In my previous article on the necessity of getting the balance between good bacteria and bad bacteria in the digestive system correct for optimum health, I didn’t realize that it can also help the problem of belly fat or thickening waistline, that in itself is a health hazard, as well as being unsightly. Sadly there are many things that can make getting the balance between good and bad bacteria in the gut very difficult to address.
If like myself, you have to take antibiotics frequently or daily as i do, then taking Probiotics is imperative if you want to maintain you health. However, and I didn’t know this until I started researching the Probiotics that are of value, if the Probiotics you are taking contain the ingredient magnesium stearate, then you are probably not taking live bacteria. Dr Mercola makes very sweeping statements about getting the right Probiotic, and sadly when i checked the Probiotics i am taking they contain magnesium stearate, so it is back to finding a product that i can trust.
The following article shows how important the good bacteria in your gut is to helping you lose those extra pounds, especially if they have given you an enlarged waistline.
How the Bacteria in Your Gut is Linked to the Size of Your Waistline…
Daily supplements with the probiotic Lactobacillus gasseri SBT2055 may help weight loss in people with obese tendencies, according to new research.
After twelve weeks of consuming a fermented milk product containing the Lactobacillus strain, study subjects averaged a 4.6 percent reduction in abdominal fat and a 3.3 percent reduction in subcutaneous fat.
When you read the above article you will find that there are several enemies to keeping the balance between good and bad bacteria in your gut. I take antibiotics daily and that definitely is one of the enemies listed. Also the water I drink is chlorinated, another enemy listed. Most of the vegetables and fruit we eat is polluted with herbicides and pesticides, another enemy. The air we breathe if we live in a large city, is also polluted. The one I would never suspect is anti-bacterial soap, and we are all so conscious of washing hands and wiping surfaces with disinfectant, which kills all bacteria, good and bad.
I am fortunate in the fact that my husband is an avid gardener and we eat our own produce from the garden for about 5 months of the year, and that does make a great health benefit. Organic veggies, from the vine onto the plate, not only tastes wonderful, it really helps boost ones vitality. I just wish we could extend the growing season a touch. Now I see that our produce also helps in restoring the balance between good and bad bacteria.
What can I do to help this situation in my life. I can eat more fermented foods like sauerkraut, yoghurt and pickled foods. I can try and get a filter to filter out the chlorine in my water. Find a better source of Probiotic supplements, and eat more fresh organically grown fruit and vegetables. Our health is our wealth. For the past four days I have suffered from gastritis and felt very sorry for myself. My husband took pity on me and cooked a most delicious soup which really helped me recover. But our health is our wealth, and most people long to be slim, fit with lots of vitality, instead of overweight and no energy at all. If you want to read a book about The Probiotics Revolution and the Definitve guide to Safe Natural Health Solutions than click on the link coloured in yellow.