You want me to eat... what? Live bacteria and yeast?
Ok... probiotics. I know that y'all have heard of this term before... but what exactly are probiotics and what benefit do they serve in regards to human health?
While probiotics are still being studied, research has proven thus far that some digestive disorders occur when the balance of "friendly" bacteria in the intestines becomes disrupted.
More often than not, this will occur after suffering from some type of infection/sickness/after consuming antibiotics. If the lining of the intestines has been damaged, probiotics may also help in repairing your internal functions.
Studies also show that in societies with good hygiene, the immune system is not being changed or challenged by unwanted pathogenic organisms. Basically - when introducing healthy probiotics into your system, your body is challenged in a healthy manner. Think about it as friendly competition... healthy probiotics are used to ultimately increase the performance of your overall body.
“People in cultures around the world have been eating yogurt, cheeses, and other foods containing live cultures for centuries,” says Martin Floch, MD, a professor of gastroenterology at Yale University, co-author of Probiotics: A Clinical Guide, and a consultant for the Dannon Company.
Probiotics are not recommended for people with weakened immune systems or serious illnesses - I just started taking inner-ēco... dairy-free, probiotic kiefir. I'll let you know what I think... but so far, so good!
Juice this morning - 1 medium beet, 1 bunch broccoli rabe, few green onions, 1 inch knob ginger, wheat grass and 1 cup purple cabbage... yum!
"Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity."- Hippocrates
Love y'all dearly!