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Got Good Germs?

on April 19, 2012
I’m re blogging this post from my friend Alison’s website.
Got Good Germs?                                  


Learn how damaging antibiotics can really be! Be sure to go the opposite route and put good germs back in your body with probiotics. Probiotic literally means “For Life” So who needs them and how do you get them? Remember digestion is the key to overall wellness.

Why Are Probiotics So Vital to Your Health?*

Mother Embracing her Baby
Why do many caesarean-section infants have
less-than-optimal health after birth?
From the very first breath you take, you’re exposed to probiotics.

How so?

On the way through the birth canal during a normal delivery, a newborn gets dosed with bacteria from their mother. This event starts colonization in the infant’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract of ‘good’ bacteria. Compelling new research now shows many caesarean-section infants have less-than-optimal health after birth. This is most likely because they are not exposed to the mother’s healthy bacteria in the birth canal which would then serve to populate its own GI tract.

As you mature, you’re faced with many threats to the beneficial bacteria in your gut… from chlorinated drinking water… to overly-processed foods.

The ‘good’ bacteria in your gastrointestinal system can only provide you with optimum health if the proper balance of different types of bacteria is maintained in your gut.*

This is where probiotics can have a profound effect… not just on your GI health, but on your overall health as well.* Keep in mind, 80% of your immune system actually lives in your gut.

Probiotic formulas are available with many different types of bacterial strains… with the most common being Lactobacillus acidophilus. But as you’ll find out shortly, not all probiotics are created equal… and not all probiotic formulas are properly produced to provide optimal benefits.*

In general, if formulated properly, the major benefits of a high-quality probiotic are to…

  • Aid you in digesting food, particularly hard-to-digest foods and foods to which some individuals are more sensitive*
  • Enhance the synthesis of B vitamins and improve calcium absorption*
  • Help you keep a healthy balance of intestinal microflora*
  • (In women) Promote vaginal health*
  • Support your overall immune function*

And more…

I strongly believe the key to an optimal probiotic formula is through 100% GrassFed Dairy in a food source.  Beyond Organics Amasai, really raw cheese and sueroViv is loaded with probiotics and are delicious! An easy way to get this very important bacteria into your children!


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