Women's Health (South Africa) - - DISCUSS! -

Here’s an all-nat­u­ral pro­bi­otic: your pet. Our an­i­mal friends have their own in­her­ent bac­te­ria, so be­ing in con­tact with them ex­poses us to types that we might not oth­er­wise en­counter (this goes for dogs es­pe­cially, since roam­ing around out­side al­lows them to col­lect more of the good stuff) and that can lead to health ben­e­fits for you. Tak­ing in new kinds of bac­te­ria stim­u­lates our im­mune sys­tems, which keep our mi­cro­biomes func­tion­ing prop­erly. The big­gest perks? Eas­ing al­ler­gies, res­pi­ra­tory is­sues and even anx­i­ety. So try to cut Max some slack when he rolls in from the muddy gar­den.

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