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    In the news...Benefits of Probiotics!!



    Time, Newsweek, and U.S. World and News have all had recent stories about the importance of probiotics.

    Compelling evidence by researchers proves that probiotic bacteria is important to digestive and immune health and plays a very important role to having health.

    Antibiotics, means “to destroy life,”
    Probiotics literally means “life giving.”

    Probiotics have been used primarily for diarrhea, vaginitis, yeast infections and to help normalize digestion. Probiotics have also been associated with helping with immune function, fighting infections, canker sores and ingestion.

    Russian scientists have been aware of the health benefits for decades and Eastern Europeans have for centuries taken advantage of the health benefits of probiotics. Probiotics has been said to have cured a 16th century French king's intestinal illness and to explain longevity in rural Bulgaria.

    Russian and Ukrainian researchers used special strains of probiotics for high-powered immune-support supplements during the Cold War period up until the mid-1980s. Soviet Scientists found that specific strains of probiotics (lactobacillus bacteria) had a powerful protective action against bio-warfare agents. The researchers discovered the probiotics helped protect cancer patients against the effects of radiation and chemotherapy, were safe, and had no side-effects.


    Millions of good bacteria live in the intestinal tract, helping keep illness-causing bacteria at bay. Illnesses arise when that balance gets out of whack and bad bacteria (bugs) start to take over but Probiotics can help shift the balance back toward good bacteria.

    There is emerging evidence that in huge amounts, some kinds of "friendly" bacteria can be helpful. Studies suggest that probiotics might help treat or prevent some types of gastroenteritis, diarrhea and allergic skin reactions, and they are being investigated for many other ailments, including diabetes, ulcers, acid reflux, high cholesterol, vaginal yeast infections, urinary tract infections (UTI), and cystitis (bladder inflammation), respiratory infections such as sinusitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia, irritable bowel syndrome and, possibly, inflammatory bowel disease (such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) and certain harmful viruses.


    Probiotics have been found to improve lactose absorption digestion, lower the risk of allergies including asthma, hay fever, food allergies to milk, and skin reactions such as eczema and also help prevent osteoporosis.


    An overgrowth of yeast, which can be brought on by antibiotics, has been implicated in many common digestive problems including inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, according to some gastrointestinal specialists.

    Lactobacillus Acidophilus, a friendly bacteria which helps to replenish the intestinal flora damaged due to use of antibiotics through environmental exposure, from administered drugs or from antibiotics given to to cattle and chickens which pass through to the meat, eggs, milk, cheese and cottage cheese, sour cream, ice cream, etc. (Note: There are some dairies, such as Braums Ice Cream and Dairy stores, that do not feed their cattle antibiotics .)


    This line of thinking has prompted the medical industry and the food industry "to try to create things to shift the balance back toward that good bacteria," according to Dr. Sri Komanduri, a gastrointestinal specialist at Chicago's Rush University Medical Center. Komanduri prescribes medical-strength probiotic pills containing 450 billion live lactic acid bacteria for inflammatory bowel disease and bacterial overgrowth in the gut. (Evidence suggests the bugs need to be alive and ingested in huge amounts, generally between 5 billion and 10 billion daily.)

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has declared the study of gastrointestinal bacteria and probiotics a major research initiative to understand the number of health implications associated with the use of pre- and probiotics.

    • Fermented milk containing Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus caseii could help prevent antibiotic-related diarrhea. (Canada)
    • An oat drink containing Bifidobacterium lactis bacteria helped bowel function in nursing home residents. (Finland)
    • Milk fermented with lactic acid bacteria might reduce amounts of cancer-causing substances in the intestine. (Argentina)
    • Researchers are looking at probiotic supplements to treat allergy-induced skin rashes in babies. (Univ of CA at Los Angeles)
    • Improving complications in liver disease with probiotic supplements is being studied by Israeli scientists.



    Major companies such as as Dannon, Kraft, General Mills, Nestle's, and Beech-Nut are advertising food products that contain probiotics, or "friendly" bacteria, to "regulate digestive health" and to "strengthen your body's defenses" to help the immune system. ( Be wary of probiotic-containing products at the supermarket that don't specify how much or what type of bacteria.) Most of those don't have enough to matter.

    Acidophilius helps to restore good bacteria
    Note: Medical strength probiotic pills contain 450 billion viable lactobacillus acidophilus cells. Many who are aware of the side effects of antibiotics are now asking their doctors to prescribe prescription strength probiotics along with the antibiotic prescription.

    Biocodex is helping to educate pharmacists on the usefulness of probiotics for patients with diarrhea and other gastrointestinal conditions with the recent sponsorship of a two-hour continuing-education lesson on the use of probiotics.

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    Read more on probiotics by googlling Lindsey Tanner http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/a-glo...bcc2a753f.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by girltalk View Post
    One gastrointestinal specialist prescribes medical-strength probiotic pills containing 450 billion live lactic acid bacteria for inflammatory bowel disease and bacterial overgrowth in the gut. (Evidence suggests the bugs need to be alive and ingested in huge amounts, generally between 5 billion and 10 billion daily.)
    We get the Solaray Super Multidophilus 24 at Sprouts or Natural Grocers. The acidophilus supplements contain 30 billion! (twenty-four strain probiotic blend) (Sprouts sometimes runs a sale on them for 25% off so I buy a couple, then.)



    Interesting tidbit found on the net....don't know if it is true (what do you think?) :
    Make sure your probiotic does not contain fructooligosaccharides (FOS), a prebiotic found in many probiotic supplements. Contrary to popular belief, FOS feeds ALL bacteria—not just good bacteria. For people with chronic health conditions, FOS can cause further digestive distress.





    Hey check out:
    http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/sh...d.php?t=222797
    Last edited by girltalk; 01-31-2015 at 06:31 PM. Reason: spelling

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    What is in the pills and how do they work.

    It works to help protect the gastrointestinal tract by colonizing the GI tract with optimal quantities and types of probiotic bacteria. These bacteria adhere to the walls of the GI tract and form a barrier which protects the inner layer of the gut from bad bacteria and other toxic substances that can cause inflammation.

    Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), that flavor enhancer that Chinese restaurants first used is now being liberally shaken all over almost any food you get when you eat in a restaurant today*. It is a known toxin that messes up your gut bacteria. (Beware of Aspartame/NutraSweet and Splenda, which are artificial sweeteners as they also destroy the good bacteria in your stomach.) Research is being done to prove the connection between fibromyalgia and MSG (and between obesity and MSG!) http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/sh...d-Fibromyalgia
    http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/sh...29-and-Obesity


    *Yes, eating out in restaurants will make you FAT, for this reason: MSG destroys the balance in your stomach and you are left with the bad bacteria which feeds the yeast to help it grow! (just like a beer drinker does when he swigs beer.... gets a big ol' beer belly!) (Were you aware that MSG goes by many different names? So if you eat in a restaurant and ask if they use MSG they can tell you honestly that they do not. However,they are probably using one or more of these. Here is a list of other names MSG goes by and
    https://tulsage.wordpress.com/2012/0...glutamate-msg/

    Read your labels on items you buy at the grocery store as MSG goes by many names. Almost processed foods (anything in a can or package) will have some form of MSG.
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    Santa Re: Pro-biotics

    Im confused,, is this the same as the "Acidolpholis" pills they sell at Walgreens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelbrenda View Post
    Im confused,, is this the same as the "Acidolpholis" pills they sell at Walgreens?
    Yes. Just be sure that wherever you buy them that you get them with enough live bacteria to do the trick. They should come from a refrigerated area of the store, unless they say specifically they are formulated not to need it. (And next time your doctor gives you an antibiotic ask for a prescription strength probiotic. It still amazes me that doctors here are quick to prescribe antibiotics and are forget to prescribe a probiotic. Some don't even mention eating yogurt while taking antibiotics.)

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    When i eat yogurt twice a day,my IBS symptoms are almost nonexistent!Not all yogurts,you have to read to see if they have the proper live cultures.Yoplait has one now that right,in vanilla,cherry and strawberry...to me they taste much better thanthe other yogurt I was getting,too bad they do not improve memory,I have forgot the name of the other yogurt.In my defense its 2am and I have insomnia and sinus infection.Maybe if I snort the yogurt...Just kidding,do not try that kiddiesAnyways it was the yogurt that came out last year or year before saying it would help your digestive system,it really does,but the taste was mediciny to me,except for the strawberry.
    Both yogurts when given time,at least a week or two work great for keeping things moving right along as they should.
    I am losing weight by eating two yogurts a day and then a somewhat sensable supper,and later a well chose snack.Over christmas the snacks were very well,but not well chosen.
    You may spend what seems like a lot of money on cases of yogurts,but for the benefits and with Yoplait its a satisfying serving...its well worth the money.You would eat something else,and you would probably spend more without the benifits.Its working for me ,meeting many needs with one product.

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    I have never had a flat stomach for a minute in my life...not even close... until yesterday....and I don't exercise. It is either the probiotics (I take an acidophilus pill from the health food store) or it is the MSM (also a vitamin and I get that at Wal-Mart) or maybe both.

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    More reason to be sure you take probiotics!

    MRSA (a strain of staph) and Clostridium difficile, often referred to as C. diff or C. difficile (one of the most widespread and potentially serious of these illnesses) have reached epidemic proportions causing serious illness in older adults and people who have weakened immune systems, usually in hospitals and long term care facilities.

    C. difficile bacteria while found in soil, air, water, human and animal feces, and on most surfaces creates problems when they grow in abnormally large numbers in the intestinal tract of people taking antibiotics or other antimicrobial drugs. C. difficile can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammations of the colon.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year in the United States C. difficile is responsible for tens of thousands of cases of diarrhea and over 14,000 deaths annually, at last report!. The number of C. difficile infections doubled between 1993 and 2003, with most of the increase coming after 2000

    Excessive and unnecessary antibiotic use contribute to the epidemic. For years, antibiotics have been prescribed incorrectly for colds, flu and other viral infections that don't respond to these drugs, as well as for simple bacterial infections that normally clear on their own.

    Antibiotics in livestock find their way into municipal water systems when the runoff from feedlots contaminates streams and groundwater.

    Even antibiotics used appropriately, can contribute to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria because germs that survive treatment with one antibiotic soon learn to resist others and bacteria mutates much more quickly than new drugs can be produced,thus some germs end up resistant to just about everything. That's why only a handful of drugs are now effective against most forms of staph.
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    And look at this: "New data suggest that the risks associated with long-term, daily use of antibacterial soaps may outweigh the benefits," Rogers says. There are indications that certain ingredients in these soaps may contribute to bacterial resistance to antibiotics, and may have unanticipated hormonal effects that are of concern to FDA. http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/Cons.../ucm378393.htm




    Google these string of words: MRSA C. Diff antibiotics
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    Quote Originally Posted by girltalk View Post
    I have never had a flat stomach for a minute in my life...not even close... until yesterday....and I don't exercise. It is either the probiotics (I take an acidophilus pill from the health food store) or it is the MSM (also a vitamin and I get that at Wal-Mart) or maybe both.


    Would you PM me and tell me exactly what you are taking? thanks!

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