Is your gut health in top shape? It had better be because if its not you are more prone to illness and disease. We first have to understand that our good bacteria is an integral part of a healthy gut and to be healthy we need to understand more about the role bacteria (probiotics) play.
Bacteria are the basis of our gut and digestive system. It is these bacteria that play an integral role in our ability to function as a living organism. We should have over 500 species in our gut alone! Our good bacteria are what support our immune system by protecting us from harmful bacteria. The more good bacteria, the less chance of getting such things like food poisoning from contaminated food. Without our good bacteria defeating the bad bacteria our body would have difficulty in breaking down the food we eat and less chance of absorbing nutrients.
Our cells require nutrients, amino acids, vitamins and minerals on a daily basis. So if our gut is not releasing those ingredients from the food we eat because it is compromised ours cells suffer and in turn so do we.
What are the signs of a healthy gut?
If you feel good, can work the whole day without becoming tired, have good bowel movements and are enjoying life is a good sign of a healthy gut.
What are the signs of an unhealthy gut?
Tired, tired all the time, snappier than you used to be, emotional, wind and bloating, poor bowel movements and not able to stop with just a few pieces of chocolate. All of these are an indication your gut needs some support.
For example the following factors are a good indicator your gut needs some support (now).
WIND: Your wind emissions should have little or no smell (as it is the putrefactive or bad bacteria that cause the bad odour).
BOWEL HABITS: How much time you spend on the toilet is also another key indicator into your gut health. A healthy bowel movement should take around 10 seconds from the time you sit down and should be complete in a single motion. When there is a good amount of good bacteria balance in the gut, bowel movements should be within 2 hours of eating a meal.
TIRED ALL THE TIME: This can relate to the fact that your body is not absorbing the nutrients and precious cargo that food delivers.
‘WE ARE NOT WHAT WE EAT, WE ARE WHAT WE ABSORB’ Don Chisholm
Even the perfect diet does not mean being healthy if your gut bacteria has been compromised. Obesity is malnutrition!
What kills my good bacteria
Chlorine, fluoride, pesticides, herbicides, birth control pills. Alcohol, stress and antibiotics are the most common good bacteria killers. But in today’s world we are exposed to so many chemicals on a regular basis that also contribute to killing off our good bacteria.
Understanding our bacteria
If we removed bacteria from any plant, animal or human it would die. Without bacteria no living thing would survive. When our bacteria become compromised by toxins, chemicals and our environment we become ill. That is why we need to constantly replenish our bodies with a wide variety of bacteria (not just a one or two strains) to make a real difference. The more we understand the value of our bacteria the better be we can understand just how important they are and move towards better health.
Maintaining good health + good bacteria
WE have gone to the trouble of making a variety of probiotic food combinations for the entire family and even for the family pet!
Instead of only having one choice of probiotics the variety offers different tastes because of the different wholefood combinations in each formula. Now you can have a wider range of nutritional benefits when you swap from one variety to another. Some customers notice our different formulas offer more benefits than others to them. So why not experiment to find which one is best for you? No matter which one you choose you will always be getting the same benefits from the organic mother culture of probiotics.
Learn more about our range of probiotic blends