Your requirements for great gut health aren’t much different from the soil’s requirements to produce great food. The parallels are numerous, including the state of most digestive systems and the land today.

Throughout the last 4 to 5 decades, the insults to both have been creepishly similar. On one hand, glyphosate has dominated the agricultural industry and found its way into the soil and the plant, killing off numerous beneficial microbes and effectively sterilizing the land and rendering it toxic, and on the other hand, antibiotics have been the primary go-to remedy for any infections, but prescribed mostly as an anti-bacterial (side note: glyphosate is a known anti-bacterial agent), and has managed to kill off the delicate microflora (microbes), thereby sterilizing and paralyzing the digestive tract.

On the flip side, our approach to rejuvenating both has been myopic at best. After poisoning the land, conventional farmers typically inject a few nutrients back into the soil, ignoring the mass diversity of nutrients required to grow truly healthy food. Humans tend to do the same thing with their gut health, choosing primarily probiotic supplements to try to revitalize the rich and diverse terrain that is the microbiome.

Both approached are incredibly short-sighted, and therefore will yield inferior results.

The soil, and your microbiome, require a wide variety of beneficial bacteria and nutrients to remain healthy, and this will take some time to build after you have fire-bombed both with insulting chemicals that have essentially bleached the soil and your gut back to the stone age.

How much beneficial bacteria and nutrients are there in flour, meat, coffee, alcohol, and excessively cooked foods? Next to nothing, yet, people consume these foods en masse. This leads to slow death of the digestive system and the colon, which will ultimately generate into diseases that APPEAR to have nothing to do with the gut, but that is RARELY the case.

Unfortunately, food diversity is not something many people practice, due to poor eating habits or food restrictions. The good news is both of these can be improved, and when the microbiome diversity and health improves, food choices can be expanded. This can take some time, and a long time, if you are figuring it out yourself.


Just ask me. It took me about 10 years to figure it all out, the hard way. But after reversing 13 chronic disease conditions, mostly rooted in digestive and autoimmune issues, I received the best feedback one can ever be given – that the body can and will HEAL, if you provide the right environment to do so.

I created much of that healing environment in the THRIVE Academy through diverse and microbiome enriching nutrition, dynamic and health accelerating supplementation, and grounding and energy lifting lifestyle habits.

It typically knocks off 90% of the time you’d otherwise spend researching, experimenting, or complaining that no one can help you.

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Derek A. Henry

Derek A. Henry, Founder of Healing the Body and the THRIVE Academy, used nutrition, supplementation, and a holistic lifestyle to naturally unravel 13 chronic disease conditions that conventional or alternative medical professionals couldn't help him resolve. As a result of this one-in-a-million health transformation and the knowledge acquired in the process, he is now happier and healthier than he has ever been and now educates, coaches, and inspires thousands of others to transform their health through a natural and holistic approach. To date, he has helped his THRIVE Academy participants heal over 20 different chronic disease conditions, primarily related to digestive and autoimmune concerns.

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