This time I want to share with you some info about one of the most common issues that people come to ask me about –
PROBIOTICS AND THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
As a naturopath, I believe that there is a strong connection between what we eat to how we feel.
Everyone suffers from time to time of digestive problems
that can occur for many reasons like:
malnutrition, stress, imbalance of the stomach pH, deficiency in digestive enzymes,
inflammatory and other bowel diseases, an imbalance in gut bacteria and overgrowth of the bad bacteria.
Trough the digestive system we are getting the nutrients to maintain all our body functions.
Good digestion contributes to a better function of all our body:
better sleep, better feeling (in the gut lining there are serotonin receptors) and even better immunity defence.
The digestive system start from the mouth,
where the salivary glands release amylase, an enzyme that helps you to break down the food.
Continue to the stomach where the food breaks down and proceed through the intestine where more nutrients are absorbed.
In our gut, there is a big community of probiotics – live microorganisms that give benefits to us in many different ways:
There are many options to gain more of this good bacteria
and keep your body healthy and strong through your diet
In case you suffer from any digestive problem it will be good for you to add more good bacteria to your diet-
it can be fermented foods or supplements.
The fastest way to increase the good bacteria is to take probiotics supplement.
There is a big range on the market, the supplement you should take is depending on different health issues
For severe problems, you can start from high dosage like 50 billion and a big variety of strains
or less like 20-30 billion, if you never tried probiotics before or you want just add them to your diet.
You can even make your own probiotics!
On my next blog post-
About how to make your own probiotics and how to maintain the best environment in your gut to help your good bacteria to flourish 🙂
My name is Pazit, I’m a registered Naturopath N.D. , MNNA (a member of the Naturopathic Nutrition Association), Herbalist, Aromatherapist and Bach Flower remedies therapist based in London.
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