Bacteria: bad reputation?

Blog post provided by Probiotic Solutions.

Did you know that Probiotics aren’t just used for digestive purposes anymore? Creating a healthy environment in your home will expose you to bacteria that will support, not hinder, the functioning of your body’s microbiome. Meaning you’re left with a strong immune system, clear mind, better sleep and all-round optimal health. So how do you invite more beneficial bacteria into your life? Put down the commercial “anti-bacterial” spray and wipe and introduce probiotics into your home.

 

What are they really doing?

For some time, bacteria was almost a dirty word associated with illness and disease. These days, it’s got a much better reputation, with more and more research showing that we’re riddled with the stuff, and we can’t live without it. *Fun fact alert* our bodies are more bacteria than they are human. For every human cell that makes up your body, there are ten cells of bacteria living on your body. It’s on our skin, in our mouth and throat, gut, nose…everywhere and it’s essential. Without bacteria fighting the good fight, our body can’t operate properly. From supporting our digestion to boosting our immune system and balancing our moods, bacteria is central to the healthy functioning of our body’s physiological processes. We all have our unique ecosystem of bacteria, inherited from our mothers during birth. It’s comprised of both good and bad bacteria, which are forever changing, as they react and interact with our environment and lifestyle.

Creating balance & rejuvenation

Considering that we rely on the trillions of beneficial bacteria to maintain almost every aspect of our health and wellness, it’s no surprise that it’s critical to keep our microbiome in-check. Antibiotics, excess stress, processed sugar and commercial cleaning products can harm our friendly flora, compromising our optimal health and wreaking havoc in our daily lives. That slump your feeling off the back of the holiday period; potentially an indication that the indulgent festivities has left your microbiome feeling a little out of sorts. The good news about your mini-universe of bacteria is that it can be changed reasonably fast. When these guys are in good shape, they do some pretty heavy lifting for us, detoxifying and reducing heavy metals, breaking down pesticides (commonly used on crops of cauliflower, broccoli and soy) and facilitate in the excretion of BPA (chemicals found in water bottles). Once the environment of flora is balanced, our body’s physiological processes occur with ease, allowing us to feel energised.

Cultivating the good

So now you know all about bacteria; the good, the bad and the ugly. But how do you invite more beneficial bacteria into your life? A simple, yet impactful place to begin is in the home. It’s time to put down the commercial spray and wipe. In fact, feel free to rid yourself of anything in the cupboard labelled ‘antibacterial’, because it’s doing you more harm than good. To feed and strengthen the ecosystem of good bacteria, you need to fight bacteria with bacteria. Yes, we’re talking probiotics. When you clean with probiotic-based cleaners like ours, you’re cleaning with millions of good bugs from 13 strains of bacteria in every single bottle. Not only does this leave a flourishing colony of good bugs throughout your home, but they continue to work and detox the surfaces around you long after you’ve cleaned. Creating a healthy environment in your home will expose you to bacteria that will support, not hinder, the functioning of your body’s microbiome. Meaning you’re left with a strong immune system, clear mind, better sleep and all-round optimal health.

Ready to rejuvenate your health? It’s out with the old commercial cleaners and in with a new, more natural way of caring for your environment.