Great health requires balance and the foundation of great health is an efficient digestive tract. However, maintaining the delicate microflora of the gut can be quite a juggling act of diet and lifestyle.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that reside in the colon. It is estimated that 100 trillion microorganisms of more than 500 different species inhabit a normal healthy bowel.
The body works hard to maintain the delicate balance between helpful and harmful microorganisms. Poor diet, a weak immune system and prescription medication are just some of the things that can ‘throw off’ intestinal function. Antibiotics are one of the biggest culprits since they kill not only the harmful but also the beneficial bacteria. The standard American diet (SAD) also wreaks havoc with friendly bacteria as the over use of refined sugar, wheat, dairy and processed foods feed Candida and parasites, which then overrun the bowel (and may even become systemic) without the proper balance of friendly bacteria to keep it in check.
For people with allergies, irritable bowels, systemic Candida, parasitic infestations, constipation and compromised immune systems, a series of Colon Hydrotherapy sessions followed by a rectal implants of probiotics is the answer. Implantation of probiotics directly into the bowel greatly increases the absorption and effectiveness of good bacteria because they are directly deposited into the sigmoid region of the colon and do not have to survive the acid bath of the stomach in order to reach their destination. Refloristation of the gut with probiotics fortifies the intestional mucosa, which is an important factor in maintaining or restoring immunity due to the fact that 70% of the body’s immune system resides in the gut.
Probiotics attach themselves to the bowel wall and help weaken intestinal decay and impacted matter. Removing toxins from the bowel with Colon Hydrotherapy and re-establishing a friendly balance with probiotics implants enhances the immune system and improves digestive function. Systemic candida, digestive disturbances and auto-immune conditions can be reduced by using this method.
Friendly intestinal bacterial keep harmful microorganisms in check by improving digestive function and absorption and strengthening they immune system. According to MayoClinic.com, research suggests that probiotics may help treat and prevent vaginal yeast infections, shorten the duration of intestinal infection and treat irritable bowel syndrome. In recent years studies have shown that conditions such as depression, bi-polar and OCD can be reduced by rebalancing the flora of the gut.
As a by-product of their metabolism, probiotics produce Lactoferrin, an iron binding protein needed to extract iron from the food we eat. Increased Lactoferrin may improve iron-assimilation deficiencies. Probiotics help the body increase the production of enzymes and the absorption of vitamins and nutrients, especially B vitamins, vitamin K, fatty acids and calcium.
A diet high in soluble fiber and phytonutrient rich food enriches the effectiveness of probiotics. Combining proper diet with probiotics is a fabulous way to bump up the digestive and immune systems and can help gain control over many unpleasant conditions.
originally appeared in Healthy Beginnings Magazine