Updated: Jul 26
It's not a matter of if we need bacteria- we do.
Bacteria is needed for the absorption of our vitamins / minerals, energy levels, hormones and immune system.
HOW TO BUILD A HEALTHY MICROBIOME
To gather exposure to a natural bacteria balance, ensure your environment is as natural as possible!
Bacteria can be found in artisanal products that are hand-made and not mass produced / pasteurized
Eat food fresh from the source: like garden, farm, farmer's market, sprouted at home or from a neighbours garden.
Walk barefoot outside: take a long romantic walk on the beach.. or putter through the garden without your shoes.
Cuddle with an outdoor pet
Consume a probiotic supplement from your local health food store.
Healthy tips I use around my home:
Swap out pasteurized products of the artisanal unpasteurized brand or make them at home. Foods like pickles, sauerkraut, ketchup, mustard, pasta sauce, honey, soy sauce, beer, wine, were all traditionally made fresh, preserved naturally (without additive)- and with no need to pasteurize!
Garnish meals with living foods. Here are some examples: garnish a meal with a side of spicy yogurt, drizzle with a dressing made with apple cider vinegar, yogurt with unpasteurized honey, top a meal with fresh sprouts, add homemade pickles to your hamburger. As we slowly incorporate living foods on a daily basis we will notice an overall improvement with our health and digestion.
Top bacteria foods
Yogurt / kefir
Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
Fermented miso paste