There is an exciting new product on the market that supports the immune system in a revolutionary new way. It is a bottle of stable ‘Redox Molecules’ that can seal your gut and encourage improved diversity of your gut microbiome. It is a cellular level communication system in a bottle and it’s called Restore. The story of its creation, its implications, and how it came about is the Story of Dr Zach Bush and his journey over the past 10 years or so. He has potentially turned the entire medical paradigm up-side-down in piecing together how we need bacteria, and that they are not the enemy!
The product has been developed by Dr Bush in Virginia USA, and represents a paradigm shift in approach to health by focusing on supporting the immune system to function properly rather than treating individual symptoms or conditions with drugs – particularly antibiotics. The conventional allopathic model of medicine in which drugs treat symptoms has failed and is continuing to fail to provide desirable health outcomes for people. The tide is turning from a disease management approach to one of supporting and actively pursuing optimal health. This is great news for all of us, because it places control of our health into our hands and makes it accessible and achievable albeit at the cost of re-prioritising some lifestyle choices. This product offers defense against a pernicious and ubiquitous environmental poison called Glyphosate and its effect of compromising the gut lining integrity. Thus providing the sound basis for any pursuit of health – a functional intact gut wall.
However, the good news for us isn’t good news for vested interests protected by government regulations. If the makers of RESTORE (Biomic Sciences LLC) were to put information about the molecular structure of the redox molecules on the bottle label or explicitly discuss their redox potential they would fall foul of the medical establishment by making medicinal claims. This whole area of activity is heavily regulated and controlled, allegedly for the protection of the public, but more for the protection of the medical establishment. I have discovered the same in the UK where the existing mild and watered down health claims on the lable have upset the ‘Trading Standards’ agency who do not want any health claims made by manufacturers of what they classify as a food product. Even though citrus fruits and green vegetables ensure health by preventing scurvy with their vitamin C content, and even though food is blatantly the most obvious supporter of human physical health, no one is allowed to make ‘health claims’ unless they are in the pharmaceutical ‘club’.
The product Restore, and it’s proponents, obviously represent a major reversal in strategy for health. One of recognising our dependence on Bacteria and supporting them, as opposed to killing them indescrimiately with anti-biotics in medical treatement, in animal rearing, in plant and crop raising, in wheat harvesting, and in the home environment. Bateria are not only our friends, but we rely on them for our well being! Yes certain strains can cause problems in the out of balance ecosystem of a dysbiotic gut, but not with a wide diversity of species in a healthy gut environment.
What is Restore?
Restore is puried water containing trace minerals. It is classed as a mineral supplement by the manufacturere in the US because they had to call it something lame and inoffensive. However, it contains something quite amazing – stabilised ‘redox molecules’ made by bacteria and extracted from prehistoric ‘lignite’ soil. It is a sterile product with no bacteria in it. It is not a probiotic or a prebiotic. The carbon metabolite redox signalling molecules serve as a communication system upgrade for your gut bacteria and your immune system.
What does Restore do?
- It strengthens and binds the tight-junctions through out the gut. These are the little velcro like proteins joining together your entire gut lining from your sinuses to your colon. The integrity of this intelligent membrane is crucial for health as it is the main firewall between your body and the outside world. Leaky gut is widespread due to Glyphosate contamination of soil, food and environment. Leaky gut contributes to systemic chronic inflammation and must be avoided if health is to be achieved.
- Restore supports the immune system by providing a damping down effect of any chronic inflammation. This is the redox molecules going systemic into the bloodstream and assisting the immune system directly with redox signalling at the cellular level.
- The third and most exciting thing Restore does is to create a supportive environment for bacteria to grow and flourish in. It is a means to diversify your gut microbiome. Restore is the communication system made by bacteria taken from 50 million years ago when the biodiversity of the soil was far greater than today. This means the variety of redox molecule variation is enormous and provides an excellent micro-environment for any arriving bacteria to populate your gut.
In order to understand how Restore works and how it can benefit us, we need to know a little bit about mitochondria. These are the little organelles that live inside our body cells. They take our food and turn it into a form of energy we can use – namely Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP. They also make redox signalling molecules for intra- cellular and inter-cellular communication. The mechanism by which the cell knows if it is healthy or in need of repair relies upon electrical charge transfer and involves the use of oxidation and reduction reactions. This is where the redox molecules come in.
Redox Molecules are carbon based metabolites that are strong and stable and yet have binding sites for additional oxygen and hydrogen atoms. Those made by the mitochondria are single shot molecules rather like bees, they have one sting and they are spent. On the other hand, redox molecules made by Bacteria have up to 17 binding sites and this makes them more useful as they can take part in many more reactions or communication events.
Redox Molecules made by the mitochondria in our body cells constitute the communication network of our immune system. Bacteria are single celled organisms that have no mitochondria making their communication network so they need to make their own. Each species of bacteria makes 10-15 different kinds of redox molecules. So a healthy human gut with approximately 20-30,000 species makes a huge variety of carbon redox signalling molecules. The gut of the average man or woman these days has considerably less bacterial diversity than this – more like 5 – 10 thousand species – so the fluency or the vocabulary of the communication network is much reduced.
Restore is made up of redox molecules from 50 million yeaar old lignite soil from a time when the biodiversity of the planet was considerably greater than it is today. The greater biodiversity of bacteria millions of years ago and their respective abundance of different redox molecules greatly increases the ‘vocabulary’ of the communication system offered to your gut by Restore, and hence its ‘fluency’ and benefits it offers our immune system.
Glyphosate and mass ‘Bacteriocide’
Glyphosate has been around since 1976 in the form of Monsanto’s Roundup. Before that it was used as an industrial cleaner due to its property as a chelator of being able to bind to minerals and not let go. It was found to kill plants and so patented as a herbicide and then found to kill bacteria and patented again as an antibiotic. It is classified by the World Health Organisation as a probable human carcinogen and is a known endocrine disruptor. Glyphosate is an evil substance in the purely secular sense of being anti life! This stuff is bad news for human life, it works against human life and against the earth systems that support it. Its use must be stooped. You can help by buying organic at every opportunity.
Glyphosate has been found to share properties with Gluten from wheat and its break down products, in that its presence causes injury to the gut lining which then produces zonulin which in turn breaks the integrity of the tight junctions holding together the thin epithelial layer of the gut lining. Glyphosate in your food is bad news for your gut, destroying its ability to act as an intelligent membrane allowing passage of certain substances but NOT others. A premeable gut membrane means you cannot keep out bacteria, viruses, fungi and bits of undigested food. Your body is no longer sure of where the outside meets the inside, it is no longer sure of what should be in the blood and what should not, this is a serious breach of the hull! The result is chronic and system inflammation and the immune system ends up working against itself. The continuous positive charge accumulatin of oxidative bursts from the T-cells of the immune system, in their attempts to deal with the flood of foreign particles leaking through the gut, renders the communication network of the immune system less effective.
Glyphosate (an antibiotic) kills the bacteria in your gut. It is the presence of these bacteria in sufficient diversity of species that prevents the leaky gut in the first place. A healthy gut is much less vulnerable to the permeating effects of glyphosate.
What ever you eat and what ever your state of health Restore will befefit you. You must reduce your exposure to Glyphosate by every means. I recommend eating exclusively organically produced food, yet this will not protect you since Glyphosate is a water soluble toxin that is in the wind and in the rain. It is virtually everywhere. Avoid drinking tap water because this is another significant source. What ever your exposure level Restore has been shown in the lab to close those tight junctions shut and protect your body from systemic leakage. Remember a leaky gut leads to leaky blood/brain barrier and leaky kidney tubules leaving your body exposed to toxins at one end and unable to detoxify at the filtraton end. This can leave people like a dry sponge for toxicity!
Avoid Antibiotics, and eat only ‘Organially’ produced food
Given what we now know about how much we need bacteria, we can see how counter productive it is to leave the Doctors surgery with a prescription for a bacteria killer! It is wise to only use antibiotics when absolutely necessary.
Choose the meat you eat with care. Once again you must buy organic if you want to vote with your spending power and ensure proper animal husbandry without the use of routine antibiotics. The meat industry uses huge amounts of antibiotics that end up in what some people call ‘food’.
Avoid eating any wheat products that are not specifically organic because these crops are killed and dried with glyphosate as a matter of routine – leaving the subsequent grains drenched with the stuff!
Toxic filling removal
If you are really serious about your gut health there is one more thing you have to do, it is remove your mercury amalgam filling along with any root canals you may have. Mercury in the amalgam provides your gut with a continuous drip feed of toxicity. Each time you chew or have a hot drink the mercury in your teeth will emit vapour. Also root canals (dead teeth left in your face) are a haven for pathogenic bacteria. They are the perfect forsest of tubules and hiding places for bacteria. Unfortunately the unwelcome kind move in. The excreted toxins of this community will continually load your immune system, as well as ultimately seeding your gut with unhelpful bacteria.
Because the gut lining ‘turns over’ every 3 days – meaning that in that time frame every cell is replaced – it is best to take a teaspoonful of RESTORE three times a day, before a meal. This keeps as much of your gut protected a spossible. Taking it before a meal is best to protect before and potential glyphosate exposure. There is a nasal spray that can be used to protect the gut from the very top of the nose and sinuses. It is also important to protect the membrane in the nose from air pollution and from pollen particles entering the bloodstream directly and causing a hay fever reaction.
One large Bottle of Restore last 2 months at the recommended dose. Restore can be bought from www.good4thegut.com as well as on Amazon. Get some today and start building the foundations of your health. Dont let your food harm you by being absorbed through a leaky gut lining. Protect yourself from Glyphosate.
Bacteria are our friends
A whole new thinking is required in the approach to seeking health. Bacteria are not the enemy. Stop sterilising your home, get your nails in the dirt. Drink the purest water, and keep your wounds clean, but you must appreciate that you rely upon the massive eco-system of bacteria that live with you and support you.
You have 70-100 trillion body cells, but you have 1.4 Quadrilion bacteria (in a healthy gut). If you add in all your non-human mitochondria in your body cells too, it is fair to say that most of the DNA you walk around with is not human! A great deal of the bacterial DNA and bacterial products operate the genetic switches that turn on or off our own genetic expression.
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