Probiotic therapy is taking nutritional supplements such as lactobacillus acidophilus or bifidus or eating foods that contain these live cultures such as yogurt.
What are Probiotics?Probiotics are essentially live bacteria similar to the good bacteria found in the gastrointestinal tract. They are available as supplements or in food like yogurt, miso soup, soy milk, and fermented milk.
What is the benefit of Probiotic Therapy?The main benefit of probiotic therapy is the feeling of ease in digestion and being able to fully absorb the nutrients from the food that is consumed.
What is the realtion between Gastrointestinal and mental health?Gastrointestine is considered body's second nervous system, and it produces 95% of the serotonin in our body and hosts 60% of our immune system. It is also the home of a complex ecosystem of gut flora, over 400 species of good bacteria that aid in digestion and nutrient absorption, and filter out toxins and harmful substances.
Gastrointestinal health has a major impact on our mental well-being.
What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?The Gastrointestinal tract also contains some bad bacteria, but these are normally kept in check by high numbers of good bacteria. But when a person experiences stress, or eats something he or she is intolerant of, the bad bacteria outnumber the good, placing the gastrointestinal tract in a state of dysbiosis.
This prevents the good bacteria from performing its filtration function; instead of keeping toxins out and letting nutrients in, it does the exact opposite. This condition is also called leaky gut syndrome.
How to treat Leaky Gut Syndrome?The first step in treating leaky gut syndrome involves removing all allergenic food substances and medicines that may be overburdening the Gastrointestinal tract.
This might mean going to an gluten-free casein-free diet or the Feingold diet. The next step involves repopulating the gut with good bacteria through fiber and probiotics.
Probiotics are essentially live bacteria similar to the good bacteria found in the GI tract. They are available as supplements or in food like yogurt, miso soup, soy milk, and fermented milk.
In the first place the above process, brings back balance to the population of good bacteria in the gut and eliminate the problem of poor nutrient absorption. Using probiotics also protects the body from toxins, which are known to trigger hyperactive and inattentive symptoms.
Finally, probiotics assist in repairing damaged intestinal mucus, reduce inflammation, and re-establish immune tolerance.