When we think bacteria, what comes to mind is "disease".
Science has recently shown us that the bacteria in our gut plays an important part in maintaining our good health. We now know that good gut bacteria is crucial not only maintaining good gut health but also for boosting our immunity.
All of us at some points in our lives will get, heartburn, diarrhea, upset stomach, gas, constipation or other things that cause our digestive system to rebel.
The problem arrives when this happen all the time. If that's the case then it's time to have a look at the problem and find natural ways to fix it.
Options that will not cause the body to be inflamed is a good place to start.
Let's talk about 5 ways we can do that naturally.
1. WHOLE FOODS:
We need to eat Real food. Processed foods can causes digestive issues and can set us up for other inflammatory diseases. Eating foods that are as close to the way nature gave them to us is the best way to keep our system in good running order and calm the inflammatory response.
Getting rid of allergy causing and inflammatory foods from your diet will support a sound digestive system. These foods include sugar, corn, dairy, soy, hydrogenated and polyunsaturated vegetable oils, alcohol and artificial sweeteners.
Having a diet that consists of whole foods, more vegetables and fruits and ethically raised meats and fish can be a tremendous help.
2. MORE FIBER:
We have heard many times that having enough Fiber in our diet is essential for keeping our digestion on track.
Insoluble fiber adds bulk to your stool and prevents constipation.
Some sources of soluble fiber- Fruits, Nuts, Vegetables, and whole grains.
Soluble Fiber works with insoluble fiber to help with elimination.
Some sources of soluble fiber are - Beans, fruits, oats, nuts, and vegetables.
3. HEALTHY FATS:
Healthy fats include - extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil and ghee
Unhealthy fats cause chronic inflammation in the body, which leads to chronic disease.
Unhealthy fats include - refined vegetable oils, canola oil, soybean oil safflower oil, peanut oil and margarine.
4. LOWER STRESS AND ANXIETY: Chronic stress lowers our immunity, and can cause our body to think we are in immediate danger, when that happens we become more susceptible to infection and high inflammation levels which causes dis-ease
Some ways to lower stress include meditation, deep breathing techniques as well as exercise.
5. ADDING SUPPLEMENTS: Good quality supplements play a very important role in
staying healthy, Today's foods even if we strive to eat Organic, does not have all the nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy, our soils is depleted and we need to supplement.