Your gut biome can seriously impact your mood, cravings, and fat storage.
Seems it should be easy, right?
Well, it seems most of us drop GUT BOMBS daily making a healthy gut much more difficult to attain.
Here are a few common enemies of beneficial bacteria:
ANTIOBIOTICS: I think the name says it all “anti”. No doubt these meds have saved lots of people around the world so they definitely have a place in your medicine cabinet. But, the CDC (Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that half of all antibiotics are unnecessary. They will not help with anything “viral”. If what you have is a sore throat, sniffles or other upper respiratory issue, grammies’ chicken soup and some time resting might just do the trick. Try those first.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES: Women often take NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen and naproxen for cramps. These meds work by decreasing the production of certain hormone-like substances called prostaglandins behind your cramps. These prostaglandins also grow in stomach and intestines. They protect the linings of these organs. When altered, your mucosa in lessened and leaky gut can occur, allowing toxins from your gut to spill into your bloodstream and cause inflammation.
PROCESSED FOODS: Huge helpings of sugary foods cause an overload of “firmicutes” in the gut. When these bacteria take over, weight gain ensues.
TAKEAWAY: TAKE antibiotics ONLY when absolutely necessary. They wipe out both good and bad bacteria.