The human gut contains all types of microbes, both good and bad. The good bacteria keep the bad bacteria in check, help with digestion of food, control intestinal permeability, synthesize nutrients like vitamin K2, and send hunger/fullness signals to the brain. It is important to keep the environment in the gut in balance. As long as there is balance, there is health. Once there is imbalance a number of problems develop.These days we consume a lot of antibiotics that are prescribed by the doctor and through meats of animals that are routinely fed antibiotics on the farms. The antibiotics kill the bad bugs and the good bugs as well. Gluten in wheat products and other grains, medications, sugar, alcohol and stress are some of the factors that also destroy good gut flora. Once the good bugs are destroyed, the bad bugs that get into the body in various ways can quickly multiply without control, causing problems. Even yeasts tend to multiply without check in the absence of the good bacteria, causing yeast infection with its long list of health problems.Probiotic foodsIt is therefore important to restore the good bacteria in the gut. One way is to eat foods that contain probiotics, some of the good bugs that live in the gut. These foods are:
You can also take probiotic supplements if you can find good quality probiotics.By adding more probiotic foods into your diet, you can get a stronger immune system, improved digestion, increased energy, better smelling breath, healthier skin, less infections from colds and flu, healing from leaky gut syndrome, and weight loss.If you have been taking anti-biotics recently, you probably need to restore the balance of your gut flora. Add probiotic foods to your diet or take probiotic supplements.
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This is the most common response I hear any time I ask to see a patient’s blood work. They have been told that everything is normal, yet they still feel awful. How could this be the case? This post is specifically about why medical and functional blood analysis is different and absolutely needs to be understood. Medicine evaluates "normal"/non-pathological blood values. Archetype uses "optimal" blood values which are smaller in a acceptable range but are compared other lab values to determine the cause of your issue..