Probiotics are live favorable microorganisms able to flourish and balance the gastrointestinal system. Probiotics are sometimes referred to as beneficial, friendly or good bacteria. This beneficial bacteria literally means “for life”, referring to the health benefits resulting from the consumption in adequate amounts. Over 100 trillion microorganisms and an estimated 10 trillion diverse bacteria  representing more than 500 different species inhabit a healthy gastrointestinal system. Beneficial bacteria are important for aiding digestion, absorption of nutrients, and will inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.  It will also boost immune function and increase resistance to infection and inflammation ensuring proper development of the immune system. Those with flourishing beneficial bacteria can fight the growth of disease causing bacteria and protect against microorganisms that cause disease.

Along with good nutrition probiotics will have effective health benefits.  Lactobacillus acidophilus is the strongest probiotic creating a natural form of antibiotics in the body.  An unhealthy acidic diet, and stress will destroy beneficial bacteria. This good bacteria is essential for digesting food and forming a barricade against disease causing bacteria.   Beneficial bacteria will help to maintain a balance of all the different bacteria and fungi in the intestines. A growing body of scientific evidence suggests adding probiotic food and supplements containing beneficial bacteria can treat and even prevent some sickness and disease.  Clinical studies have suggested probiotic therapy for several gastrointestinal problems, diarrhea, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrom, ulcerative colitis; allergies in children; and vaginal and urinary infections.

Optimal levels of probiotic consumption have not been instituted.  An intestinal system that has a balanced level of microorgansims, along with a healthy diet, does not normally require a probiotic supplement.  With the presence of antibiotics in meats and other foods, a need for intermittent replenishment of a probiotic supplement may be necessary.  A large replenishment after use of prescription antibiotics will reduce the risk of candida overgrowth.  A probiotic supplement with at least one billion organisms per day is needed to achieve the amount of bacteria necessary to restore and successfully reestablish a healthy intestinal environment. Probiotics are extremely safe and are not associated with any significant or detrimental side effects. After the initial few days of using a large dose of probiotic supplements, the side effects can include gas, bloating, loose stools, and possibly flu-like symptoms. This die-off counteraction is associated as yeast and other undesirable intestinal organisms are eliminated.   The shift in the intestinal ecology happens with the introduction of probiotics into the gastrointestinal system.  No known toxicities have been reported or suspected as being associated with probiotics.

Beneficial bacteria will produce a substance that will act as a natural antibiotic to eliminate undesirable microorganisms such as yeast and fungus, viruses, parasites, and bacteria.   The body carries  from two to five pounds of bacterial microorganisms.  Each bacteria is a small fraction of the size of a human cell with most in the stomach and intestines.  About half of the stool is this microorganism mass.  Bacteria will multiply as fast as they are excreted.  Thousands of bacterial strains can affect people differently.  This explains why people react so differently to certain diseases and drugs. While beneficial bacteria will help keep the body healthy, elevated levels of  bad bacteria may contribute to chronic diseases and sickness. 

The diet today lacks beneficial bacteria from colonizing in the gut.  Dysbiosis is a bacterial imbalance common in Western society because of diets high in sugar and meat.  Dysbiosis encourages yeasts and putrefactive bacteria to flourish instead of fermented beneficial bacteria.  This damages the sensitive microvilli brush border that lines the intestinal wall.  When the lining is healthy, nutrients are absorbed and toxins are prevented from passing through the gut wall into the bloodstream.


Probiotic Health Benefits

Immune system enhanced to fight sickness and disease.

Promotes anti-tumor and anti-cancer activity.

Stimulates immune system by increasing cell growth.

Producing natural antibiotics and antifungals.

Reduced yeast infections of vaginitis.

Prevents candida overgrowth.

Treats viral respiratory infections.

Preventing kidney stones and urinary tract infections.

Treating antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Increase ability to digest food.

Produces enzymes to break down food.

Aids the movement of intestinal muscles to prevent constipation.

Produces butyric acid for building colon cells.

Regulates appropriate storage of fat in the body decreasing obesity.

Digest certain sugars and proteins.

Metabolizes and recycles hormones.

Deprives bad bacteria of nutrients by secreting acids not tolerated.

Strengthens lining of the intestine to help block toxins and allergens.

Alleviates digestive disorders such as constipation and diarrhea.

Preventing bowel diseases such as Chron’s and Ulcerative Colitis.

Alleviates Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Neutralizes endotoxins and carcinogenic nitrites in the intestines.

Destroys E. Coli, Shigella, and Salmonella.

Reduces flatulence and bloating.

Remedy for allergies and food sensitivities.

Alleviates asthma.

Prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Remedy for bad breath.

Manufactures essential fatty acids, vitamin K and B.

Aid in the absorption of vitamins and minerals.

Helps prevent eczema.

Reduces lactose intolerance.

Helps detoxify drugs and other harmful compounds.

Breaks down bile to release excess cholesterol.

Reduces inflammation.


Beneficial Strains of Bacteria

L. Acidophilus – immune system, anti-tumor activity, diarrhea, lactose tolerance, blood cholesterol, harmful bacteria,  vaginal yeast infections, synthesizes B vitamins.

L. Casei – immune system, anti-tumor, diarrhea, listeria infections.

L. Planetarum – immune system, anti-tumor, nutrient absorption and elimination of toxins, candida yeast.

L. Bifidus – (Bifiodobacterium bifidum) – immune system, diarrhea, blood cholesterol, vaginal yeast infections, synthesizes B vitamins.

L. Bulgaricus – anti-tumor, diarrhea, lactose tolerance, harmful bacteria.

L. Delbruekii – immune system, anti-tumor.

L. Helveticus – anti-tumor, blood pressure,  bone density

L. Lactis (Streptococcus lactis) – anti-tumor, Listeria infections, harmful bacteria, synthesizes B vitamins.

L. Sporogenes – lactose tolerance, cholesterol, Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS), harmful bacteria,

L. Brevis -  Leaky Gut Syndrome.

L. Fermenti – vaginal yeast infection

Steptococcus Thermophilus – lactose tolerance


Beneficial Yeast

Saccharomyces Boulardii – prevents Candida yeast, heals ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease. 

Saccharmomyce Cerevisiae (Brewer’s Yeast - rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids) - treatment of diarrhea, high cholesterol, and diabetes. 

Kathy Kafka

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