Listen to your gut
Around 40% of people have some sort of problems with their gastrointestinal tract. These are ”the big four” – the most common symptoms when something is out of balance in your gut:
However, these symptoms can be easily treated with simple lifestyle measures – by changing our diet and avoiding stress. Choose old-fashioned, organic food – lots of cheese and other fermented goods. A lot of pharmacy remedies can help with short-term relief. But have to keep in mind that only a big lifestyle change will actually solve the problem and have a significant effect on your health.
Some medicines, on the other hand, will cause an even bigger problem. Tranquillisers, painkillers, antibiotics, iron pills, cough medicines, blood pressure pills, medicines used to treat arthritis (NSAIDs) can lead to side effects and upset your tummy. These medicines often cause diarrhea, constipation, or indigestion. They should be used very carefully. The best option is to take some probiotic-rich foods (like yogurt or other fermented dairy products) with these medicines in order to restore your gut balance.
How to deal with it?
Our gut plays an important role in boosting out the immune system, preventing infections, and influencing our mood and even behavior. These microorganisms have antimicrobial activities – they maintain a gut system in balance. Our ecosystem is a very delicate organism. It has to stay in balance in order to keep and improve our health status. By consuming the food mentioned above, you will provide your body with some beneficial bacteria and yeast, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes. These miraculous foods have calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, B2 and B12, vitamin K, vitamin A, and vitamin D. For example, tryptophan, one of the essential amino acids abundant in dairy products, is well known for its relaxing effect on the nervous system. When you combine tryptophan with a huge amount of calcium and magnesium found in every dairy product, you have a particularly healthy and calming effect on the nerves.
A great dairy product for healing your gut is definitely kefir. One of the important ingredients of kefir is definitely kefiran. The adhesive properties of kefiran are what holds together the kefir nutrients – protein, amino acids, fats, and the microfloral complex as a stable biological mass. This polysaccharide has anti-tumor properties. A daily dose of kefiran will prevent and even decrease the formation of tumor cells, by stimulating a specific immune response. With its systemic anti-inflammatory effect, kefiran is very helpful with inflammatory diseases such as ulcerative colitis or rheumatoid process. And that is not all – the regular use of kefir significantly lowers the blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It also controls the level of glucose in the blood because of the bacteria found in it. These bacteria use glucose and cholesterol as a source of energy to create their chains. As a dairy product, it is an important source of calcium and yeasts that are responsible for the formation of complex B vitamins, and it helps with constipation problems.