Probiotics are extremely popular right now; it seems as if there are celebrities on every channel claiming they have never felt better after taking them. At Reza Chiropractic in St. Petersburg, many of our patients ask us if probiotics are really necessary, and we firmly believe that they are. Chiropractic treatment is based on the idea that, when well-aligned and taken care of, our bodies can heal themselves. That is why, at our practice, pharmaceutical drugs and surgery are always the last resort, not the first step to healing. We encourage our patients to explore natural healing methods in order to be as healthy and strong as possible.
What are Probiotics?
While we have been taught to believe that bacteria are always bad, this is not the case. In fact, our bodies are full of good bacteria, particularly in our digestive system, which is why we recommend probiotics for anyone suffering from digestive issues. When you have too much of the bad bacteria, IBS symptoms can be exacerbated, and infections or irritation can occur. After a round of antibiotics, some people will not have enough good bacteria left, so doctors will recommend taking probiotic supplements after your prescription finishes.
Probiotics can help with skin conditions, including eczema, irritable bowel syndrome, urinary health conditions, allergies, and oral health. Some easy foods to add to your diet that are high in probiotics include:
- Miso soup
- Soft cheeses like Gouda
- Sourdough bread
If you are more of a picky eater, you can add a supplement to your diet. Different options can come in forms of capsules, powders, and tablets, depending on what you prefer. If these options don’t seem to be helping you enough, you can also consider products like Activia that will have additional probiotics added to them.
At Reza Chiropractic in St. Petersburg, we focus on making our patients as healthy as possible, in the most natural way we can. No matter if you are suffering from chronic pain, sports injuries, auto accident injuries, or just want to feel better overall, we will be able to help you.
For more information or to make an appointment for a consultation, contact us today.