Intestinal Bacteria & Disease Correlation

8 04 2008

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Did you know that your digestive system is at risk if your bacterial colonies are out of balance between the good probiotics (bacterial microorganisms) and bad bacteria?  “Good bacteria are used by the gut to prevent and treat certain illnesses and general wellness.” Our lower intestine requires at least 85% of friendly bacterial colonies to fight off microorganisms such as E. coli and salmonella.  Our colon can maintain health with a 15% balance of bad bacteria (most people have these percentages reversed).  It is my opinion the best “good” bacteria is found within Flora.   God had intended to balance our good flora bacteria by nature through ingestion of raw vegetables and fruits.  However, soil based good organisms have been reported destroyed since the use of insecticides and later, herbicides in commercially grown food soils.  People are now supplementing their diets with probiotics more than ever.  Americans interest in probiotic health benefits and spending has nearly tripled from 1994 to 2003 (ncam.nih.gov/health/probiotics).  The bad bacteria (antibiotics), better known as unfriendly bacteria, or microorganisms are at war with your good bacteria.  These unfriendly bacteria come in the form of disease-causing yeasts, fungi and parasites.   Research now shows a connection with regard to bacterial balance and nutrient absorption.  A side note: Probiotics are widely used for treatment of Candida where probiotic formulations vary for best benefits. 

“Research continues to explore and find encouraging evidence from specific probiotic formulations that has a benefit and suppressing properties which control the unfriendly bacterial growth in the gut.  By supplementing ones diet with the proper balance of “Flora probiotics” which nature no longer provides, or to very little degree “the probiotic benefit through flora supplementation can be realized.”  An individual suffering with one or more of the following symptoms stands a good chance at receiving relief and a significant health benefit by supplementing the diet with “Flora” probiotic [Check into our health store].  The best flori products seem to be in capsules, tablets, or powders.  The following list identifies symptoms caused from an over concentration of unfriendly bacteria residing within the bodies gut.  Unfriendly Bacteria Symptoms:  Infectious diarrhea, or constipation, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) [read our IBS article at home page, under syndicated articles], Inflammatory bowel disease, bloat, gas, stomach ulcers, tooth decay, periodontal disease, vaginal infections, skin infections, “respiratory infections that children acquire in daycare,” diverticulitis & colitis, etc.  Benefits:  Ease chronic yeast infections, enhanced immunity, intestinal support, maintain a healthy balance of intestinal micro flora, or probiotics, better intestinal absorption of nutrients, inhibit growth of bad bacteria (or pathogens), improve lactose intolerance, healthy radiant skin, nails and hair, alleviate flatulence, etc.  

Recommendation to Improve Good Bacteria Balance,
1.   Increase flori balance and daily vitamin and mineral (V/M) supplements to improve digestion, anti-oxidant benefits, nutrient absorption  and  immune system. (see our Florify product).

2.  See our all Natural Affiliate Purity Product Supplements.
3.  If your drinking water is heavily chlorinated, buy bottled water.  Chlorine kills good bacteria.
4.   Improve your eating habits to receive better nutrients.  Also reduce daily stress.
 5.  Discontinue use of antibiotics in food production as well as medical treatment.
6.    Consume:  Yogurt, fermented and unfermented milk, miso, tempeh, soy beverages, and garlic.

Author:  Marc T. Woodard, MBA, BS Exercise Science, USA Medical Services Officer, CPT, RET.  2008 Copyright.  All rights reserved, Mirror Athlete Publishing, www.mirrorathlete.com ,   Sign up for your Free eNewsletter.