Here at healthalks HQ, we've got a lot of love to give and one part of that is loving your guts. Get this. After taking antibiotics, it can take up to 16 months for various gut bacteria to return. 16 MONTHS! Wowsers, that's two birthdays worth and some. And if you take another course of anti's in the midst of that healing time, it can take even longer and sometimes never return! Poor gut health will affect every part of our bodies normal function. This gut bacteria is vital for wellness. After all, our gut forms the basis of our health. It helps us draw nutrients from food to fuel our bodies, it shapes our immunity and it ensures that we are well oiled. Poor gut health will result in a huge range of issues including fertility troubles.
And no. That isn't a sea creature. It is the 'mushroom' (or bacteria) that make kombucha – a fermented tea that helps stitch up that gut and mend the holes that are formed when it is damaged. It's really easy to make too. We've got a couple of healthtalks segments around this topic so we can make sure you have all the info you need to get fermenting!
Today Mel and I chat with Dorota from Trupp Cooking School about gut health, pro-biotics, fermented foods and how this affects health, fertility and the health of your unborn. Happy viewing!