November 30, 2021 4 min read 1 Comment

Have you ever taken on a remodeling project and found a surprise problem hiding in the floors or in the walls? 

Or maybe you’ve seen what we’re talking about on HGTV or some other network? 

It goes something like this…

You set a budget and you have big plans for a shiny, new, up-to-date kitchen or bath. 

Then, as you’re doing demo, you come across an unexpected problem.

Maybe it’s a rotting floor joist, or a clogged pipe, an HVAC vent in exactly the wrong place, or that wall really is load bearing after all.  

Which means… 

It’s going to cost thousands of extra dollars. And those dollars are going to go to plumbing, or structure you can’t even see once everything is put back together. 

In other words, you’re spending money on stuff you’ll never actually get to enjoy seeing when you walk in the room. It can feel like a waste of money. 

After all, it’s much more fun to get those nice counters and high end backsplash and impress everyone who sees your new kitchen or bath. 

But you know all the stuff behind the walls has to be done. It’s the only way to keep your home safe and to keep future problems from destroying all the new work you’re doing. 

Well, guess what? 

It turns out our bodies are very similar.

Here’s why we say that… 

When we want to give our bodies a remodel, we typically think of losing weight or adding muscle so that we “look good naked.” 

We want the six pack abs, the chiseled chest, the bulging bi-ceps, or the sculpted butt and thighs. 

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with making those your goals. 

But often, there’s underlying damage that we can’t see. Damage that can keep the rest of your body from turning out the way you want. 

One area where this is especially true is our gut. Your gut is the main plumbing for your body. Your gut takes in nutrients and removes waste.

And according to the experts, if your gut isn’t working properly, it can cause all types of problems, including these nine… 

  • Excess gas and bloating
  • Irregular pooping (either too often or not often enough)
  • Mood swings or feeling down
  • Lack of concentration
  • Skin health
  • Sugar cravings
  • Poor sleep
  • Compromised immune system
  • Difficulty maintaining a healthy weight

So, as you can see, almost all “outward” goals for your health are directly affected by the quality of health in your gut. 

7 Causes of Gut Malfunction

There are at least 7 reasons why your gut may not be working at its best. And as a first responder, you’ll probably recognize a few of these causes in your daily life…

  • Sugar and processed foods
  • Stress
  • Certain prescription medications (especially antibiotics)
  • Not enough sleep
  • Too much alcohol
  • Travel
  • Food sensitivities

Fortunately, it’s not all bad news.

4 Ways To Rebuild and Repair Your Gut Health

Like a problem you might find during a home remodel, repairing your gut isn’t actually all that difficult. It just needs to be done. 

Here are four ways to start the gut repair process...

ONE - Reduce sugar and processed foods. We’re not saying you can never eat sugar, fast food, or processed foods again. We’re saying, and the research backs us up, to reduce. 

What could you cut out? Soda? One fast food meal per week? Whatever you do will help give your gut a break and a chance to repair. 

TWO - Intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is simply eating less often. You can even eat the same amount, you just do it in a shorter eating window. Eating less often gives your entire digestive track a chance to rest and repair. And no, just the time you sleep is not enough. 

There are all kinds of fasting plans. More than we can cover here. Plus, we’re not doctors and can’t give you medical advice. But our favorite source if you want to learn more is: 

Intermittent Fasting for Beginners by Dr. Jason Fung

THREE - Exercise. There are sooo many benefits to exercise. If you’re not getting at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, even just a 20-minute brisk walk each day, you’re not taking care of yourself (and tough love, you’re kind of being a selfish asshole to those depending on you). Period. 

FOUR - Supplement with a 2-in-1 Prebiotic/Probiotic blend. And yes, we have one made especially for our Thinline Heroes. It’s called: 

Defender - Advanced Pre and Probiotic blend. 

This 2-in-1 blend restores the missing good bacteria you need for a healthy gut and gives those good bacteria the food they need to thrive. 

Fact is, a quality pre and probiotic like Defender is the fastest, easiest way we know of to begin rebuilding and repairing your gut health--even if you ignore the first three ways we just mentioned to improve your gut. 

Danny M. is a believer. He left us a review saying: 

“Day and Night difference in my gut health after taking this product! I struggled withsevere stomach issues due to diet and energy drinks, so bad that I would find myself eating tums and other antacids like candy looking for some sort of relief but would have no improvements.  I can say that after taking this product my stomach has never felt better!

So if you’ve got any of the symptoms we talked about above, giving Defender a try could give you the relief you’ve been looking for. 

Truth is, you might not even remember what it feels like to have a healthy gut. 

Try Defender for 30 days and see how much better you feel. 

You can get an entire month’s supply for about what it costs for one pizza dinner.


1 Response

Rick M.
Rick M.

December 02, 2021

First responders know that with irregular sleeping patterns, fast meals in between calls, and a lot of coffee, our guts take a beating. As we focus on exercising to keep our bodies in shape, taking Defender gets our inside in shape. I started taking Defender over a year ago and noticed immediately I had less bloating and indignation. I highly recommend taking Defender.

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