Probiotics are microorganism living in our body. There are hundreds of different species, including the most well-known, Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus. The positive impact of probiotics on human health is well documented in scientific studies, and my family and I have personally experienced a profound difference in our overall health because we incorporate high quality probiotics into our diets. This is because gut health is crucial for overall good health and well-being. The microbiome, where probiotics live, plays a critical role in maintaining our health, as 75% of our immune system resides in the gut.
Leaky gut develops when the intestinal lining is damaged by antibiotics, drugs, chemicals, toxins, stress, and irritating foods (like wheat, dairy, soy, and sugar), and is linked to autoimmunity, chronic inflammation, food sensitivities, and skin conditions. Incorporating fermented foods and probiotics can improve gut health. Leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage), and garlic provide food for prebiotics, which promote the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines. Reducing stress, getting enough sleep, eating mindfully, and adding digestive enzymes to your supplements will also support gut health.
Dr. Ilona is an MD turned holistic health and wellness coach with over 20 years of experience. She is passionate about educating and inspiring people to take charge of their health thourgh natural methods.