When we hear bacteria, most of us think of harmful germs. But did you know that bacteria is an essential part of being healthy? While some bacteria is harmful and can cause pain and illness, there are large amounts of healthy bacteria in your body. Your body is filled with trillions of bacteria cells, which outnumber your human cells by 10 to 1!
Over 400 different types of natural bacteria exist to help your body stay health. An example is intestinal bacteria. Intestinal bacteria produces enzymes, which make it possible for your body to digest fats and carbohydrates and metabolize vitamins. The healthy bacteria in your gastrointestinal system ensures your body is properly regulating hormone levels and works to fight off harmful bacteria.
Pack A Punch With Probiotics
Want to give your diet a nutritional punch? Increase how many probiotic-packed foods you are eating. Foods that are full of probiotics increase the amount of healthy bacteria in your body. Some of these foods are sourdough bread, kombucha, sauerkraut, miso soup, kefir, yogurt, and kimchi. Keep in mind that many yogurts contain high levels of sugar, so go for plain yogurt and add your own fresh fruit. Probiotics found in these foods contain real healthy bacteria that will improve your body’s overall health.
The Chiropractic Connection
As you continue to search for waysto support your overall health, consider chiropractic care.
The adjustments you receive during your chiropractic visits help more than your spine. Chiropractic also helps your body maintain a healthy nervous system! When your nervous system is healthy, your immune system is healthy, which means you are better able to fight off harmful bacteria. Because 80% of your immune system is in your gastrointestinal system, it is very important to keep you digestive system healthy.
Your central nervous system is responsible for controlling and coordinating every system and organ in your body. Subluxations, or misalignments, herniated disks, and pinched nerves in the spine may cause problems in the communication between your brain and your gut, so we want to work with you to maintain a normal level of communication.
With the combination of healthy probiotic foods and regular chiropractic care, you can have a stronger immune system, which may lead to a healthier and better life!