What Are Probiotics?

Prebiotics and probiotics are important for our health, and both pretty big topics in nutrition these days. Yet even though they sound similar, the two play different roles for your health.
• Probiotics are live, beneficial bacteria naturally found in fermented foods, including kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut, and tempeh; and supplements.
• probiotics enhance the gut microbiome which is the collection of beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract that helps regulate inflammation, immune function, digestion, and heart health.
Eating balanced amounts of both pro- and prebiotics can help ensure that you have the right balance of these bacteria, which should improve your health.

An Afternoon Lie Down…

Nocturia (Night Time Urination) symptoms can occur when changing position from being upright to lying flat for the main sleep period. This change in position signals that your body is at rest and after a while, your kidneys will function more productively. Their function includes filtering the body’s blood and producing urine, which may give someone the urge to wake up to go to the bathroom.

If someone starts this process earlier and lies down in the correct position during the day, the excess fluid that may be in someone’s legs has the chance to drain away and flow through the kidneys. Therefore, urine is made earlier in the day or the evening, rather than at night.