Probiotics have become quite popular in recent years. Do you find yourself curious or asking why? There has been a great deal of speculation that many health issues start in our gut. In short, the theory is that eating processed and modified foods are difficult for our systems to digest and end up creating tiny holes in the lining of our intestinal walls. These holes will then allow foreign matter to permeate into our blood stream and cause inflammatory responses.
Many refer to this phenomenon as "Leaky Gut Syndrome" and believe it could be the underlying cause of a variety of health issues. The body will engage our natural immune defenses to fight off the foreign bodies causing the inflammation. Consider how much work it must take for your body to constantly fight off these little monsters. While most instances of inflammation (cuts, bites, bruises, etc) are acute and clear up in short order; left unattended, they can become chronic.
Chronic inflammation can be very taxing on your system and may impair normal bodily function. Inflammation itself can manifest in a variety of issues (fatigue, aches/pains, tummy problems, etc). Remember, inflammation is not a cause but a response and in order to eliminate the response, one must first determine what is causing it.
This is where Probiotics come into play. Introducing "good" bugs into your system can help by chowing down on bad bacteria and supporting your body's immune system. Couple this with a "real" food diet and your body will be thanking you.
Not all Probiotics are created equal and my product of choice is Young Living's Life 9. Life 9 contains 9 strains of Probiotics with over 17 billion live cultures. The capsules are designed with a special delayed-release coating so they make it past the stomach acids and into the intestines where they are the most beneficial. The container is designed to prevent oxygen from entering before opened in order to preserve the potency of the precious contents**.
I encourage you to do your research and as always please consult with your physician before taking anything new. If you want to learn more, click here and I will reach out as soon as I can.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.