Our bodies are a host for bacteria! A sobering thought – billions of bacteria make up our entire body! We don’t even notice them until we experience discomfort. You know when your friendly bugs are starting to lose when you experience symptoms such as bloating, wind and upset stomach.
Medication, especially antibiotics, may contribute to an imbalance in good and bad bacteria.
If you consider that over 70% of your immune system resides in the gut, you can understand that by just maintaining digestive health can have far reaching effects on other aspects of health, especially inflammatory conditions of the gut, skin, joints, etc.
So what types of probiotics are there and what type do you need?
By answering the following questions, you will find out if you are likely to need a recolonisation program:
Are you currently or have you taken a course of antibiotics recently?
Do you have symptoms of bloating, flatulence, indigestion, diarrhoea, constipation?
Do you suspect you might have allergies or food intolerances?
Are you recovering from a digestive illness (gastroenteritis, diarrhoea, traveller’s diarrhoea?
Do you experience recurrent gut/urinary/respiratory tract infections?
Do you plan on starting a diet detox program soon?
If you answered yes to any of the above, you would benefit from a recolonisation protocol.