Do you know that those bacteria help you maintain a healthy gut terrain and that an imbalance of the ‘friendly bacteria’ versus the ‘bad bacteria,’ has everything to do with how good or how bad you feel?
Do you know that the common root cause for all disease is a breakdown in your gut wall, and that the first line of defense in your gut is actually bacterial — your friendly flora?
So what does it mean to you if your gut wall breaks down? (Think gluten, sugar, alcohol, prescription drugs like antibiotics and birth-control pills, heavy and hard to digest foods like animal protein and stress from the modern diet and lifestyle.)
Your body can no longer produce Vitamin B-12 or the enzymes that would normally destroy harmful bacteria in a healthy body. Your body can no longer fight off bad bacteria, yeasts, mold and fungi. Your body can no longer digest properly. And to boot? If these bacteria pass through your irritated and broken digestive wall and enter your bloodstream, they can induce strong inflammatory responses by your immune and nervous systems.
Think imbalance. Inflammation. Overproduction of mucous. Poor to zero absorption of nutrients and depression. Think toxic waster matter backing up in your cells and tissues. For example.
Think breakdown at the foundational level of your whole body.
Consequently, as a result of this breakdown, you may suffer from symptoms ranging from the everyday, seemingly common, seemingly trivial allergies to digestive symptoms, to auto-immunity to more serious chronic and degenerative diseases, which is why I always recommend taking a probiotic everyday.
Probiotics, the good bacteria, boost your immune system, increase absorption and assimilation of the nutrients in your food, and even impact your cognitive and emotional wellbeing.
Without a healthy balance of friendly flora in your gut, your body is at risk of poor absorption and poor assimilation of all the good nutrition you are eating.
Yes, if your gut health is off, you might not even be absorbing the nutrition from the very best organic produce you buy!
With today’s modern diet and modern lifestyle, a probiotic is non-negotiable to create a healthy inner-terrain.
I also highly recommend including fermented vegetables in your diet everyday, like raw-fermented sauerkraut and kimchee to inoculate the gut with food-grade probiotics. While pill-form supplements are very useful in rebalancing your health, your body will recognize the food-grade probiotics in fermented vegetables much more readily. You can buy raw-fermented veggies at Whole Foods Market or natural health food store, or you can make them yourself.
If you’re ready to start healing your gut, seriously, you’ve must know that my first recommendation will always be, you’ve got to remove inflammatory foods from your diet.
Then, to start healing your gut, click here for a very high-grade probiotic, and if your ready to whip up batches of live-fermented veggies yourself, grab a copy of the quintessential book on fermentation, Wild Fermentation, by Sandor Ellix Katz.
Start supporting friendly-flora growth by one, eating whole foods, and two taking probiotics and you’ll see them return the favor manifold!