The A-B-C’s of Men’s Health – part 2

The health of your colon reflects in the overall health of your entire being. Only when the colon starts malfunctioning does one realise the importance of this organ. The colon extends for 5 feet or 150cm when unfurled, and is divided into five major segments intricately folded to fit within the abdominal cavity. The colon is responsible for absorption of nutrients, metabolism, and a healthy physiology.

Such is the miracle of the design of the human body that we take so for granted. Our bodies have an intricate, self-regulated consciousness that operates totally independent of our regular day-to-day cognitive processes.

The gut microbiome is home to an astonishing 100 trillion microbial cells which interact with our human cells, influencing our health and wellbeing. Our colon is responsible for 70% to 80% of our immune system function. And there is also a direct correlation between the health of our colon affecting our brain health, cognitive function, and mood. Disruption of the gut microbiome has been linked with gastrointestinal conditions such as inflammation, constipation, and obesity.


Gastro Intestinal issues include:

  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Celiac disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Polyps
  • Cancer
  • Ulcerative colitis caused by infections, inflammation, ischemia, and radiation treatments.
  • Irritable bowel disease (IBD) with symptoms of diarrhoea, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, fatigue and weight loss
  • Leaky gut which leads to endo-toxicity and is implicated in a host of auto-immune diseases and a decline in cognitive function

The Gut -Brain-Axis describes the close relationship between the colon and the brain. The central nervous system links the emotional and cognitive centres of the brain with intestinal functions. A healthy balance of good gut bacteria is of the utmost importance in influencing these interactions. The relationship of these interactions become observable when there is gut dysbiosis that leads to conditions of anxiety, depression and even autism as a result of gastro intestinal disorders.

The Sfera Five Part Colon Repair Product Protocol can assist in improving your gut health:

  1. Treat infections such as bacterial infections, fungal infections, SIBO and yeast overgrowth with Sfera Full Spectrum Mushroom Complex and Sfera Berberine. Also remove irritating food substances and trigger foods from your diet such as coffee, alcohol, sugar, wheat, dairy, gluten, and soy.
  2. Activate and address poor digestion by adding nutrients that enhance digestive function. Sfera Digest-It has a blend of digestive enzymes that breakdown protein, fats, oil, lactose, cellulose, carbohydrates making sure that you are able to absorb all nutrients in your diet. It also contains a specific formula of herbs that soothe the colon, calms bloating, cramping and flatulence.
  3. Restore your gut with beneficial probiotics to return to a healthy, balanced microbiome. Sfera Biotic has 6 strains of bacteria to rebuild your colon ecology. Improving your diet also supports gut health! Increase your intake of dietary fibre found in fruits, vegetables and legumes that are a source of prebiotics that nourish gut bacteria. Fermented foods such as kombucha, kefir, yoghurt, kimchi and sauerkraut are naturally rich in friendly gut bacteria and keep the microbiome healthy.
  4. Recreate by repairing the gut lining with Sfera L-Glutamine which is beneficial in strengthening, protecting and rebuilding the intestinal lining, while decreasing inflammation which gives your immune system a chance to recover. Use Sfera Marine Collagen too as the amino acids in marine collagen peptides strengthen and maintain the gut barrier which helps to prevent the absorption of harmful substances, toxins and bacteria which could lead to further inflammation in the body. Collagen also boosts nutrient absorption, supports natural collagen synthesis and regulates stomach acid. 
  5. Reset by undertaking a complete lifestyle audit and identify the key areas in your life that need to be brought back into balance to assist the healing process.
    • If you suffer from stress levels, anxiety, low mood, assess your mental health and identify areas in your life that can be improved and managed. Sfera 5HTP can assist with restoring serotonin and melatonin levels naturally.
    • Sleep cycle, insomnia, worry and poor sleep habits can benefit from Sfera Magnesium Complex to relax the nervous system and Sfera Ashwagandha to lower high cortisol levels.
    • Physical activity and exercise play a vital role in maintaining colon health and function.
    • Improve your diet by eliminating foods that aggravate the colon and cause food sensitivities.