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Friday 17 November 2017

Good health starts with a healthy gut

By Clair Whitty - Naturally Healthy

Autumn is here and it's the season when many people think about getting back on track, and back into a routine. Plans are made to eat healthy, start an exercise regime, or get back to study. But when it comes to our health one area that many people forget about is their gut. And this is a great place to start.

Good Bacteria are essential for good health and vitality at every age. The digestive tract is the body's most important organ system. It plays an essential role in everyday health, keeping the immune system healthy. It also produces vitamins, and it has an important role in our mental health too. Poor diet, antibiotics, stressful situations, low quality food, and ageing can all affect our levels of 'good' bacteria.

And when the ratio of 'good' bacteria is lowered, health concerns may arise, including gas, bloating, bad breath, low energy, mood and immunity, constipation, diarrhoea, fungal infections, as well as decreased nutrient absorption.

It's easy to replenish your gut bacteria. All you need is a good quality probiotic supplement. One I really like is Udo's Choice Super 8 Microbiotics. They're an old favourite of mine, and, like me, they've been around a while! I met Dr. Udo Erasmus, the man who formulated the product in Waterford more than 20 years ago at a training session. He's the same man responsible for Udo's Choice Ultimate Oil blend. Dr. Udo is a very interesting man, passionate about his products and he passed his enthusiasm onto me. He looks as healthy today as he did 20 years ago which is a great testament to his products.

One daily capsule of Udo's Choice Super 8 Microbiotic contains 42 billion bacteria in eight distinct strains. It contains both lactobacilli, which are found in the small intestine, and bifidobacteria, found in the large intestine, meaning that the entire digestive tract is covered. Compared to microbiotic yoghurts, rebalancing with Udo's Choice Super 8 microbiotics is faster, and stronger per dose, and are sugar-free. They're suitable from age 5 and are safe during pregnancy.

So if you're planning on getting back on track this autumn don't forget your gut. Take Udo's Choice Super 8 for one or two months and take a step closer to being healthier.

You'll find them in the fridge at your local health food store.

Wexford People

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