Gut Friendly Bacteria

Alisa Battaglia

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.

Increasing awareness 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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