Did you know we are made up of a combination of human cells and micro-organisms?

This is known as your microbiome.

Just focusing on the bacterial side of our microbiome of which most are beneficial to our health and wellbeing and a small number (if allowed to heavily populate) can cause disease. However having the right gut balance of bacteria can be linked to numerous health benefits including; weight loss, improved digestion and enhanced immune function.

If our gut microbiome gets out of balance through a variety of different means, sickness and antibiotics are some examples, probiotics are recommended. You can either get your probiotics through supplementation (which we stock here and the chiropractor can recommend whichever one suits your specific needs), or through some foods. The probiotic foods include yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, tempeh and kimchi.

Press HERE to read our Healthy Living Blog post “Prebiotics, probiotics and immunity.”

If you would like more information just ask at your next appointment.

Feature Image credit: Flo Leung