Could your gut’s ecosystem be out of balance?

Gut health and pro-biotics. Why is it so important?

Bronwen: We don’t have a health crisis; we have a food crisis. We are eating foods that damage our gut and poison the microbes. If the food we eat does not kill the beneficial bacteria, then we starve them to death by not eating enough prebiotics. We wipe them out with antibiotics, over-use antibacterial soap, hand sanitizers and other environmental toxins. We are literally waging chemical warfare on ourselves.T his results in – depression, anxiety, food intolerances, inflammation in the gut, joints and body, sleep disorders, constipation and unlimited allergies. The list just goes on. IBS is the manifestation of an imbalance of microbes in the gut microbiome.

When your gut is off balance, it doesn’t work properly, which manifests into the symptoms listed above

In today’s current world health crisis, you cannot afford to have a compromised immune system.

Did you know that your moods, brain functionality and mental well-being is influenced by our gut microbes who manufacture most of our FEEL-GOOD neurotransmitter -serotonin? Seeding and feeding the microbiome will result in healthier and happier people.

On the other side, many diseases, particularly stomach and immune diseases can be traced back to not enough good bugs being hosted in your gut. Microbes are also often called bugs.

Kefir is made up of billions of good bioactive compounds, comprising of mainly lactobacillus species. Probiotic diversity is key when it comes to gut health. You want as many different types of good bacteria as possible, there must be enough of them and you want them to be absorbed easily by the gut.

SO, WHAT IS KEFIR?

Kefir is a fermented beverage, which is an ancient functional food. Kefir is a mesophilic symbiotic culture (Scobie), a symbiotic culture of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts embedded in a matrix of proteins, lipids, and polysaccharides (thank you Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kefir) working together to benefit the host (our gut, mouth, skin).

Kefir contains large varieties of beneficial microbes. Milk kefir has been known to have around 30 different types of bacteria and water kefir 12.

Kefir is a source of nutrients (Proteins, calcium, phosphorus, B12, Vit K, magnesium, Vit D).

There is information that says that the word ‘kefir’ comes from a Turkish word meaning ‘good feeling"

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