Health Challenge Day 13: Fermented Foods

Platinum Health Challenge Day 13: Eat Probiotic Foods

For Day 13 we are back on the nutrition train… Eat Probiotic Foods! As you know, we are always talking about Gut Health and the important roll it plays for our overall wellbeing, mentally and physically. In fact, you can check out this video that we posted on our blog a while back: https://www.platinumchiroca.com/…/20…/9/10/your-second-brain

Probiotic supplements are all the rage right now, but it is hard to know what ones to take and if they are working. That is why it is best to get your probiotics from your food, which allows for more diversity of strains and effectiveness in your lower digestive tract.

So get out the sauerkraut and get to it! Below are some examples of foods known for their probiotics. Just make sure you are buying high quality fermented (not with probiotics added in at the end) items without sugar. You can usually find these in the refrigerator section. 

  • sauerkraut

  • kimchi

  • kombucha

  • pickles

  • apple cider vinegar

  • yogurt (best to go with a non dairy yogurt such as coconut yogurt)

  • kefir (best to go with  non dairy kefir)

Still in need of a probiotic supplement? Check out our probiotic supplements below, both made from ingredients of only the highest quality and purity and is free of milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat/gluten, corn, yeast, and soybeans.

How to Win:

  • Raffles include prizes from WholeFoods, ButcherBox, Beautycounter, Squatty Potty, Altos Mobile Massage and more!

  • To qualify for the raffles, post about you and/or your family and friends completing the Challenge of the Day on social media.

    • This could be a photo or text on facebook, instagram, or twitter, sharing the original Challenge of the Day post, or commenting on the blog post.

    • Don't have Social Media? Talk to Kristen about how to qualify.

    • Be sure to include the #platinumhealthchallenge so we can find you!

  • To qualify for the Weekly Raffle Drawing, complete 5/7 challenges for the week (Sun - Sat). To qualify for the Grand Prize Raffle drawn at our Patient Appreciation Party on March 12 complete 13/21 challenges throughout the month.

**Weekly Raffles will be drawn on Sundays. To win you must be able to come by the practice to pickup your prize. We will not be mailing items.**

Snack Time!

Living Cultures Superfoods Yogurt  is a dairy free, sugar free, delicious source of probiotics. 

Living Cultures Superfoods Yogurt is a dairy free, sugar free, delicious source of probiotics. 

One of our favorite ways to enjoy Living Cultures Superfood's probiotic supplement is on smoked salmon. Add a dollop of the LCSF yogurt and top with dill, cilantro, or basil. Simple, easy, and delicious! 
 
Living Cultures Superfoods yogurt is made from coconut, not milk, so it is dairy free, rich in probiotics, and has no sugar added. Place your orders by Tuesday at 3 pm for the next Monday's delivery.

To learn more about probiotics in general click here.  

Platinum Chiropractic Health Challenge Day 13

It is always best to get your probiotics from food vs pills. What food you ask? High quality fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kim chi, kombucha, and apple cider vinegar. Yogurt and kefier are only OK if they are dairy free and not high in sugar. The best products that meet those requirements: Living Cultures Superfoods.

Day 13: Have some Probiotics! Probiotics seem like the new buzzword in health and wellness right now, but we couldn't be happier about that because they are indeed good for you! Have your tried our Living Cultures Superfoods yogurt we carry here at the practice? Come in, give it a try, and see what everyone's been buzzing about!

Immune System Boost Recap

Last Tuesday we had our monthly seminar, which was on the topic 7 Ways to Bulletproof Your Immune System. The majority of the talk was about shifting our paradigm of what healthcare really is and what is most congruent to us as a human species. We discussed the concept of epigenetics and how your environment rather than your genes dictates your DNA and your health. Although it’s very hard to decide on the top ones, these seven actions are among the top for improving health naturally. As many of you know from personal experience, regular chiropractic care has very powerful natural and safe immune boosting qualities that have been documented with many health research studies, making it the most important item on our list.

7 Ways to Bulletproof your Immune System

  • Water – ½ your body weight (pounds) of ounces/ day
    • Example 200 pounds= 100 ounces of water
  • Exercise/ Movement - bonus for being outdoors
  • Probiotics/ Gut health
  • Omega 3 fatty acid and Vitamin D
  • Spices - garlic, onions, ginger, turmeric
  • Sleep/ Rest 6-9 hours per night
  • Chiropractic Adjustments