Healthy Benefits of Eating Dirt
So why exactly does soil, or more specifically soil-based organisms support a healthy gut and immune system response? Plants need them to grow otherwise they become disease laden, malnourished and harvest fugi, mold, candida and yeasts.
As I mentioned in my video, these healthy organisms are needed by the ball ball or gut system of the plant, we need these organisms to live a healthy and long life too.
There are over 800 scientific studies that reference soil-based organism and what do you suppose they have in common? They all link soil-based organisms to successfully treating many illnesses and diseases, including:
* Ulcerative Colitis
* Irritable bowel syndrome
* Autoimmune and inflammatory diseases
* Bacterial, fungal and viral infections
It is known that soil-based organisms nourish the cells in the liver and the colon and they then actually create B vitamins, vitamin K2, enzymes and antioxidants.
Another amazing benefit of soil-based organisms is that they can wipe out harmful pathogens like candida, fungi and parasites. They also kill bad bacteria that binds to or is known to puncture the gut lining. They bind to the toxins and remove them from our bodies. They also help smooth out the immune system and reduce inflammation naturally in the gut and throughout our entire bodies.
Some of the best ways to eat more dirt
1. Eat foods from your garden, not too clean (just rinsing is fine) and don’t peel, Remember as I mentioned, when you grow organically without the use of pesticides and herbicides, your plant benefits and so do you.
2. Eating plenty of fermented foods and drinks, like sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, good yogurt and kefir. Lactose intolerance is definately on the rise due to pasteurization which kills of beneficial enzymes and probiotics. When raw and fermented dairy are incorporated, those symptoms often diminish as well.
3. Taking your shoes off and playing in the dirt or just walking around barefoot gets you connected to the earth and allows us to pick up many beneficial bacteria.
4. Eating local raw honey and bee pollen are helpful in helping with seasonal allergies, as most don’t spend enough time outdoors. It strengthens the immune system, acts as an inflammatory agent and supports the liver.
5. Epsom salt baths help the body uptake needed minerals and microbes, which also help support the skin, reduce inflammation and if you live near an ocean, take a regular dip or two. It does a body good.
Today, we are missing out on our vitamin dirt, thanks in part to oversanitation and antibacterial use, like hand sanitizers, antibacterial soaps and germ-killing wipes.
Our connection ot the dirt is narrowing, so I say….
Get out and play in the dirt…literally!