“In order to change, we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
Do you ever go to work while having a problem with a gassy stomach? Does it ring a bell or you just can’t hear because your stomach makes all the noise?! IBS stomach is a considerable problem of many people who are sitting while working because it affects how gas moves through intestines.
Or you maybe have a yeast infection and painful, itchy cuts?
You’ve heard that probiotics are essential for health and that there are many types of them?!
Many people are amazed at how fast these work and how light and energetic they feel after taking them.
How can you use them naturally and where do they coming from?
How much do we know about them?
What are the benefits?
Bacteria are usually not something we want in our body because we know they cause various inflammations. But there are good ones and bad ones – both important for our health.
The fact is that we do not live in a sterile environment and we are exposing to bacteria non-stop. Unlike those bad ones with whom we do not live in love, some are just part of us. Without them, we cannot exist!
You already know, to have good health, your body needs to be in balance. So there should be a balance when the bacteria are in question too.
If those bad bacteria overwhelm good ones, our health starts to deteriorate.
What is probiotic and what is its role?
Probiotic is the common name for live bacteria and yeasts that are good for our health.
There are over 2000 types of bacteria, and we are accustomed to their symbiosis and balance. That’s the time when you feel great.
Why is this important?
With the lack of probiotics, (unbalance) you may experience digestive disorders, candida, skin problems, low immunity and a tendency to frequent colds and flu. Oooo, man… every time I remember mucus and sore throat I get goosebumps. Red nose and tissues… said ones, of course! 😉
Probiotics are the most important for the proper functioning of the digestive system. They primarily help food passing through your intestines.
Numerous studies show that probiotics play a vital role in these conditions:
Urinary Health – Experience says that probiotics can prevent harmful bacteria from spreading here
Female health – and here is a vital balance, both hormones, and living cultures. Vaginal infections are the cause of the imbalance in where candida are dominant. Introducing probiotics can be a useful measure of treatment and prevention.
Immunity – By maintaining good digestive health, you support and strengthen the immune system. Probiotics stimulate the secretion of immunoglobulin A and the formation of T cells.
Obesity – A 2006 survey showed that people who are obese have a different microflora in the intestines from people with a healthy weight. The more you have them the easier will be to maintain healthy weight.
Although taking probiotics is a great way to stimulate your immunity, you shouldn’t neglect the power of some other natural treatments either.
Is it possible that probiotics are so important?
Listen. Only in our small intestine, there are over one million nerve cells. Did you at least felt once the butterflies in your stomach? Maybe a loss of appetite because of something that happened to you on an
I bet you did.
For all this, the enteric nervous system is in charge. It contains some chemicals, hormones, and neurotransmitters found in the brain. Bacteria and microflora are essential for the smooth functioning of this system. And indirectly, they affect many segments of health.
Some scientists believe that 80% of our immune system is in the intestines. But today, many toxins disturb our digestive system. There is also a lack of vitamins and minerals, excess cholesterol and triglycerides, and a number of diseases.
So try to take care of what you eat. A healthy and regular diet is not just a matter of aesthetics and excess pounds, but also the issue of health in general.
What does the balance in the intestines mean?
The ratio of 85% is good compared to 15% of harmful bacteria. If this relationship is disturbed, major or minor discomforts occur. The disbalance of the intestinal microflora come from the lack of probiotics, and what destroys them are the following factors, ( if used in excessive amounts).
- Hard water full of fluorine and chlorine
- Various chemicals and medicine
- Artificial food coloring
- Antidepressants and sleeping pills
As you can see, there is always a chance that you will need probiotics! They are responsible for producing vitamin B12, and vitamin K2.
Which are the best probiotics?
Lactobacillus rhamnosus is a bacteria capable of surviving in inaccessible places. It is an excellent ally when you are overpowered by harmful bacteria, especially regarding women’s health.
Lactobacillus salivarius is a bacteria capable of surviving in severe conditions and is located in the mouth and throat, sinuses, and intestines. This probiotic has a beneficial effect on oral health.
Lactobacillus paracasei is a bacteria that lives in the small intestine and is responsible for improving liver function.
A large number of these probiotics are living in our colon. Thanks to their actions, we absorb more vitamins and minerals from food such as iron, magnesium, calcium, copper, and zinc. They also create an environment in which pathogenic bacteria cannot survive. Production of vitamin B complex and vitamin K is also their responsibility.
Bifidobacterium bifidum is the first bacteria that helps in decomposing complex carbohydrates. It is good for a digestion, mineral suppression and for alleviating the symptoms of travel diarrhea.
Bifidobacterium longum is a probiotic that is most prevalent in the gastrointestinal tract. It dissolves carbohydrates and neutralizes toxins. Useful for detoxification and strengthening of immunity.
Bifidobacterium infantis is a type of probiotic that reduces bowl tension and problems with constipation.
Natural probiotics and how to reach them?
As you can see, natural probiotics are already part of us, and if you follow some steps and make an effort to keep their number up, you will gain more immunity to cope with all kinds of diseases.
If your goal is to increase probiotics naturally, then you should include more natural food in your diet. But, what do probiotics eat? Fermenting fibers called prebiotics. So, to survive attacks from the harmful bacterias, you should eat foods rich in fibers.
Fresh fruits, dark chocolate, vegetables, milk products such as yogurt, kefir, soured milk, buttermilk, cheeses… etc.
The same applies to almonds, apple juice, Kimchi, Miso (Japanese seasoning), Kombucha, Nato (a fermented soybean product), pickles, sauerkraut… Also, they contain certain acids that create an environment suitable for the growth and development of new ones.
They feed with oligosaccharides from natural sources: banana, barley, soy, bean, onions, honey, and natural milk products.
Probiotics in food
Kefir is a dairy product like yogurt obtained by fermentation of milk. For this fermentation process, you need a legitimate kefir mushroom (bean kefir).
Put it into 2 dl of milk and let it stay for 24 hours. By then, it comes the new propagation with the help of milk lactose. Filtrate it and drink the fresh kefir. Scientists believe that contain up to 50 types of probiotics.
You probably consume this kind of probiotics often and not knowing how useful for the health they are. It contains Lactobacillus bulgaricus, L. acidophilus, and Bifidobacterium bifidum. Yogurt from the goat’s milk has a high value in probiotics.
Look for probiotic yogurt with live probiotic cultures. They have more useful bacteria than ordinary yogurt. Today, there is a large selection of dairy products in many countries, but they are not all the best quality. Keep your options and eyes open.
A beverage which is often mixed with beer, but the only similarity is the color and packaging. Yeast is a beverage obtained by fermenting barley and rye. By boiling, a small percentage of alcohol is being produced – up to 2%. Easy with this one before driving!
Sour cabbage is the richest in lactobacilli. However, what makes it unique is the organic acid that creates ideal conditions for probiotic growth, high vitamin C content, and a multitude of digestive enzymes.
Kombucha or tea mushroom comes by fermenting tea. For fermentation, a particular fungus is used, which is actually a colony of bacteria and yeasts. This natural probiotic originally comes from the Far East.
Apple’s vinegar is not a probiotic, but it’s very beneficial for probiotics to survive. It is essential that you have raw, unprocessed and unfiltered apple vinegar – which contains pectin. It promotes healthy digestion and propagation of probiotics.
This inexpensive and light beverage is excellent for health. It is an excellent probiotic and its ingredients can contribute to the development and reproduction of good bacteria in your body.
In addition to the daily consumption of food which contains probiotics, you can use pills or powder from pharmacies.
Which probiotics can you drink with antibiotics?
Although these pills are not harmful to your liver, you need to keep in mind what kind do you need. Almost any will fix the condition of your gastrointestinal tract. However, keep in mind that the best way is a natural way.
Probiotics and antibiotics are going in a pair. Why? Medicines have their role in destroying harmful bacteria, but as collateral damage, they kill a good number of probiotics too.
If you decide on probiotics in milk products, avoid kefir and yogurt because dairy products and antibiotics are not the best combinations. They bind to calcium and absorption of the drug is difficult.
If you are wondering which one to drink with the antibiotic, the recommendation is Saccharomyces boulardii. It prevents the spread of candida and Lactobacillus rhamnosus which relieves stomach problems. You can take any other, but it will be less effective.
Make a gap of 2 hours between taking probiotics and antibiotics so that the liver does not suffer. It is imperative that you continue to drink probiotics 7 days after antibiotics.
Probiotics aren’t generally harmful. If the balance in your gut is right, they are not necessary and won’t do you any miracles. For the treatment of influenza, and immunity it may be more beneficial for you to drink syrup.
However, keep in mind what problem you want to solve.
Is it digestion? Or is it urinary health? Vaginal maybe?
You see, there is a vast range of different probiotic supplements, and you need to choose the kind that would be beneficial to your health and the specific problem that you have. However, it is best to do a medical examination before.
If you take it via, capsules or powder, please use the instructions.
Forget Prozac and other antidepressants, try probiotics in sauerkraut and discover a new, cheerful side of health and taste.
According to the recent studies, probiotics are also useful in helping the body to fight depression, anxiety, and fear.
Research conducted by scientists at the University of Toronto shows improvement in about 40 patients that had chronic fatigue.
They took probiotics for two months and, discovered that the symptoms of anxiety and depression had diminished.
The other group receiving placebo has not shown any change in the initial state.
Good bacteria raise mood
Recent research reveals the connection between intestinal microorganisms and chronic digestive diseases. Although the relationship isn’t clear yet, one study showed that patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) had an improvement in symptoms (abdominal pain, flatulence, and constipation) after taking probiotics.
Results at patients with inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis is controversial. The evidence is anecdotal in most cases (based on personal reports, not facts and research).
If you suffer from any of the above diseases, it is best to talk to your doctor before trying to use probiotics to relieve symptoms. He will give you advice based on your specific situation and stage of the disease.
Probiotics and vaginal health
Such a beautiful thing girls have down there but damn! A vagina is complicated!
If you suffer from BV (Bacterial vaginosis) and sometimes you can smell yourself, then probiotics are here to help. The odor will completely go and no more itching and irritation!
It heals your suffering ladies.
Although some could be better than others. Like the digestive tract, the vagina has its own complex set of fungi and bacteria that work to maintain a balanced environment.
Best time to take them is before bedtime.
Probiotics can help reduce the frequency or severity of the vaginal fungal infection, which is often caused by the excessive presence of Candida albicans. One such strain of bacteria is Lactobacillus acidophilus, which you can find in kefir.
Probiotics and skin diseases
Another potential benefit provided by kefir is the improvement of the skin condition. Probiotics are praised for their ability to act as a treatment for eczema, acne, rosacea, and signs of aging. You can use them orally or apply to the skin.
Whether is a problem induced with medications, you being diabetic or just bad bacteria overgrowth.
And finally let’s say this:
The probiotic word springs from the prefix “pro”, which signifies the “biotic” enhancement and continuation of the term “life”. By all means, even by name, it’s better to consume, and not to pass on them!
Then you can expect:
- stronger immunity
- better mood
- more energy
- less flu and colds
- healthier skin
- fresh breath
- and in some cases weight loss
Try to pay more attention to food. For starters, it’s good enough, to begin with, probiotics in your diet. By using them regularly, you will be pleasantly surprised!