Dec 04, 2010
You’d give up your favorite pair of stilettos not to get the flu this December. Help boost your resistance to colds and flus this holiday with a good probiotic. In a cleansing, feel-good lifestyle you need to make sure and provide your body with the nutrients and support it needs first, so it can then do its job of eliminating the crud that may be preventing you from reaching a state of happy, body bliss.
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are live microorganisms that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in your gut. They are also called “friendly bacteria” or “good bacteria.” Friendly bacteria are key to a healthy immune system, protection against bacteria causing disease, and to the digestion and absorption of food and nutrients. Stress, poor diet, antibiotics or birth control along with a high-starch diet, or a high mainstream meat and dairy (antibiotic and hormone filled) diet are thought to upset the gentle balance of good and not-so-good bacteria in your gut.
Can you get probiotics from food?
Theoretically fermented foods and cultured milk products (yogurts) should help boost the balance of good bacteria in your gut. However, most foods on store shelves today are heavily pasteurized (heated at high temperatures) to protect you from harmful bacteria. This pasteurization process also kills most of the good bacteria in these foods. That’s why a good probiotic supplement may be helpful. I recommend the Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics brand. I take one every morning on an empty stomach.
Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics
Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics contain a protective enteric coating, which enables the good stuff to dr. ohhira_s probiotics make it through the acid in your stomach. Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics do not need to be refrigerated (great for travel and overall convenience). These probiotic supplements are highly regarded by health conscious beauties and gents. I find prices are best online at iherb.com and amazon.com.
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