(2) Get enough sleep.
Turn off electronics at least 1 hr before bed and get plenty of magnesium in your diet.
(3) Minimize your stress.
Give meditation a try, turn off the news, and try to set aside time to get outdoor time. Reading a book or getting in a workout can also reduce stress.
This one cannot be stressed enough. Working out can increase your gut health, give you more energy, reduce stress, and of course reduce weight. Working out also decreases depression by releasing natural endorphins.
(5) Take a prebiotic or probiotic.
Prebiotics and probiotics add beneficial microorganisms such as yeast and lactic acid bacteria to your digestive system. Fermented foods are not only full of beneficial microbes, but supply trace minerals, vitamin B, and enzymes. Adding a prebiotic or probiotic supplement to your diet may be a great way to improve your gut health and immune deficiencies.
Prebiotics (EM-X Gold®) provide “food” meant to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut, while probiotics (PRO EM-1®) are live good bacteria. Not all probiotic supplements are high quality or will actually provide benefit. Besides being easier to take then a pill, fermented liquid probiotics have live microbes that are already active and ready to work. This provides you with a more stable product with higher concentrations of microbes.
(6) Decrease chemical usage.
Research shows that homes that heavily use harsh chemicals and disinfectants result in people with lower populations of microorganisms in their microbiome. Chemicals in cleaners do not discriminate when killing bacteria. Allergies, sensitivities, and some respiratory illnesses have recently been linked to common household chemicals. The overuse of disinfectants and antibiotics actually contributes to a weak immune system.
Instead, use all natural cleaning products (APC500™). Using ingredients with natural antibiotic properties such as yucca, apple cider vinegar, and beneficial microorganisms like Lactobacillus, will keep your home clean while maintaining beneficial microbe populations.