10 ways that you may be negatively effecting your gut bacteria:
Sweets. Processed sugars can feed potentially unhealthy bacteria
Wine and beer. Alcohol consumption can alter your microbial balance.
Poor sleep. This can lead to subtle changes in your microbial makeup
Antibiotics. These kill both good and bad bacteria.
Not enough fiber. It serves as food for helpful microbes.
Living in the city. Pollution can affect the number of good bacteria.
Water containing chlorine. Chlorine can kill both good and bad bacteria.
Foods with artificial coloring. These are antibacterial and antifungal.
Antibacterial soaps. Any antibacterial products can destroy healthy microbes.
NSAID pain relievers. They disrupt digestive flora and intestinal mucus.
There are many probiotics to choose from, but don't be overwhelmed. The one I have been using for a little over a month now is Silver Fern Ultimate Probiotic.
The strains found in Silver Fern Ultimate Probiotic have been shown to produce important levels of key digestive enzymes - vitamin K, quinols, activated B vitamins and even omega fatty acids - right in the digestive system. These probiotics act like little nutrient factories in your body. Ultimate Probiotic is the first product to capture this special ability of certain probiotic strains.
The probiotic strains in Ultimate Probiotic are the first that have shown the ability to actually make permanent changes in the gut. They shift the balance of good to bad bacteria, heal the intestinal walls and mucosa and make permanent changes to how the immune system (80% of which is in the gut) functions. They are designed by nature to be the gut police; they seek out and eliminate bad bacteria, viruses and other pathogens. The strains in Ultimate Probiotic have also been shown to detox the gut from toxins that enter in via food.
Functional Benefits of Ultimate Probiotic:
Improves digestion and food tolerance
Reduces gas, bloating and digestive discomfort
Aids in recovery of the flora after antibiotic use
Supports nutrient absorption
Improves favorable immune response and supports the reduction of allergies and asthma
Improves regularity of bowel movements
Acidifies the digestive tract to support the growth of good bacteria
I always recommend doing your own research and listening to "what your gut tells you." That seems comical to say in this context, but it's true! Your brain is your logical compass, and your gut is your emotional compass. It's our job to feed them both properly so that we can thrive!
Two easy ways to order your Silver Fern Ultimate Probiotics: