Yolanda Foster, a model and celebrity mother of Gigi, Bella and Anwar Hadid, recently tweeted on how she is striving to keep her body and mind healthy at the tender age of 52.
On Wednesday, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star tweeted about her love of a clean diet, probiotics and “ozone” (presumably ozone therapy treatments):
❤️Very clean diet, probiotics and ozone…… https://t.co/LXte7PdZSz
— YOLANDA (@YolandaHFoster) April 27, 2016
Ozone therapy is considered an alternative treatment in which oxygen is pumped directly into the body—just one of the therapy methods the 52-year-old has reportedly been doing since being diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012. Earlier this year Foster opened up about her battle with Lyme disease on The Dr. Oz show, where she discussed her alternative approaches to treat the disease.
She suggested that the disease affected her brain function and her ability to absorb information, which is why she is pushing for such methods as clean eating, ozone therapy and probiotics.
Of course, a clean diet and healthy lifestyle can also impact one’s health and gut microbiota. In a study published in the journal Nutrients, called “The Impact of Diet and Lifestyle on Gut Microbiota and Human Health” researchers provided a broader picture of how one’s diet and lifestyle can have huge impacts on human health (as well as how microbes in the GI tract play a role in facilitating these effects).
Researchers concluded that while a healthy diet can result in considerable changes to the gut, the use of probiotics might be required to make healthy changes in microbial populations that are essential to better health.
Probiotics and Gut Health
In another study published in Current Drug Metabolism, titled, “The impact of probiotic (sp) on gut health,” researchers discuss the use of probiotics in preventing and treating gastrointestinal infections and diarrhea-related diseases associated with antibiotics.
For example, the effectiveness of probiotic strains can be seen when it comes to treating diarrhea (antibiotic-associated), rotavirus’s diarrhea, food allergies and IBS.
Sources for Today’s Article:
Yolanda Foster Twitter. 12:42 AM – 27 Apr 2016. https://twitter.com/YolandaHFoster/status/725183203854573568.
Conlon, M.A., et al., “The Impact of Diet and Lifestyle on Gut Microbiota and Human Health,” Nutrients, 2015 Jan; 7(1): 17–44; published online 2014 Dec 24. doi: 10.3390/nu7010017; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4303825/.
Collado M.C., et al., “The impact of probiotic on gut health,” Current Drug Metabolism, 2009 Jan; 10(1):68-78; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19149514.