Friday, September 25, 2009

The Importance of Probiotics

What are probiotics?

Unlike the bad bacteria that promote imbalances of the intestinal microflora, germs and illnesses, probiotics are the beneficial, friendly bacteria that live in the intestines and known to promote good digestive health -- guarding against illness and disease. We are exposed to numerous pollutants in our everyday lives: lead, mercury, cadmium (plus over 4500 toxic heavy metal by-products), drugs, vaccines and a host of other dangers are wreaking havoc in our bodies. As our toxin levels rise, our immune system and other critical processes in our body become dangerously compromised and begin to fail.

These friendly bacteria are now readily available in the form of dairy (yogurts), supplements, skin care and homecare products. These revolutionary developments are not only 100% effective but are also free of harmful toxins.
Yogurts in particular are bursting with these friendly bacteria - BB-12® Bifidobacterium lactis, LA-5 ® and Lactobacillus acidophilus. These live cultures work together to boost immunity. And research shows that a daily intake can benefit eczema sufferers too.

Such yogurts can be used in your favorite recipes -- fruit smoothies, salad dressings and as an alternative to cream in desserts. Always opt for Organic Yogurts otherwise here are a few that’s easily available at your grocery store -- Yoptimal and Danone. Yoptimal contains two strains of Probiotics plus Antioxidants.

Generally, probiotics should dominate 80-85% to 15-20% however, this can be the reverse in many situations and this is why it's so important to start supplementing your diet today. This imbalance causes many potential problems such as poor intestinal health and skin problems and the list goes on -- see below.

Common warning signs of a bacterial imbalance:

• Allergies and food sensitivities
• Difficulty losing weight, sugar/carbohydrate craving
• Frequent fatigue, poor concentration
• Frequent constipation or diarrhoea
• Faulty digestion, acid reflux and other gut disorders
• Sleeping poorly, night sweats
• Painful joint inflammation, stiffness
• Bad breath, gum disease and dental problems
• Frequent colds, flu or infection
• Chronic yeast infections
• Acne, eczema skin and foot fungus
• Extreme menstrual or menopausal symptoms

If you answer 'yes' to any of the above outlined warning signs, then you should consider adding a probiotic supplement to your diet. Let’s face the fact, with today’s busy schedule we are more than likely to neglect consuming the required 5 fruits a day and unintentionally forces us to overlook the importance of nourishing ourselves at bacterial and cellular level.

What are the benefits of adding a probiotic supplement to our diet?

• Improves digestion of proteins, carborhydrates and fats
• Promote regular bowel movements
• Enhance immune function
• Contribute to the absorption of minerals
• Produce antioxidants
• Participate in the manufacture of some B vitamins
• Help inhibit food poisoning
• Normalize skin conditions
• Help reduce cholesterol
• Maintain bone health
• Help manage blood sugar levels
• Improve the symptoms of lactose intolerance
• Help combat fungal and yeast infections
• Limit the action of disease-causing bacteria

These friendly bacteria produce antioxidants and improve your overall digestion and absorption of minerals and amino acids. They also synthesize B vitamins, which are necessary for a healthy nervous system. Probiotics regulate elimination, correcting both diarrhea and constipation and are widely recommended
for fungal and yeast infections or thrush caused by candida albicans because they help crown out harfmul microbes that are trying to take up residence.They also produce organic compounds that increase intestinal acidity, inhibiting the reproduction of many harmful bacteria. Probiotics produce substances that act as natural antibiotics to kill undesirable bacteria.

Some of the things that kill the good bacteria in our bodies:

• Preservatives, Additives
• Pesticides
• Fertilizers
• Carbonated drinks
• Poor eating habits -- especially sugar and refined foods
• Birth control pills
• Steroidal and hormonal drugs
• Fluoride
• Synthetic vitamins
• Radiation
• Chlorinated drinking water
• Stress, aging and disease
• Born by caesarean section
• Alcohol consumption
• Bacterial infections
• Traveller's bugs
• Antibiotics in food production or prescription medications

The good news? After much research, MiVitality's In-Liven has met my expectations and I am thrilled to introduce you to this phenomenal product that will also help you to regain your digestive health. This superfood formula is the result of over 20 years research and development. It provides the body with a saturation of naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, enzymes and phyto-nutrients from 26 certified organic living wholefoods. Also available in a Gluten Free version.

In-Liven uses 13 strains of living lactobacillus bacteria in its fermentation process that have the ability to balance and re-colonize the intestinal tract and create an environment in which the many sub-strains can survive and flourish which are necessary to maintain a healthy intestinal flora. And since 80% of disease begins in the colon it becomes apparent that a healthy intestinal tract should be our primary focus.

Ingredients: All Certified Organic and Fermented
Spirulina, Rolled Oats, Brown Rice, Wheat Grain, Pearl Barley, Linseed, Kidney Beans, Mung Beans, Adzuki Beans, Red Lentils, Chick Peas, Wheat Grass, Barley Grass, Alfalfa Grass, Beetroot, Sweet Potato, String Beans, Zucchini, Cabbage, Silverbeet, Spinach, Chinese Cabbage, Asparagus, Broccoli, Malt Liquid, Molasses.

Fermented with the following lactobacillus bacteria and symbiotic yeasts:
Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Saccharomyces Boulardii, Lactobacillus; Acidophillus, Delbruekii, Caseii, Bulgaricus, Causasicus, Fermenti, Plantarum, Brevis, Helveticus, Leichmanni, Lactis, Bifidus, Sporogenes.

No Artificial Colouring, Flavouring or Preservatives. No genetically modified ingredients. Made in Australia and grown on Certified Organic Farming.

How to use In-Liven?

A simple video above demonstrates how to use this Superfood.

Hungry for more probiotics?

Then there's no doubt you'll be excited to learn about MiEviron's BioPure Probiotic Household Cleaner - Concentrate.

BioPure is a highly concentrated, all natural household and industrial cleaner containing powerful probiotic bacteria, antioxidants and enzymes that break down grease, grime and dirt and neutralise odours. BioPure means cleaning without chemicals and its living benefits continue to work even after the initial application.

Ingredients: Certified Organic Vanilla Fruit Extract, Lactobacillus, Certified Organic Rice Bran Extract, Sea Salt, Certified Organic Sugar Cane Molasses, Organic Mineral Powder and Water.
Can be safely used for the following purposes:
• Kitchen Surfaces
• Toilets
• Mold and Mildew
• Bathroom
This product is your winning ticket to replace/avoid products containing triclosan and just perfect for keeping harmful viruses out of our homes. It's also safe for use in septic systems and biodegradable. BioPure certainly deserves a blog post of it's own for being such a phenomenal product.

And here's my absolute favorite Skincare (anti-aging) product -- Miessence Probiotic Skin Brightener.
This wonderful product is formulated to promote younger looking skin. You know that flawless, clear skin you've always dreamed of? That's what this formula will do for your skin -- formulated with lactic acid, certified organic wheat grain, barley grain, adzuki beans, soya beans and certified organic vanilla co2 extract.

An excerpt from my website:"Probiotic bacteria ferment organic whole grains and legumes to release nutrients and create a naturally occuring, extremely mild, lactic liquid which is known to restore and protect the skin's acid mantle, lighten and brighten the complexion, improve photodamaged skin, exfoliate dead skin cells for a smoother, less-wrinkled appearance, help break down impurities, whilst bringing moisture, clarity and vitality to the skin."
Since you use only a few pumps per application, this product will last you for quite a long time making it an awesome skincare investment.  I highly recommend this to all my friends and relatives.

I'm truly ecstatic at the fact of being presented with this chance at regaining my digestive health. And here’s your chance today too. Please share this post with your friends
and family.

"Death begins in the colon"-- Ilya Mechnikov - Nobel Laureate


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