Understanding Your Microbiome

Did you know that the cells in your body are outnumbered 10 to 1 by bacterial cells? They are responsible for our health or disease in a number of ways. The Human Microbiome Project was started in 2008 to determine how microbes are associated with health and disease.

If you have a history of using antibiotics, antacids and NSAIDS in addition to a highly refined sugar and white flour diet, your gut ‘ecosystem’ may be disrupted resulting in bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, brain fog and weight gain. Non-beneficial gut bacteria can also cause poor sleep, chronic anxiety, acne, fatigue and more. Improving the health of your microbiome is essential to optimal health.

Happy Gut. Happy You.

To nourish your gut microbiome and protect against disease, a daily probiotic can support digestion, assimilation of nutrients, immune response and serotonin production since this “feel good hormone” is largely produced in the digestive tract and dependent on beneficial bacteria.

New Chapter’s All Flora Probiotic is a “one-two” punch with 10 billion CFU live bacteria per capsule combined with prebiotic fibers and digestive support. In addition to a whole food diet rich in fiber, a probiotic a day (maybe an apple too!) may keep the doctor away!

As stress and long term use of certain medications may cause intestinal permeability or “leaky gut”, certain nutrients can support repair of gut lining and reduce inflammation. Enzymetica’s GI Recovery contains superfoods and L Glutamine to promote gut healing resulting in optimal energy, gut function and recovery from digestive upsets.

Whatever your health issue may be, supporting your ‘microbiome’ is essential. Visit The Natural Alternative and let my amazing team help you choose from a wide variety of pre and probiotics, digestive enzymes and supplements to support a healthy gut lining. New Chapter’s All Flora Probiotic is 20% off through March. You are what you “eat, digest and assimilate!”

Wishing you the best of health,
Bobbi Conner, CNC, ACN, MH and the Team at The Natural Alternative