Look, Bottom line here, your GUT plays 80% of the role in your immune system. If you have a gut issues, it will be the prime culprit for all sorts of diseases including possible struggles with your WEIGHT and even FAT!
“Probiotics are friendly bacteria that help your body to thrive on multiple levels. In Greek, the term means “for life,” and the myriad of research surrounding these healthful microorganisms suggests that they are, in fact, an integral part of your well-being.
Far from simply helping your body to better digest and assimilate your food (which they do very well), probiotics influence the activity of hundreds of your genes, helping them to express in a positive, disease-fighting manner.” (1)
Probiotics are now actually known to probably be more important than taking a Multi-vitamin and neck and neck with Vitamin D.
Over 170 Diseases can be helped or treated with probiotics. Green Med Info website has assembled more than 200 hundred studies to show for.
Here are a few in which probiotics help in:
- Weight Loss- (I’ve said this for years!) (2)
- Common Cold
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Mood, Psychological Health and behavior
- Liver diseases, cirrhosis and cancer
- Heart Disease
- Lowering Blood Pressure
And the list goes on.
We are supposed to have a ratio of 85% good bacteria to 15 % bad bacteria in our guts. Unfortunately, due to stress, coffee, anti-biotics, birth control pills, medications, sugar, fructose, pollution, refined grains, processed foods, herbicides, pesticides, anti- bacterial soaps, our gut flora and internal eco-system is thrown off big time.
Things to Know when choosing probiotics:
The Shelf Stable ones (non-refrigerated) are not that good because they have a limited number of strains of the good bacteria and your body’s gut needs a diverse range of probiotics to effectively repopulate the digestive tract.
Also it’s important to note that enteric coating is not necessarily good (manufactures use this often to increase stability) because they contain synthetic polymers made from plastics. We already have enough toxins as is.
The Brand I Use Is AWESOME! “Innate: Flora 50-14”
This brand I use has Good Manufacturing Practices.
It’s got 50 Billion Strains.
It’s refrigerated kind
Doesn’t have the enteric coating
Nothing artificial or synthetic
You can use my code Yferra05 to get a discount of 5%. (Zero5-not the letter O)
On the other hand If you are severely inflamed or have had major health issues, you may want to try the Flora 200-14 because it’s an intensive probiotic formula that can help you repopulate proper gut flora in 7 Days! Then you would just maintain thereafter with the 50 billion.
Why do you want to maintain? Because if you look at the list above, even if you really watched what you ate, you can’t control pollution and yes you can control stress with exercise, meditation, and proper nutrition, but in this society we are always exposed to unexpected stress. If you lived in a mountain meditating, then maybe you’d be all good 😉
All my life, since I can remember, I had stomachaches. Now I clearly understand WHY! I remember my mom taking me to the doctor to find out why I had stomachaches and they really couldn’t tell me why.
I surely was a sick little kid growing up – always had some kind of cold, flu, or stomach stuff. In part this has to do with the fact I got salmonella at 2 months old. They pumped me with all sorts of anti-biotics. At that kind of developmental stage I didn’t have the opportunity to develop a really solid immune system. And to top it off, as I was growing up, whenever I got sick a lot my mom would take me to the doctor and I would get prescribed some kind of antibiotic.
Gosh, I wish I knew then what I know now. However without me being so sickly, I may not have gotten so heavily into well-being, fitness, and health. This is in part why we should be grateful for the contrasts (or things we would not like to experience) in our lives because it gives us the opportunity to find the opposite, and for me I get to help you 😉
Cheers to your well-being!