How to look after your Gut Flora

How to look after your Gut Flora:

1. Eat a varied diet and your gut flora will thrive.

2. Be careful with antibiotics, because they knock out good bacteria as well as bad ones:

The lumen of the gastrointestinal tract is home to at least a kilo of bacteria of more     than a thousand different species. There are ten times more bacteria in the gut than there are cells in the entire body. This is known as our normal gut flora.

It seems that a well-balanced gut flora can protect us against invasion by harmful bacteria. Imbalances in the gut flora arise when some species are favoured at the expense of others.

External factors such as diet, lifestyle and antibiotics can affect the composition of the gut flora. A single course of antibiotics can affect the gut flora for a period of several years.

3. Don’t eat too much fibre. Some people’s gut flora turns excess fibre into wind – listen to your gut.

4. Don’t be obsessively hygienic or scared of the germs around us. Don’t disinfect your kitchen.

5. Avoid colonic irrigations. They can endanger the whole balance of your gut flora.

Published by

David Drysdale

David Drysdale has worked as an Osteopath in the West End of Glasgow since 1996. David combines a wide range of techniques when treating a patient, ranging from Osteopathic Manipulation, Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Nutrition and Exercise. Treatments are tailored for the Patient. It is understood that some people simply do not like osteopathic manipulation, while others like Deep Tissue Massage, or benefit from Cranio-Sacral Therapy. There are different ways of treating people who are in pain, and providing the treatment that works for you is very important. Osteopathy is well known for treating Headaches, Neck & Back Pain, but many other conditions such as migraines, frozen shoulder and arthritis can all respond well to good Osteopathic treatment.

Many Thanks…………….. Davy Drysdale

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