Gut Bacteria and Willpower

by Chrissy Zmijewski |  Date Released : 18 Sep 2015

Having good populations of bacteria in the body can be crucial to enhancing health and wellbeing. Chrissy explains probiotics, why they are beneficial, and where you can find them in foods and supplements.

Click here to watch Chrissy's video on the benefits of a probiotic-rich diet.

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Chrissy Zmijewski

About the author: Chrissy Zmijewski

Since 1998, Chrissy has helped people reach their health, fitness, and lifestyle goals. Her passion is educating and empowering others through her coaching, writing, and workshops. She has authored the book "The R.A. 2 D. Triad" and has written for Fitness& Physique and Natural Magazine International since 2011. Chrissy has also been featured in Muscle and Performance and has been a repeat guest on KCRA-TV Workout Wednesday. Chrissy has led workshops for personal trainers and group exercise instructors at Canyon Ranch Resort, Wellbridge Spa, 24 Hour Fitness, California Family Fitness, and the Nor-Cal Fitness Summit. She is also the curriculum designer and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Bryan University's Associate and Bachelors program in Personal Training and Exercise Science.

Chrissy uses an integrated mind-body approach in her teaching and training ( She attributes her clients' successes to merging the best of Eastern practices and Western science in the disciplines of psychology, neuroscience, fitness, nutrition, and holistic health. Additionally, as a Professional Figure Athlete and World Champion, Chrissy knows first-hand the dedication it takes to make a dream a reality while maintaining a balance in life. She believes, though, that even more important than the goal or destination is who you become during your journey.

Chrissy's training and education include Master of Social Work and Bachelors in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist, ISSA Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher.

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Comments (3)

Roach, Christian | 02 Apr 2017, 15:43 PM

Excellent short video, not feeding the bacteria is something I've struggled with a lot in the past and willpower is a finite source!

Zmijewski, Chrissy | 09 Oct 2015, 03:29 AM

Hi Amy, Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the video! :)

Kemper, Amy | 08 Oct 2015, 15:52 PM

This is a fantastic video! Thank you so much for this information! It is spot on!

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