We all want the healthiest immune systems possible, perhaps never more so than this year.
A commonly circulated statistic says that 70 per cent of our immune system is in our gut. But what does that really mean and what can we do to help?
“The human microbiome is home to millions and millions of microbes,” says Whitney Douglas, Director of Sales at Living Alchemy. “The balance of these microbes has a huge impact on our immune system, from the production of special immune cells to reducing inflammation throughout the entire body. These microbes are communicating with your immune system all the time and are the epicentre of your wellbeing.”
While we’ve all heard of probiotics—often referred to as good bacteria—your gut needs more than these to thrive. This is where the larger, umbrella category of symbiotics comes in. Symbiotics are fermented, whole food living cultures that provide everything needed to support the gut environment.
They include a diverse range of beneficial microbes, prebiotics, digestive enzymes and a long list of other key nutrients, all of which support your entire microbiome and immune system. Symbiotics ensure a diversity of beneficial bacteria, digestive nutrients and short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs).
“We need to really nourish our entire ecosystem every day,” she says.
Douglas considers symbiotics advanced microbiome support because they cover all aspects of supporting the gut. They reduce inflammation, feed and sustain your existing gut ecology and keep the digestive lining healthy and resilient.
Symbiotics have also been said to help with energy, hormones, immune support, ageing, joint health, and overall wellbeing.
An upcoming free webinar, Immunity Starts in the Gut, promises to shed even more light on the topic. Anyone who is interested in keeping their immune system strong and balanced this year will want to sign up. On October 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., Living Alchemy's certified Holistic Nutritionist, Irene Pauline will offer a host of tips and lifestyle ideas to help you achieve optimal gut health; you’ll also get great supplement and nutrition advice to help keep every member of your family in top form this fall and winter.
“Living Alchemy products are well-loved by our customers and we receive amazing testimonials on a daily basis,” says Shonna Saari, owner and operator of The Country Way. “It's so rewarding to stand behind a product line that you love and to hear how it is impacting the people who invest in them month after month in such a positive way.”
Learn more about how to boost your immunity, plus how to eliminate:
- Gas and bloating
- Digestive pain and irregularity
- Lack of energy
- Brain fogginess
Anyone who is interested in their health should also sign up for the store’s newsletter, which publishes twice a month; simply visit The Country Way. There are new articles and informative topics in every issue, which tackle health concerns many can easily relate to.
The Country Way is a health and wellness store in Sault Ste. Marie, often referred to as “the place to go” in the community. It has been in business for 46 years and is known for its good, old-fashioned customer service. Staff are firm believers in nutrition and living a healthy, active lifestyle. To learn more, call 705-949-1898.