How to Repopulate the Gut
When angry, many times it is possible to correct the gut and experience improvement. Please view our article of “Discipline or a Bad Gut” . Additionally, we break down the steps of giving an enema because it helps many children (and adults!). But have you ever thought about a way to repopulate your gut? It is like an enema except a different approach.
The difference in an enema vs supplanting is: the amount of liquid and the substance used.
With an enema, the goal is to clean out the bowels that are causing undesirable symptoms.
The goal of Supplanting is to put beneficial bacteria and yeast into your bowels -to stay. Supplanting is a lot simpler and faster than an enema. But, this is not something we do often. Ideally, the gut flora populates based on a good diet and therefore customizes to your specific genetic make-up.
However, when there are acute issues and an enema helps detox, it is important to also repopulate the gut. It is just an immune boost every once in a while.
With enemas, we find it critical to take mineral supplements and Amino Acids. As you flush out your gut, good microbiota can come out along with the bad microbiota. When you orally taking these food supplements, we ensure our body replenishes with the “building blocks” needed to support recovery.
The Case for an Implant/Supplant
Many have read or heard of a fecal implant and there is substantial data to validate the benefit of this process as it is said to overcome bad bacteria. It is a mechanism in which to fight out harmful bacteria that has overtaken a person’s gut. One way is a fecal implant. Read more here.
This way makes me squeamish! Despite the claims of “sterility”, I just can’t get past using someone else’s poo. Therefore, we will continue using our clean, raw probiotics and supplanting these when needed.
There are two categories of probiotics; one is more transient because they fight the bad guys, bind, and exit. The other is more native and “digs into the gut” to become part of you for a bit long to proliferate (very simple terms). We use both of these.
Here’s a simple way to supplant microbiota into the gut and a super fast approach afterward:
1 -2 unflavored, probiotic supplements- preferably organic without any added fillers
1/4 cup of distilled water gently warmed to room temperature
Hand towel, and a
Open the probiotic over the bowl and pour contents inside. Slowly pour the gently warmed distilled water into the bowl and stir. Do not strain.
Remember to relax as much as possible and try to “hold” it in. Initially, you may feel the need to express it out. Just wait and your body will take and absorb it.
Get on your knees. We are gently squeezing probiotics directly into the bowels through the anus and allowing it to directly populate your gut.
Put the 1/4 cup of warm “room temperature warm” with the probiotic mix. Take the syringe bulb and vacuum up all the probiotic tea. Hold the syringe with the bulb in your hand and the small side up. Gently squeeze all of the air out. Keep that tension.
Place the salve of choice onto the tip of the bulb and gently insert the tip of the bulb into the rectum about 1/4 -1/2 inch. Squeeze into the bowels without releasing the bulb. Be sure to squeeze as you pull the bulb out to reduce any suctioning from the bowels, which would contaminate the interior of the bulb.
Cover with a towel and hold for 5 minutes. The beginning is the hardest; the need to push will diminish after a few minutes. That’s it! A happier gut is in motion. Just hop up and let it stay in your bowels.
What’s Happening Inside
It helps to have a visual…especially for the children. Imagine a battle going on inside your gut. Somehow the bad population is more; bacteria, yeast, parasites. We must send in an army to fight off all the bad population that harms us. The probiotics are the population of good bacteria and yeast who will now be able to get rid of the bad population of bad bacteria and yeast. This is how we “repopulate” the gut and turn around our health and subsequently our behavior. See More Here.
As always, when you are unsure or have an acute issue, consult with a holistic doctor.
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