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.
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.
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
Diet, exercise and genes are not the only factors determining
weight gain or loss. In fact, low intestinal bacterial composition may
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.
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.
We 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
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
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
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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.
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.