The modern diet is just not good for us. It’s full of sugars, unhealthy fats, excess salt and even chemicals in our drinking water. Add to that the daily stress of modern life, and is it any wonder that people suffer from gut related ailments? Your gut is getting put through the ringer every day.
So what can we do to help our overworked guts bounce back and perform at peak function?
We can introduce bacteria into the gut.
That’s right, bacteria.
Since childhood, we’ve been taught that germs and bacteria are gross. They can make us sick. That’s why we douse our kids in hand sanitizer and soap every hour on the hour. We don’t want them to get sick, but what if I told you that some bacteria is good?
There are between 400 and 500 different species of bacteria in your GI Tract. That’s THREE POUNDS OF BACTERIA! Some of these bacteria are good and some are bad. The goal is to have more good bacteria than bad so that the good bacteria can keep the bad bacteria in check. When bad bacteria gain the upper hand we start to feel the negative effects both in our bodies and minds.
Let’s be clear about something, you cannot eliminate bacteria from your world. No amount of antibacterial soap or hand sanitizer will do the job, and you really don’t want to eliminate all bacteria. Good bacteria is beneficial.
How Do You Know If You Have Enough Good Bacteria?
Well, the answer is: Look in your poop.
I mean send it off to the lab at ProTrea and let them do the “dirty work”. Your bowels are the ideal place for bacteria to grow. It’s your own portable petri dish. So, if you are out of balance the evidence will be in your colon.
The technicians at ProTrea will analyze your sample and provide a recommendation.
How Do You Get Back in Balance?
Well, we suggest that you take a two pronged approach. Eat clean, minimally processed foods along with some fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, yogurt and kefir, each day. This will help to keep your gut in balance, but we realize that it’s difficult to make sure you are eating right every day. That’s where ProTrea’s personalized supplements come into play. By taking a supplement each day, a supplement specifically designed for you, you provide additional support to your good bacteria and help them to beat back the bad bacteria that can cause you issues.
Contact ProTrea today to order your gut analysis kit.