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Probiotics, Inflammation, and Your Gut

How are those sugar-cravings going? Were you able to implement some action steps from last week? Toda
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Probiotics, Inflammation, and Your Gut
By Biggi Fraley • Issue #2 • View online
How are those sugar-cravings going? Were you able to implement some action steps from last week?
Today I will follow up on the topic and share my Bright Line Eating Quiz results with you. I’ll also discuss probiotics, how they are beneficial for your gut health, how it relates to arthritis, and what foods contain them.

Sauerkraut - Fermented Cabbage
Sauerkraut - Fermented Cabbage
My Bright Line Eating Quiz Results
Be forewarned, the result isn’t pretty! On a scale of 1 - 10, I am a 6! This means that I am more susceptible than average to the pull of addictive food. 😞
Given that you are a 6 on the scale, the type of program that’s going to be the most successful for you in losing weight and achieving food freedom is one that incorporates clear boundaries and lots of accountability. Studies confirm that foods made out of sugar and flour are truly physiologically addictive and people who are higher on the Susceptibility Scale are likely to achieve more freedom and peace when they quit eating these foods entirely than when they strive for moderation. Quitting addictive eating is hard though, just like quitting smoking is hard, and it requires a lot of determination and support.
Boundaries and Accountability! I like that! I am sure we’ll return to those subjects again in the future.
After the quiz, Susan offers The 14-Day Food Freedom Challenge, which includes:
  • The Rapid Release Food Plan
  • The Food Freedom Forever Food Plan
  • Plus, 2 weeks of daily videos with guidance to help you succeed!
Now, why am I mentioning this? First off, I am still totally on-board and fascinated with the Bright Line Eating philosophy (maybe 2 days away from finishing the book), and second…
Great News! Learn How to Get the 14-Day Food Freedom Challenge for FREE!
Last week, I also shared the upcoming Food Revolution Summit 2018 with you, an absolute can’t-miss event, which starts tomorrow!
Now, here’s the great news. When you upgrade to The Empowerment Package to receive the recordings and transcripts of the summit - I did! - you will get the most amazing bonuses whose value far exceeds your small investment.
One of the bonuses is Susan’s 14-Day Food Freedom challenge, which she offers on her own site for $29. Boom! You get to participate in this free challenge, can watch the Food Revolution on your own schedule and as often as you like, plus receive a ton of additional bonuses. You are welcome! 😉
Join me!
Join me!
Probiotics, Inflammation, and Your Gut
A growing number of scientists believe that it is possible to treat arthritis by adjusting the microbiome.
You share your body with trillions of microbes – many of them beneficial bacteria living in your intestinal tract. Collectively called the microbiome, these bugs influence health and disease through complex interactions with your immune system. Often, their role is protective, guarding against pathogens and inflammation. But increasingly strong evidence suggests that disruptions in the microbial ecosystem may cause or contribute to many chronic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
1. Probiotics have anti-inflammatory effects
2. They suppress bio-markers responsible for arthritis
3. Probiotics help improve joint activity
4. Probiotics act against unhealthy gut bacteria
5. Probiotics boost immune defenses
6. Probiotics maintain bone health
7. Probiotics attenuate autoimmune reactions
[ACTION] Add these Foods High in Probiotics to Your Diet Today!
Before you add probiotic supplements to your regiment, consider first consuming real, whole foods, which offer an entire array of benefits, like vitamins, minerals, fiber, and more, rather than only offering probiotics in isolation.
Start by adding some of the following foods to your diet:
1. Kefir
2. Cultured Vegetables (Sauerkraut and Kimchi)
3. Kombucha
4. Coconut Kefir
5. Natto
6. Yogurt
7. Kvass
8. Raw Cheese
9. Apple cider vinegar 
10. Salted gherkin pickles 
11. Brine-cured olives
12. Tempeh 
13. Miso
I love, love, love Sauerkraut! Did you know that they called some early Germans “Kraut?” I did mention I am German, did I?
Apple cider vinegar is something I consume daily. I discovered it several years ago when I had lots of problems with allergies and my sinuses. It might take a little getting used to, but now I love it.
I had not heard about Coconut Kefir, but that’s something I definitely want to try out. I am off the dairy, but my parents always had kefir cultures in the fridge when I was a kid. They never tried forcing this sour drink on me though. 😌
If you are curious as well, here’s an article with everything you ever wanted to know about Coconut Kefir, including how to make it:
Probiotic Coconut Kefir Improves Immunity & Digestion - Dr. Axe
That’s it for this week. Hopefully, you got some great new ideas for improving your health and arthritis symptoms. As always, remember to give me some feedback below, so I can continue bringing you content you enjoy and use! 😘
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