The Essentials–Probiotics

Take care of your digestion first. Overall health will be reflected by what happens here. A healthy balance of friendly bacteria is one essential necessary for good digestion. Essential lactobacillis bacteria like acidophilus and bifidophilus aid the digestion and assimilation of many nutrients and may help produce vitamin B12. They also help protect against yeast and other harmful micro-organisms and are useful against traveler’s diarrhea as well as constipation. Reduction of inflammation, gas, and bloating are other benefits of healthy gut bacteria. Probiotics should especially be taken after a round of antibiotics to restore balance. A strong immune system depends upon this balance. All health issues depend upon a strong immune system, of which approximately 75% is in the digestive tract!  Children may benefit highly from bifidopholis, and it can be sprinkled in the diaper area for thrush-related rashes.

Eating yogurt and fermented foods can also be beneficial, but make sure that your yogurt is from grass-fed cows that haven’t been treated with hormones, and that no sugar is added, because sugar feeds candida, promoting further imbalance. Taking probiotic capsules or stirring their contents into smoothies, applesauce, oatmeal, vegetables, or juice, are some other ways to add them to your daily supplement plan. Start with this number one essential and see what happens!


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