“I Can’t Even Walk Without You Holding My Hand”

In all things

Faith already knows that everything that happens fits into a pattern for good to those who love God. An inconvenience is always, whether we see it or not, a blessed inconvenience.” Elisabeth Elliot, www.elisabethelliot.org

Dear Friends,

This is going to be a little different from the previous weeks, but more like my posts of old when i was in the trenches of trying to feel better each day because to be honest, i have been taken back somewhat to those days that i struggled so.  I got sprayed by the mosquito truck a couple of weeks ago walking my dog, and I’ve been taken back down memory lane as I’m continuing to recover.  Has not been a comfortable time, but it’s been a time the LORD has reminded me of my roots, That I can’t even walk with GOD holding my hand.

My friend, gospel singer Tony Greene, went to be with JESUS five years ago this week.  GOD has taken down memory lane listening to some of the songs the Greenes sang that ministered so much to me during a difficult time of suffering in my life and continues to minister to me now. One song in particular was called, “I Can’t Even Walk Without You Holding My Hand.”  I remember the first time i heard Tony share the story how GOD gave the songwriter that song.  It was during a very difficult trial he and his wife were going through. Like most things that really matter in our lives, they come through a time of difficult suffering, and that is when we hear GOD the most.  I love the quote from C.S. Lewis that says, “GOD shouts to us in our pain, and whispers in our joy.” I can relate to that.  I always know I’m in a trial when i hear the LORD’s voice through HIS WORD, and people and other means so much louder. So this week, i wanted to share with you that beautiful song that Tony Greene sang that night at Truth Baptist Church that first penetrated my soul and led me to go to the altar, one of many times, i went to the altar when i went to hear the Greene’s sing. The recording is not at Truth Baptist, but somewhere else Tony sang,it  and I wanted you to get to hear the whole story and song.  I pray that it ministers to your heart as it does mine.

“I Can’t Even Walk” sang by the Greenes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0HexKmA7JU

A few weeks ago, one of my friends asked me if she could interview me for a health and healing show she does on her blogsite called http://livehealthyandblessed.com/.  Between her jammed packed schedule and my not feeling well at times, it took us several weeks to get to the interview and i really appreciate her being patient with me. GOD’s timing is perfect and finally one Tuesday night, it worked right for both of us! So below is the link you can watch and hear a whole lot of the health journey that GOD has led me on.  I pray that it will be an encouragement and blessing to those who are looking for answers amidst very difficult health trials. I am very thankful that GOD has brought Plexus into my life at this point in my journey and continues to use it to help me regain my health.  Thank you so much, Melissa Beshore for giving me the opportunity to share my journey:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM7ioopYcww

“Joy, peace, and stability come from believing that every circumstance that touches our lives is part of a great eternal plan that He is working out in this world and in our lives.” Nancy Leigh DeMoss, www.reviveourhearts.com

Let all who take refuge

If you are interested in learning more about Plexus, or have health challenges or spiritual challenges you need help with, please contact me on FB at Mitzi Fowler Evans, or send me an email at mitzi.evans0@gmail.com.  You can order Plexus through my website www.hisgraceissufficient.myplexusproducts.com.  If you order, please order the Triplex, which is the Slim, the BioCleanse, and the Probio5 to help you get going on a great foundation for your health journey.  I will send you an email after you order and be in touch with you to thank you and help you get started on your path to better health!

And thank you so much for your orders that helped me qualify for the Plexus Leader’s Retreat in Washington, D.C.  I really appreciate you so much!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

His Grace is Sufficient,

mitzi evans, RN

Why is Gut Bacteria So Important?

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Dear Friends,

Last night, before I went to bed, I came across a very fascinating webinar from Genova Diagnostics.  It was about the importance of the bacteria we have all over our body and particularly inside our intestines where we have anywhere from 2-5 lbs of different types of  bacteria.   I have often  heard Dr. Sherry Rogers say many times, if our gut isn’t healthy, we won’t be able to get the rest of our body healthy. The webinar I listened to last night through Genova Diagnostics, helped me to understand more fully why this is true. Below is the link if you want to watch the full webinar taught by Dr. Robert Rountree, or feel free to scan my notes below.

https://www.gdx.net/livegdx/human-gut-microbiome

The Human Microbiome: It’s  Impact on our Lives and Health Dr. Robert Roundtree, M.D.

Gut bacteria affects digestion metabolism, neurology, and immunology.

Up to 500-1000 different species of bacteria in our gut.
30-40 species make up 99 percent of total population

Nose 10 g streptococcus
Mouth 20g streptococcus
Vagina – 20g  lactobacillus
Skin 200 grams  staph
Gut 1000g- 2-5 lbs of bacteria

The bacteria in our bodies out number  own cells 10-1.

We get bacteria from Mom’s  vagina,
Breast milk provides bacteria from Mom’s  GI tract.

C Section increases Child’s Risk
Allergic rhinitis
Asthma
Celiac
Type 1 diabetes
Inflammatory bowel disease

Kissing for 10 seconds transfers an average of 80 million bacteria.

Couples who kiss more often have similar microbiota than
Less frequent kissers. Most pronounced in the tongue area.

GI tract- 100 trillion bacteria in gut
Heliopylori  doesn’t have to be treated.

Proton pump inhibitors, pump not working right,

Anyone with irritable bowel has overgrowth  of  bacteria.

Functions of Gut Bacteria
Digestion and energy harvesting
Detoxification /bio transformation (hormones, toxins)
Chemical synthesis: SCFAs, amino acids, neurotransmitters, vitamins
Colonization resistance against pathogens, lines mucosa and prevents toxins from coming in. C.R.A.P.
Systemic immune modulation

Some of my best friends are germs.
Butyrate very helpful- antiflammatory protective properties.

Major Influences on Individual Microbiomes:

Host genotype
Type of birth: vaginal vs C section
Excessive Hygeine
Diet: fermented veggies are great! Sugar causes imbalances,
Probiotics and prebiotics
Medications: antibiotics, NSAID
Stress ( emotional, social)
Chronic Disease
Aging
Surgery ( gastric bypass)
Fecal implants

Lack of gut species rich in diversity associated with poor health.

Excessive sterile environments, diets low in plant fiber, repeated exposure to antibiotics, aging all decrease microbial diversity.

Hunters have much more microbial diversity than westerners.

Antibiotics: stop the killing of beneficial bacteria. Even one course of antibiotics can cause disruption in the Microbiomes that some never recover from.

Antibiotics a
We are too clean and blasting out our good bacteria.

Reduced diversity of the intestinal microbes is associated with increased risk of allergic disease at school age. Allergy Clinical Immunology

Reduced bacterial diversity of the infants intestinal flora associated with increased risk of allergic sensitization, allergic rhinitis, and peripheral blood eosinophilia.

Overuse of antibiotics is fueling:
Obesity
Type 1 diabetes
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Allergies
Asthama

These diseases are going up dramatically.

People staying in ICU had complete ecological gut bacterial collapse.

What causes Dysbiosis ? (where you good bacteria is too low and bad is too high) not in balance

genetic  (mutations)
Lifestyles, stress
Early colonization birth in hospitals altered exposure to microbes, vaccinations and antibiotics, extreme hygiene

What has Gut Microbiota Disruption Led to:
Acne
Allergies and Asthma
Autoimmune Disease
Diabetes
Reactive arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Spondylitis
Autism
Colon cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Irritable bowel symptoms
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Fatty Liver Disease
Obesity
Aging

Things that help put gut bacteria in gut:

Fecal Bacteriotherapy:
Human Probiotic Infusion-Transplanting an entire ecosystem, good success

Dietary changes- mixture of foods, prebiotics and Probiotics. Dr. Roundtree

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“Overuse of antibiotics could be fueling the dramatic increase in conditions such as obesity, type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, allergies and asthma, which have more than doubled in many populations.” Blaser

My comments:  I have taken many, many probiotics in my health journey, and I’ve eaten some fermented veggies, drank Kombucha, ( a fermented beverage) and  the last digestive test i had done from Genova Diagnostics, i still had dysbiosis.  This webinar alludes to the fact that once the gut flora has been damaged it’s hard to fully recover.  I was raised on antibiotics for ear infections, and continued that practice with my son until GOD showed me through the damage i had done taking antibiotics for everything.  True to what the doctor shared on the webinar, my son was on antibiotics for ear infections until he was about two, then i started learning about olive oil and garlic, and we just stopped going back to the ENT because he always had fluid even though he had tubes in his ears, and the doctors just kept him on antibiotics.  At 4, even though he hadn’t had antibiotics in a couple of years, he developed allergic rhinitis…i remember the first time it happened, we were at the rodeo here in town, and his eyes started itching and nose started running.  I wish i had known then what I have learned in the school of very hard knocks.  I could write a large book about my health collapse after taking antibiotics after my son was born, and my health was devestated for many years, and I continue to recover.

Thanks for taking time to read this…I  truly hope this is helpful.

His Grace Is Sufficient,

mitzi