Well, the New Year is upon us, bright, shining and filled with Promise! And if you’re like most of us, you’re eager for that fresh new start; tossing out the old, making resolutions, altering your day to day habits and patterns, vowing to clean up your diet, on and on ad infinitum…
We’re all cleaning out closets, refrigerators and pantries, swearing off sweets and booze- and hitting the gym in vast numbers. We’re Unsubscribing from online materials and toxic relationships; eager to lighten the load and shed all that has held us down and back during the old year that has now come and gone. But, in the midst of all the cleaning hubbub, have you given any thought to truly deep cleaning your body at a cellular level? Probably not.
Now I’m not talking about a run-of-the-mill detox. I’m talking about sponging away years worth of accumulated Biofilm that resides in your body, especially in your gut.
Haven’t heard of Biofilm? You soon will! It’s the latest thing to mesmerize the medical world – and for good reason.
Biofilm is proving to be the Holy Grail of Illness, especially illnesses hard to manage like Fibromyalgia, certain cancers, recurrent strep and staph infections and gut issues such as SIBO-Celiac Disease-Ulcerative Colitis-IBS-Crohn’s Disease, and autoimmune conditions like Lupus, Chronic Fatigue and MS. It’s even being shown to have a huge impact on overall dental health.
It’s believed that something we knew absolutely nothing about just a few short years ago is now thought to be responsible for upwards of 80% of infections around the world. That’s huge. And that includes you.
Here’s what you should know:
Biofilm is like something out of Star Trek. It’s a slimy film that’s created by all sorts of pathogens, yeasts, molds, fungi, bacteria and viruses as they join together to collectively inhabit living tissue.
Without this slimy protective film, the body’s immune system would quickly be able to identify and eradicate these harmful disease-producing/perpetuating invaders.
With Biofilm, these nasty critters can band together, hide and proliferate. Even antibiotics can’t penetrate Biofilm, so if you suffer recurrent infections despite treatment, this is probably why.
Once Biofilm has formed, it’s dang near impossible to get rid of the critters living and thriving underneath it—no matter how many rounds of antibiotics and antifungals you take.
To make matters worse, harbored safely under this slime rests things called ‘Exotoxins’. These are damaging neurotoxins and they’re capable of releasing heavy metals into your bloodstream, causing rather disturbing neurological symptoms. These neurotoxins can circulate freely in your body – and they do.
As these communities of nasty critters set up shop, the wastes they produce build up and eventually cause a phenomenon known as Leaky Gut Syndrome.
Leaky Gut is a term that refers to the relative ungluing of the intestinal cells within the gut.
As these cells become disconnected, wither and die, small microscopic tears and/or holes form in the intestinal lining, allowing food particles and other toxins to then enter the bloodstream.
This then can trigger auto immune reactions, food allergies and all manner of illness and inflammation throughout the body- including the brain.
If you want to see what Biofilm actually looks and feels like, you can do so by allowing food waste to sit undisturbed in your kitchen sink drainer for a few days. You’ll be amazed at the Flubber-like slime that appears.
The same thing is taking place in your gut and throughout your body tissues: on soft muscle and injured connective tissue, in your mouth under your gumline and on your teeth, in your bowel, in your sinuses and even in your brain.
With news like this, who needs Horror Movies??! EGAD.
Now those of you who read my articles even with relative regularity, know I’m not one to tell you of something unless it is fixable! What good is it to give someone bad news, without offering an alternate good/empowering solution? Hang in there. Here it comes.
Biofilm can be dissolved – but it takes time, patience and EFFORT. And in the process: discomfort.
Getting rid of the stuff -and the nasties living under it- is no walk in the park!
But taking this step could very well be the most amazingly impactful thing you could ever do—especially if achieving deep, profound and lasting health and beauty is your goal.
Let’s take a closer look:
Right now, Biofilm is being closely studied and tackled more in the world of naturopathic medicine than in the mainstream medical world. As more is learned about the stuff, that will soon be changing.
It’s known to form on artificial hip and knee joints after surgical implantation and also to have rather a profound bearing on conditions like Autism, so as more and more diseases are identified as being impacted by Biofilm, more and more studies will be done.
With that said, right now the predominant protocols for treatment are based more on natural substances and practices.
Certain enzymes like nattokinase, lumbrokinase, proteases, plasmin and streptokinase are proving to be quite powerful for use in digesting away the protective surface of Biofilm, whereby key herbals can be used to destroy the pathogens lying beneath.
Prebiotics, Probiotics, certain cellular sugars/vitamins/minerals and dietary adjustments are then used to build back the body and restore the many nutritional deficiencies, disease issues and weaknesses caused by the disrupting/invading colonies.
Natural antimicrobials such as: berberine, citrus seed extract, black walnut, echinacea, oregano oil, colloidal silver and garlic have shown great promise in the eradication of Biofilm and the critters residing under it and EDTA and citrus pectin have proven effective in helping chelate the residual heavy metals, DNA and mineral accumulations left behind by the invaders.
The healing process takes several months and is not a fun one. There often is rather a profound die off process (aka: Herxheimer reaction) that can be distressing and uncomfortable.
As the body detoxes, it’s thought things like gentle lymphatic drainage, saunas and enemas can be helpful in eliminating detox symptoms. (Herxheimer reaction symptoms include things like headaches, fatigue and weakness, nausea, joint pain, fever, flulike symptoms, et al.)
Another strange phenomenon that can happen during the breakdown and detox of Biofilm and its critters, is a flood of emotional and mental symptoms. It’s now believed that the gut is actually a secondary brain and nervous system within the body. As it gets stirred up, so do trapped emotions, feelings, memories and traumas.
So, if this is something you’re wanting to pursue, be prepared for possible depression, lethargy, anxiety and the like as you move through the process. The eradication of Biofilm is healing at a most profound level.
Once the Biofilm and accompanying pathogens have been destroyed, a Paleo-Keto blended diet is believed to help keep the body properly nourished, while at the same time keeping sugar consumption low so that new colonies are not fed and allowed to form. This means limiting sugars and carbs, some fruits, alcohol and dairy.
So creepy and unnerving as all this is, I share it with you -now of all times- because if it’s true health, beauty and vitality you want for 2019, this might be one of the most important places you can start. Or, if you seem to stay consistently ill and/or fatigued, this might be a topic you want to ponder as you work to keep an open mind and watch medical science learn more about it.
At one point, it was believed the earth was flat…
As we learn more and more about the human body and the unexplored universe it actually is, the diagnosis and treatment of Biofilm just might become the next huge medical breakthrough.
Imagine a world in which upwards of 80% of the world’s diseases were wiped out relatively simply and easily. How very wonderful that would be.
Happy, Healthy, Beautiful New Year!
Happy, Healthy, Beautiful New You!
Copyright 2018 Carrie E. Pierce all rights reserved
Health and Beauty has been Carrie E. Pierce’s career focus for over 28 years.
Throughout her career, Carrie has served as: Guest and Corporate Makeup Artist for numerous major, international cosmetic companies and as a Hollywood film, TV and special effects makeup artist.
She’s provided skin care and makeup services for the fashion industry, as well as restorative make up procedures for burn and scar patients, cancer patients, domestic violence survivors and women suffering with self-esteem issues.
Carrie is a licensed Aesthetician, Certified Color Analyst, Menopause Skin Care Specialist, Author and Co Host of a nationally syndicated radio show.
Together with Life Coach Kris Cavanaugh Castro, Carrie has co created a coaching program created especially for Midlife women- and the men who love them. Called ‘Making Peace With Menopause’ this program covers the myriad health, beauty, emotional, spiritual and mental aspects of the Menopause journey.
It’s Carrie’s mission and her passion to help women be the best they can be – especially as they move through Midlife!