The future of health care from the nutrition industry is amazing and addresses what I call the formula for wellness. The following image will help you understand this formula:
By optimizing your health, while minimizing your potential for disease, you can maximize your wellness.
Now as I look at this formula the question that comes to my mind is this:
Is there one area within the body that can do both?
Ntiric Oxide Therapy – Part of the Formula for Wellness
If you’ve followed my posts and videos you know that I’m a firm believe in nitric oxide therapy for improved blood flow. If you’re not familiar with this type of therapy here’s a short summary:
Nitric Oxide Therapy improves blood flow to increase the delivery of oxygen and nutrients while properly removing cellular waste products. This then allows cells, tissues, and organ systems to function better.
When I look at this summary three items jump out:
Cellular Waste Products
This means that there are key organs or organ systems that your blood stream needs to facilitate this process. Your lungs and respiratory system for oxygen. Your digestive system (from your mouth to your anus) for nutrients. And your liver, kidneys and lymphatic system for the processing of cellular waste.
The ability of the vascular lining of your cardiovascular system (endothelium) to create nitric oxide is dependent upon the nutrients you absorb into the blood stream.
Two issues are at play: food selection and food digestion.
Microbiome – Part of the Formula for Wellness
As Dr. Michael Gershon, in his outstanding book The Second Brain, clearly shows the microbiome of your gut is key to both optimizing your health and minimizing your potential for disease. It’s estimated that somewhere between 70 to 80 percent of the cells that activate our immune system come from our gut microbiome.
Here’s a very simple diagram of how your gut health effects your overall health:
When I look that this diagram and come back to my question “is there one area within the body that can do both” to maximize wellness, the answer becomes very clear.
Your gut health is key to both optimizing your health and minimizing your potential for disease.
It’s my goal to continue to post information that will help you better understand this new emerging science in gut health or the microbiome.