Our GI tract is a main component of our immune system. Gut health determines what nutrients and toxins our body absorbs. It also determines which allergens and microbes should be kept out of our bodies. Gut bacteria – the good bacteria – must be balanced for optimal health. These bacteria not only promote immune balance, but they also extract vitamins and minerals from your food to promote health at the cellular level.
Probiotics are essential to help restore the “good gut bacteria”. There are many different brands of probiotics; high-quality products are usually fermented to combine different strains. Popular strains include: Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium Breve and Lactobacillus Bulgaricus.
Dr. Anne Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician, offers testing to assess and restore optimal gut health. Offices are maintained in Tampa and Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida. Please contact the office at 813-902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.