Our immune system resilience (i.e., our ability to adapt and fight off bacteria and viruses) is dependent on our gut health. But unfortunately, our gut systems get abused during this time of year because of all the holiday food, treats, and alcohol. The biggest offenders to your gut health aside from antibiotics are alcohol, sugar, dairy, and grains. I know, all of the tasty stuff, right?
With Chiropractic Adjustments, we are making sure that the vital communication system between your gut and brain, the gut-brain axis, continues to work correctly. So keep making it to those appointments!
To additionally support your gut system, make sure to eat lots of fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut, and take your probiotic supplements to help you detox and maintain a robust digestive system.
Here in the practice, we carry Proflora 4R™ Restorative Probiotic Combination from Bio-Botanical Research. Proflora 4R is a combination of Quercetin, Marshmallow Root, and Aloe Vera extract to provide additional nutritional support for “leaky gut” and a healthy microbial balance. Plus, because it is a spore-forming probiotic, it is undamaged by antibiotic therapies and stomach acid, surviving to reach the intestines nearly 100% of the time as opposed to most probiotic pills, only reaching the intestine 5-10% of the time.
Biocidin is another powerful supplement to help promote a healthy ecosystem in your gut. It is a synergistic high antioxidant blend of 17 botanicals that supports gut health and immune balance. It is anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory, and has an adaptogenic effect.