Probiotic Power

So let’s talk digestion! This has to be my favorite subject in the entire health world! So every day our digestion is integral in every aspect of how we feel and our energy levels. Not only will we talk about eating healthy, but we'll also discuss what a healthy bowel movement should look like and every other subject in between. So I am going to explore the benefits, ways to take probiotics, and bacteria to stay away from in today’s blog.

Benefits from taking probiotics daily:

Brain Health

I think this is the biggest thing and is often missed in our conventional thoughts about digestive health. Did you know that we create more neurochemicals in our stomach than in our brain?

  • When the gut health is suffering so is our mental health. So when we add high-quality probiotics we can begin to produce the right balance of neurotransmitters.
  • This new found balance can help support the body to heal from things like ADD and depression.

Energy Production

Did you know that your gut plays a huge role in maintaining great energy levels throughout the day? Have you ever eaten a huge amount of bread or too much caffeine and your energy and mood are shot immediately afterward?

  • So probiotics will help keep the digestive system running smoothly eliminating waste effectively. The faster the waste is gone the quicker the blood flow of your body returns to normal helping every other system work great.
  • The digestive system uses a ton of the body's energy and if you can achieve at least 2 to 3 bowel movements a day you will notice a great increase in energy levels.

Immune Health

  • Did you know that 80% of your body’s immune system resides in your gut?
  • When we take a high-quality probiotic daily we help increase our immunity by 10 fold. You may ask yourself how is this? Well, most bacteria, viruses, and fungi love the guts acid environment and if the right foods and good bacteria aren’t present then the bad thrive and cause illness.
  • When we consume health-promoting foods the bacteria are able to break down the good components so our body can utilize them more effectively.
    • All of your vitamins, herbs, and supplements are better absorbed if you have the right good bacteria.

    Ways to take probiotics:

    I will make this really simple: it's either from fermented foods, supplements.

    • Kombucha
    • Sauerkraut
    • Kimchi

    High-quality food based supplement with scientific strains anywhere between 30 to 100 billion CFU per capsule.

    Bad Bacteria:

    It goes without saying that if we avoid the bad then the good will thrive. So we need to stay away from things like raw meat and we need to wash our hands regularly. I know this may sound trivial but it can make a huge difference in your day to day immune health.


    I hope I have encouraged you to start taking a high-quality probiotic increasing healthy foods, and stay away from any contaminated sources of bad bacteria. As I am writing this I just downed a lot of probiotics and I am feeling good! Stay tuned for next week where we will be exploring the dangers of mercury in the body.