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How to reduce sugar and feel fantastic

Sugar is nothing but empty calories, the calories that only make you gain weight and do not provide you with any benefits because they do not contain any nutrients. Cutting out sugar can be very hard, especially when you have a sweet tooth.

Here are my top tips to help you stop eating sugar.

  1. Start slow and take baby steps:

If you try to cut out all sugar from your diet at once, you will fail, because those cravings will come back with a vengeance. It will feel more like a punishment than an accomplishment. Instead of completely cutting out all sugar from your diet at one time, start controlling the amount of sugar you DO consume. For instance, if you take three teaspoons of sugar in your tea or coffee, try cutting back to two for one week, then down to one. For that sweet tooth, start by just cutting out chocolate and sweets before you abandon everything like baked desserts, or just save it for special occasions.

  1. Use sugar alternatives:

Instead of using sugar when you do want it, replace it with honey, agave nectar, or sugar alternatives like stevia.

  1. Challenge yourself:

Some people like to challenge themselves and love the feeling of accomplishment when they fulfil that challenge. If that, is you, try to challenge yourself to not to eat sugar for a week (or for a day, if you have a serious addiction) Gradually extend your time and celebrate each milestone.

  1. Try sugar-free gum:

When sweet cravings strike, grab a piece of sugar-free gum. This will keep you occupied and satisfy the need to chew on something. I am not a big fan of gum, but it can work well for some people.

  1. Choose fruits over desserts:

Fruits are a sweet and a healthy alternative to desserts. If you feel like having cake or a favourite dessert, then grab some blueberries or another sweet fruit. The natural sugars in the fruit will help curb those cravings.

  1. Know the benefits of quitting sugar:

There are so many benefits of cutting sugar that if you educate yourself on them or experience the negative side effects first-hand, you will cringe at just the thought of consuming sugar. When you cut out sugar, your cardiac health improves, your skin begins to glow, and your acne starts clearing up. Furthermore, cutting out sugar will boost your mood and you will stop feeling cranky, moody or tired all the time. Your memory will improve, and you may be able to lose the extra weight you always wanted to shed. You will balance your hormones and reduce the cortisol if you can manage your blood sugar levels.

  1. Add fennel seeds to your diet:

If you just can’t shake off your sugar addiction, try adding fennel seeds to your diet. You can either add them while cooking or you can chew them raw. Fennel seeds do not contain any sugar or empty calories, but they have a naturally sweet taste.

  1. Don’t start your day sweet:

According to a study by Brown, if you start your day by eating something sweet then you will crave sugar all day long. So, instead of having something sweet, have a savoury breakfast. Don’t even use the sugar alternatives in your breakfast.  Make sure you have plenty of fat and protein at each meal to help you combat cravings and feel fuller for longer.

  1. Use essential oils to help reduce cravings. My favourite are grapefruit or fennel, one drop under the tongue or one drop in water will help your metabolism and reduce cravings. I only recommend the best oils from DoTERRA. If you would like to order, get in touch.

Sugar is an addiction, and it takes time, consistency, and determination to abandon it completely. Start small and take little steps toward removing it from your diet.

If you would like to learn more about my 8-week TIME TO NOURISH gut healing hormone balancing program, click here www.trishtuckermay.com

The program is designed to get you moving from sluggish, tired, bloated and accidentally overweight to feeling fantastic and full of energy.

If you would like me to help you get to the root cause of your problems let’s have a chat about the state-of-the-art testing, I provide so I can work out exactly what your body needs in terms of diet, lifestyle and supplements to rebalance itself.

Yours in health and wellness,

Trish Tucker May

Thyroid Symptoms and Vitamin Deficiency

Vitamins are essential in maintaining your thyroid health. However, many of my clients that patients that suffer from any thyroid disorder are often found to be vitamin deficient. A few symptoms of thyroid disorders include hair loss, loss of energy, sudden weight gain and difficulty in losing it, dry skin, constipation, and increases in cholesterol.

Your thyroid is mainly responsible for producing or discharging hormones that help regulate the rest of your body. Here is a general explanation for how your thyroid and hormones work together. Your body contains a TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) that is usually measured by your doctor when you go to get a thyroid check-up. The TSH comes from your brain and goes to your thyroid glands, signalling them to produce T4, which is also known as your inactive thyroid hormone. The T4 travels within your tissues and your bloodstream until it gets converted into T3, which is your active thyroid hormone. Then T3 gets into your cells to reach your nuclear receptor to increase your metabolism.

The vitamins that are found to be most deficient among patients who suffer from any thyroid disorder, are vitamins B-12, D, A, B2, and C. The deficiency of vitamin D is found to be the one of the most influential in thyroid disorders.

Vitamin D has anti-inflammatory properties that help increase the flexibility of your immune system. Therefore, if the levels of vitamin D in your body get seriously low, you may fall prey to autoimmune thyroid disease.

Vitamin D is also critical in helping insulin resistance, which can adversely affect your thyroid physiology. Furthermore, vitamin D also plays a huge role in balancing the TH1 cells and the TH2 cells of your immune system by affecting the TH3 cells, which are responsible for the growth of differentiation and expression between your TH1 and TH2 cells. In short, a vitamin D deficiency can be a big problem.

A deficiency in Vitamin A limits your body’s ability to produce TSH, which is essential for converting T4 into T3 and can disrupt your entire metabolic process. It can also lead to bad eyesight.

Deficiencies in vitamins B1, B6, C, and E can lead to an overactive thyroid, which weakens the muscles. Vitamin C is also responsible for keeping your thyroid healthy; if your body remains deficient in vitamin C for too long, it can cause your thyroid to produce too much hormone. This is the same with vitamin E, too, but a deficiency in vitamin E can also cause your body to produce less TSH, which, as mentioned earlier, disrupts your whole system. If your body lacks vitamin B6, it will not be able to use iodine as its raw material in producing or discharging hormones. Deficiencies in vitamin B2 suppresses the functioning of your thyroid and it fails to produce hormones.

Last but, not the least, a weak thyroid cannot absorb vitamin B12, which may result in various neurological problems like neuritis, neuralgia, bursitis, and various mental illnesses. A deficiency in vitamin B12 can also cause and worsen Hypothyroidism, which is a deficiency in thyroid hormones.

Vitamins are important players in your body’s overall functioning. Find out what your baseline should be and talk with me about your supplements to ensure you are getting all the vitamins your body needs to stay healthy!

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Yours in health and wellness,

Trish Tucker May

How to Make Healthy Snacks to support your gut and balance your blood sugar and hormones.

Healthy Snacks

How to Make Healthy Snacks to support your gut and balance your blood sugar and hormones.

Our eating habits are greatly influenced our kitchen supplies and vice versa. By simply transforming our food choices, we can move in the right direction toward healthy eating. For example, removing junk food is a great first step; if you don’t store any junk food in your pantry, you will better be able to avoid the temptation to eat it. It is also imperative to make healthy choices while shopping at the grocery store or making your grocery list. Try shopping at whole or natural food markets to help make healthier choices easier.

It is important to make a conscious effort toward developing healthy eating habits to maintain your weight and for your overall well-being. Here are a few healthy vegan snacks and their ingredients to help you stock up your pantry and develop a healthier lifestyle for a happy life.

Here are snack ideas to support your gut, minimise bloating and to balance your blood sugars.

The idea is not to be snacking all day long but you really want three to five hour window between your main meals.

But if you feel frazzled and tired in the afternoon, the key would be to have fat and protein at every meal. Avoid biscuits cakes crisps chips and processed sugars.

The menopause cake: I recommend for ladies over the age of 40 to have a slice of this cake.

Having a smoothie in the morning containing fats and protein, and also half a teaspoon of cinnamon can really help with cravings and blood sugar.

Seeds:  sesame, hemp, sunflower, pumpkin seeds and I lightly roast these I drizzle them with cinnamon and a little bit of tamari. Good for when kids come home from school.

Walnuts and Brazil nuts very good for balancing blood sugars again good source of fat and protein. Very good for your hormones, and cognitive health. If you’re struggling with brain fog, memory loss then how small handful of walnuts or Brazil can be very beneficial.

Bitter leafy greens; pea shoots, bitter herbs like watercress, broccoli sprouts, baby kale and rocket for breakfast and lunch very good for balancing the blood sugar.

Oat cakes with nut butter is a good snack to help you balance blood sugars.

Frozen Grapes are an easy, refreshing summer snack.

Kale Chips. If you are craving something salty, try some kale chips.

Homemade granola naturally sweetened with the Medjool dates. Add some almond milk to a ½ cup of the cereal and you have a heavenly breakfast loaded with essential nutrients.

Smoothies are healthy, nourishing, filling snack packed with nutrients. You can make a green smoothie by adding green ingredients you love along with some nutritional superfoods and drink up for a great day ahead.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries. Craving fries? Baked sweet potato fries are oil-free fries that won’t harm your gut and are a delicious anytime snack.

Mixed Berries with Cinnamon. Mash up some of your favorite berries to your desired consistency and sprinkle with ground cinnamon. This bowl of goodness is loaded with antioxidants and easily satisfies your sweet tooth without sabotaging your gut health.

My favourite essential oil for managing cravings is called smart and sassy it is a combination of peppermint and grapefruit you can add 5 drops to an empty veggie cap and take daily which is an excellent way to manage blood sugar and reduce cravings. that essential oil is available on my website

Stock your pantry with the right items to ensure you are prepared when those snack cravings strike!

If you would like to learn more about 8-week gut healing program click here

Yours in health and wellness,

The Benefits of Yoga

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Yoga is a disciplined Hindu exercise routine that focuses on breathing, posture, and mindfulness. The practice of yoga was initially founded in ancient India and is a part of Hindu religious practices. It has grown in popularity and is now practiced by a large population of people searching for health and mental peace.
The main goal of practicing yoga is to attain “moksha,” which means “liberation.” According to many yoga gurus, there are five main goals or elements of yoga. These five main elements are:
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  • Being disciplined toward attaining a goal
  • Controlling your body movements
  • Controlling your mind
  • Connecting with your spiritual self
  • Attaining the highest level of self-awareness
  • Yoga provides a lot of benefits to our body, health, and mind. Here are just a few of them.

 

  1. It improves your body’s flexibility.

Yoga can help make you more flexible and agile, especially with regular practice yoga. This flexibility can help prevent injuries or strain and help relieve muscle and nerve pain.

  1. It helps build muscle strength.

With regular practice, yoga can also help build muscle strength and tone. This strengthening of our muscles can also help protect us against pain and various diseases like arthritis.

  1. It improves your posture.

Yoga can help improve your posture, preventing backaches and neck pains and strain. Young yoga practitioners have also reported an increase in height due to the improvement in their posture. A straight spine can balance your whole body much more easily than a spine that lacks good posture. Poor posture can cause your body to strain and cause you to feel lazy and tired. It also puts you at higher risk for degenerative arthritis of the spine.

  1. It improves the overall health of your bones.

Yoga can help improve your bone strength and health and prevent breaks or fractures.

  1. It regulates the circulation of your blood flow.

Regular yoga practice can help improve the circulation of your blood flow, especially in your feet and hands. This prevents your body from swelling or becoming inflamed. A healthy and regulated flow of blood in your body encourages overall better health. It also helps provide oxygen to your lungs and regulate the transfer of oxygen to your tissues by boosting the level of red blood cells and haemoglobin in your body. All of this can help reduce your risk of stroke and other forms of heart diseases and illnesses.

  1. It lowers stress levels.

Yoga brings you mental peace by helping you manage your stress levels through deep breathing exercises and practiced mindfulness.

  1. It helps maintain your blood pressure.

Regular yoga practice has been found to be greatly beneficial in maintaining your body’s blood pressure.

  1. It helps in regulating your adrenal glands.

Yoga can help lower your cortisol levels, helping to regulate the functioning of your adrenal glands. Healthy adrenal glands can help you in losing weight and maintaining overall health.

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Yours in health and wellness,
Trish Tucker-May

The Benefits of Exercise for your Hormones

 

Exercise is the best gift you can give yourself for peri-menopause and beyond.

Consistent, regular exercise can change your life in ways you may not have considered.

Here are a few ways.

Benefit #1: It improves your self-esteem.

Exercising regularly or more than twice a week will make you feel better about yourself and naturally improve your self-esteem. It will make you feel like you have accomplished something and like you have done something amazing for yourself.

This feeling of accomplishment will make you believe in yourself more and you will become confident in other aspects of your life.

Benefit #2: It will make your skin glow.

If you battle with bad or dull skin, try adding exercise to your daily to-do list and make it a point to check it off.

Regular exercise can help relieve dullness and may help prevent the signs of early aging like wrinkles and fine lines.

Benefit #3: You will sleep better.

Regular exercise will reward you with a peaceful night of deep and quality sleep.

Exercising strengthens your body’s circadian rhythms, which keep you alert and awake during the day and make you feel sleepy at night. If you find it hard to sleep, try just fifteen minutes of exercise a day and notice the improvements.

Benefit #4: It helps control your weight.

Exercising on a regular basis helps you burn the calories that you have consumed throughout the day so that you can either lose or maintain your weight and build muscle tone.

Benefit #5: It improves your memory and brain health.

Exercising can improve your memory and the overall health of your brain. It can prevent brain fog, that sudden shut down of your brain that happens when you get tired and makes even the simplest and most routine tasks seem difficult and suddenly very confusing.

Exercise also stimulates the production of hormones, which aid in the repair and growth of your brain cells.

Benefit #6: It helps reduce chronic pains.

Regular exercise can help in reducing and possibly eliminating excruciating chronic pains. One of the most common causes of chronic pain is inactivity.

Your body is just like a machine; as long as it remains active, it will function well.

Several studies have also shown that regular exercise can increase your pain tolerance and decrease your body’s perception of pains and aches.

Benefit #7: It can help you feel happier.

Last but, not the least, regular exercise can help reduce or prevent feelings of anxiety and depression and make you feel happy again.

According to a study conducted by Oxford University, people who exercise regularly, even at a beginner level, are found to be more content and happier than those who fail to do so.

To feel even better, try increasing the intensity of your workouts slowly and feel more accomplished, healthy, and happy.

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Yours in health and wellness,

Trish Tucker-May

The two most profound techniques for supporting your liver cleanse.

 

Castor oil packing and enemas are techniques that have been around for thousands of years.

These are ancient techniques and date back to 1550 BC and Hippocrates was noted to advocate some of these techniques since 500BC.

Techniques for comfort

Without these techniques, the healing journey can be uncomfortable and can come with many unwanted symptoms of discomfort.

These techniques are designed to support the movement of toxins out of the cell and continue the journey out of the body via the lymph and the blood.

Toxins will flow out of the cells and into the lymph and blood. All the blood travels via the liver every three minutes so supporting the liver as you detox is so important.

Bowel support

The exit route via the main route of elimination is vital.

The bowels need to be supported and open rather than congested.

This is why these advanced techniques are vital.

With the support of these techniques the process of elimination can be manageable, comforting, empowering, and energizing.

You will be more open to embracing the techniques when you know how powerful they are and why they fast track your results.

You will love this easy technique – Castor oil packing.

Castor oil packs are an easy and efficient way to support your liver and remove toxins from the body.

Rub castor oil on your stomach, the right side of your liver and upper abdomen.

Soak a muslin cloth or old flannel in the castor oil and then apply over the liver, lower right-hand side of the rib cage.

You can lay a hot water bottle or a heating pad on the top of the pack and relax as you release toxins for about 45 minutes.

Home Enemas – a profound technique for liver support

When we support the liver, we support balanced hormones. 

This is a great technique if you suffer headaches, migraines, fluid retention, joint pain and bloating.  It seems the perfect technique to ease your way to a healthier liver.

Many of my clients feel uncomfortable at the thought of doing home enemas. I understand the reaction. But when you can understand how powerful and beneficial, they are you might feel differently.

Enemas are a great aid to detoxification as they are rehydrating and emotionally reassuring, comforting and can speed up the removal of toxins via the bowel.

This has a brilliant effect to decongest the liver. 

It is like cleaning out a dirty dish cloth and giving it a good squeeze.

There are different types of enemas for different ailments.  A water flush enema is beneficial for hydration. Retention enemas can include organic coffee, linseed tea, chamomile tea or wheatgrass.   This technique follows a water flush, and the liquid can be retained for 20 minutes.

They are soothing and supportive to balance the emotions.

Coffee enemas were made popular by Max Gerson but there have been recordings dated back from early Egypt times.

Coffee enemas lower toxins in the liver by activating glutathione and combining free radicals to be released by the gall bladder.

The coffee enema causes dilation of the bile ducts, facilitating the release of toxins. It is like giving the liver a good squeeze to dump toxins.

The enema is retained for 15 minutes. All the blood in the body passes via the liver every three minutes, so the coffee enema overrides the liver and acts like a dialysis of the huge network of blood around the bowel.

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How to Have Better Relationships Through Your Own Self Love

In today’s busy world, we rarely set time aside for ourselves and often ignore our well being. This ignorance can lead to mental and physical health issues and start to seep into our relationships. It is critical that you take some time out of your busy schedule for just you. We tend to neglect ourselves and put off taking a break for any sort of self-care.

This can lead to a never-ending work cycle with no recreation that may leave you feeling down, frustrated or even hysteric. The easy solution to this problem is to take care of you. Take some “me-time” out of your around-the-clock schedule and treat yourself to something nice and stress-relieving.

Do not feel selfish about it, because when you feel good, you are better able to take good care of your relationships and your work.

Ways to Promote Self-love

There is no specific rule of thumb to taking care of yourself; it can involve anything you like to do that makes you feel refreshed. Here is a short list of ideas:

  • Spend some time alone, away from the world, in a calm and quiet place. You can go for a morning walk or visit a park. Don’t turn on the TV or laptop. Just be with yourself.
  • Reflect on what has been happening in your life. Appreciate your achievements and encourage yourself to do more.
  • Read your favorite book or some poetry.
  • Focus your energy on being a beautiful person on the inside rather than focusing on the outward beauty.
  • Get up early in the morning, eat healthily throughout the day, get some exercise and meditation, and go to bed early. This healthy routine will keep your mind and body on the right track and your soul will automatically feel refreshed.

With these simple steps, you can learn to love yourself and bring positive changes to your life.

Spend Time with Your Loved Ones

Spending time with your loved ones is food for the soul. You feel refreshed and happy when you get enough attention, love, and time from your loved ones and vice versa. To boost the energy level of your mind and body and to help satisfy your soul, try to maximize the time you spend with your family, your partner, and your kids. Here are some good ways to maximize small amounts of time:

  • Arrange specific activities that you love to do with your partner or kids. For example, go to a theme park and take rides with your children, or plan a movie night with your partner. These little trips will help you stay happy and feel blessed.
  • Always plan ahead if you are usually busy so that you don’t disappoint your family by not showing up.
  • Give yourself a break from technology; your phone, iPad, and laptop need to stay away from you in order for you to spend quality time with your family and actually be present in the moment.
  • Try to communicate with your partner and children one-on-one to promote feelings of mutual love and respect.
  • Use positive affirming words to give off positive vibes.

These steps will help to promote a healthy family life, which will have a deep positive impact on your mind, body, and soul. Loving your family and loving your life starts with loving yourself. Love yourself and you will excel!

If you would like to learn more about my Time To Nourish 8 week program just click here https://trishtuckermay.com/8-week-feeling-fabulous-gut-healing-program/

 

Yours in health and wellness,

Trish Tucker May

 

Why clean and support the liver

Your liver is one of the largest organs in your body. It helps remove waste and handles various nutrients and medicines.

It’s suggested that a liver cleanse can help keep your body running smoothly, purge toxins and keep the cells young.

If you are struggling with belly bloat, tiredness, hot flushes, night sweats, headaches, bloating, abdominal cramps, constipation please consider doing a liver cleanse and gut healing program.

If you could discover the real reason for ongoing digestive issues would you be into that?

Consider all the elimination pathways especially the liver. We can do to a lot to improve the way the liver works. Eliminate toxic foods, processed beige foods including wheat based, environmental toxins, too much alcohol and stress.

Click here to listen to my interview with Neil Fellowes of the Total Wellness Club where I discuss the benefits of a liver cleanse and how you can do it.

The gut and it’s Flora plus the function of the liver are the most important factors in human health and the balancing of the hormones, especially for women entering the peri-menopause.

Imagine kissing…

food allergies

constipation

leaky gut

toxic pounds

cellulite

brain fog

and adrenal fatigue

goodbye forever.

 

Give me 8 weeks and I’ll help you get there…and then some.

Introducing the 8-Week Time To Nourish, Happy Gut and Hormone Balancing program—the program designed to help you rehabilitate your gut, balance the hormones and reclaim the life you deserve.

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If you would like to go deeper right now and support your liver, gut and hormones consider this 8 week program. The good news is that you’re in the right place to get the support you need.

You may be confused, overwhelmed and frustrated and you’re looking for reliable quality advice and support to help you feel better.

With the happy gut and hormone healing program cooking and eating healthily has never been easier!

The recipes are clear and easy to follow and use readily available ingredients that won’t break the bank.

Flourish and thrive – new wellness rituals for happy gut and balanced hormones.

Your happy gut and balanced hormones starts right here.

Rituals to ignite a happy liver and balanced hormones:

Step by step support for the liver

  1. Get castor oil packing is wonderful for the liver area – RHS rib cage
  2. Apple cider vinegar 1 cap in water before each meal
  3. 2 teaspoon psyllium husk in water each morning is great for bowel support
  4. Liver flush at night

Ingredients:

Juice of 1 lemon

8 fl oz water

1 tbsp organic olive oil

1 chunk of ginger root

Evening meal should be lighter and no later than 6pm

Take between 10-11pm immediately before going to bed

Over the 5 days aim to increase to 4 tbsp of olive oil and 4 cloves of garlic (increase ginger if required)

Additional considerations:

  • Apple and pear skins – pectin binds to toxins and keep including in the diet.
  • Cooked Onions,  turnips, black and red radishes are antiparasitic and stimulate bile flow also shallots, parsley, watercress, capers, Jerusalem artichoke, leeks
  • Pumpkin seeds; incorporate 3 handfuls daily and add to breakfast, salads, casseroles, smoothies very good.
  • Observe your individual in food mood poop diary
  • Before treatments and cleanses, it is important to open up the 7 channels of elimination – Bowel, Liver, Kidneys, Lungs, Skin, Lymphatic system, and Blood

By unblocking the liver and gall bladder, the body’s 60-100 trillion cells will be able to “breathe” more oxygen, receive more nutrients, eliminate their metabolic waste products more efficiently, and maintain perfect communication links with the nervous system, endocrine system and all other parts of the body.

Additional support for the Lungs

  • Exercise and breathing exercises.
  • Changing the quality of your air
  • Salt pipes – the diffusive action of salt; negative ions and salt it will displace fluids that will sit in the lungs.
  • Inhalation of essential oils – eucalyptus, frankincense, sage, thyme

Here is what Kate said about the 8 week program.

I am 46 yrs old and have all symptoms of Anxiety, depression, panic attacks and heart palpatations, sweats and hot flushes. I was so overwhelmed and scared, had no idea what was happening to me until I started your program. I am going to start a daily diary and watch my food intake.

I have already starting doing daily breathing exercises and meditation which helps so much when I go into a state of panic as well as focussing on something that takes my mind away from whatever is happening to me. I find that your down to earth, calming information and wisdom is very good and just what I needed. The checklists and meal plans made it very easy.  Well done Trish, keep going for us ladies.

It is not too late to join – we start next week.

 

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How to Buy the Best Probiotic

With a plethora of options to choose from, it has become a grueling task to choose the right probiotic supplements for you. Here are some tips that will help guide you to select the best probiotic supplement right for you.

Colony Forming Units (CFUs)

CFUs, or Colony Forming Units, are the measuring unit of probiotics. This number must be clearly displayed on the probiotics bottle. A probiotic should be in the range of 3-50 billion CFUs to best suit your digestive system.

A lower range would be sufficient as a maintenance product. This potency will allow you to recover the probiotics lost due to the modern lifestyle when otherwise you have a completely healthy digestive system.

The higher potencies are recommended for specific instances, including the following:

Stress and Travelling: Most of our immune cells live in our gut, so it is imperative to reinforce them during times that might prove crucial for our immunity, like while traveling or going through a stressful situation. The intake of probiotics at this time can help you to avoid any future concerns.

Older Age: As we age, our microbiomes lose probiotics much faster, particularly Bifidobacteria, which is found in the large intestine. A reduction in its amount may cause digestive problems. For such cases, a high potency probiotic that has high concentrations of Bifidobacteria is recommended.

Diet: An unhealthy diet loaded with processed foods is also responsible for depleting our natural probiotics. Including probiotics supplements can help a great deal in offsetting this damage.

Compromised Digestive System: If you have a problematic digestive system, probiotic intake may help restore some balance.

Products above 50 billion CFUs really don’t provide any added benefit, so don’t be fooled into thinking more is better.

No Irritants

You should look for a supplement that is free of chemicals and ingredients that could upset your gastrointestinal tract instead of aiding it. Choose a probiotic that has listed all the potential irritants that it does NOT include to be sure of the good quality of the supplement.

Shelf Stability and Guaranteed Potency

It is imperative to get what you pay for. It is important to be sure that if the manufacturer says they put 50 billion CFUs in the product you purchased that that number of CFUs remains the same four months later. To be sure of this, it is important to pay full attention to the labeling while making the purchase. The supplement you purchase should specifically say, “Potency Guaranteed Until Time of Expiration.”  It should also be shelf stable so that you don’t have to refrigerate it to keep its potency. Look for a label that says “Refrigeration Not Required” or “Shelf Stable.”

Strain Diversity

Another important factor to consider before investing in a probiotic is the diversity of strains. Look for a combination of Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli for an average adult. This will support both your large as well as small intestine. Look for the abbreviations L. and B. on the label.

Keeping in mind the above-mentioned criteria while buying a probiotic supplement will help you to choose the right one for you. Check all these units and factors on the labeling to be sure you are purchasing the best quality the supplement.

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Yours in health and wellness,

Trish Tucker May