I refer to my articles:"Bacteria in our GI Tract & digestive health. To be healthy for life it is important to consume 8 to 10 servings of fruit and vegetables daily and many of these should be raw that are considered to be “Life Food” because they contain those natural digestive enzymes.I also recommend that your diet is free from high-clycemic carbohydrates and sugar. Because you will not be spiking your blood sugar, this will also keep your yeast in check and is the answer if you have problems with recurrent yeast infections. It will keep your blood sugar lower, which is also critical to keep a balanced GI flora. I also advice you to consume more good fat and good protein and reduce the amount of bad fat and bad protein that's in your diet now. I also recommend that you take high-quality, complete and balanced nutritional supplements at the optimal levels that have been proven to provide a health benefit in medical literature. However, even if you pratice a healthy lifestyle, there can be problems sometimes which are out of your control. Science has shown that when we get older, the production of digestive enzymes becomes less. When you combine this with a diet of highly processed foods without any natural digestive enzymes, for many of us this results in having less capacity to digest our micronutrients as we once did. You could have irritable bowel, GI distress, reflux, and chronic fatigue. I would advice you to consider adding digestive enzymes to your diet and consume 1 – 3 high-quality digestive enzymes prior to or with your meal. This will allow you to replenish your digestive enzymes and better digest and absorb the nutrients from your food and supplements. As a bonus you will usually notice an improvement in your GI tract and general health within 4 to 6 weeks of starting digestive enzymes. Of course you adjust the amount of enzymes you are consuming based on your response. If you respond well with one digestive tablet prior to or with your meal, then I suggest you stay at his level. you respond better with 2 to 3 tablets, then this may be the level you need to take. I also suggest that you take high-quality probiotics every other day, This will bring your GI flora back into balance and suppress the bad bacteria and yeast. If you have to take a course of antibiotics for an infection, then take a packet of probiotics daily while you are on the antibiotics and for at least two weeks afterwards. This will help you better to avoid many of the terrible GI complications which antibiotics can cause and protect your health by bringing this “Garden Within” back into balance as soon as possible.
If you are eating a healthy diet and didn't have to take antibiotics, then you may find that after a few months of taking probiotics, you don't need to continue taking them. However, many people have such good health benefits or are concerned with the antibiotics that are in our food supply, which cannot be avoided by most of us, continue to take probiotics every other day or at least a few times per week is a good idea. Keeping your “Garden Within” into balance with natural digestive enzymes is a key aspect of general health and an optimal immune system.