Another healthy style trend to take on. Once you have mastered the Vitamix, your 3-5 day exercise routine added the proper vitamins to your diet and your how to reduce stress with me time then you can start thinking about the newest thing. A probiotic. Working on a pediatric floor where if the children are constipated we give them diarrhea and a probiotic and if they are having diarrhea we give them constipation with a probiotic. Why should adults be any different? I recently attended a nurse practitioner conference and there was a grand emphasis on probiotics for adults. Probiotics for UTIs, IBS, diarrhea, colitis but an even larger emphasis on just maintaining a healthy gut flora. Harvard medical recently wrote about the health benefits of probiotics “Self-dosing with bacteria isn’t as outlandish as it might seem. An estimated 100 trillion microorganisms representing more than 500 different species inhabit every normal, healthy bowel. These microorganisms (or microflora) generally don’t make us sick; most are helpful. Gut-dwelling bacteria keep pathogens (harmful microorganisms) in check, aid digestion and nutrient absorption, and contribute to immune function.” Moral of the story stop by your nearest health food store and pick up a friendly probiotic to continue being the healthiest you, you’ve ever been, the more variation amongst the colony forming units the better.