Many of my patients know that I urge them to take probiotics, eat yogurt, kefir and/or fermented vegetables/foods. We need good bacteria in our digestive system for optimal health, a strong immune system, balanced mood to name a few benefits.
Traditionally we used to eat more fermented and cultured foods than we do now and we are also exposed to more antibiotics, refined sugars, chlorinated water and meats filled with antibiotics that destroy this healthy balance in our intestinal flora. Please read the following article about why good bacteria is essential for us.
‘Do you eat a lot of sugary foods? Take antibiotics? Drink chlorinated water? Eat CAFO (confined animal feeding operation) meats (which are typically pumped full of antibiotics)? All of these common practices will wreak havoc on the makeup of bacteria in your gut.’
Read the entire article here