Study Shows Healthy Bacteria Flora Starts Before Birth

As is indicated in this article, the role of healthy bacteria, or healthy flora may actually begin in utero.  This suggests that mothers-to-be or women thinking about getting pregnant may want to start addressing their own gut flora now in order to insure healthy flora in their offspring.  Healthy flora helps build a strong digestion and a strong immune system, which helps prevent colic, allergies, eczema and asthma in infants.

I have always advocated that expecting mothers start the process as soon as possible of making sure their gut flora is as healthy as possible.  You can do this by taking a good quality multi-strain probiotic,  and avoiding processed food, such as simple carbs and sweets.  For further recommendations on a healthy diet for establishing healthy gut flora see my link to The Modified Yeast Free Diet.

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