The good bacteria that live in your gut are a blessing for your health. The undigested food that stays in your gut for long periods of time, on the other hand, can lead to inflammation such as arthritis. Here at Soft Touch Chiropractic in Porter Ranch, CA, Dr. Masoud Shamaeizadeh, DC advises his patients to take probiotics to prevent arthritis.
Scientists have known for some time that good bacteria in the gut helps us digest our food. Now, a new study suggest that good bacteria, also known as probiotics, helps prevent rheumatoid arthritis. The study also shows a correlation between the amount of bad bacteria in a gut and the existence of arthritis in a person.
The way to introduce probiotics into the gut are as follows:
1. The most effective way is to consume fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi and others.
2. Fermented drinks such as kombucha also introduce probiotics to the gut.
3. Probiotic pills are also a great way to increase the good bacteria that digests food properly and prevents inflammation.
If you already have arthritis, it is not too late to start taking probiotics. In order to create an environment where probiotics will stay alive:
1. Eat a primarily plant-based diet. Raw veggies are the best because they provide the fiber that probiotics need to thrive.
2. Stay away from antibiotics as much as possible. Antibiotic medication not only kills bad bacteria, it also kills the good bacteria.
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