Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Love Your Gut!

What does my gut have to do with my health?

There is an undeniable connection between one's health and their digestive system. All diseases begin in the gut! The Father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, made this statement more than two thousand years ago.

"If we lived correctly, there would be no need to concern ourselves with the bowel. However, most of us are not living right." Dr. Bernard Jensen

How Can We Help Keep The Gut Healthy?

Our digestive system normally has what we call "good" bacteria and "bad" bacteria. Maintaining a correct balance between the two is vital for optimal health.

There are literally trillions of individual bacteria residing in the digestive tract, with the majority of the population living in the large intestine. Ideally, 80 percent are good bacteria and 20 percent are bad bacteria. The complex ecosystem has over 500 different species of bacteria.

Did you know that 70% of your immune system is located in your digestive tract? A healthy supply of good bacteria is critical to supporting immunity. Remember, keeping your bacteria in balance is essential to maintaining your overall health.  An overgrowth of bad bacteria could suppress or tax your immune system.

What Are Probiotics:

The root of the word probiotic comes from the Greek word ""pro" meaning "promoting" and biotic, means "life".

Probiotic supplements help keep a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract which is home to more than the 500 different species.

The two most prevalent and most extensively researched probiotics are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species.  Lactobacillus, make up the majority of the probiotics in living in the small intestine, and bifidobacterium is the most prevalent probiotic living in the large intestine.

As we age, our body's stock of good bacteria decreases. Support your bacterial balance by taking a high-potency multi-strain probiotic supplement. Keeping  a healthy and robust population of probiotics in your gut will increase your ability to fight off harmful invaders.

Signs and Symptoms of Dysbiosis:

What is Dysbiosis?

Dysbiosis can result from a deficiency of good bacteria or an overgrowth of harmful organisms.  Dysbiosis  (dis-symbiosis) refers to the state of imbalance.

When the digestive system is out of balance, the following symptoms may occur:
  • Indigestion, diarrhea, constipation (remember the commercial? Upset stomach diarrhea?..)
  • A sense of fullness after eating
  • Bloating
  • Belching, burping
  • Flatulence (gas)
  • Rectal itching
  • Distention of the abdomen
  • Undigested food in the stool
What Causes Dysbiosis?
  • Frequent antibiotic use
  • Food allergies or sensitivities
  • Supressed Immune System
  • Poor dietary lifestyle - Western Diet
  • Stress
  • Inflammation
  • Parasite infestation
The Benefits Of Probiotics...
  • Helps make use of nutrients
  • Creates an unfriendly environment for potentially harmful bacteria and yeast
  • Manufactures some digestive enzymes that help the body digest food
  • Promotes regularity
  • Maintains healthy colon cells
  • Helps manufacture vitamins, such as B and K
  • Promotes healthy immunity
I know you face a wide variety of choices when considering which probiotic supplement is right for you and your body. It is very important to note that not all probiotics are equally effective.

At Exodus Colon Health & Wellness digestive care is our primary focus. We are proud to provide you with premium-quality digestive care products. The innovative quality products and supplements are specifically formulated to provide the highest level of digestive support.

1 comment:

  1. Maintaining our colon healthy isn't hard! There are colon cleansing board kits that can help!