Our bodies are living cultures. When we take responsibility (meaning the ability to respond) to nourish and care for our bodies they give back to us ten fold! Everything is connected, once we re-establish the healthy flora in our bodies they will thrive in our bodies providing powerful and healing qualities that reflect into our physical world.
One of our first exposures to this micro flora is through our mother’s birth canal; we are coated with a layer of bacteria. If our mother was healthy she blessed us with a nice shield of friendly armor. If she may have been dealing with Candida at the time of birth or an unhealthy lifestyle than this too was transferred to the baby. This along with pharmaceutical drugs & tap water often destroy or suppress our own immune response thus killing off many of our friendly bacteria and contributing to disease in the body. An over-growth of unfriendly bacteria can easily create imbalances such as Acne, Allergies, Autism, Immune Disorders & the list goes on.
If this was the case for you as a child – you are not to worry! Our bodies are miraculous and come bouncing back with an abundance of energy when given natural care. The body wants to heal itself by its very nature. If you are starting a family this is something to consider for your own child’s health. We build our world one child at a time.
The best thing to do in order to re culture our gut is to feed it the friendly micro flora.
When the friendly bacteria proliferate we experience healthy skin, weight loss, increased immune response, better digestion & healthy bowel movements because these little sentient beings are constantly producing enzymes, B vitamins and other nutrients that support a healthy internal environment.
Internally our “gut” or intestinal system is our line of defense in keeping the skin healthy, vibrant & our immune system strong. Skin issues are often related to what is going on inside our gut. The ratio to healthy & unhealthy bacteria in the intestine is said to be best at 80/20. When this is in check rest assured the body will thrive.
Lipophilli Bacteria are fat-soluble microbes that live on the exterior of our skin. They keep viruses, infections and fungal issues at bay. This protective layer is required for our body to maintain a radiant & youthful glow. It is the harsh soaps & cleansers out there that strip these oils from the skin opening our immune system up to invaders.
Probiotics will also acidify the colon (maintaining a proper pH between 6.7 and 6.9); normalize our bowel movements; produce key minerals & vitamins; produce lactase (for lactose intolerance); & remove toxic waste from the body.
If you choose to supplement with Probiotics a good idea might be to take a teaspoon in the morning, on an empty stomach, and a teaspoon at night before bed. This way we coat the digestive tract and allow the organisms to proliferate without interruption. Choosing a high quality probiotic that is proteolytic, which means they break down the proteins into amino acids is crucial. This will allow the amino acids to convert in the body to create strong healthy bones, skin & hair. This allows us the ability to manufacture our own metabolic enzymes and hormones. Probiotics are key to vibrant health!
Other ways to get your Probiotics could be coconut kefir water, cultured vegetables & cultured nut seeds & cheeses. Colostrum is also full of probiotics.
As we modify the terrain the unfriendly bacteria will no longer have the environment to thrive. This really goes hand and hand with our world. We are learning to reinvent and recreate our world to be a happier, healthier place. As we clean up our own terrain we will see the manifestation in our physical world.