It is VERY important to listen to your gut. Pay attention to probiotics because they can protect you from the abundance of chemicals saturating our foods and drinks.
The importance of good bacteria in the intestines is a fairly new science, but the mechanics of intestinal balance is as ancient as the first carnivores. The human gut has always contained several hundred microbe species, but the substandard quality of manufactured foods today is wrecking that natural balance.
It wasn’t until the 1960s that medical researchers began to realize the health benefits of balancing the gut, and today, many doctors still don’t give intestinal bacteria much credence. That’s unfortunate because the rise in toxic food chemicals and fake foods is killing our intestines.
If you keep the healthy bacteria strong in your intestines, you can better support your health and resist the toxic effects of food chemicals and GMOs.
Probiotics are live bacteria that contribute to intestinal microbial balance by decreasing the intestinal pH that suppresses the growth of proteolytic bacteria. Lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria are the most common types of microbes used as probiotics, but some yeasts and bacilli can also be used. Probiotics are naturally consumed as part of fermented foods or specially added active live cultures, such as in yogurt, soy yogurt, or as dietary supplements.
I have written many articles about the lack of proper fermentation in modern, processed foods causing IBS and intestinal problems. GMOs are the worst at interrupting the body’s natural bacteria balance in the intestines. Processed foods, irradiated foods, fake foods, and diet sugars are prolific in our American diet, and IBS and intestinal problems are now epidemic in the United States. Simply connect the dots. Stop eating these types of foods, and make sure to supplement with healthy probiotics.
Research shows that probiotics can eliminate various forms of gastroenteritis. They can reduce both the duration of illness and the frequency of stools. Antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) results from an imbalance in the colonic microbiota caused by antibiotic therapy, and Lactobacillus rhamnosus has been shown to help in these cases.
Ingestion of certain active strains of healthy probiotics may help lactose-intolerant individuals tolerate more lactose than they would otherwise tolerate. Animal studies have shown that the efficacy of some strains of LAB are able to lower serum cholesterol levels by breaking down bile in the gut, inhibiting its reabsorption, which enters the blood as unhealthy cholesterol.
One of the best benefits of probiotics is the capacity to synthesize vitamins. Live probiotic cultures are found in fermented dairy products and probiotic fortified foods.
With the quality of foods rapidly on the decline, and as GMOs increase, it is critical to keep your gut healthy. Supplement your diet with foods and nutritional supplements high in probiotics, and you’ll be able to feel the healthy benefits.