The Science Of Creating A Beautiful Uni-verse!

donnagatesI’ve seen a lot of news lately about the rise of autoimmune diseases. All of these disorders have one thing in common: The immune system.

And while gut health may not be the first thing that you think about when it comes to cancer or autoimmunity, it is essential to understand that the gut plays a major role in immune system balance and immune system signaling.

Just beneath the tissue of the intestines, there is something called the gut associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). GALT is a huge mass of lymph tissue that supports the body’s defense system against invasive, pathogenic bugs, food irritants, and outside toxins.

These disorders—obesity, diabetes, cancer, and autoimmunity—are a little like a wake-up call. They ask us to look closely at how we live—not just what we eat. But how we live.

For example, long-term stress affects the body (and the gut) just as much a poor diet.

I always emphasize the inner ecosystem of the gut. This is because the inner ecosystem can make or break your health. Imagine this: Your intestines pulling nutrients from food. They are filled with tiny microorganisms. These tiny microorganisms communicate with special cells that are a part of your immune system.

This is your barrier system. When this barrier system breaks down–the immune system has cleanup duty. And unfortunately, the memo for clean-up often goes systemic.

The result? Look around you. Many of our “modern diseases” point to an imbalance in the immune system. When we talk about health, we do not just want to “boost” our immune system, we want to balance it.

Balancing the immune system goes beyond proper diet and supplementation. While the microbiota in fermented foods are essential to rebuilding a healthy gut, they are unable to function properly when your mind and spirit are out of balance.

Perpetual stress has such an impact on your gut that an essential step to all healing must be mindfulness. Studies show that healthy cells thrive when they are in a healthy environment. Dr. Bruce Lipton’s work in epigenetics provides evidence that our thoughts and emotions are a critical factor in creating an environment that nourishes or destroys cellular integrity.

Dr. Lipton encourages us to “write our own happily ever after.” This not only takes a daily commitment to providing our body with the highest vibrational foods possible, but getting past our stress and negative thinking and seeing ourselves and others through a lens of love.

Today I ask you to do one random act of kindness and be aware how you feel afterwards.

For one week, try thanking the Uni-verse for being alive every morning before you get out of bed.

Please share your experiences. It’s amazing how little things can make large shifts towards a life of bliss.

We are all in this quantum field together and we can co-create a beautiful world.


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Donna Gates, bestselling author of The Body Ecology Diet and The Body Ecology Guide to Growing Younger, is on a mission to change the way the world eats. Over the past 25 years, she has become one of the most beloved and respected authorities in the field of digestive health, diet and nutrition, enjoying a worldwide reputation as an expert in candida, adrenal fatigue, autism, autoimmune diseases, weight loss and anti-aging.

  • Val

    Thank you, once again! <3

  • Tommie

    For the last 18 months I have been undergoing a spiritual transformation, which includes exercise in the form of walking & yoga. Combined, all these actions have resulted in an exceptionally positive influence on my severe chronic fatigue / IBS. On waking every day, I give thanks for another chance to love, live, learn, do and be, & I find my body, as well as every aspect of my life, improving daily. Living in gratitude has made a world of difference in my life!

    I’m also very grateful to you and the rest of the Daily Love staff for the solid & timely information given here. Needless to say, this is one of my favorite sites 🙂

    • Carie Bean

      Sounds like you’re doing great. TDL is one of my fave sites too. Always gives me a little extra insight. Happy to see you here Tommie. 🙂

  • Carie Bean

    Donna, I really liked your blog. Its so true that gratitude and happy thoughts can change everything about how we feel. I have been in states where I stick with staying positive but it can be quite easy for me to slip back into negative Nancy mode. Thanks for the reminder because it really does work. Always nice to see your smiling face on TDL! Shine on beautiful soul. Thanks Carie. Won-der-ful

  • Karen

    I have psoriatic arthritis and a form of psoriasis (both are auto-immune), as well as fibromyalgia. For 15 years I was one half of a marriage wherein my husband was a late stage alcoholic. For the final two years he was retired therefore there was no respite. It was exceedingly stressful as he was dealing with a great deal of anger issues. I shut down and ‘went inside myself’ as a protection mechanism. I finally left August 1/12 realising that the stress would kill me before the alcohol and cigarettes would kill him. Fast forward to now. I have spent a year with peace and positive energy and introspection and support from many people who love and value and support me. I feel like a chrysalis. I did some creative photography hobbies during the winter months and volunteered in the Spring, all the while starting once again to tap into my spiritual right part of my brain. Ever since June 1st with the Hay House World Summit (which introduced me to Mastin and TDL), I have done almost nothing but read and listen to tapes, meditate in my Zen garden, listen to music, dance with abandonment around the house and without forethought, eat clean. Literally without forethought. I think I have turned on the stove four times in more than a month and that was to cook quinoa. I have lost 15 pounds. No more indigestion, no cravings whatsoever, and with my self love, affirmations and being away from the toxic negative energy I was living with for such a long time, my physical health has improved unbelievably. My new motto is I choose happy. Life is simply wonderful and I am thankful for every day. It is a gift and I look forward to even greater days ahead as I realise I am a work in progress. I can hardly wait! <3. Namaste