Here we review our product Heal Your Gut Powder (diatomaceous earth) sourced from Lee Holmes founder of Supercharged food. Lee has shown gut health can play a huge role in improving overall health and best of all has shown us how to do it naturally!
Who is Lee Holmes and why she is so popular?
Lee Holmes is a mother from Sydney who has faced many trials and tribulations with her own health. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease known as fibromyalgia Lee took it upon herself to improve her health. She achieved this through improving her nutrition. First however she had to heal her inflamed gut. This is where her book Heal Your Gut, founding Supercharged Foods and introducing Heal Your Gut Powder came in. All of which has thrived in the Australian market. She is passionate and advocates for people to take care of their gut health providing guidance and support in healing and maintaining a healthy gut.
Lees business took off and she became popular after appearing on the TV show Shark Tank. On the show she secured funds to help start her business. Since then her product Heal Your Gut Powder has gone viral.
Her popularity on social media since then has grown. She now offers a large range of cooking books and health products. After seeing her on Shark Tank I purchased Heal Your Gut and tried the Heal Your Gut Powder. I wanted to see for myself what she was offering and to see if it really worked.
Why we need to heal our gut
We have over ten metres of small and large intestines. They allow food and drink to travel through the body to disperse nutrition and hydration. With today’s diet and hectic lifestyle, the intestines may develop a build-up of waste products. These include plaque, acids, mucus, fungus and bacteria. This may result in a poor, inefficient digestion, lack of nutrient absorption and a build-up of gas, wind and bloating. Clean, efficient intestines may lead to better digestion, waste removal and nutrient absorption. This is what the Heal Your Gut Powder and Heal Your Gut book try and encourage. By having efficient digestion, the rest of your body is sure to get the nutrition and hydration it needs.
What is in Heal Your Gut Powder?
Heal Your Gut Powder contains naturopathic and food grade, organic fresh water diatomaceous earth. It is also known as fossil shell flour and amorphous silica. After finding out the powder was made from fresh water fossils I was hesitant to try the product. I heavily questioned if it was safe to take. However research was able to confirm that the product was safe for consumption. I decided to see for myself how well the Heal Your Gut Powder worked.
Heal Your Gut Powder only contains the best diatomaceous earth. After testing samples sources all around the world over 2 years Lee now only sources exclusively from the US. The US consistently had the purest food grade diatomaceous earth available.
How does diatomaceous earth work and what are the benefits of using it?
As it moves through the stomach and digestive tract diatomaceous earth attracts and absorbs toxins. These include bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses, endotoxins, pesticide and drug residues, E-Coli, and heavy metals. Toxins are trapped and passed out of the body while larger parasites in the stomach of digestive tract are also killed by the diatomaceous earth.
Diatomaceous Earth helps to clean out the accumulated build-up of waste, toxins, metals and mucous in the digestive tract. It’s also anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic. You will notice that you have better digestion, waste removal and increased nutrient absorption. Like your teeth, plaque and waste continually build up within your digestive tract. It’s beneficial to ‘sweep away’ these impurities and keep your colon toned, clean and efficient.
How should I take heal your gut powder?
Diatomaceous Earth is a food and completely safe to consume. Supercharged Food Heal Your Gut Powder contains the purest food grade diatomaceous earth. Diatomaceous earth must be food grade to be consumed and only at the recommended dosages.
The recommendation is to take 1 tablespoon in water, juice or a smoothie, twice daily before meals. Make sure to drink plenty of water, at least 2 liters a day. Diatomaceous earth can be part of a detox. Alternatively Lee Holmes recommends using Heal Your Gut Powder ongoing daily for best results maintaining gut health.
Personally, I found that it tastes sandy if mixed with water. I highly recommend to take it with smoothies or a strongly flavoured juice. You can also sprinkle it over food. It does not have a strong flavour.
Who should use Diatomaceous Earth?
Diatomaceous earth is gentle on the digestive system and can help improve gut health and overall health in most people.
Lee Holmes book Heal Your Gut goes into detail about how the diatomaceous earth in Heal Your Gut Powder is particularly beneficial for people experiencing certain conditions. These include candida, autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia, migraines, leaky gut, digestion issues, bloating, food intolerances and many others. Her philosophy is that by taking care of the gut your body can take care of the rest of itself.
Make sure to consult your medical practitioner before feeding to children. We also recommend seeking medical advice on taking diatomaceous earth if pregnant or nursing. You should avoid inhalation of diatomaceous earth due to potential temporary respiratory irritation.
By day 4 using the Heal Your Gut Powder I felt lighter. However, it does take time to work and can take weeks to a month to completely clean out your system. I ended up taking it for a few weeks. After the initial trial I do not feel like I need to take it on an ongoing basis. I take it one week a month now while doing a monthly detox. This ensures nasties are flushed from my system therefore ensuring my gut health is taken care of. This has also helped me be more conscious of my diet which I have made some changes to. This has left me feeling less bloated and less tired in general.
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