Probiotic Supplements

As we know, bacteria can be very harmful to our body. But there is also good bacteria that is beneficial and enhances health. This bacteria lives in our gut and can help break down foods and absorb the nutrients our body needs. One way we can get this “good” bacteria is through probiotics. You can either take probiotics in supplement form or get them from different food products such as yogurt.

If the gut becomes unhealthy, probiotics can help restore the balance and ignite the immune system to prevent pathogens in creating disease. It is also said that probiotics can help with digestion, metabolism, improving sleep, mood, and energy levels and balancing blood sugar. There are many different types of probiotic strains. It’s best to look for a probiotic that has lactobacillus, bifidobacterium, or streptococcus. These bacteria’s live naturally in the human digestive tract and there is research that they provide great benefits.

Before starting on a probiotic first speak with your doctor. There are many different probiotic supplements out there and it is very important that you choose the right one.

Source: www.health.harvard.edu

Kale Chips

Looking for an easy healthy snack that you can take on the go? Kale Chips are they perfect choice! 

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  • 1 bunch kale , stems removed, torn into bite-size pieces 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt 

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Drizzle kale with olive oil and massage oil into kale. Spread out evenly on cookie sheet and sprinkle with sea salt. Place in oven for 10 minutes or until crispy. 

Everyone Needs a Little Lavender

With caregiving comes a lot of stress and anxiety. Even though caregiving can be rewarding it can also be challenging and health problems may arise. You have to remember to take care of yourself before taking care of others.

To help with stress some people turn to essential oils. This form of aromatherapy is a safe way to reduce stress and improve ones health and well-being. One of the most popular essential oils is Lavender. It is known for it's calming effects and pleasing scent. Lavender can relieve stress/anxiety & depression, improve sleep, alleviate skin conditions, and reduce pain levels. 

To get the full effects of Lavender you can use a diffuser, place 1-2 drops in liquid, or put 1-2 drops on an area of skin! This essential oil is a must-have oil to have with you at all times! 

Source: http://dailycaring.com
www.doterra.com

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