Did you know that there 100,000 times more microbes in your gut alone as there are people on earth? When our gut microbiota is out of balance, we become susceptible to a host of health problems and chronic diseases. Some of the conditions known to be associated with our gut include hormone imbalances, autoimmune diseases, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, depression, mood disorders, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and inflammatory bowel diseases or irritable bowel syndrome.
Think of your gut microbiome as an ecosystem. It is critically important to maintain a balance of good and bad bacteria. The food that we eat, when we eat it, and even how we eat it affects our bodies ability to utilize the nutrients and maintain a healthy ecosystem in our gut. Environmental toxins, poor diet, and stress also affect our ecosystem. It’s complicated. So, the next time you buy a probiotic and think you are doing yourself a big favor, think again, you need to do a lot more than pop a few of those a day.
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