Is your probiotic working for you?

Written by Cyndi

Cyndi is about educating. Her greatest love is to teach, both in the public arena and within the large corporate food companies, to enable everyone to make better choices so they too can enjoy greater health throughout their lives. Considered one of the world's foremost experts in Nutrition, Cyndi brings over 40 years experience, research and knowledge.

April 7, 2015

As we live in a society that has pesticides, preservatives in our food supply and antibiotics that have been regularly prescribed by medical practitioners, our guts are being cleaned out of good bacteria, which are critical for our health.

These good bacteria help us make our Vitamin B (which is essential for various bodily functions such as energy production and making red blood cells) and Vitamin K (which the body needs for protein synthesis for blood coagulation). They also strengthen our immune system and help us communicate with our inside body, in order for us to function. Without these bacteria, we would literally be dead so it is really important that we feed them the right foods to keep them balanced.

Hunza people (a traditional hunter gatherer society from northern Pakistan known for their exceptionally long life expectancy) have about 5,000 species of bacteria in their gut, whereas the Western gut has about 1,500 species of bacteria, so we are sadly lacking.

Chemical lab versions don’t improve microbiome
When I first started researching probiotics, I found that most were in a white powder or capsule form and could possibly have been made on petrie dishes and/or were genetically modified. As well as having no prebiotics (the actual food that the probiotic lives on and eats), recent evidence has shown these types of probiotics are not making a difference in the microbiome of the user. In fact nutritional biochemist Dr Libby talked recently about the fact that even after six years of taking these probiotics she saw no evidence that the bacteria in the probiotic was even in the microbiome of the bowel after stool (faecal) analysis.

Beneficial bacteria found in naturally fermented foods
Naturally fermented foods are a great source of beneficial bacteria and as they also have the natural carrier food, they make a significant difference to the health microbiome. But while fermented foods are the ultimate in helping improve the gut flora, they are not always practical or available in a modern, fast paced world.

Changing Habits All Natural Probiotics
If you don’t have the time or inclination to make your own fermented foods, Changing Habits has made it easy for you…a food based fermented product called Changing Habits All Natural Probiotics.

This product contains the best organic ingredients that have been fermented by a method trademarked as flora ferm, dried and then made into a powder, providing you with probiotics that is a real food.

It has many benefits. It assists in good digestion, ensuring a healthy bowel and a strong immune system, and it’s easily absorbed, low in fructose and gluten free.

All the ingredients have been chosen for their specific properties, especially their value for the health of the gastrointestinal tract.  As a single food, each ingredient is nourishing but put together, they become a super food.  Better still, when they are fermented the availability of the nutrients increases, any anti nutrients are deactivated and digestive enzymes are created which contributes to the digestion, utilisation and absorption of this wonderful food full of probiotics.

Healthy gut, healthy body
At Changing Habits, we value the integrity of the bowel flora as paramount in order to digest, absorb and utilise the food that we suggest you buy, prepare and consume. A healthy gut with a healthy microbiome has the ability to improve immune function, increase nutrients available, digest foods and enhance cell communication

I really recommend Changing Habits All Natural Probiotics for gut health. It can assist in recolinating the gut on a daily basis, will help feed bacteria in the gut and give you more good bacteria.

Happy changing habits,


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