Good health begins in your gut! Flood your digestive system with healthy bacteria and everything just works better!
Scientists are learning more each day about the role of microbes in keeping people healthy and the multitude of health benefits associated with consuming the right type and levels of probiotic microbes.
Probiotics have been used therapeutically to modulate immunity, improve digestive processes, lower cholesterol, treat rheumatoid arthritis, improve lactose intolerance, and prevent or reduce the effects of atopic dermatitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, IBS, diarrhea, constipation as well as candidiasis and urinary tract infections.
There are over 400 species of bacteria and yeast which inhabit the intestinal tract. These “Good Bacteria” help keep potentially harmful bacteria and yeast in check
Most sicknesses start in our digestive system. Taking antibiotics kills the good bacteria which controls the yeast in our bodies and populates our digestive tracts. Without the good bacteria in our system, the yeast in our intestinal tract can grow to form the Candida fungus.
We have learned this can lead to leaky gut syndrome as well as a compromised immune system. The leaky gut often results in the passage of food particles and microbes into the blood, and the body's attempts to clear this 'foreign' matter out of the blood supply in turn often leads to an allergic response to those food items or microbes.
Candida has 140 different systems, and can manifest itself differently in each person. However the solution of the problem is essentially similar in each instance, and consists of the following 4 steps:
lives on sugar and starch, so to stop further growth we have to cut out
its food supply by eliminating sugar and starch from our diet. Sugar
in 1 soda pop or 1 large candy bar/doughnut can compromise the immune
system for up to 8 hours. With our defenses down, we become susceptible
to whatever is going around. And some people who consume sugary items
throughout the day end up wondering why it is that they catch whatever
kind of bug or illness that's out there. The
most effective way of avoiding the flu this winter is to cut out sugar
(and cut it out now, because cutting it out after the winter has already
set in, may not positively affect our immune system as fast as we would
Rebuild the intestinal tract by replacing the intestinal flora
Repair and Boost the immune system
Kill the Candida and make it revert to the yeast state. This process takes about 90 days, after which you can slowly start taking sugar again. If you have yeast overgrowth you should stay on probiotics for at least three months. Some extremely resistant yeast infections may need continuous probiotic replacement therapy.
Supplementing with probiotics can benefit everyone. Friendly strains may aid in candida yeast overgrowth, and urogenital unrest in women, the elderly may also benefit from them as well, especially if they are prone to sickness and have taken antibiotics. Frequently, studies have demonstrated that probiotic supplementation may help those with diarrhea, and may provide enhancement of natural immunity. Thus, as a great deal of research suggests, friendly Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are important to our health in all stages of life.
The relationship of Candida albicans to many common health disorders was first described by a Birmingham, Alabama, physician, C. Orian Truss, MD. Dr. Truss is the author of The Missing Diagnosis, which reveals how a yeast-free, low-sugar diet, along with antifungal medications, helped many of his chronically ill patients get well.
Who can benefit from Probiotics?
Those with gastrointestinal disorders such as gluten sensitivity, IBS, gastritis, ulcers, diverticulitis, colitis, diarrhea or constipation
Those with chronic yeast infections
Those desiring daily intestinal support , or looking to enhance immunity
Anyone taking antibiotic
Someone who is under stress
Anyone can take probiotics simply to maintain a healthy balance of intestinal microflora
Probiotics may help
Alleviate digestive disorders
Restore balance of essential friendly bacteria after antibiotic use
Enhance synthesis of B-vitamins
Absorb calcium, copper, iron, and magnesium
Protect against bacterial irritations
Ease yeast infections
Improve lactose intolerance
Improve immune function
Inhibit Growth of Pathogens
Enhance Growth of Friendly Bacteria
Increase Immunity or Resistance to Infections
Produce Vitamins & Nutrients
Produce Organic Acids
Reduce Diarrhea and Constipation
Improve Candida Symptoms
Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum are considered “good bacteria”. L. acidophilus and other Lactobacillus species, including L. bulgaricus, L. catnaforme, and L. fermentum normally inhabit vaginal and gastrointestinal tracts. These “Good Bacteria” help with the digestion, absorption, and production of certain nutrients.
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