The daily deed that keeps you from deteriorating

If you haven’t fully committed to taking a daily probiotic, I hope this startling information will help you decide to make today the day — especially if you’re a woman at or nearing menopause, like me.

You probably haven’t heard much about any association between menopause and probiotics, but I’m sure you know how important probiotics are at supporting a healthy gastrointestinal tract.

But even beyond that, your gut is the one organ to fight all disease (even cancer). That’s mainly because it’s ground zero for your immune system — and that has far-reaching effects on your total body health.

You may find this latest news surprising, though…

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Gas, stomach upset, loose bowels, stomach cramps, headache and fatigue. These are all symptoms of a problem more common than you may think: Gluten intolerance. It’s often linked to autoimmune issues. Instead of the body digesting the protein, it treats gluten as an… MORE⟩⟩

A daily probiotic can help prevent bone loss

Bone loss affects all of us as our bodies begin to produce less of the sex hormones — testosterone and estrogen — due to menopause. And that’s of vital importance.

A few weeks ago you may have seen this post in our newsletter — Women are 5 times more likely to die after this. The “this” in the title refers to a hip break. It turns out that women between the ages of 65-69 who break a hip are five times more likely to die — just a year following the break —  than women of the same age who don’t break a hip, according to published research.

I don’t know about you, but the closer I get to 65, the younger I realize it is — and I want to fully enjoy all the years ahead. But if my body deteriorates, I’m doomed. And so are you.

Still, sometimes I struggle with doing everything I should be doing to help boost my bone strength and avoid osteoporosis — like weight-bearing exercise, eating enough calcium-rich food and balancing my intake of vitamin D and K2 — magnesium too.

That’s why I’m excited about probiotics. Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia State University found that mice that had undergone ovary removal (simulating menopause) lost half their bone density within a month. But in a group of the ovary-less mice that they gave probiotics to — there was no change in bone density.

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And here’s a big plus: In mice who still had their ovaries intact — probiotics still boosted bone growth.

Related: A potent pair against colon cancer (hint one of them is a probiotic!)

That’s exciting news… considering all the other very valid reasons that you should already be taking a probiotic anyway, this one supplement can help you feel better knowing you’re covering just about all the bases.

But why not just pop a pill? Surely your doctor is already pushing a prescription osteoporosis medication your way, right?

Well, here’s one very good reason: Bone drugs are causing fractures.

A group of medicines developed to curb osteoporosis is to blame for an increase in thigh bone fractures. And when this happens, doctors are recommending that you stop taking the drug and maximize calcium and vitamin D.

Of course, that makes perfect sense, but it’s a little late to give that common sense advice after your patient is in the hospital with a debilitating fracture or break.

So don’t let that happen to you. Get your probiotics and start boosting your bones — and your overall health today. Just one little pill a day equals great big bone benefits.

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Source: http://news.emory.edu/stories/2016/04/pacifici_probiotics_jci/index.html

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Margaret Cantwell

By Margaret Cantwell

Margaret Cantwell began her paleo diet in 2010 in an effort to lose weight. Since then, the diet has been instrumental in helping her overcome a number of other health problems. Thanks to the benefits she has enjoyed from her paleo diet and lifestyle, she dedicates her time as managing editor of Easy Health Digest™, researching and writing about a broad range of health and wellness topics, including diet, exercise, nutrition and supplementation, so that readers can also be empowered to experience their best health possible.