Did you know there are about 50 trillion microbes inside your intestines?  Keeping the beneficial ones healthy can prevent many health and weight problems, even save your life.

Bacteria make up most of the flora in the intestines.  A healthy digestive system has ample Lactobacillus acidophilus and other intestinal microorganism which are necessary for proper assimilation of amino acids and other nutrients.  When you eat, you are not only feeding yourself, but the bacteria in your intestines.


Are Foreign Invaders Keeping you Unhealthy and Overweight?

Eating certain foods can cause pathogenic bacteria to proliferate.  These foreign invaders cause many digestive problems including candidiasis, fungi, thrush, and parasites.  Unhealthy bacteria can migrate to other parts of the body and seriously damage your health.  These are complex issues.

The focus of this article is to help you understand how this relates to your overall health, difficulty in losing weight.  Poor digestion is always indicated with weight issues.  Digestion includes assimilation and elimination.  Bloating, abdominal distention, belly fat, intestinal gas, constipation and diarrhea can all be caused by lack of healthy bacteria and/or proliferation of pathogenic bacteria.

Candidiasis and parasite infections can mimic symptoms of IBS and IBD.  There are specific foods and safe, effective natural remedies.  For best herbal remedies for your condition, contact me to determine the right remedy for your constitution and condition.

You can do more harm by randomly purchasing the popular supplements of the day.  I intentionally do not have many of these on my website because their effectiveness is based on your personal constitution and condition.  A one-size-fits-all approach will not bring you results.


Causes of foreign bacteria

Repeated doses of broad spectrum antibiotics is one of the biggest contributors to candida proliferation and the degeneration of digestive strength. These drugs, and other pharmaceuticals, kill off favorable microorganisms in the digestive tract. This creates a fertile environment for the growth of yeasts and fungi.  Most livestock are given daily doses of antibiotics in their feed. You are ingesting antibiotics every time you eat commercial meat, dairy, eggs and poultry.

Foods that create dampness and mucus harm your intestinal flora.  These include all cow’s milk products; excessive juice, smoothies, and raw food; sugary, greasy foods; and overheated, over-processed fats and oils. Yeasted foods, including bread and alcohol, and combining too many ingredients in your dishes promote pathogenic fermentation in the digestive system.  This provides the perfect environment for yeast to thrive causing belly fat and lower body heaviness.

Living in a house with mold and mildew causes the same conditions within your body. It contributes to many health issues that may seem unrelated. Please take steps to remedy these issues in your home. 

People often blame damp, humid weather for their health problems. While it’s true these conditions can exacerbate certain health issues, it’s essential that you create an internal bodily environment that it is not damp. You can adapt to any weather condition when you understand how to use food therapeutically.

Many pathogenic organisms, including Giardiasis, a very common parasite, can infect city water systems. Giardia is not killed by chlorination. Bottled water is not always as pure as you think. Please contact me  for information on high quality water filtration systems.

These are some of the common causes of unhealthy bacteria that compromise your health and ability to lose weight. Until you restore the healthy bacteria in your digestive tract, it will be difficult to have a strong digestive system, and shed those extra pounds.


Creating a Healthy Gut with Therapeutic Foods

Steamed, dark green leafy vegetables are high in chlorophyll and should be eaten daily. These include kale, collard greens, mustard greens, radish tops, turnip greens and others.  Add a splash of fresh lemon to help assimilate the nutrients.

Homemade pickles are beneficial for restoring intestinal flora by promoting the growth of healthy Lactobacillus acidophilus.  Supermarket pickles are quickly processed and will not give you the same results.  Pickles can be easily made with a variety of vegetables.

High chlorophyll foods stop bacterial growth, including yeasts and fungi, in the digestive tract.  Steamed, dark green leafy vegetables are high in chlorophyll and should be eaten daily. These include kale, collard greens, mustard greens, radish tops, turnip greens, and others. Add a splash of fresh lemon to help assimilate the nutrients. recipes here.

Over consumption of refined foods, sugar and meat are creating drastic increases in digestive problems.  The American diet is low in fiber. This has an adverse effect upon beneficial microbes present in large intestine.

Fiber is the least understood food you eat.  You cannot live a long, healthy life without fiber from whole foods.  Fiber is the skeleton of the plant, the part that provides structural support.  It also forms part of the seeds, leaves and stems.  Fiber is more abundant on the outside surfaces of whole grains, seeds, beans, vegetables, and fruits.  This is why it is important to eliminate processed and refined foods, including unpeeled vegetables and fruits.

Many people use bran as a dietary supplement.  Using bran regularly can irritate the colon wall and block the absorption of nutrients from other foods.  Eating plenty of whole, unprocessed grains, beans, vegetables and fruits provides an ideal balance of fiber and other nutrients.

Fiber affects the function of the entire digestive tract.  It inhibits the formation of toxins and the growth of harmful bacteria in the colon.

To prevent digestive problems and heal existing ones, it’s essential to include whole, unrefined grains which are rich in fiber.  Try my flavorful Basmati Rice Salad.

Eating whole grains daily strengthens the muscles of the colon, and bowels become normal. The intestinal flora, or good bacteria, becomes more healthy, preventing gas, bloating, and heaviness.

Include marjoram, oregano, and white pepper regularly to help rid your body of pathogenic bacteria.


Effective Supplements

MegaSporeBiotic, the first 100% spore-based, broad-spectrum probiotic. It survives the harsh gastric system, colonizes and increases microbial diversity.

Take Colostroplex to improve gastrointestinal function and immunity. Treats candidiasis, food intolerance, bacterial gastroenteritis, and Lyme disease.

Phellostatin treats fungi and candidiasis and a variety of symptoms caused by them.

Aloe 22 treats infestations of intestinal parasites; intestinal infections, diverticular disorders; and chronic constipation.

Take Chzyme to reduce intestinal gas, bloating, cramping, regurgitation, nausea, and diarrhea and for better food assimilation.

Enteromend contains a full spectrum of enzymes designed to break down carbohydrates, protein, and fats.  It treats gluten and dairy intolerance, and other forms of food sensitivity.

Artestatin treats infestations of protozoa — giardiasis, entamebiasis; expels parasites; treats sickness from contaminated food and dysentery.

Astra Garlic treats parasites; bacterial and fungal infections, cholesterol, circulation and more.

High chlorophyll supplements stop bacterial growth, including yeasts and fungi in the digestive tract.  Chlorella, Blue-Green Algae, Wheat Grass and Barley Grass are a few with Chlorella being the mildest.  Contact me for help determining the best one for your constitution and condition. 

To treat parasites, candidias, and fungi, schedule a session or contact me with your questions. There are many protocols for these issues and it’s best to use the most effective ones for your constitution and condition.


Emotional Harmony Contributes to Digestive Harmony

Negative emotional states precede every health issue and excess weight is a health condition.  Emotions do not simply come out of the blue; they are related to specific health imbalances created to a great extent by the foods you eat.

Your body, mind and emotions are not separate. Each aspect is always communicating to the others keeping them aligned with health and happiness; or sickness, weight issues and unhappiness. One way or the other, body, mind and emotions are always adjusting to each other.

Digestive issues generally relate to difficulty digesting and assimilating certain experiences in your life.  Stagnating beliefs cause stagnation in the body.  Resistance to eliminating or letting go of things that are no longer serving your greater good keeps your weight stuck and your health unbalanced.  Allowing the past to rule the present creates a heavy, sluggish, unhealthy body.

Nearly everyone I counsel for weight issues are emotional eaters.  Please learn healthy, effective ways to release chronically held tension and repressed emotions that cause weight and health problems, and unhappiness. Unresolved negative emotions limit your freedom to enjoy fulfilling, happy, and healthy living.  If you are having difficulty with this, seek help from a qualified Holistic Practitioner, Counselor, or other health professional. Don’t let your emotions undermine your efforts to have a healthy, fit body. Consider Holistic Life Coaching. This modality is based on Attitudinal Healing, characterized as a “Psycho-Social-Spiritual Approach”.

Consider joining my upcoming Holistic Weight Loss Program. I know you not only want to look and feel your best, but also understand your body, mind and emotions.

If you’re tired of your emotions undermining your efforts to lost weight and keeping you stuck you’ll want to register for  Most people take a superficial approach to weight loss with little or no results.  Your body always responds to your mind and emotions.  Learn how to affect the responses by working at the level of cause.


Modern Methods are Not Working

Most people take a superficial, fragmented approach to weight loss with little or no results.  Science and many alternative modalities say it’s all about reducing calories and increasing exercise. There are hundreds of thousands of people who have been using this approach for decades and their weight keeps climbing.

The best approach to balanced weight is one that resolves the underlying health issues. Pathogenic bacteria is one of those issues and can sabotage your efforts for permanent weight loss.  Put into practice the suggestions for creating a healthy gut and you will get results.

Losing weight and restoring your health do not have to be a long, slow, difficult journey. Delve deeper into a true Holistic approach by working at the level of cause. You’ll be happily surprised at how much easier it is to lose weight without deprivation; counting calories and fat grams; attempting to control your appetite; and other modern methods that take a backwards approach.



Consider some professional guidance for the right nutrition and customized holistic health plan for reversing your health and weight issues, and removing the degenerations that cause them.  You can greatly improve every aspect of your physical, mental and emotional health with a customized holistic approach.   Schedule a Holistic Health and Nutrition session with Deborah Barr, 36-year Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor. You’ll be on your way to better health. Sessions can be done by phone, zoom, facetime, or at Pittsburgh office. 


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