01 May Probiotics
Believe it or not, our bodies are 90% micro-organisms and only 10% of the cells in our body are actually human. This means that if there are 75 trillion cells in the average adult, there are 750 trillion bacteria and other micro-organisms! We have whats known as a ‘symbiotic’ relationship where we could not survive without them and they are dependent on us.
Unfortunately, modern society has caused a huge problem in this area through our food being dead and processed, irradiated, grown in depleted soil, pesticides and various other reasons. This is the reason why a good quality probiotic is one of the supplements that we recommend to most patients and their families.
Conclusive scientific evidence indicates that the Western diet is dangerously deficient in probiotic bacteria. Research shows this is a common causal factor in pandemic levels of illness and suffering. Deficiencies in probiotic bacteria have been linked to greater risk of severe conditions/illnesses throughout life:
Infants and Children: diarrhoea, candida, digestive disorders, immune deficiency, vitamin deficiency, allergies, eczema, asthma, dermatitis, and decreased health and vitality.
Teens and Adults: digestive disorders, immune deficiency, vitamin deficiency, fibromyalgia, systemic infections, high cholesterol levels, candida, cancers, heart disease, and decreased health and vitality.
Elderly: digestive disorders, immune deficiency, vitamin deficiency, systemic infections, high cholesterol levels, bladder infections, cancer, heart disease, and decreased, health and vitality.
- Probiotic bacteria are an essential requirement for proper immune system function, digestive system function, and vitamin production. In other words, sufficiency of probiotic bacteria is essential for the proper health and function of every cell, tissue, and organ in the body.
- Humans and probiotic bacteria require each other for health and vitality – together they form a healthy ecosystem just like soil and bacteria do.
- Probiotics stimulate alpha-interferon, B-lymphocyte and other related anti-body production. This results huge pools of extra anti-bodies, ready for protection and defend against infection.
- Probiotics clean the intestines and prevent blockages
- produce many important enzymes and increase the availability of vitamins and nutrients, especially Vitamin B, Vitamin K, lactase, fatty acids and calcium.
- Colonization of the human gut with probiotic bacteria begins at birth with the first exposure to the flora of the birth canal – this is a crucial requirement for the proper development of the immune system.
- A deficient probiotic profile of the mother, non-vaginal births, use of antibiotics, and the level of artificial hygiene are known to exert a significantly negative influence on the number and species of micro-organisms that colonize the newborn gut.
- Modern human diets, which are deficient in fruit and vegetable fiber, and toxic from dairy, refined sugars, alcohol, and prescription drugs, result in significantly lowered survival rates of probiotic bacteria and significantly higher survival rates of harmful or pathogenic illness-causing bacteria and yeasts.
- Because of modern farming, food processing, and food preparation methods, we now consume less than ONE MILLIONTH the amount of healthy probiotic bacteria required to maintain a healthy intestinal ecosystem. We now also consume many more harmful bacteria due to modern agricultural methods including the widespread use of antibiotics which change the bacteria found in the animal products we consume.
- Deficiencies in healthy probiotic bacteria are linked to deficiencies in immune function and digestive tract function and to decreased overall health and vitality.
- Our human ancestors obtained sufficient amounts of probiotic bacteria from consuming non-sprayed, fresh-picked raw fruits and vegetables grown in organic, probiotic-rich soils and the probiotic-rich flesh and organs of non-domesticated, non-medicated animals.
- The human gut probiotic flora was established BEFORE AGRICULTURE and thus does NOT include bacteria from dairy, goat’s milk, soy, wheat, or corn.
- It is NOT possible to become sufficient in the correct human strains of probiotic bacteria by consuming dairy (yoghurt) or goat’s milk or by consuming probiotic strains grown on dairy, goat’s milk, soy, wheat, or corn.
- It is necessary to consume a pure, safe and potent source of probiotic bacteria for health, vitality and quality of life. This is literally required from birth to the time we pass from this earth.
- The ONLY way to become sufficient in the types of probiotic bacteria that were consumed by our ancestors is through daily supplementation with a probiotic
- Probiotic bacteria are ESSENTIAL for wellness and prevention.
- The human body contains 90% micro-organisms and only 10% human cells. Dietary sufficiency of healthy micro-organisms (probiotics) is necessary for the proper function of the digestive and immune systems and for overall wellness and prevention.
- The Western diet is DANGEROUSLY DEFICIENT in Probiotic bacteria.
- Research shows that we now consume one millionth of the healthy probiotic bacteria that we did before pesticides, herbicides, and industrial farming. We also kill many of our probiotic bacteria with poor nutrition, prescription drugs, and stress. This deficiency of healthy probiotic bacteria is implicated as a casual factor in lack of health and vitality and an alarming number of preventable illnesses from infancy to old age.
- One good way to obtain sufficient amounts of healthy probiotic bacteria is through daily SUPPLEMENTATION.
- The dietary sources of probiotic bacteria are virtually unavailable in industrialized society. Our fruits and vegetables are typically sprayed with pesticides, much of our food is pasteurized or irradiated. We do not consume sufficient amounts of fresh, raw, local foods and if our vegetable intake is not largely organic, supplementation becomes even more important
- It is essential to supplement with the CORRECT TYPE of probiotic bacteria.
- The type and source of probiotic that we are designed to benefit from come from soil, fruits, and vegetables NOT dairy, soy, corn or wheat. The type of probiotic bacteria we require was established thousands of years before humans developed agriculture or consumed dairy, soy, wheat or grains.
(adapted from innatechoice.com)