Immunity starts in the Gut
I think we’ve all heard by now the fact that 70% of our immune system is located in the gut!
But have you actually thought about what the means and what you need to do to support it?
Unfortunately, the standard American diet doesn’t feed the good bacteria and help them grow, but rather triggers inflammation, further disrupting the balance of good and bad bacteria. The foods we eat are imperative for supporting our gut integrity and gut microbiota!
Food is Medicine
Scientific evidence shows that the types of food that you eat will directly determine the levels of certain bacteria in your gut, and therefore the diet and food you choose will either support and strengthen your immune system or weaken your defense system. It’s important to help beneficial bacteria flourish by ingesting probiotic foods or supplements that contain the “good” GI bacteria such as bifidobacteria and lactobacillus species, and by consuming the high soluble fiber foods that good bugs like to eat, called prebiotics.
Prebiotics are food ingredients that selectively stimulate the growth of beneficial microorganisms already in the colon.
Prebiotics feed Probiotics!
Examples of these foods that have a high inulin (soluble dietary fiber content) include: artichokes, garlic, leeks, onions, and bananas. But I commonly get asked if someone can take a prebiotic supplement.
Taking a quality probiotic is key in conjunction with a quality diet. Unfortunately, considering our lifestyle and the frequent use of antibiotics, I always recommend supplementing with a probiotic long term. Once your good bacteria have been killed off or altered, the damage is typically permanent and the best way to ensure re-inoculation is with a quality probiotic.
I’ve personally done so much research to find the right probiotic supplement, and so I just created my own!
Besana Nourish and Flourish probiotic duo provides a comprehensive step-wise approach to ensure the microbiome is balanced with the right bacteria and before flourishing it with even more diversity!
Starting with Nourish is key as the key bacteria Saccharomyces Boulardii starts by reducing SIBO and Yeast in the gut before implementing Flourish. This is critical, as starting with a broad spectrum probiotic can worsen SIBO and Yeast should it exist. One study found, one month treatment with ScB in pediatric SIBO patients decreased breath hydrogen concentrations and significantly decreased the frequency and intensity of GI symptoms. (Goulet and Joly, 2010).
Flourish is a 100% Spore based probiotic. Why Spore based?
Spore-based probiotics have been found to maintain healthy gut barrier function. This unique all-spore formula reconditions the gut by promoting microbial diversity and maintaining key health-promoting, commensal gut bacteria.
Get this DUO to start healing your gut and boosting immunity!!