Disease starts in
the colon. What few people consider is that dis-ease is a result
of colon neglect. People clean their cars, clean their house, and
clean their clothes, but too few ever consider cleaning their colon
to optimize the digestive and nourishing processes and functions
intended for it.
The colon is equipped
with a very efficient eliminative system until it is corrupted with
the average American diet of processed, fried and overcooked foods,
devitalized starches, sugar and excessive amounts of table salt,
chemical laden and bioengineered food, excess alcohol, antibiotics
and other pharmaceutical drugs, which cannot possibly be efficient
in its function even with several bowel movements a day. Interestingly
enough, constipation is the number one affliction of a so called
civilized people. It underlies every ailment and is the initial
or primary cause of nearly every disturbance of the human system.
By consuming a devitalized
diet, little nourishment can be provided to the nerves, muscles,
cells and tissues of the walls of the colon. In fact, failure to
nourish the organs responsible for the evacuation of waste matter
can actually cause starvation of the colon which brings upon infirmity
and sickness at any age racing us toward old age, senility and death.
The human anatomy
requires live organisms to nourish it with life giving properties.
It cannot thrive by loading it up with foods that contain no vitality
and at the same time allow the intestines to remain loaded with
waste matter. The colon is a natural breeding ground for bacteria.
The purpose and function of the bacteria is to neutralize, dissipate,
avoid and prevent a toxic condition from developing in the colon.
However, there are two types of bacteria: namely the health scavenging
or friendly type known as bacilli coli and the pathogenic or disease
producing kind. In a healthy intestinal ecosystem the healthy bacteria
will control the pathogenic kind from proliferation. A reduction
or disappearance of healthy flora (bifidobacteria) in the gut would
indicate an “unhealthy” state.
that the human intestinal flora is a major factor in health and
disease has led to different strategies to manipulate the flora
to promote a strong and balanced foundational immunity that is necessary
for vibrant health. It is now clear that bifidobacteria that exist
in the large intestine are helpful for maintenance of human health
and are far more important than Lactobacillus acidophilus as beneficial
intestinal bacteria throughout human life. However, probiotics a
combination of microbial food supplements of live active cultures
such as lactobacillus, acidophilus and bifido bacterium help to
recolonize the intestine with beneficial bacteria especially during
and after antibiotic use, which prevents up to 50% of infections
after taking it.
In summary, people
with flourishing intestinal colonies of beneficial bacteria are
better equipped to inhibit or fight the growth of harmful or disease-causing
bacteria by favorably altering the intestinal microflora balance.
Regular probiotics use promotes good digestion; boosts immune function;
and increases resistance to infection.
By stimulating the
immune response there is greater ability to slow the aging process;
manage candidiasis-yeast overgrowth (often from excess sugar, alcohol
and prolonged antibiotic use); promote a greater freedom from colds,
the flu, food allergies intestinal problems, hormonal imbalances,
hepatic disorders and some cancers; and the effects of acidity caused
by stress, excess alcohol, disease, and exposure to toxic substances.
NOTE: Make sure your cultured products contain
"live and active cultures" and are preferably organic
to obtain the most benefit. They should always be refrigerated for
optimal potency and freshness.
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