Research and science is now leading with the importance of a healthy and diversified gut microbiome and its critical role in our body’s overall health and wellbeing. In fact, more studies have identified how crucial it is to have a balanced whole body microbiota. For example, a total of 80% of your immune system resides in your gut so therefore keeping gut’s bacteria balanced is extremely important because it helps fend off inflammation and ultimately a disease state.

Your gut is a complex environment of both good and bad bacteria. When your gut microbiome is balanced, you stay healthy, however when it’s out of balance, you are vulnerable to all types of health problems. Unfortunately, due to the standard North American over-reliance on a diet of processed foods, high sugar, and starches, causes your gut to become inflamed and unbalanced.

The good news is that you can improve your gut microbiome. Some of the bacteria in your gut has a very short lifespan so you can change your health one meal at a time. The most important aspect is that you are creating a healthy and strong environment so your unique microorganisms are strong enough to seed, colonize and replicate to do their job properly in your body. This evolves ensuring you have the balanced amount of a variety of natural probiotics, prebiotics, enzymes and nutrients for your gut to flourish.

There are a number of other factors that contribute to the health of your microbiome including exercise, environment, stress, and of course your diet. Here are the most important elements that you can do to ensure your gut flora stays strong and healthy:

Eat A Whole Food Diet: Remember humans have been around for some 200,000 years and our body has evolved into a complex and complicated system, yet our food shouldn’t be.  It needs a variety of real whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, whole grains and, non-processed foods, in order to be fully nourished.

Include Fermented Foods In Your Diet Daily: Fermented foods increase the healthy bacteria in your microbiome, creating a balanced environment;thereforer very important to incorporate in every meal. Some common fermented foods are sauerkraut, tempeh, kimchi, yogurt, kefir and kombucha.

Exercise: Being active can actually strengthen your digestive tract. If you’re fit, it can improve blood circulation and increase your body’s efficiency. Exercise can also help stimulate your digestive tract muscles to push food through your gut and burn carbohydrates and fats.

Get Enough Sleep: Sleep deprivation can negatively affect your mental and emotional state. If you don’t get enough sleep you are more prone to anxiety, insomnia, and depression. When you sleep it actually slows down your heart, blood vessels, and digestive system, giving them time to rest, which increases their efficiency when awake.

Take a High-Quality Symbiotic: More new research is now identifying that standard probiotics are not doing justice for the whole body microbiota. Living Alchemy’s Your Flora Symbiotics is the complete digestive solution that strengthens and balances your own microorganisms, nourishing the environment as a whole. Your Flora Symbiotics use a traditional kefir-kombucha fermentation process to deliver probiotics, prebiotics and digestive enzymes from organic whole foods, with an 80% survival rate of microbes. The result is an effective combination of diversified microorganisms balanced to help you live a healthy lifestyle.

See which Your Flora Symbiotics is best for you, choose based on you digestive constitution and concerns.

Gas & Bloating: Your Flora COMFORT

Sluggish Digestive System, Slow Transit & Post Antibiotics: Your Flora REGENESIS

Digestive Irritability & Irritation: Your Flora SENSITIVE

Digestive Lining Repair: Your Flora TERRAIN

Cold Digestive System & Inflamed Digestive System: Your Flora SOOTHE

General Support for Children to Seniors: Your Flora FAMILY

 

References:

https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/benefits-sleep-more#1

https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/what-are-probiotics#1

https://blog.bulletproof.com/probiotics-prebiotics-benefits/

https://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-deprivation/effects-on-body#1

https://www.enzymatictherapy.com/Better-Living/Digestion/Occasional-Constipation-and-Diarrhea/How-Exercise-Affects-Digestion.aspx

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4095778/?_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJpcmVuZWh1bXBlbHNAZ21haWwuY29tIiwgImtsX2NvbXBhbnlfaWQiOiAiYTZpYkNNIn0%3D

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5470704/

https://www.drnorthrup.com/how-to-improve-your-gut-microbiome-in-a-day/