I bet you didn’t know that over 70 percent of the cells that make up your immune system are located in the lining of your stomach! Your digestive system is actually one way that your body rids itself of toxins. In order to keep your immune system functioning optimally, eating clean, eating more fiber and taking probiotics and other targeted supplements are necessary. Doing these things will promote the growth of friendly bacteria in the gut. A healthy microbiome is critical to health of your immune system because it is protective and healing to the lining of the gut. This article will explain some of the best natural immune system boosters to keep your gut healthy and functioning optimally.
Keep The Good Bacteria!
One of the best things you can do for yourself is to keep the good bacteria in your gut. One of the leading causes of good bacteria being wiped out is fluoride in tap water. If you drink tap water you must filter your water. Another source of declining good bacteria is antibiotics. Antibiotic use is one of the major reasons our digestive systems have a major imbalance of good to bad bacteria. Sugar doesn’t kill off good bacteria, but it causes bad bacteria to grow more. Sugar is a no-no when you are trying to boost your immune system.
Probiotics In Your Food.
When you need to increase the good bacteria in your gut, the most important thing to do is eat probiotic food and take probiotic supplements. Common foods that are full of probiotic goodness:
- Kimchi (fermented vegetables) and sauerkraut
- Probiotic yogurt
- Natto (fermented soybeans)
- Raw milk
- Soluble Fiber. Foods like apples and sweet potatoes are chock full of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber heals the lining of the stomach and as a result, boosts immunity.
Increasing these kinds of foods will help boost your immune system by increasing the good bacteria in your gut. When the ratios of good to bad bacteria are in balance, the lining of the gut is strong and healthy leading to increased immunity.
Watch this video to learn how you can increase your gut health. Steven Lamb is the resident doctor on the major network news channels. He is also co-founder of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
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