This is a sponsored post with Family Flora. All thoughts and opinions are all mine.
What time of year do you notice that your health starts to take the back seat?
For me, it’s winter time and I know exactly why. The Winter Holidays.
With all the stress of traveling, shopping, and of course all the food.. my body starts staging a revolt pretty soon after Christmas. So this year I’m going to be ready. How about you?
Healthy Gut, Healthy Winter with Family Flora Probiotics
This year my gut will be prepared and ready for whatever the winter holidays may bring because I’ll be using Family Flora Probiotics.
I recently received a 30 day supply of the Family Flora Renew Probiotics from Family Flora to try. For two weeks I mixed the daily packets in my water glass to see if they would help repair my gut after some vacation traveling we had done. With the help of my handy, dandy video recorder, I was able to make a diary, so to speak, of how it all went.
Two Weeks Later
The timing of getting the Family Flora Renew package couldn’t have been more perfect. Not only had I just gotten home from vacation and had a stomach that definitely needed some ‘renewing’, but I also wanted to start making my GI tract strong and healthy for the approaching holidays.
Taking this probiotic was easy. It had no taste and dissolved easily in my water which was awesome. I have tried taking probiotics before that have either been too strong for my stomach or just didn’t work out, so I was pleased at how gentle these were on my system. No side effects or issues at all.
I can honestly say, that after the two weeks, I am feeling great.
I’m going to keep taking these and then move on to the Daily Balance to keep this feeling going and maintain a healthy gut through the holidays.
Does Having a Healthy Gut Really Matter?
YES!! I am a living testament to what the wonders of a good probiotic can do. I have been dealing with IBS on and off for over 6 years now and when I’m not on a probiotic.. my body is at war with itself.
Here’s some great information from Family Flora’s web site about why taking a probiotic is important to a healthy gut.
Why you need probiotics
Did you know that your body’s largest immune system organ is your gut? Hippocrates was right when in ~400 BC he stated, “all disease begins in the gut”. Historically, people that have consumed large quantities of probiotic-containing foods have had especially long life spans; in fact, the word “probiotic” literally means “for life”. Unfortunately, most of us no longer have the type of diet or lifestyle that was possible decades ago. Much of our food supply is contaminated with pesticides. Foods are over processed (or unnaturally processed) and things like preservatives change what was once a healthy food to an unnatural, not-so-healthy food.
The right probiotics will go to work directly in your intestines to help digest your food and purge wastes from the body. In order to perform these key functions, the gut must be in healthy balance. Good gut health also makes it possible to absorb B vitamins and nutrients from our foods! So adding probiotics to your diet can be very beneficial indeed.
Major factors affecting your natural balance of friendly bacteria:
Every day, without realizing it, we eat processed, over-refined, and sterilized foods that destroy the natural balance of healthy flora in our intestines. Even when eating a so-called healthy diet, our body’s flora is bombarded with chemicals, pesticides, and antibiotics that further endanger this delicate balance of friendly bacteria. In addition, most of us don’t eat enough, if any, of the traditional, naturally fermented foods that contain these bacteria. Let’s face it, our lives are more hectic and busier than ever…a little help from Family Flora can make a big difference!
Studies have shown that over time the body becomes less efficient at digesting food and maintaining high levels of probiotics in the intestines.
Stress, alcohol, caffeine, and medications such as antibiotics are detrimental when it comes to your body’s supply of friendly bacteria. Taking a probiotic supplement can provide your intestines with the vital bacteria that could be missing, as well as help your body produce its own brand of B vitamins to combat stress and disease.
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Family Flora Wants You To Try It For Yourself
Family Flora would like to giveaway, to one lucky winner, a 6 month supply of Family Flora Renew!
There are multiple was to enter to win!
The winner will be chosen Thursday, November 17th.
If you’d like to try their product before hand, stop by their web site and print out the $3 off coupon! You can find their products at your local Target store!