Who ever said that retirement was about slowing down? This is the time for following your passions, seeking out adventures and reaping the rewards of a lifetime of hard work and caring for others.
To help make the most of your new-found freedom, it’s essential to look after yourself and get the balance right.
Over 2000 years ago, Hippocrates, the ‘Father of Medicine’ famously said that all disease begins in the gut, and today, modern medicine is backing his claim.
While nutrition, exercise, rest and play are all important, one of the easiest things you can do for your health is to include a probiotic-rich yogurt, one that has named strains such as BB-12®, LC-431®, LGG® or Bi dus Actiregularis® into your daily diet.
Inclusion of these probiotics in your diet has
been shown in documented clinical studies to provide protection from infection and to regulate metabolism. A healthy gut can also give you more energy and vitality – all great reasons to maintain a healthy balance of good and bad bacteria.
However, science has proven that painful symptoms such as bloating, constipation, diverticulitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and even bowel cancer are often linked to an unhealthy gut. And research is also uncovering links with immune function, diabetes, arthritis, depression, autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome and even obesity.
In fact, we now know the gut contains around
70 per cent of our body’s immune system and more neurons than our brain – its even getting a nickname as the body’s second brain!
For most people the easiest way to incorporate probiotics, and to keep it up regularly, is by eating a good quality probiotic yogurt each day that contains at least 1 billion probiotics per serve.
So next time you’re in the supermarket head to the refrigerator aisle and stock up on some delicious probiotic-rich yogurt – your body will thank you!
For further information regarding gut health and the use of probiotics please download the ‘8 Steps to better gut health’ brochure from Dr. Joanna.