A healthy microbiome includes Prebiotics & Probiotics, let’s look into both of these.
Our body is home to about 100 trillion bacteria and other microbes, collectively known as our microbiome.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria, while prebiotics are food that will feed these good bacteria. Foods like kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha drinks, yogurt and fermented vegetables are sources of probiotics.
But let’s even go a step deeper here on a topic not many folks are talking about. All fruits and vegetables contain microbes. The key to getting a great microbiome is not about inoculating your body with random strains of cultured foods but to eat a diet high in real foods which are not the standard American diet (S.A.D.) but a diet that is REAL food and really good for you!
Probiotics can be an expensive supplement that can pass right through your system, if prebiotics are not included into your diet. This is the key to keep our healthy flora in our body and have a balanced microbiome.
When one takes antibiotics, it can take a year to rebuild your microbiome, some experts say. Other things can compromise your microbiome like: fluoride, chlorine, pesticides, GMO crops, white sugar and chemical cleaners and soaps.
Gut Health Digestion & Microbiome Support
A healthy microbiome sends out signals to your immune system and helps regulate inflammation. Symptoms of an imbalance in the body include being addicted to sugar and processed foods, struggling with your weight, a poor immune system, brain fog, memory issues, lack of focus and concentration, sensitivity to foods and a wide variety of inflammatory health conditions for example allergies, MS and depression.
Unfortunately, modern diets high in sugar, refined grains, additives and preservatives, along with chlorinated water, pesticides and antibiotics support the growth of hostile bacteria.
The key to healthy microbiome garden is a diversity of prebiotics foods in your body and a large variety of different kinds of fruits and vegetables. Every single fruit and vegetables have different microbes so, if you only eat broccoli for instance, you will only get broccoli microbes, it really is that simple.
Craniosacral Bodywork, manual therapy techniques and other forms of bodywork have an amazing quality to repair our damaged digestive system by reducing levels of stress and chronic inflammation.
Microbiome support as Inflammation = Pain in Body
I had the pleasure of going to the Body Worlds Exhibit in Amsterdam, many times when I go to advanced my classical homeopathy seminar trip in Belgium. I spent a lot of time geeking out on the imbalances caused by diet and injury and how to initiate healing in the body.
Are you suffering from chronic pain, a stiff back? Do you have injuries that haven’t resolved themselves? Inflammation can be caused by so many different reasons. After 25 years in the Healing Arts, I have seen clients that are out of alignment from injuries and poor lifestyle choices which causes major inflammation. It is never too late to deal with something that has caused you pain. There is brilliance in the body to find balance even when it seems impossible. Relieving people of chronic pain is my greatest joy. Choose health as your gift to yourself.