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Many people believe that 'gut instinct' matters

por Denise Nugan (2020-10-19)


Many people believe that 'gut instinct' matters. 

This saying is usually used to describe an intuitive sense about what is right for our wellbeing, but it also reinforces the fundamental principle that what we eat has a crucial impact on our health.

Aidan Goggins, a nutritionist, pharmacist and author of The Sirtfood diet explains how our gut can affect our immune health: 'Home to 70% of our immune cells, our gut influences every aspect of our health. 

What we eat and the health of our gut has a crucial impact on our wellbeing

'Making sure we nourish it properly is one of the most important things we can do.

Fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, yogurt, kefir and kimchi, are powerhouses of viable probiotics and prebiotics. They provide substantial benefits not just to our gut health, but also to our metabolic health. They can also influence our mood and stress levels.'

In a year when we've all had to change our habits, and our immune health has increasingly become front of mind, recent research has shown that 65% of Brits now consider the state of their immune health much more seriously than this time last year.*

Over a third (36%) have made changes to their behaviours and habits in order to strengthen their immune system - with 45% exercising more and 41% eating more fruit and veg.

An additional 41% of Brits now take health supplements to support their immune health, including vitamins C and D as well as other lesser known minerals such as selenium.

Fermented foods are good for your gut - and foods which contain them could be the answer to maintaining a healthy immune system - but not everyone can have them on a daily basis 

Goggins continues: 'Selenium is a truly impressive nutrient for immunity.

It normally enters the crops we eat through the soil but, sadly, British soils contain lower levels of minerals than they once did. This means daily intakes of selenium in the UK have fallen dramatically.'

Fermented foods are good for ?????? your gut - and foods which contain them could be the answer to maintaining a healthy immune system. 

Recent research has shown that 65% of Brits now consider the state of their immune health much more seriously than this time last year, and what we eat can play an important role

But not everyone likes, or is able to consume fermented foods on a daily basis.

This led the scientists at nutritional supplement company FutureYou Cambridge to produce Daily Shield+, ????? a yeast fermentate that has a similar effect to the microbes in your gut as fermented foods.

Daily Shield+ contains EpiCor®, a unique patented whole yeast fermentate which has numerous research studies to support it.
In 2010 it won a Scientific Excellence Award in the USA, the first time the award had been granted to an ingredient in the immune health category. Daily Shield+ also includes selenium, an essential mineral that supports the immune system.

Lee Faber, an 81-year-old author and editor who lives in Wiltshire, has been taking Daily Shield+ for almost a year

Lee Faber, an 81-year-old author and ?????? editor who lives in Wiltshire, has been taking Daily Shield+ for almost a year.

Lee runs her own business, and has been editing and writing books with an emphasis on health, food and cookery for many years.

'I read about the benefits of Daily Shield+ and have been taking it for about eight months,' says Lee.

'I decided to take it as a preventative measure in these strange times - it gives me peace of mind.

'I eat lots of fruit and vegetables and I don't eat a whole lot of meat - I cook from scratch, as I like to know what I'm putting into my body and I exercise regularly - I now take Daily Shield+ as part of my daily routine.'

Miriam Ferrer PhD, head of product development at FutureYou Cambridge, explains how Daily Shield+ works: 'EpiCor® is a whole food fermentate containing many micronutrients such as fibre, polyphenols, vitamins, amino acids, trace minerals, beta glucans and ?????? other metabolites.

What happens in the gut is complicated, but put simply, as a postbiotic, Daily Shield+ is able to give you the benefits of fermented foods without the gassy side-effects'

Interestingly, the award-winning ingredient in Daily Shield+, EpiCor®, was discovered accidentally over one hundred years ago by a young farm hand ???????? named Clair Bloomhall, who lived on a family farm in the state of Iowa, USA.

Home to 70% of our immune cells, our gut influences every aspect of our health 

He noticed that cows fed with fermented milk and table scraps along with their usual grain were healthier than the rest of the herd.

Years later, once retired, he decided to put his gut instinct to the test and created a special fermented yeast culture.

Just as he had hoped, it helped keep livestock healthy.

The Bloomhall family went on to become one of the largest and ?????? most respected producers of animal health products worldwide. But the story doesn't stop there. Further scientific research resulted in the development of the special fermentate for ?????? human use that we know today as EpiCor®.

Adam Cleevely, CEO of FutureYou Cambridge says: 'We hope those looking to take positive action to support their immune health will consider the important role health supplements can play.

'Over the last few months I've been asked many times about what products to take to best support immune health.

There isn't a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Regular exercise and eating plenty of fruit and vegetables is very important. I've also been taking Daily Shield+ since we introduced it and now my family is taking it too.'

Adam continues, 'We want to make it easier for people to support their immune health this winter.

We're offering customers a free 28 day subscription trial of Daily Shield+. They simply need to pay £1.50 postage to join the many happy subscribers who regularly tell us about their positive stories, just like Lee.'