The second of the Fab 5 Daily Supplements
“All Disease Begins in The Gut.” – Hippocrates.
Way back in Chronicles we hear about bad bacteria causing severe stomach distress.💩Elijah sent a letter to King Jehoram saying that he is going to be punished by God because of his evil and wicked ways and that he was going to suffer great stomach pain. “You yourself will be very ill with a lingering disease of the bowels, until the disease causes your bowels to come out” 2 Chronicles 21:15. Certainly a severe case of dysentery!
Friend, in no way am I suggesting that if you have stomach issues that God is punishing you! I have struggled with (some days very debilitating) stomach issues. I do believe, however, that our man-made, self-inflicted environment has caused our stomachs to not be nearly as healthy as they could be. Therefore, we do need to support it with some additional supplementation. And probiotics are shown to be most beneficial 🏆.
Probiotics. The root of the word probiotic comes from the Greek word pro, meaning “promoting,” and biotic, meaning “life.” The discovery of probiotics came about in the early 20th century, when Elie Metchnikoff, known as the “father of probiotics,” had observed that rural dwellers in Bulgaria lived to very old ages despite extreme poverty and a harsh climate. He theorized that health could be enhanced and senility delayed (I’m all over this 😉) by manipulating the intestinal microbiome with host-friendly bacteria found in sour milk.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that may be able to help prevent and treat some illnesses. Studies are showing us that they can promote a healthy digestive tract and a healthy immune system.
So, let me break this down for you…. There are good guys 😇(bacteria) and bad guys 😈(bacteria) in our gut, and there is a war going on between the two. For most of us, the bad guys have many allies enabling them to be strong – things like everyday stress, antibiotics, processed foods, unknown food sensitivities and even hand sanitizer. Because they have joined forces with the bad guys, they are taking over the good guys.
God designed our bodies to talk to us and tell us what is going on. Oh, not like in the spoken language, but instead in the unspoken language through symptoms. Most often, we are too busy to listen. Let me point out some ways that your body may be telling you that it needs some support through a probiotic (the good guys):
- Weak immune system (get sick often or struggle to get well and stay well)
- Brain Fog
- Cavities/gingivitis/bad breath
- Digestive issues/constipation/diarrhea
- Sugar cravings/blood sugar issues
- Poor sleep/fatigue
- Heartburn/acid reflux
- Joint pain
Can you relate to any of these? Maybe your body is telling you something! Maybe by adding a probiotic into your daily routine, you will help your body run like God designed it… Perfectly‼️
Did you know…
During a delivery through the birth canal, a newborn picks up beneficial bacteria from his/her mother. These good bacteria are not transmitted when a Cesarean section is performed and have been shown to be the reason why some infants born by C-section have allergies, less than optimal immune systems, and lower levels of gut microflora.
Ladies, at the end of the day, probiotics are highly important. We (including our environment) are hard on our bodies. We have a big job raising our children and loving our husbands. Our bodies need to be in optimal condition. Adding a probiotic is simple, inexpensive and can have immense health benefits.
Let me know if you want to talk a little more about your health. Maybe you and I could come up with a plan to get you feeling your best! Also, one product I recommend is flourish liquid probiotic or flourish jr. for your kids. ➡️ You can purchase it here: https://entegrohealth.com/productdetail/flourish…
👉🏻 And check out this video from Kimber to learn more!
Supplementing to a healthier you,
~ Kimber Krosschell
Studies Functional Diagnostic Nutrition at the FDN Academy
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