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Given the importance of microbiota population and diversity, it is interesting to understand how it all begins in the human body. Microbiome development is said to start as soon as someone is born, influenced even by the method of being delivered into the world. However, recent research indicates that a baby is exposed to bacteria while still in the womb.
The Baby Factor
At birth, a human infant has very few microbes, and the establishment of a microbiome happens during the first couple of years of life. This early bacterial development has been shown to have an effect on a baby’s disposition.
A 2019 study conducted at the University of Turku in Finland revealed that the gut microbiota composition of 2-month-old infants determined their temperaments by the time they were 6 months old.
Babies with a greater diversity of gut bacteria exhibited fewer negative emotions and fewer fearful reactions. These results imply a possible avenue in preventing mental health problems as a child grows older.
Your Gut Health
Factors that influence the microbiome—being born, lifestyle choices, chemicals in the environment, toxins, etc.—continue to be studied for more insight into this life within your life.
Investigations of composition of the microbiota and gut–brain signaling of microbes are top topics. It all suggests that what goes on in your gut has a lot to do with how you feel physically and mentally, taking gut feelings to a whole new level.
And in the meantime, you can effect positive changes in your microbiome. Excerpted from a May 2019 Medical News Today article*, here are 10 ways to improve gut health:
- Take probiotics and eat fermented foods
- Eat prebiotic fiber
- Eat less sugar and sweeteners
- Reduce stress
- Avoid taking antibiotics unnecessarily
- Exercise regularly
- Get enough sleep
- Use different cleaning products
- Avoid smoking
- Eat a vegetarian diet
AIM for a Healthy Gut
In the above list of ten ways to improve gut health, the first two can be supported by taking FloraFood and fit ’n fiber. Enhanced support can be added with PrepZymes. And by starting with a colon cleanse using Herbal Fiberblend, you get gut health improvements off to a clean start.
You can’t go wrong by giving your small and large intestines the scrubbing fiber and detoxifying herbs in Herbal Fiberblend. Getting rid of any toxins in your intestinal tract or parasites that may compromise your health, supports your immune system and adds balance to your microbiome. In other words, remove the bad and maintain a healthy environment for the good. Herbal Fiberblend is effective in getting the job done.
Each FloraFood capsule repopulates the microbiota with 3 billion live cells consisting of three species of friendly bacteria. Along with increasing the count of these healthy microbes, consuming FloraFood probiotics also supports digestion and has an alkalizing effect on body pH.
To thrive, good bacteria need to be fed the right kind of food. The acacia fiber, konjac fiber and guar gum in fit’ n fiber are prebiotics that friendly bacteria feed on, providing 8 grams of prebiotic fiber per serving. So fit’ n fiber goes hand in hand with FloraFood in supporting gut health.
Taken separately from FloraFood at different meals, PrepZymes gives the digestive process a helping hand from nine cultured, digestive enzymes along with alpine wild garlic and papaya fruit. Food that is thoroughly digested prevents the buildup of toxins.
Taking these AIM products are natural ways to help maintain a balanced microbiome that keeps you healthy. And if it were possible to listen in on the brain-bacteria chatline, you might hear a conversation confirming as much.
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