Let’s talk gut health! Poor gut health can lead to a slew of symptoms and potential health problems (gas, bloating, heartburn, reflux, diarrhea, constipation and even IBS.) But did you also know that 70% of Serotonin is made in your gut? Your gut is going to affect your entire mood from anxiety and depression all the way to focus. New research suggests that with a sophisticated neural network transmitting messages from trillions of bacteria, the brain in your gut exerts a powerful influence over the one in your head.(1) This is known as the “Gut-Brain Axis”, or “Second Brain”.
The tried and true way to realign your Gut-Brain Axis and improve gut flora is through Probiotics and Prebiotics. (What are those?)
Probiotics are live, GOOD bacteria and yeasts that are beneficial for your health, especially your gastrointestinal health. Their purpose is to combat “bad” bacteria and keep your body healthy. Probiotics can be found naturally in many of the foods you eat. They can also be made to flourish by eating fermented vegetables like cabbage.
What is a Prebiotic? It’s basically the food that Probiotics eat. It’s indigestible fibers that are in certain foods and supplements. When Prebiotics are in your system, it makes the environment more conducive for Probiotics to flourish. Prebiotics are food for probiotics and your gut flora. Feeding them is necessary for a healthy micro biome.
New research continues to emerge shedding light on how important a healthy gut is for the rest of your body to properly function. So why are we treating all of our day to day symptoms with more and more pills instead of trying to find the root cause and fixing it?! What if feeling better only consisted of balancing out your micro biome thats been weathered from our modern diet and often stressful lifestyle?
If you’re curious about whether Plexus is right for you, please contact me today! I’d love to chat with you and hear your story.