Probiotics: the friends of life
Acidophilus and Bifidus are names of probiotics, i.e. friendly bacteria, which improve vitality and must constitute 98% of the intestinal flora of healthy people. They are necessary for reaching optimum health of the digestive tract, for strengthening the liver (and blood), and increasing the natural defensive powers.
In the best case scenario we should avoid factors which could disturb our bacterial ecosystem. For most people, this is impossible. Antibiotics, cortisone, contraceptives, alcohol, caffeine, chlorine or fluorine water, conserved foods, high carbohydrate and fatty diet, as well as stressful life can damage the healthy digestive flora.
Adding probiotics is one natural way to maintain good health. It can help overcome the irritable effects in our digestive systems caused by our diets, surrounding environment and psychical stress.
Let’s take for example antibiotics – as a rule they disturb the condition of the normal intestinal flora, because along with the harmful bacteria they kill a part of the friendly bacteria as well. This way, friendly bacterium is being replaced by harmful bacteria, parasites, fungi, and this leads to disbacteriosis. It is especially dangerous among children and people with a weakened organism. It flows insidiously behind the curtains and results in the vicious cycle of more antibiotics being prescribed to kill the harmful microbes, and disturbing the intestinal ecology even more…
Here is why it is wise, after taking an antibiotic, to take Acidophilus and Bifidus for a week or two, until total rehabilitation and restoration of the condition of the intestinal flora occurs.
Restoring the friendly bacteria in the intestines protects us from candidiasis, coli enteritis, cholera, dysentery, and other disbacteriosis.
This bacterium is a friend of the human organism. It is contained in some fermented milk products and food supplements. When taken in sufficient quantities, it settles in the digestive and genitourinary systems and improves intestinal ecology. It does not allow the development of pathogenic microbes by obstructing their attachment to the intestinal walls, changes pH and oxygen content, and produces bactericidal substances (hydrogen peroxide, lactic and acetic acid); it produces enzymes, including galactase, which is necessary for milk sugar absorption – this can help people and newborns who are lactose intolerant; protects the intestines, urinal tracts and the reproductive system from bacterial and fungal infections; decreases cancerogenic formations in the intestines and prevents harmful bacteria developing there; decreases diarrhea after radiation or chemo therapy; lowers the levels of bad cholesterol;
This is the other friendly bacteria, which is a normal inhabitant of the large intestine. It improves digestion and the absorption of proteins and fats, as well as retaining minerals such as phosphorus, calcium and iron. Removes constipation and thus helps clean the intestines and recuperate the liver. Decreases allergic reactions to milk and participates in metabolizing some cancerogenic substances, decreases the level of the bad cholesterol, produces hormones and the vitamins B and K.
In combination with the blue-green algae AFA, the probiotics Acidophilus and Bifidus remain alive and active until their consumption. The combination of Acidophilus, Bifidus and AFA is recommended during:
- Sudden or continuous emotional stress;
- Active and passive smoking;
- Complications with absorbing the main minerals and vitamins from food (discovered by worsening of hair quality, nails and skin);
- Continuous consummation of highly chlorine and fluorine water;
- Side effects from using antibiotics, steroids, hormones, etc.;
- Digestive problems – frequent constipation or diarrhea;
- Babies with sensitive digestion, colic;
- Anemia, avitaminosis, intoxication, when disbacteriosis is suggested;
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