Do you suffer from any of the following?
+ Allergies and food sensitivities
+ Frequent colds, flu or infections
+ Difficulty losing weight, sugar/carbohydrate craving
+ Frequent fatigue, poor concentration
+ Frequent constipation or diarrhoea
+ Faulty digestion, acid reflux and other gut disorders
+ Sleeping poorly, night sweats
+ Painful joint inflammation, stiffness
+ Bad breath, gum disease and dental problems
+ Chronic yeast problems
+ Acne, eczema, skin and foot fungus
+ Extreme menstrual or menopausal symptoms
These are all warning signs of dysbiosis. Dys bi what?
Dysbiosis is when you have more ‘bad’ bacteria than ‘good’ bacteria in your tummy (digestive system)
What causes dysbiosis?
The number of ‘good’ bugs in your digestive system can be imbalanced by a wide range of factors including:
+ Excessive stress (both psychological and physical)
+ Exposure to radiation
+ Drinking fluoridated / chlorinated water
+ Poor diet (low fibre, high fat, processed foods)
+ Excessive alcohol consumption
+ Carbonated drinks
+ Antibiotic use
+ Contraceptive pills
+ Steroidal & hormonal drugs
Once you know this what can you do to improve your wellbeing?
The aim for good health & wellbeing is to have more good bugs than bad bugs.
The good bugs are essential for optimal digestion and absorbing all the amazing nutrients from the foods you eat.
Where does one find these good bugs?
The good bugs we speak of come from ‘live’ foods & beverages which have been fermented. They contain the good bugs – probiotics, that we need to achieve & maintain good health.
Fermented food such as yogurt, fermented cheese, miso, tempeh, sauerkraut & kimchi provide the good bugs (probiotics) to the digestive system.
Good bugs account for 1 kg of weight in your gut!
Your body is made up of 100 trillion cells ( mind blowing 😜) BUT you have 10 times as many good bugs in your intestines! (What 10 x 100 trillion good bugs 😳) Click to tweet
Benefits of Probiotics – the Good bugs, include
+ Improved digestion
+ Increase in nutrient absorption
+ Strengthen the immune system
+ Increase resistance to yeast infections
+ Manufacture B complex vitamins (biotin and vitamin K)
+ Relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
+ Detoxify toxins and chemicals in gut
+ Maintain correct pH balance in vaginal ecosystem
+ Reduce high blood pressure
+ Reduce cholesterol in the blood
+ Produce cancer or tumour suppressing compounds
+ Improve Autism and ADHD in children
+ Protect liver function
+ Decrease toxic overload from pathogenic bacteria
+ May reduce risk of bowel cancer
+ Assist elimination and detoxification
+Improve gastrointestinal wind
+ Reduce symptoms of lactose intolerance
+ Decrease the prevalence of allergies
By keeping the good bugs in abundanceso they outnumber the bad bugs, the health of the digestive system and in turn the whole being is improved.
You need to be consuming ‘live’ probiotic filled food & beverages on a regular basis to keep those good bugs doing their job.
What ever you are doing girl keep those good bugs happy & thriving so you to can thrive.
Good vibes & good bugs