Probiotics and Digestive Support

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The healthy digestive system includes a population of both “good” and “bad” bacteria that live in symbiotic harmony with each other. The “bad” bacteria in the gut can result from ingestion of antibiotics that kill the good bacteria as in chronic urinary tract infections,  overindulgence in sugar that feed the “bad” bacteria . and  acute or chronic illness resulting in imbalance and causing digestive strife.

The “good” bacteria can be replenished by Probiotics: yogurt, kefir, kimchi, and aged parmesian cheese.  As well as Prebiotics, which nuture probiotics : artichokes, asparagus, oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa.  Other digestive harmonizing foods are: papaya and cucumber.

Digestive teas best taken warm vs cold or hot: fennel seed, dill seed,  peppermint, ginger, parley and slippery elm.