Are Bad Intestinal Bugs Causing Your Health To Be Distressed?

August 4, 2013

in Anti-Aging,BLOGS,Cancer,Digestion,Energy,General

 

bacteria webIt’s a battle of the good versus the bad when it comes to your intestinal health. Probiotics are the good bugs that live in your intestines to help you stay healthy.

You may say “Yuck” bugs in my intestines? How can that be?

My last article was titled “Healthy Digestion Means Feeling Good – Indigestion Means Feeling Bad.”  I talked about digestion and what conditions can cause problems such as heartburn, GERD, bloating, and other digestive discomforts. I also talked about some natural solutions to those digestive problems.

Now it’s time for you to tackle the lower gastrointestinal tract which is home to your intestinal flora. Both “good bugs” and “bad bugs” may be present in your intestinal flora. Most of these bugs/bacteria are harmless unless they get out of balance, then they can cause problems with your overall health.

What are some of the most common symptoms you could experience when the “bad” bacteria overtakes the “good” bacteria in your intestinal tract?

  • Diarrhea

  • Constipation

  • Colitis (inflamed colon)

  • Gastroenteritis (inflamed stomach and intestines)

  • Yeast, Urinary Tract, and other frequent infections

  • Food poisoning

  • Flatulence

  • Lactose intolerance

  • Impaired digestion

  • Cancer, especially colon cancer

  • Poor nutrient absorption and utilization

  • Poor mental function

  • Poor immune response

So what can cause your intestinal flora to get out of balance?

  • Prescription drugs, especially antibiotics – antibiotics are often necessary but they do destroy the “good” bugs right along with the “bad” bugs.

  • Processed foods

  • Alcohol

  • Sugar

  • Exposure to toxins

  • Exposure to bad bugs such as Candida, botulism, E. coli, or salmonella

  • Infections such as bacterial, viral, and fungal

  • Low fiber diet

  • Chronic diarrhea

  • Stress

Ideally the “good” bacteria promote good health by discouraging the growth of disease causing “bad” bacteria. So what you need when this happens is a way to kill the “bad” guys and then restore the “good” guys.

The first step in correcting this out of balance problem is to eliminate as many of the possible causes as you can. Sometimes it isn’t possible because you may be on a prescription drug that is absolutely necessary. Perhaps you are on an antibiotic for some kind of infection. You do need to complete the antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor.

A major part of the first step is to clean up your diet and exposures as best as possible. Try to stay away from sugar and alcohol. Make sure you are getting a good healthy diet. I won’t go into a healthy diet here but if you have been following my blogs you should have a good idea of what that means. Need tips on eating healthy? – Sign up for my 10 Days to Better Health. Try to avoid processed foods and as many toxins as possible.

Next you need to be sure to eat plenty of garlic. Garlic will assist in getting rid of the “bad” bacteria that is causing the problem or is likely to cause a problem. This is a time to use a whole food garlic supplement such as the Neo-Life Garlic Allium. For best results, take 2 tablets each morning and each evening for 6 days. After 6 days continue taking the suggested amount of 2 Garlic Allium capsules per day which will help keep the “bad” guys out as well as all the other healthful benefits of the garlic allium vegetables. Garlic, along with its allium partner vegetables is considered nature’s natural antibiotic.

The final and most important step is to start supplementing with a very high quality probiotic such as Neo-Life Acidophilus Plus. Start by taking 4 capsules per day for a minimum of 10 days. After 10 days gradually reduce the capsules by 1 per every 10 days until you are down to the normal suggested amount of 1 capsule per day. The acidophilus supplement will restore the “good” bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract.

Digestive health can be improved with a well balanced diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, healthy fats, and whole grains. Keep in mind that it is first important to get your intestinal flora healthy otherwise you can go for years with some of the problems listed above.

I have made it a practice to go through this cleanse and restoration of my intestinal tract at least once a year and sometimes twice a year. On the very rare occasion that I have had to take an antibiotic, I make sure I go through the above cleanse and restoration immediately after completing the antibiotic.

Recently one of my long time clients contacted me regarding her granddaughter who had spent 6 months in another country on a mission project. She came back to the USA with an uncomfortable gastrointestinal tract problem. My suggestion was for her to take Betagest, Enzymes, and Acidophilus Plus. Only 2 months later she seems to be back to normal with no bad bugs to deal with.

Several years ago my niece contacted me because her little boy, about a year old had contacted Salmonella from his day care. Their pediatrician had prescribed antibiotics for over a 6 month period – he still tested positive for Salmonella. I suggested she open a Neo-Life Acidophilus Plus capsule, mix the powder in a small amount of yogurt and give it to him first thing each morning. In 30 days she had the baby tested again – no more Salmonella.

Here are some reasons to use Neo-Life’s Acidophilus Plus:

  • Whole food derived – contains beneficial bacteria isolated from cultured dairy foods. Please note: lactose intolerant people can safely take this product with absolutely no side effects – only improvements.

  • Broad spectrum – delivers 5 types of beneficial, lactic acid-producing bacteria: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium bifidum, and Streptococcus thermophilus.

  • Concentrated – has as many beneficial bacteria as 10 servings of real yogurt.

  • Potency guaranteed – each capsule is filled with 5 billion live organisms that are protected for delivery to the intestines.

  • Active cultures – exclusive Gel-Gard protection system assures that the maximum number of live bacteria survive the stomach acid and reach the intestines.

  • Convenient – each bottle contains a 60 day supply when taking the suggested amount of 1 capsule per day. P.S. – for best results take upon rising first thing in the morning prior to any other food, coffee, or tea.

Keep in mind that in order to maintain good gastrointestinal health it requires the presence of between 100 million and 1 billion bacteria per day. One little capsule a day is worth eliminating the risk however if you eat a healthy diet of very little sugar and high fiber or do not have any of the symptoms listed above you may not need to take these all the time.

There are many acidophilus/probiotic products on the market. When choosing a supplement make sure it has been tested for health effects in human studies – Neo-Life Acidophilus Plus has been tested. Also remember that the presence of living cultures is critical to be effective. A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that many probiotic supplements actually contain little to no active (living) bacteria.

AcidophilusPlus2013-08-02_1604There are many benefits of using Neo-Life’s Acidophilus Plus:

  • Strengthen your immune system

  • Reduce food allergy symptoms

  • Keep “bad” bacteria in check

  • Prevent travelers’ diarrhea

  • Control irritable bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

  • Synthesize B-Vitamins to reduce the effects of stress

  • Lower levels of toxic/mutagenic compounds

  • Reduce risk of colon cancer

  • Promote long-term colon health

  • Produce enzymes to digest lactose

  • Improve lactose intolerance

AcidophilusPluslandingpage_lYou are safe with Neo-Life Acidophilus Plus. We offer a 100% money back guarantee – you cannot go wrong.

Order here today – get your intestinal flora healthy and keep it healthy.

Things I’ve learned and want to share with you.

 


Pat Moon

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PatIMG_8971  Pat shares the things she has learned about nutrition.

Pat has been married to the same man for 52 years, is the mother of 3 adult children, and grandma to 8 grandchildren.  Growing up in the country gave her a head start to living a healthy lifestyle.  This grandma became interested in nutrition as a mother and for the past 27 plus years she has specialized in teaching others the importance of good nutrition.  Challenges along the road have been many; her father overcoming congestive heart failure with nutrition, her husband's battle with GERD and avoiding a major heart attack, her daughter's battle with a brain tumor, her grandson beating Hodgkin's Lymphoma, her mother's stage 4 lung cancer, her mom-n-law's dementia, and others.  Her goal is to share with others the things she has learned and is still learning about having the BEST REAL HEALTH possible. 

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