Health Starts in Your Gut

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The real food community has been extolling the virtues of a healthy gut for years so it’s a blessing to see the mainstream media catch up.

Research in the past two decades has confirmed that more than 70% of our immune system is in the gut. The implication, good health is linked to good gut health. To help restore gut health, we must look at several factors including diet, stress, and antibiotics.



Gut Flora

The whole gut, from end to end, is full of micro-organisms, both beneficial bacteria and harmful bacteria. They live in a harmony as long as there is an ideal balance and they promote normal digestive functions. Antibiotics kill both the bad and the beneficial microbes. Scientific studies have confirmed this (1).

Restore Gut Health to Restore Your Health

With proper planning and patience, it is very much possible to help restore digestive balance. There are steps that you can follow to help you feel your best self.

First, detoxify the gut. Talk to your nearest natural health practitioner about a herbal preparation that will clean your gut.

Secondly introduce new flora into the gut.  A product like Renew Life Probiotics will restore your intestinal flora.  Probiotics are the very opposite of antibiotics. They contain friendly bacteria that will help replace the ones destroyed by antibiotics. These helpful bacteria support healthy digestion and assimilation, produce lactic acid and important digestive enzymes, improve the digestion of lactose (which some people have trouble digesting), and support the immune health. Take a course of Renew Life Probiotics after your cleanse and whenever you finish a course of antibiotics.

I’ve tried several brands of probiotics in the past and I keep coming back to Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics because I notice a marked difference when using them.

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Thirdly, look at your diet. After detoxifying the whole digestive system, you will want to avoid those foods that can cause occasional issues and affect your gut health and maintain regular check-ins with your doctor.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.





Les Dethlefsen and D.A. Telman, Incomplete Recovery and Individualised Responses of the Human Distal Gut Microbiota to Repeated Antibiotic Perturbation, March 2010,


  1. Renee May 29, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    I was just thinking I was in need of a probiotic change up! Thank you for the brand rec!

  2. Emily @ Recipes to Nourish May 29, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    So true, gut health is so important. I’m still working on mine and appreciate the probiotic recommendation. I need to get another one since I’m all out and haven’t tried this one before.

  3. Holley Marth May 29, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Have you used this probiotic to make yogurt? It is soooo nice mainstream media is finally catching up!!

    1. Kelly Bejelly June 9, 2017 at 10:33 am

      No! I had no idea you could do this with it but I will try it!

  4. Jean May 30, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Healing my gut has healed so many other issues that I didn’t think were related to my digestion! I take probiotics ritually.

  5. Jessica DeMay June 2, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Such great info! I love that brand of probiotics and they make a baby version that I’ve been giving to my daughter for over a year. It’s so great!

  6. ChihYu June 2, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Gut health is so important ! Thank you for the wonderful recommendation about this probiotic brand !

  7. STACEY CRAWFORD June 3, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Thanks for the article. I’ve been looking for a good probiotic for my mom.

  8. Cristina Curp June 3, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Yes! I’ve been taking this probiotic for 2 years, I tried a lot of different brands, this was by far the best! I also use it to make my dairy free yogurt!

    1. Kelly Bejelly June 9, 2017 at 10:37 am

      Awesome! I had no idea you could do this!

  9. Jo Romero June 3, 2017 at 11:32 am

    It’s amazing the conditions we’re learning that could come from the gut. This is really interesting, thanks for the tips and the info 🙂

  10. Darryl Edwards - June 5, 2017 at 4:03 am

    Gut health is so important, thanks for listing some reasons and the whys of taking decent probiotics. The gut is worth saving!

  11. Kari - Get Inspired Everyday! June 5, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Probiotics have been a game changer for me too, but I’ve been thinking about switching up which brand I’m using so thanks for the recommendation, I wasn’t sure which one to try next!

  12. Kendra Cardoza June 5, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Would love to try using this to make homemade yogurt and adding to dips. Thanks for all the wonderful info!

  13. Vanessa Woozley June 12, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Such a great blog to raise awareness for your immunity and great to have a recommended product.


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