In society today we are seeing an increasing amount and prevalence of food intolerances and food allergies compared to 10 years ago, especially in kids. Many theories have been put forward but it really stems from our environment factors effecting our diet and lifestyle that are the key.
If we look at the modern day diet it has cahnged from wholefoods to more processed foods that our bodies genetics are not equiped to handle. These processed foods are low in nutrient and rich in calories.
Our environment and excessive cleaniness with food preparation, reduction in fermented food consumed all contribute to changing gut bacteria.The increase in Caesarean births and increased prescibing of antibiotics all play a role in reducing our first line of defense and Gut bacteria.
Any patient with food intolerances can benefit from a daily probiotic. Taking probiotic can help replace some key species of digestive bacteria required for normal digestive function but are absent or low in number when you have food intolerances. By increasing the good bacteria in your lower intestine you replace these good bacteria and help replace the gut micro biota, which if low can cause reduce, or abnormal fermentation of food.
We stock many specialised probiotics such as
- Spectrumceuticals Pro8 -200 billion Multistrain
- Mutaflor (Escherichia Coli)