Why You & Your Babies Should Be Taking Probiotics

 Do you know about your gut bacteria?

More than 500 different types of bacteria live in your digestive system.

Good gut bacteria keeps your immune system fighting fit.

Pro biotics are organisms such as bacteria or yeast that improve health. They are available in supplements and foods. Such examples are Kombucha tea, sauerkraut or kimchi.

We now live in a world with very good hygiene as well as over medicating with antibiotics. In theory this sounds okay but what it is doing to us is not so great.

There is no doubt there has been a huge increase in autoimmune and allergic disorders & researchers are just finding out now that this may have something to do with the lack of good gut bacteria in our bodies.

Taking probiotics is a way of introducing good gut bacteria to help keep your immune system working properly.

 
Scientists are starting to notice probiotics help in the instances of digestive issues (such as IBS), skin conditions (such as eczema) and just recently what is probably MOST amazing in all of this research is that your gut is actually directly related to your brain health!
Yep, your anxiety or depression may actually be because of your unhealthy gut bacteria. Amazing, right?

 

I have been giving my son probiotics since he was 2 weeks old.

This ensures that he has a healthy start in life and his immune system is full of good bacteria.

I also drink Kombucha tea on a regular basis & have just recently started to try to add sauerkraut to my diet when I can.

Of course, consult with your health practitioner before starting your infant on anything!

And if you want to know what my fave Kombucha tea is I would have to say it’s Grateful Harvest Kombucha which I get every Sunday morning at my local farmers market. (I LOVE the ginger & turmeric flavour)!!

 

Do you take probiotic supplements? Do you regularly get fermented foods into your diet? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Until next time,

 

Anna

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