Probiotics are mostly live bacteria in our body’s intestinal track. It can be found in foods like; yogurt, buttermilk, kefir, aged cheese, miso, kombucha, beer and wine and more.

 

Probiotic can be destroyed when encountering heat and stomach acid. The probiotic must be kept alive to serve its purpose.

 

Probiotics can help in aiding in lactose intolerance, keeping your bowels regular, remedying diarrhea and boost your immune system.

probiotics vs prebiotics

probiotics and prebiotics

The root of the word ‘Probiotic’ comes from the Greek word ‘Pro’,

meaning ‘promoting’ and ‘Biotic’ meaning ‘life’

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Probiotics are LIVE bacteria and yeasts (microorganisms) that are imperative for your mental and physical health, working in your digestive system.

 

Bacteria is usually thought as something that causes diseases. But in reality your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad.

 

Microorganisms (good bacteria) outnumber human cells by 10 to 1. Probiotics are called ‘good’ bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.

Probiotics are naturally found in your body but you can also find them in foods and supplements

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fermented vegetables

yogurt probiotics

yogurt with probiotics & fruit

kombucha probiotics

Homemade Fermented Raw Kombucha

What Are Prebiotics?

Prebiotics essentially are the food for probiotics. They are the nourishment for the good bacteria in your gut.

Prebiotics are not affected by temperature or stomach acid.

They aid in digestion, promote weight lose and have proven preventative signs for colon cancer.

One of the most beneficial Prebiotics is Resistant Starch.

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Over the past several years there has been an exponential increase in the number of studies linking imbalances or disturbances of the gut microbiota to a wide range of diseases including obesity, inflammatory bowel diseases, depression and anxiety.

 

One of the best ways to establish and support a healthy gut microbiome is by providing the right “foods” for your gut bacteria. These “foods” are called prebiotics.  

Most people, including children, are in need of a probiotic boost due to the use of prescription medication, particularly antibiotics, as well as high carbohydrate diets, the consumption of chlorinated and fluoridated water, and conventional foods such as non-organic meat and dairy that contain antibiotic residues.

 

These chemicals kill off probiotics in your system, which over time will damage your digestive tract.

antibiotics and gut health

Antibiotics can harm the digestive system by killing the beneficial bacteria

A healthy diet containing probiotics and resistant starch can help restore and maintain a healthy gut microbiome

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Probiotics help prevent or treat health problems like:

  • Diarrhea
  • Allergies
  • Tooth decay and other oral health problems
  • Liver disease
  • Common cold
  • Prevent and treat urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Manage and prevent eczema in children
  • Manage autism