Did you know that 60-80% of our immune system is found in our gut?!?!

Did you know that 60-80% of our immune system is found in our gut?!?!

We had a great call with Dr. Jerrica Sweetnich about Probiotics. Dr. Sweetnich is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot from her on this topic! Thanks again for doing the call for us!! Here is a little background on Dr. Sweetnich and how to connect with her!

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Dr. Jerrica Sweetnich grew up in a suburb just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. After receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, she received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from National University of Health Sciences in Chicago, Illinois. While there she completed her internship including a rotation with the Salvation Army. 

Dr. Sweetnich focuses on finding the root cause of disease and treats everyone from a personalized and holistic viewpoint. After being diagnosed and successfully treating herself for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) she developed a passion for women's health, including making women aware that there are other options besides the "traditional" medical solution. Dr. Sweetnich also focuses on autoimmune conditions including but not limited to Crohn's Disease, Fibromyalgia, and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. She is an expert in botanical medicine as well as nutritional therapies and is also currently studying to become nutritional IV certified. 

Our microbiome is made up of of trillions of yeast, bacteria and viruses. We have a 10-1 ratio, we have more bacteria, viruses and yeast then we do cells in our body! Probiotics do so many things for our body like helping us break down food, helping with hormones, they are anti-inflamatory. Everything for your health starts in your gut!  

The best source of both Pre and Probiotics are found in food! Prebiotics serve as food for probiotics and a few of the best sources are berries and bananas (just to name a few). Probiotics balance the good and bad bacteria in your gut and can be found in fermented foods such as Sauerkraut and Kombucha. Contrary to popular belief yogurt is NOT one of the best sources for probiotics (hear why in the live video below). If you aren't getting enough pre and probiotics in your food you can find them in a supplement form. Dr. Sweetnich tells us what to look for when taking them as a supplement in the live video below.  

Dr. Sweetnich put together a store that has all of her favorite companies in one place for our FB group HEALTHY HUSTLERS . She is also giving the group 15% off all orders! In order to get the 15% you just have to let her know when you sign up so she can assign you the discount. Pure Encapsulations, Gaia Herbs, Vital Nutrients are just a few of the brands in there. She be adding more supplements into the store so if there is something you don't see feel free to ask!