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Have you taken an antibiotic over the past year?
Did you know that antibiotics completely destroy your healthy gut bacteria?
Even if you took one 7 years ago – if you have not replenished the good guys within your gut, chances are really high that you are struggling with imbalance, maybe unknowingly.
But antibiotics are not the only thing hindering your health.
Do you struggle with:
If you answered yes to any of these, you should know that these are just some of the symptoms of an imbalanced gut.
You’ve heard me say it before, but it’s important that you realize the impact your gut health has on every single part of your body – physical and mental.
Just these 2 factors alone are enough to show that when your gut is out of whack, so are you… on some level anyway.
You’ve likely heard the term PROBIOTICS thrown around and maybe you already use them, which is great!
But maybe you’re like many others still confused about WHY they matter when it comes to your health.
I want to make that really clear for you.
They are the guys that:
Proven by researchers at UCLA, the correction of healthy bacteria in the gut can optimize neurotransmitter function, leading to improved mental health and may even improve learning and sharpen focus and memory.
So yea, they are kind of big deal.
Probiotics are abundant in fermented foods, but most often their probiotic concentration is not enough to be used therapeutically when the gut flora has been drastically depleted.
Therefore, use fermented probiotic rich food as an ongoing part of the diet to keep your levels up as a form of prevention. Then choose a high-quality probiotic, as a form of nutrition therapy.
So how do you know if you’re deficient?
There are chemicals and pesticides in:
Despite our best efforts, toxin exposure is inevitable in our modern society.
Antibiotic literally means “anti-life” – that’s pretty powerful.
They are designed to kill and they don’t discriminate between the good and bad bacteria, unfortunately.
TIP: Double dose your probiotics for the length of time you were on an antibiotic post-treatment to ensure you are repopulating the good guys! (example: if you were on an antibiotic for 14 days, double dose for 14 days afterwards to help repopulate and get your system back on track.)
Bad bacteria is lurking in your gut when this happens and it’s important to fight the bad guys.
Probiotics help replenish the good guys and get your digestion moving as it should.
TIP: Taking probiotics regularly gives the body a better defense against any foreign invaders you may come into contact with.
Be sure you are consuming a healthy diet first.
Eliminate hard-to-digest foods such as processed, packaged and fried foods, dairy, gluten, sugar and soy and aim to eat more real foods as nature intended.
Probiotics will further support your efforts to bring balance to your gut.
TIP: Ginger is great if you are experiencing any type of digestive distress. I love using extra ginger is most of my green juices, but it’s also great as a tea or as a delicious addition to your meals.
Our external environment is a direct reflection of our internal environment. That includes rashes, acne, rosacea, eczema, etc.
If your skin does not clear from diet and probiotics alone, you may consider using digestive aids such as apple cider vinegar to promote stomach acid production and enzymes.
Other agents to heal the intestinal lining include l-glutamine and aloe vera.
TIP: Be sure to have your hormones checked too to rule out any imbalances so often associated with acne.
The health of our gut is so closely tied to the health of our brain.
That’s why improving the integrity of your gut has such an effect on the function of your neurotransmitters.
TIP: Further supporting your body with B vitamins and paying attention to the health of your kidneys are also key factors to a balanced mood.
Healthy bacteria can train your immune system to distinguish between “foreign” microbes and those originating in your body, making probiotics the best front line against infection.
When your gut is balanced, your risk for illness diminishes significantly.
TIP: Focus on supporting your entire body with healthy foods, daily movement, positive mindset and supplementation where necessary.
When people hear “yeast,” they often think yeast infections.
The truth is, yeast overgrowth shows up in many different ways.
It might be belly bloat, foggy thinking, sugar and carb cravings, skin problems, gas, low mood, irregular sleep…
There are so many things to consider when it comes to this very common problem and it doesn’t affect just women and it’s not only relative to yeast infections.
Chronic yeast overgrowth is opportunistic, meaning, given the opportunity to FEED, it will! And the results are those which I mentioned above. The best way to clear the root cause of your symptoms when dealing with yeast overgrowth is to cut off it’s food source and repopulate!
So where do you start?
Cut out the culprits that FEED this guy, such as:
TIP: Taking a probiotic helps to bring the good guys back in the picture and rebalance the ratio of good to bad guys, knocking out the overgrowth of this nasty critter and helping you eliminate the root cause of those annoying symptoms.
To support the health of your gut, I’ve got a delicious juice recipe for you.
You can also get additional probiotics with supplementation.
A quick note from our founder-
Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon Bleu chef Peter Servold.