One of the easiest and most effective steps that you can take to improve your health, regardless of your current health status, is to populate your intestines with friendly bacteria.
You can think of your gut like a thriving ecosystem. The more diverse this ecosystem, the healthier you are as an individual. Diverse bacterial strains lead to a healthy digestion and immune system.
Recent studies have shown that the microbes in our gut play an important role in determining our health as well as our brain function and even our emotional wellbeing. There are trillions of these bacteria in our guts making up about 3 to 5 lbs. of our body weight. The thing to remember is that they eat what we eat. Keeping that in mind, what is the ratio of good to bad bacteria in your gut (primarily the large intestine where feces is eliminated)? If they are mostly good your health will reflect it. If there is an overgrowth of bad bacteria or bacteria outside the large intestines you may experience symptoms such as: