February is that time of year when your heart can cause funny feelings in your gut around Valentine’s Day.
However, there’s a year-round link between heart and gut, one that can result in a healthier heart for you and your Valentine. It’s no accident that February is also American Heart Month.
Research shows daily doses of probiotics could help reduce heart disease, according to the American Heart Association. Probiotics are live, beneficial bacteria that occur naturally in the gut, believed to have helpful effects. In particular, researchers have shown a daily regimen of probiotics can lower cholesterol, especially “bad” LDL cholesterol, and reduce saturated fatty acids linked to plaque buildup that clogs arteries.
Another study shows that lack of bacteria diversity in the gut may be linked to obesity, which, of course, can lead to heart disease and diabetes. Recent Canadian research suggests probiotics can help women lose weight and keep it off.
“While romance may center around the heart, more and more it seems general health centers around a healthy gut,” said Dr. Lawrence Hoberman, a certified gastroenterologist and developer of EndoMune Advanced Probiotic. “Probiotics can keep that heart fit for romance.”
EndoMune products deliver a sufficient number of probiotic bacteria (10 billion in EndoMune Advanced Junior and 16 billion in EndoMune Advanced Adult Probiotic) to ensure diversity, improve intestinal digestion and strengthen the immune system.
It all adds up to one thing: If you love your heart and those around you, you should consider taking a probiotic regularly for a happy gut, healthy heart and hearty life, said Dr. Hoberman.
Lawrence Hoberman MD has spent more than 40 years practicing medicine and is board certified in both Internal Medicine (1972) and Gastroenterology (1975). His passion to help people enjoy good health throughout their lifetimes led Dr. Hoberman to develop his own effective probiotic supplement: EndoMune Advanced Probiotic.
Dr. Hoberman currently sees patients as a part of a health and wellness practice that stresses preventative medicine. He is currently in practice at Health by Design, located in San Antonio, Texas.