Wednesday, 20 May 2015

What is so good about bacteria?

Once you have cleansed your intestines of toxic material, your body will be able to digest and absorb all the nutrients from the food, and function more efficiently.
Your energy will increase. You may notice improvement in your skin since the amount of toxins released is drastically reduced, your pores are not being constantly clogged and skin is able to detox efficiently.

The healthy inside means healthy outside.

I have mentioned before that the cleansing process should be done over longer period of time. There are two reasons.
The toxic waste was accumulated over time and trying to get rid of it quickly is not a safe thing to do.  Even when detoxifying slowly you may experience headaches or breakouts. When done it too quickly and you may end up feeling sick.
Efficient cleanse needs to be a longer process. Same as losing weight. Cannot be done overnight.

While you are doing a cleanse, the bacteria in the intestines, both good and bad gets eliminated. You need to restore your bacterial flora to normal levels.
A healthy person should have around 80% of good bacteria. When this number diminishes it means that the healthy balance is disrupted. Our defense system becomes weakened and loses the ability to fight infections efficiently.

To restore the balance we need probiotics. They help improve digestion, absorption of nutrients, help increase energy levels.

When shopping for probiotics pay attention not only to high culture count but also to variety of strains. Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum are helpful in promoting immunity and fighting candidiasis. Look for live strains of bacteria. I take my probiotics every morning.
Kefir or fermented foods like sauerkraut are also beneficial to reestablishing healthy balance.

I remember as kids we would pop in to a corner store for a pickle or an apple as a snack. 

Oh, we did chase ice-cream truck as well. Unknowingly, we kept ourselves healthy by not sticking to one food group and being active.

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