Beneficial Bacteria

Beneficial Bacteria

It has been said that humans actually contain more beneficial live bacteria within our entire system than we do DNA, so as imagined, this bacteria plays huge roles in the assistance of a healthy human body!

  • Aiding Digestion
  • Aiding detoxification and elimination of toxins, especially the metabolism of oestrogen
  • Supporting the immune system
  • Aiding mental and emotional well being
  • Signaling to various cells and neurotransmitters – cellular communication

Factors which deplete beneficial bacteria

  • Sugar
  • Alcohol
  • Stress
  • Medications especially antibiotics & oral contraceptive pill
  • Processed foods
  • Over use of anti-bacterial products including hand wash, house hold cleaners
  • GIT infections and parasites

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are living bacteria or yeasts which are beneficial for your health, especially your gut health and digestion. There are millions of different strains of each of these, perhaps many that have not even been discovered yet, but it is vital for our health, well being and functioning of our body that we have a good supply of these symbiotic organisms.

Where do I get Probiotics?

Forget about Yakult, this is a very well marketed but poor source of living bacteria, which is also very high in sugar, which is counter productive by encouraging the growth of the harmful bacteria which can easily build up in our system and affect the beneficial bacteria. Fermented foods are a great source of probiotics, although these are not a mainstream readily available food source and require home fermenting for best results, choosing a good quality, high strength probiotic is often necessary and worth taking once to twice per year. As part of your Balance Me program, you will be implementing ‘RestoreME’ a 10 strain powerful probiotic supplement, however we always ensure that the GIT environment is clear and clean, rid of bad infections before we start a probiotic supplement, otherwise it’s like pouring water into a leaky bucket. We need to ensure the healthy bacteria can survive and thrive within your GIT.

If you are interested in culturing your own fermented foods I suggest looking into:

Kombucha (directions below)

Kim Chi

Kefir

Sauerkraut

Homemade yoghurt

Homemade Cheeses

There are lots of resources available on the internet with instructions as to how to do this and I chose to purchase my starter ingredients and tools from the Australian company Nourish Me Organics, a family owned business.

https://www.nourishmeorganics.com.au/

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