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Probiotics – Do I Really Need Them?

By now, most people have heard that taking probiotics every day will benefit your digestion. But did you know how important chiropractic adjustments are in keeping the spinal bones free of subluxations (bones of the spine that are out of position creating pressure or irritation on a spinal nerve). Adjustments keep the nerve pathways clear of interference so that the organs of your digestive system can run efficiently. If those nerve pathways are not clear of interference, then no matter what supplement or drugs you take will help your digestion work at its optimal best. Probiotics are a useful tool in further digesting the foods you eat and they help keep the lining of the intestines clean for better absorption of nutrients into the bloodstream.

In our modern, processed food age, with chemicals, additives, colorings, thickeners, stabilizers, preservatives and the like (ingredients found in most of the foods in typical grocery stores today) it is very nearly impossible to get the vitamins, minerals, probiotics and enzymes found in real food for good digestive balance.

Digestion is the ticket to wellness. It regulates the absorption of nutrients and it makes up 80% of your immune system. Did you know that there are hundreds of trillions of microbes; 400-1000 different species in a healthy “gut”? You actually have more healthy bacterial cells in your “gut” than the cells that make up the entire “you” (seen and unseen). Those cells can weigh between 4-8 pounds per person!

1DIGESTIONIt stands to reason that your digestion depends on good nerve flow from your spinal nerves to your mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and colon in order that nutrients are absorbed efficiently. You can support your digestion with the help of your chiropractor. Your chiropractor will gently remove subluxations from your spinal bones that block the nerves of digestion so that information can reach the muscles, organs, and functions of your body.
The doctors of Cromwell Family Chiropractic believe that along with regular adjustments, probiotics are another useful tool for your good health from which you can benefit.