The term probiotic is derived from the Latin and Greek language with the literal meaning “for life” - and when you look at their many health promoting effects it’s easy to see why. The digestive process is highly dependent on the balance of beneficial bacteria throughout the digestive tract. Probiotics enhance digestive system function and overall wellbeing, as well as regulate immune function through interacting with the large proportion of immune cells located in our digestive system.
Is poorly managed pain and inflammation slowing you down and impairing your quality of life? The feeling of pain is your body’s way of telling you that there is inflammation present. Inflammation is associated with the classic symptoms of pain, redness, heat and swelling. It frequently accompanies injury and tissue trauma, such as sprains, strains, cuts, bites and stings. However, what you may not realise, is that inflammation can be a contributing factor to many health conditions and is a key component in the joint pain of arthritis, headaches, migraine, back pain and muscular aches, digestive disorders such inflammatory bowel disease, period pain, autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Graves disease and cancers.
Putting Out the Fire
For optimal health, it is important to dampen down the inflammatory response and put out this fire. Pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories are commonly used to help relieve pain and inflammation, however many of these carry risks such as stroke and damage to your digestive tract. Fortunately there are some safe and effective natural anti-inflammatory and pain relief solutions available:
Turmeric: has been used traditionally for the treatment of traumatic injury, and to reduce swelling and pain in arthritic conditions.
Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired This Winter?
Do you dread the winter months when you and your family easily succumb to coughs and colds, sneezing and sniffly noses, headaches, sore throats, or muscular aches and fevers from the flu? These symptoms, whilst normally mild, are the leading causes of days off work and school, and can leave many people feeling sick and tired.
Every week I receive countless information on the dangers of pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and chemicals in our food. In particular the amount of antibiotics used in food production in Australia is greater than that prescribed by doctors. I thought it would be useful to share some of this information in the hope you can make healthier food choices.
Our digestive process is highly dependent on the balance of beneficial bacteria throughout the digestive tract. Probiotics enhance digestive system function and overall wellbeing, as well as regulate immune function through interacting with the large proportion of immune cells located in our digestive system.
One Size Does Not Fit All
When selecting a probiotic supplement, it is important to choose the right probiotic strain for the right condition, as not all are created equal. Probiotics are made up of a genus, species and a strain; for example, Lactobacillus (genus) plantarum (species) 299v (strain). Scientific evidence has shown that particular strains exert different effects within the body, making them beneficial in helping with specific health concerns.
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