Rotten gut. Sour stomach. Constant indigestion. And worse.
It seems like more folks than ever are living with stomach problems. And many of them are the chronic inflammatory conditions that never seem to go away.
Now, we may FINALLY know why.
More importantly, there’s a QUICK and EASY way to solve some of the worst-of-the-worst cases of chronic gut disorders.
And here’s the most incredible part.
Anyone can use this “cutting-edge” new approach anywhere and at any time.
Because there are NO…
- special diets
The only thing you’ll need is a good pillow, comfortable mattress, and your favorite set of sheets.
The one nighttime habit that can wreck your gut
The key is a special kind of immune cell. A cell that’s so unique that I can almost guarantee your doctor has never even heard of it.
That isn’t a knock on him. This cell is known only to a tiny group of researchers on the cutting edge of gut health.
They’re named type 3 innate lymphoid cells, but we can shorten that to ILC3s.
Like a lot of cells in your body, ILC3s have a day cycle and a night cycle. At night while you sleep, they slip into the gut and help make repairs, especially to the lining of your bowels called the epithelium.
And since they’re immune cells, they can also help fight off infection.
But that’s ONLY at night. During the daytime, they scram. Because if they don’t, they can mess with your digestion. And if they’re still hanging around when you eat, the cells can interfere with fat absorption.
But here’s the thing. Since ILC3s live deep inside the gut, they have NO CLUE what time of day it is. They rely on your brain to tell them.
And if your sleep and wake cycles are on track, your brain will do precisely that. It will order them into the gut at night and then back out by day.
Poor sleep and stomach troubles are linked
But when you mess with your cycles (your circadian rhythms), you mess with those signals. And if you’re up late, those ILC3s will never get the message to return to the gut.
Experiments on mice show what can happen when they don’t get that call to come back…
- severe inflammation
- fat accumulation
- breaching of the gut barrier
And those ARE as bad as they sound.
They’re the hallmarks of the increasingly common bowel disorders I mentioned earlier. And they’re linked to the kind of inflammation we see when your immune system isn’t operating up to par.
Now good sleep habits will not instantly solve all of your gut problems, of course. But they could be a HUGE help in many cases.
So committing to a healthy sleep schedule is critical. If you find you can’t sleep at night, no matter how hard you try, your internal clock might need a “reset.” Melatonin can help with that.
The “sleep hormone” is responsible for telling your brain it’s nighttime. It helps send the signals to the rest of the body that it’s time for sleep and triggers all the processes that take place while you slumber the night away.
You can find melatonin anywhere supplements are sold. But for best results look for a spray form that gets absorbed into your cheek immediately, so it takes effect more quickly.
Melatonin alone not doing the trick? Many folks find CBD, which can calm sleep-robbing cortisol levels down, helps.