ANTIBIOTICS & 5 Reasons We Need Probiotics #HealthHacks

HEALTH ISSUES THAT MAY RESPOND TO PROBIOTICS:

“My stomach hurts when I eat and I don’t know why!”

“I had antibiotics and now I’m constipated.”

“I had antibiotics and now I have diarrhea.”

REASONS WE NEED PROBIOTICS:  

1.) Because antibiotics. ūüôā  Antibiotics destroy the beneficial bacteria or healthy flora that normally inhabits our digestive tract and can allow “bad” bacteria to grow.                                 Hospitals may  now consider probiotics as a cost-effective treatment when C-Dif grows too much after antibiotics1.

2.)  This good bacteria makes B vitamins2 and in combination with vitamin k has potential to have an antiproliferative effect on colon adenocarcinoma3.

3.)  Beneficial bacteria regulates whether we have constipation or diarrhea – even diarrhea caused by C-Dif4 and have even been found “promising” to help with inflammatory bowel disease.  The following abstract recommends specific strains that were found effective to some degree in medical literature.5

4.) Healthy gut flora keeps us slim.  A double-blind study found that a particular strain of  lactobacillus rhamnosus was shown to lower the weight of obese men and women6.

5.) Probiotics are said to be our “second brain” because they even affect how we think.  Dr.             Perlmutter says it is more accurate to call gut flora our “first brain”! (from Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – For Life )

Beneficial bacteria is all around us.  We even have bad bacteria that lives in our intestinal tract that doesn’t cause a problem for us until it grows over a certain percentage.  This time of the year, sugar in seasonal goodies may cause a candida overgrowth and UTIs 7.  A bonus reason to consider probiotics!  For my favorite #probiotic reset, see our  resources page.

Stay Healthy this Year, My Friends!

Cynthia

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Ignorance is Bliss?!

I ran into a dear friend of mine at Trader Joe’s today.¬† We hadn’t seen each other in a year and had so much to catch up on!¬† Her daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in January.¬† The doctor immediately put her on four insulin shots per day in an effort to control her high blood sugar.¬† No diet suggestions were given ~ the party for families with diabetes served Diet Coke and Pizza!

The Mom stayed up late nights on a massive search for truth to help her daughter overcome this diagnosis.¬†¬† Two months later, the MD downloaded the results from her daughter’s Blood Sugar Monitor and was amazed at the results!¬† The new diet she had put their whole family on had reduced her daughter’s need for insulin from four shots per day to only one!!

Did the Doctor ask what she had done to have such a tremendous difference in her health in such a short time?¬† NO!!¬† He just told her to, “Keep cooking what you are cooking!”

Another dear friend was diagnosed with Cancer recently.¬† She was recommended to a surgeon who recommended that her ovaries be immediately removed to control the high estrogen levels that might be contributing to the cancer.¬† When she asked him about the side effects and how it would affect the way she would live afterwards he said, “Don’t worry about it, just get it taken care of right away!”

I have to believe that these Doctors are not malicious ~ they are taught not to inquire about what works.¬† Then they honestly don’t know that there is another way…