YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT | How Important is Your Gut?


In a study just published in the journal Gastroenterology, researchers at McMaster University found that
bacteria residing in the gut influence brain chemistry and behaviour. The research is important because
several common types of gastrointestinal disease are frequently associated with anxiety or depression. In
addition there has been speculation that some psychiatric disorders, such as late onset autism, may be
associated with an abnormal bacterial content in the gut. Depression may start in your gut!

PROBIOTICS provide powerful and vital support to your immune system – 70% of which is in our gut/digestive system. Natural Probiotics improve the colon flora and create a healthy gut environment. The healthy bacteria in your gut play a crucial role in the development and operation of the mucosal immune system in your digestive tract and also aid in the production of antibodies to pathogens. The benefits of taking probiotics are numerable and offer more than just providing good gut bacteria after a course of antibiotics. We are often advised to eat yoghurt whilst taking antibiotics – however, this alone is insufficient to counteract the ill effects these medications have on our immune systems. Most yoghurt contains pasteurized milk and will therefore be associated with all of the problems of pasteurized milk products. Additionally, most yoghurt is loaded with artificial sweeteners to improve their taste. Various good natural probiotics are available like raw milk kefir, water kefir, sauerkraut, kombucha and other fermented vegetables. To eat a portion of living natural probiotics will support your wellbeing through helping your gut bacteria staying healthy, enabling them to bring balance from the inside out. What you eat may determine how you feel, how you think, how you behave and can give you life or bring forth life threatening disease in your body.

Sickness is just an imbalance of the entire system and therefore manifest in one or more warning symptoms. Your body is able to restore and heal itself, no matter your age! So why not getting better understanding how your body function and what you can do to support its basic needs. Start eating real food and give your body the necessary building blocks to heal itself. All chronic diseases are preventable and curable if you eliminate the cause of the problem, not just treat the symptoms. We agree with Hippocrates who said: “All disease begins in the gut”.

Contact us for more information on natural probiotics and its benefits and also to assist you to have a better quality of life.

Tel: 028 754 3736

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