Our body is home to about 100 trillion bacteria and other microbes, collectively known as our micro biome.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria, while prebiotics are food that will feed these good bacteria. Foods like kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha drinks, yogurt and fermented vegetables are good source of probiotics.
Probiotics can be like an expensive supplement that can pass right through your system if prebiotics are not included into your diet. This is the key to keep our healthy flora in our body and have a balanced micro biome.
When one takes antibiotics, it can take a year to rebuild your micro biome. Other things can compromise your micro biome like: fluoride, chlorine, pesticides, GMO crops, white sugar and chemical cleaners and soaps.
A Healthy Gut = Healthy Immune System
Our whole digestive system from mouth to rectum is 30 feet long when stretched out. We have 3-5 pounds of bacteria living in our gut and 85% has to be beneficial bacteria in order to maintain balanced micro biome. This will protect you from the harmful bacteria and fungi. Micro biome produce nutrients like vitamin B12 and vitamin K. They assist in the digestion of food and elimination of waste. And they help to regulate hormones and aid in detoxification.
Here are some prebiotic foods to integrate into your diet, always choose organic – raw honey, garlic, onion, artichoke, carrot, chicory, asparagus, banana, mango, beet, carrot, cucumber, dark chocolate, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, ginger root, coconut flour, hemp seeds, quinoa, radish, jicama, sun chokes, cabbage, sweet potatoes, dandelion greens, leeks, apples, beans, berries, barley, oats, burdock root, flaxseeds, yacon root, wheat bran, seaweed, ancient wheat’s (like durum, Kamut® Khorasan). It is the undigested fibers that the probiotics feed off in these foods.
A healthy micro biome sends out signals to your immune system and helps regulate inflammation. Symptoms of an imbalance in the body include being addicted to sugar and processed foods, struggling with your weight, a poor immune system, brain fog, memory issues, lack of focus and concentration, sensitivity to foods and a wide variety of inflammatory health conditions for example allergies, MS & depression.
Unfortunately, modern diets high in sugar, refined grains, additives and preservatives, along with chlorinated water, pesticides and antibiotics support the growth of hostile bacteria.
The key to healthy micro biome garden is a diversity of prebiotics foods in your body and moderate supplementation of probiotic foods.
Bodywork has an amazing quality to repair our damaged digestive system by reducing levels of stress and chronic inflammation.
Inflammation = Pain in Body
I had the pleasure of going to the Body Worlds Exhibit in Amsterdam, this April during my last homeopathic seminar trip. I spent a lot of time geeking out on the imbalances caused by diet and injury and how to initiate healing in the body.
Are you suffering from chronic pain? Do you have injuries that haven’t resolved themselves? Inflammation can be caused by so many different reasons. After 20 years of doing bodywork, I have seen clients that are out of alignment from injuries and poor lifestyle choices which causes major inflammation. It is never to late to deal with something that has caused you pain.
There is brilliance in the body to find balance even when it seems impossible. Relieving people of pain is my greatest joy. Choose health as your gift to yourself.