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You Need To Know About Probiotics!

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You Need To Know About Probiotics!
 Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut. They are also called "friendly bacteria" or "good bacteria. The term "Probiotic" has been given many meanings, but it now generally recognized as both a fermented dairy and a non-dairy fermented product containing live lactic acid bacteria that have been specially selected to provide specific health benefits.

There are several reasons that people are interested in probiotics for health purposes. First, the world is full of microorganisms (including bacteria), and so are people's bodies -- in and on the skin, in the gut, and in other orifices. Friendly bacteria are vital to proper development of the immune system, to protection against microorganisms that could cause disease, and to the digestion and absorption of food and nutrients. Each person's mix of bacteria varies. Interactions between a person and the microorganisms in his body, and among the microorganisms themselves, can be crucial to the person's health and wellbeing.

This bacterial "balancing act" can be thrown off in two major ways:

• %1. By antibiotics, when they kill friendly bacteria in the gut along with unfriendlybacteria. Some people use probiotics to try to offset side effects from antibiotics like gas, cramping, or diarrhea. Similarly, some use them to ease symptoms of lactose intolerance -- a condition in which the gut lacks the enzyme needed to digest significant amounts of the major sugar in milk, and which also causesgastrointestinal symptoms.

• %2. "Unfriendly" microorganisms such as disease-causing bacteria, yeasts, fungi, andparasites can also upset the balance. Researchers are exploring whether probiotics could halt these unfriendly agents in the first place and/or suppress their growth and activity in conditions like: infectious diarrhea; inflammatory bowel disease (e.g., ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease); infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a bacterium that causes most ulcers and many types of chronic stomach inflammation; tooth decay and periodontal disease; vaginal infections; stomach and respiratory infections that children acquire in daycare; skin infections

Another part of the interest in probiotics stems from the fact there are cells in the digestive tract connected with the immune system. One theory is that if you alter the microorganisms in a person's intestinal tract (as by introducing probiotic bacteria), you can affect the immune system's defenses.

Perhaps you have heard it said, “Death begins in the colon!” Well, thatʼs true if you know that the created natural way to discard dead or dying cells in the colon.
85% of all Americans are affected in one way or another by imperfect digestion and elimination. You can begin to appreciate the problem if you imagine what would happen to a plate of food left on the counter in 98 degree heat for two days. After two days, the plate would hold an unsightly, sticky mix of rotten protein, rancid fat and fermenting carbohydrates filled with feeding and hatching organisms and microbes. These organism and microbes are God’s agents for cleaning up dead cells by consuming dying and dead cells in our bodies – turning the cells into dust, thus, we understand Genesis, 3:19, “For you were made from the dust, and to dust you will return.” At funerals, the ministers say, “from ashes to ashes, from dust to dust!”
The rule for regularity is: one meal in – one meal out. When that stuff lingers longer than it should bad things can happen. Just think about that plate of rotting, infested food on the counter and it is easy to understand “Death Begins in the Colon.”
Probiotics play an important role in modulating the immune system, 70% of which is located in the gut. The word “probiotic” means “for life”, “antibiotics” means “anti life”. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of healthy gut flora. The benefits of probiotics don’t end there, in fact many have reported the disappearance of acne, better skin texture, better hair, the halting of male pattern baldness, ending Candida, even Fibromyalgia, migraines were stopped, and allergies and inflammation reduced by having good gut flora.
To reverse your bad bacteria problem, PLEASE NOTE THAT BAD BACTERIA FEEDS UPON AND LOVES SUGAR, MUSHROOMS, PEANUTS, PEANUT BUTTER, ALCOHOL, CHEESE, YEAST, CHEMICALS, AND HEAVY METALS. These foods and chemicals cause fungus to grow! The fungus must be killed, and you do this by taking garlic, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Olive Leaf Extract, and Pau D Arco Tea! You may use soda bicarbonate to brush your teeth and your tongue where yeast and fungus lives, evidenced by a white coated tongue.
Once the fungus is killed off, then, bring back the bacteria balance by taking probiotics: Please use Dairy-Free Probiotics (like Bio-K Plus from Whole Foods) because many probiotics contain casein, a milk protein that Dr. T. Collins Campbell, author of the China Study, says is the major cause of cancer cells growth! You may also order online from two other probiotics in capsule form: Culturelle (Dairy and Gluten Free) and Viracin. Please, “Take Charge Of Your Health!”