Is your house too clean? That’s one conclusion being bandied about after a new study—another in a growing pile on the importance of probiotics—linking an absence of those good gut bacteria to asthma.
But here’s the thing about your environment—not all bacteria are equal. Many aren’t actually good for you—they can make you sick, or they can just make your fat. Don’t let your environment define what makes you, you—namely, your gut bacteria.
Let your food define you. Diet, it seems so far, is the biggest influence on what kind of bacteria you nourish in your gastrointestinal tract. Unsurprisingly, processed foods contribute to “bad” bacteria—ones that make you more likely to gain weight, and even more likely to feel sad or depressed.
And of course, healthy foods contribute to good bacteria. It can be hard to make the change, so a probiotic supplement can help, just make sure that it’s a high quality supplement with a long and varied list of bacteria, like Flora MGR.
You can also support your gut bacteria with prebiotics, food like onions and garlic, or you can sneak it in with a supplement like Blu-Lina Organic Spirulina.
And here’s an often overlooked way to support your gut bacteria: make sure everyone in your house is getting a good probiotic supplement. More than your environment, you get (and give) bacteria with your spouse, your kids, and even your pets. Include fermented foods in your diet (like yogurt, kefir, and others—just be very careful if you DIY. In fact, people with weakened immune systems are strongly recommended not to go the do-it-yourself route). Even pets can sometimes benefit from probiotics (yogurt or a supplement, if they can’t stomach dairy). Not only to surround your home with good bacteria, but to help with their own stomachs and digestion.
If you’re looking for a gift for someone who has everything, or just trying to liven up a care package, through in a Flora MGR.
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