Bone broth provides the perfect building blocks (specifically collagen, l-glutamine, and glycine,) for gut repair and the beneficial bacteria are the constructions workers that do all the heavy lifting.
According to Dr. Natasha Campbell’s research (GAPS Diet), “Anatomical integrity of our digestive tract, its functionality, ability to adapt and regenerate, ability to defend itself and many other functions are directly dependant on the state of its microscopic housekeepers - our gut flora.”
Basically, no healing can take place in the gut without probiotics!
And since the gut is already in a state of dysbiosis and lacking beneficial bacteria when there is a Candida overgrowth present, it is absolutely vital to your healing to be repopulating your gut with probiotics. I can’t stress this enough.
Not only do probiotics orchestrate the entire gut lining rejuvenation processes, they are powerful immune modulating critters (80% of you immune system is actually in your gut), they are our #1 chelators of heavy metals, they are involved in over 20,000 digestive processes in the body alone like helping digest our food and making nutrients such as vitamin B12 and serotonin.
Did you know that up to 95% of your serotonin levels are actually made in your gut! Serotonin is that happy-feel good hormone that supports emotions of joy, and a positive mood and outlook on life. We could always use a boost in serotonin!
Take a powerful probiotic to flood your system with good bacteria. When shopping for a supplement look for a product that contains 7-10 different strains of bacteria such as lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacterium lactis, or bacillus subtilis (soil-based probiotic).
The Em-PRO probiotic we feature in all Candida Cleanser packages is an extremely powerful formulation including rhodopseudomonas palustris for even more focused competition against Candida (the "EM" class of probiotics are so advanced that we'll write up a whole article about it here soon).
A high quality probiotic will have a high colony forming unit (CFU) count. The higher you can get to 100 billion the better.
Another great and inexpensive way to get your daily dose of probiotics is to eat unpasteurized, and preferably homemade, lacto-fermented foods such as raw milk kefir or yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, or beet kvass.