Probiotics — good bacteria to the rescue
well-being, but it also protects the body from disease. This is
where probiotics really make a difference. A strong immune
system is the foundation of good health. Being sickly takes its
toll on immunity. Fighting-off illness and disease is a
continual and tireless task of probiotics. Probiotics
are the good bacteria that fight to keep the bad
bacteria at bay.
People who suffer from digestive discomfort or disorders will sometimes head to the drug store for over-the-counter medications. Doctors can be quick to prescribe medication in hopes of solving a digestive issue. Surprisingly, many do not realize the further damage medication can do to a digestive system, when combined with an already-existing problem.
Probiotics are essential in keeping a healthy digestive and bacterial balance, and the most-important probiotic is Lactobacillus acidophilus. This beneficial bacterium is naturally produced within the body, and vital for the digestive tract to function properly.
A strong balance between good and bad bacteria is important. Ten-to-one is the ideal ratio between good and bad bacteria. When the ratio becomes imbalanced, dysbiosis, or microbial imbalance, will occur.
A good bacterium maintains a healthy microbial balance and is vital for digestion,
nutrient absorption and fighting harmful microorganisms. Dysbiosis can result in health concerns such as arthritis, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), autoimmune disorders and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Children can really benefit from Lactobacillus Acidophilus, especially if they are not exposed to enough microorganisms. Probiotics can enhance their immune system, a key aspect in any child’s healthcare.
Probiotics are not only vital for the gastrointestinal tract, but research shows how valuable good bacteria is for the female urogenital tract, as well. Lactobacillus Acidophilus naturally protects the lining of the vagina, cervix and urethra. The benefits of this probiotic are endless when it comes to fighting a plethora of infections within this sensitive, feminine area. It will ward-off pathogens such as Escherichia coli, (E coli.), Staphylococcus Aureus, Salmonella, Candida Albicans (yeast infection) and so much more. Bacterial Vaginosis is perhaps one of the most common vaginal infections, and data has shown that antibiotics only help approximately 40 percent of those with this infection. Studies have shown that fighting the infection is far more successful employing probiotics. Using Lactobacillus Acidophilus has been shown to treat Bacterial Vaginosis, in a complete and natural manner.
Excess cholesterol is the enemy of many, especially with fast foods and sneaky restaurant fare that make it hard to avoid. Once more, probiotics come to the rescue. Lactobacillus Acidophilus can help keep cholesterol levels balanced, break down cholesterol, and thereby significantly decrease the chances of heart disease or heart failure. Lactobacillus Acidophilus is successful in lowering the synthesis of cholesterol as it produces an enzyme that breaks down bile acids produced by the liver. This, in turn, causes the liver to absorb more cholesterol, significantly reducing cholesterol level in the body.
Lactobacillus Acidophilus is naturally found within the intestines, mouth and female genitalia. It produces lactase, which breaks down lactose, and produces vitamin K — crucial for proper blood clotting and healthy bone formation and repair. Lactobacillus Acidophilus also aids in the pre-digestion of lactose, providing a much easier digestion process of dairy products. The probiotic breaks down lactose before it reaches the colon, which works especially well for those who are lactose intolerant.
As Lactobacillus Acidophilus aids in nutrient absorption, and is already present within the lining of the small and large intestines, it is ready to work quickly to keep the digestive system in good working condition. It also enhances immunity by fighting infection and harmful bacteria. This probiotic is resistant to acidic stomach bile that would otherwise impede in the beneficial digestive process.
Lactobacillus Acidophilus DDS-1 is an exceptional strain. DDS-1 is the elite of all probiotics, due to the resistance it has to heat and the environmental nature of the intestines. It works even harder at fighting the bad bacteria while simultaneously maintaining a healthy balance between the microbacteria. It is important to note that when the digestive tract, immune system and metabolism maintain a proper balance, and when the entire gastrointestinal system is in sync, the nutrients from healthy foods will be absorbed at an easier rate, providing more energy and greater health.
Probiotics can offer such a simple and available fix for many illnesses and digestive problems, it fights feminine infection, strengthens immunity, and lowers cholesterol. Lactobacillus Acidophilus is the key probiotic offering so many benefits to good health. We all know how important good nutrition is, but let’s not forget how important and valuable probiotics are, in keeping and maintaining a healthy lifestyle!
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- Taylor, John R. N.D.,Mitchell, Deborah,The Wonder of Probiotics. (2007) St. Martin’s Press, New York, NY
- Nair, Balakrish, G., Takeda, Yoshifumi, Probiotic Foods in Health and Disease. (2011) Science Publishers, British Channel Islands
About Dr. Christine, The Digestion Doc
Dr. Christine Kaczmar is the Founder & CEO of Omega Digestion. She specializes in plant-based enzyme nutrition and powerful healing botanicals. Her practice is located in Shelby Township, Michigan. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Christine has helped thousands of patients find their way back to health from some of the “crappiest” health conditions like: Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Constipation, etc. “Freedom is my most sacred value, and I am on a mission to help as many people as possible regain theirs.” To schedule a consultation with Dr. Christine, call 586-685-2222.