Probiotics are a mixture of live beneficial bacteria that naturally live in our body. This good bacteria helps us in many ways, including fighting off bad bacteria when we have too much of it, helping us feel better.
The common problems of too much bad bacteria in our gut:
Bloating and gas
Lowers immune system
What can we do to generate more good bacteria in our gut:
More gut friendly food - Garlic, Onion, Yogurt, Kimchi, Peas, Beans, pickles, miso, tempeh, Oats and Sauerkraut - fermented foods are great!
Reduce stress levels by exercise.
Stay hydrated - remember that 8-10 cups a day of H2o.
Eat slowly - make sure you chew and break down your food before it heads into your stomach.
Get plenty of sleep.
Take probiotic supplements - Don’t just think about taking 1 week of supplements to see results. You need at least 2-3 weeks to see good results from the probiotic supplements.