While IBS is not often a topic people like to talk about in public, each year over 20 million Canadians, children and adults, suffer from digestive disorders, IBS being one of the most common forms. Women tend to suffer IBS symptoms in significantly larger number than men. April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Month, a timely opportunity for alternative health expert Bryce Wylde to lead a seminar on family digestive health tips at an event hosted by Ferring Pharmaceuticals where I learnt about gut health insights and digestive health and am now able to tell myth from fact surrounding probiotic benefits and detriments.
It is important to learn how what goes into your body can affect your health in numerous ways. Not only is it a pillar in improving your overall digestive health, it can also yield many other health benefits improving your immune system, helping to reduce eczema and allergies and are beneficial to a women’s overall health. But what exactly are probiotics? They are live bacteria and yeast that are an important supplement in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keep your gut healthy. They help restore the balance between good and bad bacteria within your immune system and digestive tract. When the digestive tract is healthy, it get rid of anything that can cause it harm such as damaging bacteria, toxins, chemicals, and other waste products and is able to absorb the nutrients that your body truly needs. Probiotics are also extremely beneficial in helping our bodies to protect itself against germs, infections and illness.
The trick though is to find the probiotic that is right for you. Unlike other vitamins and supplements, there are various forms of probiotics that are specialized whose health benefits differ by their genus, species and strain level. One of the biggest problems in our modern society is that we are constantly in a rush and find ourselves eating micronutrient deficient fast food. It is time to take a moment and think about our health first for once. If you are unsure about which probiotic to take, consult your doctor or a medical practitioner for advice.