Your Army of Life

Posted on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in
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Amazing Fact: 70% of Your Immunity is Found in Your Gut!

We seldom give much thought to what we eat each day, yet the foods we select can support, or upset, what the good bacteria (called probiotics) in our intestinal tract live on.

"Probiotics" are the good bacteria that line our digestive tract and support the ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection. We have 10 times more probiotics in our gut than cells in the entire body, and these good bacteria are an integral part of our immune system, as it is estimated 70-80 percent of our entire immune system is located in the digestive tract!

Without sufficient probiotics, the body becomes vulnerable to suppressed immune system response, weight gain and the inability to lose weight, even cancer.

Intestinal bacterial composition is a huge component of our overall health and well being, even more important than dieting, exercising and genetic makeup.

In her book, The Alchemy of Nourishment, Esther Cohen states that our digestive tract, specifically the intestines, provide home for 70% of our immune system. These bacteria are the soldiers on the front line of the battle for our health, protecting us and constantly guarding against unhealthy bacteria and pathogens invading our body, helping us to actively become resilient and improve our ability to adapt to any disease invasion.

We just need to provide them with the right environment to keep them nourished.

What Probiotics Do for You

Probiotic actually means for life, while antibiotic means anti-life. That's an indication of how these amazing bacteria fight for our bodies against disease.

Imagine an army defending you. If you are in good health, your body contains over a trillion strong and healthy bacteria whose primary job is building, supporting and strengthening your immune system response.

According to the Journal of Pediatrics, supplementing daily probiotics for 6 months was a safe, effective way to reduce fever, runny nose and cough, as well reduce as the number of sick days for children ages 3 to 5.

Probiotics such as Lactobacillus bifidus (L. Bifidus) are also a proven treatment of cirrhosis and chronic hepatitis by improving digestion and reducing liver strain. L. bifidus is also known for helping in creation of the B vitamins by fostering a healthy intestinal environment for B-complex and vitamin K found in green leafy vegetables.

The most common bacteria strains that live in your gut are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.

  • Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are broken down into different species like Lactobacillus acidophilus (acidophilus) and Bifidobacterium bifidus (B. bifidus), which are broken down even further by different strains.
  • There are also good yeasts, such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces boulardii, which help maintain your digestive health.

Probiotics promote healthy digestion of food and prevent digestive disorders such as constipation, gas and food allergies. Bad bacteria in the gut have been linked to diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, even to asthma. Probiotics also defend against these bad bacteria.

Diet, exercise and genes are not the only factors determining weight gain or loss. In fact, low intestinal bacterial composition may account for obesity. Without adequate, healthy bacteria in your gut, you will likely find yourself bloating up!

In fact, since stress is linked to our immune system, and probiotics are the champion fighters for our immunity, probiotics actually lower the effects of stress on our body.

Published research findings have highlighted the very important role of how probiotics in the body reduce stress and even treat stress-related disorders such as anxiety and depression. Future research is poised to determine whether these good bacteria are even more important than stress relief in bettering these diseases.

Your Army of Life

Our Pro-Biotic Max formula should probably be called Your Army of Life, with 10 friendly bacterial strains containing 25 billion live bacteria per capsule, supporting the absorption of nutrients in the stomach and intestines, as well as to improve elimination of toxic compounds.

Probiotic Max - 25 Billion live bacteria per capsuleWe blend these good bacteria with organic inulin, chamomile flowers, orange blossoms and slippery elm bark to support the probiotics with passing through the stomach and into the middle GI tract where they go to work, adding to and nourishing your healthy microflora balance, supporting digestion and increasing absorption of nutrients.

A healthy gastrointestinal tract also supports elimination of toxic compounds we accumulate from daily exposure to chlorine (and hundreds of other chemicals) in our water, antibiotics in our food supply, and chemicals in our personal care products. All of these contribute to destroying the optimal microbial balance essential for good health.

Shelf stable - refrigeration is recommended, but not required. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight, heat and humidity.

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Suggested Usage: As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily with 8 oz water on an empty stomach. Best taken immediately upon rising and nothing else for 30 minutes, before retiring at night, or as directed by your healthcare professional.

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Further Tips & Suggestions

  • Shiitake Mushroom Miso soup is terrific for alkalizing (lowering the acidity) of the gut. Add it to your diet and you won’t believe the results.
  • Papaya and pineapple are wonderful enzyme-rich fruits that further aid digestion and absorption of nutrients.
  • Eat smaller meals; this helps aid digestion and healthy weight balance.
  • Organic apple juice is good for your liver and gall bladder, widening bile ducts allowing bile to flow freely into your digestive tract to break down fats into fatty acids that can be absorbed.
  • Try my 7-Day Chinese Prison Diet, eating only steamed brown rice and vegetables once a quarter. Your digestive system will thank you.
  • Drink more pure, filtered water (never tap water) - 8 glasses a day. Don't waste your money on bottled water - get a water filtration system for pennies a gallon.
  • Start the day with a cup of hot or warm (no cold!) filtered water with 5-10 Life Transfusion Ionic Liquid Mineral drops and exercise your core (gut) with yoga or 20 minutes of brisk walking.

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