Friendly bacteria provide incredible benefits to the entire body, not only in the arena of digestive health. Probiotic bacteria have the ability to keep harmful pathogenic, disease-causing bacteria from growing unchecked. Good probiotics also assist the body in assimilating nutrients and producing important enzymes for digestion. They help increase the bioavailability of vitamins, beneficial fatty acids, lactase and calcium.
3 Friendly Bacterias and Their Benefits
– Bifidobacterium bifidum is helpful with boosting our immune response as it produces natural antibiotics that fight pathogens. It also helps the body rid itself of toxins, as well as assisting the body in the absorption of calcium, vitamins and minerals
– Lactobacillus acidophilus is beneficial for inhibiting the growth of candida, helping relieve arthritic symptoms, and countering the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy
– Lactobacillus bulgaricus helps defend the large intestine and keeps unfriendly bacteria under control. It helps stimulate peristaltic action and maintains electrolyte balance, as well as boosting immunity and countering carcinogenic substances in the body
An Easy Way To Get Probiotics In Addition To Pills…. GOOD BELLY!
I use Good Belly products in all my protein smoothies and usually have at night or when I’m crazy a glass of juice! They have a bunch of flavors for everyone and are Gluten and Dairy free! You can find more information on their products and 12-day challenge HERE
THINGS TO AVOID
– Birth Control, hormone treatments, steroid treatments
– Antibiotics: these destroy good and bad bacteria in the body. If you take antibiotics, supplement your body with new probiotics immediately afterwards to rebuild your reserves
– Additives/preservatives: Eat organic, pure foods as much as possible. Avoid processed foods
– Pesticides/herbicides/fertilizers: Buy and eat organic foods whenever possible. Research what foods have the most pesticides residue HERE! Great information. You should know what your food is being treated with
– Ascorbic acid: Found in vitamin supplements, bottled tea drinks, and fruit juices such as apple or orange juice. Read ingredient labels carefully to avoid it. Check your vitamin supplements for the presence of ascorbic acid
– Radiation: Avoid sources of radiation, such as chemotherapy, x-rays, and microwaves
– Coffee: Coffee drinkers will definitely be disappointed to learn this. Limit your intake of coffee, or just up your regular supplementation of probiotics to help compensate. Coffee can strip your digestive track with necessary friendly probiotics, even with as little as one cup a day!
– Stress: While you can’t completely eliminate stressors from your life, you can limit and reduce the amount of them and how you cope with them
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT FOR CFS / CFIDS PATIENTS?
A common issue with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome patients is Candidas Overgrowth in their blood and digestive track. You can find more information about Candidas Overgrowth, Causes, Treatments and Diet Plans HERE
Some of the common effects I experience from Candidas Overgrowth are:
- Sugar Cravings
- Fatigue (duh!)
- Increased digestive pain or discomfort
- Food allergies
- Skin itch, rash and tingly sensation
- White coating on my tongue
This is what an overgrowth can look like inside your digestive track and colon!!!Back to posts