Gut Health & the Importance of Probiotics
Having a healthy gut that is populated with the right microflora (the good bacteria) makes all the difference in a multitude of ways for your health. There has been an increasing amount of research that demonstrates just how important the gut-brain connection is for helping and preventing some health concerns such as anxiety, depression and even your ability to handle stress. Most people don’t know that our gut is responsible for the production of some of our neurotransmitters such as serotonin (regulating our mood). There is also further supportive research showing that having the right gut flora helps with your immune response and the ability of your body to fight off potential illnesses.
An easy way to support your gut is by supplementing with probiotics and trying to consume more fermented foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut and kimchi. Repopulating your gut with probiotics reduces inflammation which helps with your immune response as well as supports the gut-brain connection that regulates our mood and how we handle stress.
Consult your Naturopathic Doctor to safely and specifically prescribe any health products for you. Not all probiotics are created equally and you want to make sure you are taking the right one for you, which includes taking the right strains and dosage.