My dog laid a big pile of poop in front of my neighbor's front door this morning, instead of the dirt 6 inches away. (Eye roll)
And, it wasn't the dry kind that can be picked up with a doggie bag without leaving any trace. Nooo, it was wet and goopy. So I scrubbed the concrete with a Brillo pad and washed the remnants away with a bucket of water.
I couldn't get mad at him. Cuz that's just what dogs do. Or do-do, in this case. :)
Eat. Digest. Pee. Poop. A natural cause and effect.
And in humans.
It's amazing though how that system, as robust as it is, can get sidelined.
A lot of things can go wrong.
One in particular can disrupt that process. It's common in women trying to get pregnant. Especially women who have done IVF cycles. Or prone to UTIs.
And that's the use of antibiotics.
Antibiotics are great. No doubt about it. The problem is what it should NOT do. And that's to indiscriminately kill all bacteria in your system cuz antibiotics can't distinguish between the good guys and the bad guys. Like a machine gun instead of a well-aimed arrow.
But the microbes in our gut (collectively called the microbiome) are essential for our health. They live in symbiosis with us. We need them. They need us.
They help make hormones.
They help maintain optimal vaginal pH.
They decrease inflammation. Important for conditions like endometriosis, PCOS, fibroids, thyroid problems which are inflammatory processes. Inflammation also damages DNA which can result in poor egg and sperm quality.
So that's the bad news...
The good news is that it's a fixable problem.
My Fertility Top10 will get you on the right path where you're dancing along with the good bacteria, like munchkins singing "Follow The Yellow Brick Road" next to Dorothy: http://zenfertility.com/top10
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