Probiotics: Follow Your Gut Feeling…
What You Need To Know…
Ten years ago no one was talking about probiotics. Only recently do we understand their benefit, not only in terms of the digestive system but also for brain function, fighting infection, controlling high-blood-pressure & cholesterol, treating depression & chronic fatigue syndrome, overcoming IBS, and losing weight. Perhaps even more importantly, probiotics are an essential beauty secret, helping you look younger and healthier. …not to mention its boosting effect on your libido!
Vaginas and probiotics
Let’s cut to the chase and talk about the female reproductive organ. Ladies, do not underestimate the power of the vagina. And guess what? They get better with age. That is, if you treat them right. I’m sure you’ve all heard the old adage, “if you don’t use it, you lose it”? Well, same goes with vaginas – they were meant to be put to use! In some women, the natural ability to balance yeast and bacteria diminishes, resulting in recurrent yeast infections, which can often lead to bladder infections.
Annoyingly, the common treatment for bladder infections is antibiotics, which can actually cause yeast infections! Suddenly, you’re stuck in a neverending cycle. And we wonder why our sex drive sucks? The energy spent on treating the side effects of sex are just too much to bare. So, some of us decide to take the easy way out and run from the penis entirely.
Luckily, the use of probiotics helps prevent the recurrence of yeast infections and restores the vagina’s natural internal environment. It also restores the protective layer over your vaginal walls which helps fight infection. See, the results are incredible!
The vagina is surrounded by strong muscles, powerful sensory nerves and multiple arteries with rich blood supplies – all of which happen to be key players in the ultimate orgasm. So, use probiotics and you won’t cheat yourself out of crazy good sex and multiple orgasms.
Note: vaginal dryness can affect anyone at any age. No, it’s not just a “menopause” symptom! Here’s a hint: whenever you take your probiotics, apply coconut oil vaginally to maximize the positive effect. Coconut oil is antibacterial and antifungal, so it will help prevent yeast infections while keeping you nice and wet.
Looking younger and sexier with probiotics
Our inner ecosystems fight daily battles to maintain our body’s balance. So, as we get older, factors like poor nutrition, environmental toxins, smoking, uv light, alcohol, and stress take their toll on our strong but fragile systems. When we’re young, we think we’re invincible and pay little attention to our body’s interiors – after all, they’re newer and more resilient, at that point, not yet exhausted by years of (face-it) misuse. Or maybe we’re just not seeing the issues until they manifest, years later, on our bodies’ exteriors. Sometimes it takes an issue offending our vanity, for us to really wake up! Whether we’re noticing lesser muscle tone, weight fluctuations or skin changes, we start to understand the price that’s paid for the brazenness of youth.
The good news is, it’s never too late to turn back time! So, let the changes begin!
The long-term integration of healthy bacteria into your daily lifestyle is key. Probiotics help produce vitamin B and K inside your intestines for immediate absorption. In general, they famously assist digestion, jumpstart the immune system, and enrich the blood – the latter being the body’s main transport system for oxygen and other vital elements to the organs. Ultimately, probiotics lighten your body’s workload by helping restore balance!
Probiotics and Brain Function
UCLA research discovered that healthy women who regularly consumed probiotic-enriched yogurt demonstrated improved brain function.
The study’s main author, Dr. Kirsten Tillisch, commented, “Many of us have a container of yogurt in our refrigerator that we may eat for enjoyment, for calcium or because we think it might help our health in other ways.
And get this! Probiotic bacteria might actually be able to rewire the neurochemistry of the brain to target chronic stress conditions like anxiety and depression!
Health Benefits of Taking Probiotics
Bacteria itself gets a bad rap and I think it’s about time they get to tell their side of the story! I get it, trust me. The thought of throwing back a few billion bacteria everyday might be (literally and figuratively) hard-to-swallow. But, never fear! A growing body of science suggests that you can prevent and treat various imbalances with foods and supplements containing live bacteria.
I hope you’re starting to see why the idea of self-prescribing bacteria might not be as outlandish as you may have thought? An estimated 100 trillion microorganisms, representing more than 500 different species inhabit every normal, healthy bowel. We call them microflora. These “tiny flowers” rarely make us sick – quite the contrary! In fact, they actually keep threatening intruders at bay.
By Esmie Gallemore – at my corner blog page