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intestinal flora

Did you know that your intestinal flora plays a crucial role in your general well-being?

That’s how it is!

The health of your gut microbiota not only affects your digestion, it also influences your immune system, your mood, and even your weight.

Therefore, it is essential to take care of it and keep it in balance. Here I share some holistic tips to improve the health of your intestinal flora and enhance your well-being:

  1. Healthy eating: A diet rich in fiber, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fermented foods such as natural yogurt, kefir or sauerkraut, can promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in your intestine.
  2. Probiotics: Probiotics are live microorganisms that can help balance your intestinal microbiota. You can find them in supplements or foods like probiotic yogurt, kimchi, or tempeh.
  3. Prebiotics: Prebiotics are non-digestible fibers that serve as food for the beneficial bacteria in your intestine. Include foods rich in prebiotics such as onion, garlic, bananas, artichokes and asparagus in your diet.
  4. Stress reduction: Chronic stress can negatively affect your intestinal microbiota. Practicing relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga or conscious breathing can help reduce stress and improve the health of your gut.
  5. Get enough sleep: Good rest is crucial for the health of your intestinal microbiota. Try to sleep between 7 and 9 hours each night to promote the balance of your intestinal flora.

Remember that each person is unique, so it is important to listen to your body and adjust these tips to your individual needs.

Taking care of your intestinal flora is an investment in your long-term health.

Dr. Mariam Tovar can help you with her knowledge and expertise in Chinese medicine, holistic medicine, herbal and functional medicine.

We are located in Sarasota, Florida.

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