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Balancing your gut flora is an important part of treating and preventing autoimmune diseases like fibromyalgia, Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and several types of cancer. In fact, your intestinal tract is like a mini-intestinal system for your body and is an essential place to regulate your immune system, absorb nutrients, and flush toxins from your body.
The intestinal tract contains billions of microorganisms, some of which are needed for good health. But, other beneficial bacteria, are not able to survive and reproduce in a healthy environment, where you would normally eat food.
When you take antibiotics, the good and bad bacteria are killed off. You will find that your gastrointestinal problems will return when you stop taking antibiotics. If the balance of good and bad bacteria was lost, it would make your symptoms worse. However, if you get your good and bad bacteria balanced, then you will be less likely to develop chronic symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, digestive disorders, depression, or stress.
So, how can you start to restore the balance of good bacteria?
First, you must remove any toxins from your body. That means you must eliminate the things you put into your body that are harmful to your intestinal tract. A way to do this can include drinking lots of water. Water flushes out the harmful toxins in your body so they don’t accumulate and cause chronic inflammation and other problems.
Balancing your colon can also help. If you have trouble with your digestion, it could be because the lining of your intestines has become too acidic. Acidic foods are toxic to the body and should be avoided at all costs. Also, if you are taking antibiotics, you may need to drink more water and cut back on the use of other processed foods and refined sugars.
Eating more fiber-rich foods will help your digestive system work better and help replenish the good bacteria in your body. Foods that are particularly high in fiber such as whole grains and vegetables contain most of the good bacteria your body is looking for. These foods are also easily digested by your body. Therefore, you should try eating foods that are high in fiber to reduce your chances of developing chronic problems.
Also, regular bowel movements help your digestive tract function properly and improve the health of your intestinal flora. It’s important that you follow a regular bowel movement schedule to reduce constipation and promote a healthier digestive system. The more you practice good habits like regular exercise and drinking enough water, the more likely you are to restore your intestinal health and immune system. Regular cleansing and a proper diet can help you prevent chronic symptoms like fatigue, depression, anxiety, stress, and stress.
Now, if you already have problems with your digestion, you might not be able to follow a healthy diet. But you can start eating healthy to improve your overall health by eating more fruits and vegetables, avoiding junk food, and consuming more fiber.
To further strengthen your immune system, eat foods that have been proven to boost the immune system in your digestive system. These include fruits and vegetables and those high in nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Foods that are rich in phytonutrients include those that support the function of white blood cells. Phytonutrients are essential to the immune system.
Regular exercise can help maintain a healthy colon and help your digestive system overall. To strengthen your immunity, make sure you get plenty of vitamin C, zinc, magnesium, and calcium every day. Try to include some protein in your diet, too because a well-balanced diet can help you improve your immune system.
Balancing your gut bacteria can help you feel better and fight off chronic problems like fatigue, depression, anxiety, and other ailments. You will not only feel better, but your digestive system will thank you for the extra help. Your body will thank you for the good things it has taken in improving your digestion and immune system.