It Gets Worse
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse than our nutritionally deficient food supply, it does…
We are faced with major stressors every single day due to our totally hectic and all too consuming lifestyle. This includes everything that happens to us at home AND at work.
This means that our stressed out bodies are desperately fighting extra hard for us every single minute to stay in balance, which let’s us remain both healthy AND happy. But, when things are thrown too far out of whack our physical, psychological, and emotional health takes a toll.
So we end up feeling “beaten down” when our body’s systems get out of whack.
With that in mind, the startling news that’s been recently surfacing is about something called prebiotics and probiotics. This hot button topic is causing a stir over just how beneficial it could actually be for us.
It turns out that adding probiotics to what we take in can actually improve how we feel across an extremely wide spectrum from our immune system to our mood state and more…
THE MOST DISTINGUISHED AND RESPECTED MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE WORLD ARE ALL NOW STARTING TO WEIGH IN ON PROBIOTICS. Even Harvard, Yale, and Oxford have all investigated probiotics.
On top of that interest among the rest of the scientific, medical and health communities is spiking because of how much potential probiotics is starting to showing to be able to benefit us.
So what ARE probiotics?
Before we discuss probiotics themselves we first need to specifically talk about our digestive system briefly. Astonishingly as you’ll find out, our digestive system is NOT just for digesting food and eliminating waste from our bodies…
Lining both our stomach and intestines are an amazing number of 100 trillion total bacterial microrganisms. And out of these trillions of tiny microorganisms, 99% of them are only 30 to 40 different types of species of bacteria.
In the past it was known that these microscopic bacteria were essential for a healthy digestive system and a strong immune system. However, because of their highly significant depth of impact on metabolic activity, they have been even been called by some researchers the “forgotten organ”.
Fascinatingly, as more and more research is being performed it looks like we are only just starting to get a complete understanding of their importance on our overall total health.
According to initial evidence, this extremely special overwhelmingly massive army of microscopic health are so influential that they can positively affect not only our digestive health, but even our mental health, stress, illness, metabolism and excitingly likely much (much) more than that.
Now that we quickly went over our amazingly complex digestive system, you’re probably still wondering, “what are probiotics?” The World Health Organization defined probiotics in 2001 as “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health beneﬁt on the host”.