The wonderful spice Turmeric continues to gain popularity in treating all sorts of health conditions. However, what should turmeric actually be used for?
How does it work within the body?
What is it that you should be looking for when choosing turmeric supplements available in the market place?
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As you read this, approximately 38 trillion microbes are living out their lives within your gut – foraging for food, jostling with each other for survival and reproducing. This is your microbiome, the ecosystem of bacteria, yeasts, and fungi that work synergistically with your body to keep you healthy.
The health of your gut microbiome is intimately linked with your own health, particularly influencing your digestion and immune function.
The health of your gut microbiome is intimately linked with your own health, particularly influencing your digestion and immune function. However, factors like stress, illness, antibiotics and processed foods can reduce the amount of ‘good microbes’, and allow ‘bad’ microbes to prosper. The imbalance that follows this can interrupt your digestive function, creating symptoms like bloating, diarrhoea, constipation or abdominal pain, and reduce your capacity to fight pathogens, leading to colds, flu and infections.
Fortunately, taking probiotics can help restore and maintain the microbial balance in your gut, improving the health of your digestive and immune systems. It is important to note, however, in terms of manufacturing processes, quality of ingredients and the strains used, not all probiotics are created equal. So if you’re struggling with gut or immune issues, read on to find out how you can choose the best probiotic for you.
The right dog for the job
Expecting any probiotic formulation to address a specific health concern is like expecting a stray dog to herd sheep. Although the stray is a dog, not knowing its breed or skills makes putting it in charge a risky move.
Expecting any probiotic formulation to address a specific health concern is like expecting a stray dog to herd sheep.
Probiotics are the same. When you’ve got a specific health outcome in mind, using any general probiotic is less likely to lead to the results you’re looking for. This is because different probiotic strains have specific strengths or actions in the body. Simply put, no probiotic can do everything.
Therefore, to achieve your desired results, it’s important to choose strains that can produce the effect you want, just as you’d specifically choose a Border Collie, and not a random stray, to herd your sheep.
Then, once you’ve got the right strain, it’s important to choose an evidence-based dose of a probiotic, because one strain can have different effects at different doses. For further information on using probiotics in this strain and dose-specific way (and more dog analogies!), read this post.
Simply put, no probiotic can do everything.
So, what will you choose?
The best way to choose a probiotic strain for your condition is to look at what the science says. If you don’t feel inclined to wade through the research, don’t worry! The following table will introduce you to some specific probiotic strains that are well-researched in humans and have been shown to benefit particular digestive and immune issues.
If you feel stuck in a boozy rut, ditch the drink for the month of July!
Follow the link to discover 5 reasons why taking a month-long break from alcohol might be just what you need to boost your health for the remainder of the year. 🍻
It is estimated that more than 1 in 3 Australians live with at least one chronic inflammatory condition, such as arthritis, other musculoskeleal disorders, cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus. To find out more on the new products now available to help treat these conditions please contact me.