There are more microorganisms in your stomach than there are cells in your body. This fact might be mind-blowing to some people, but since I’ve always had a severe inferiority complex, I have somehow always just figured that my body is more valuable as real estate for bacteria than I am as a human person. That’s a joke. I actually feel reasonably ferior.
In any case, those bacteria are extremely important to everyone’s human person, and killing off scores of beneficial bacteria can cause stomach pain, can make digestion difficult and can even lead to illness. FloraFood from The AIM Companies is the answer to keeping the environment of your stomach balanced and healthy.
You should be especially wary of your gut-flora levels if you have engaged in these five at-risk behaviors.
1. Ingest Artificial Sweeteners
According to a recent study, artificial sweeteners increase the blood sugar levels of both mice and men and disrupt gut flora. Artificial sweeteners have been linked to obesity and diabetes as well. My advice: Avoid artificial sweeteners.
From the CBC:
The increase in consumption of artificial sweeteners coincides with the obesity and diabetes epidemics, Eran Segal of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and his co-authors said.
“Our findings suggest that non-caloric artificial sweeteners may have directly contributed to enhancing the exact epidemic that they themselves were intended to fight.”
2. Use Antacids
Your stomach is supposed to be acidic and gut flora is supposed to live in an acidic environment. When you destroy your gut flora’s environment, it dies.
3. Eat GMOS
Most of the corn and soybeans in the US has been treated with glyphosate. That means, animals that have been fed corn or soybeans have been “treated to” glyphosate. Glyphosate can disrupt your gut flora, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
4. Suffer from Stress
I once heard that “stress will kill you faster than anything.” Stress can damage the necessary endothelium that lines your veins, and it can also kill your gut bacteria. It is bad news…and hearing bad news is also stressful.
5. Have Taken Antibiotics
We all have to go to the doctor from time to time, but after we’ve taken our antibiotics, we need to make sure to get our gut flora balanced again. So if you’ve been sick, it’s probably a good idea to reach for the FloraFood.