochloric acid and supports healthy digestion with proteolytic enzymes and herbal bitters. Hydrochloric acid and glutamic acid are necessary for the adequate absorption of proteins, calcium, B vitamins and iron.

In Summary…

The key to recovering your body’s ability to heal itself and to restoring your energy and vitality is to restore the efficiency of your body’s metabolism.

Our Metabolic Nutrition program is a proven step-by-step system that rebuilds your body’s metabolic system and teaches you how to choose the right foods for you.

Every person and body is unique, so learning how to trust your gut with the choices you make and actions you take, is a vital skill that requires practice and patience to master.

When the efficiency of your metabolism has been restored and you have learned what to avoid and how different foods affect your mind and body, you will have the knowledge and confidence to listen to and trust your gut.

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