Love, Love, Love! this site! I would like to info about adding the use of beneficial bacteria to the diet to cause the digestive tract to be full of beneficial/symbiotic bacteria like acidophilus and the bifidum strains, etc.
I have been using probiotics for years, I do not get sick, ever, and my allergies/asthma are non-existent. If a person doesn't fill their digestive tract with the "good" stuff, then oportunistic things will grow there and in this day and age of over prescribed anti-biotics, it is usually "bad" stuff, or disease causing pathogens like fungus/yeasts. 70-80% of our immune system lies within our gut. Healthy gut, healthy person.
Did have a bout with breast cancer and followed the phase one diet (very low carbohydrate/no sugar)and used anti-fungal supplements such as Coconut oil (caprylic acid), oregano oil, olive leaf, etc.. Also had a leaky gut from Candida albicans infection (caused mainly by anti-biotics and S. A. D. , Standard American Diet of processed foods and high in Carbohydrates and sugars). This diet and supplements killed the Candida and a Herxheimer effect ensued. Was advised by my assisting Naturopatheic Physician to use Charcoal (constipative) capsules, Quercetin (with bromelain for better absorption)which is an anti-histamine, or Benedryl (at night before bed as this causes drowsiness)to ease the symptoms of Herxheimer. After 2 weeks of flu like symptoms (eased by the charcoal and ant-histamines), pruitic (itchy) rashes and intense pain in the breast, I then discovered the tumors to be gone, I am so happy about that, to be so empowered by God's gift of healing. Blessings to you all!
PS. I recommend getting the home environment free of toxins, especially molds & fungus. I live in the middle of a National Forest and have the luxury of using a woodstove in the house, which dries and purifies the air. I also use Ultra Violet light room air purifiers and HEPA filters in the central heating system. Do I sound like a hyperchondriac? In my defense, after remodeling a bathroom with a leaky shower stall, the floor & sub floor under the vinyl was permeated with a black mold (probably stachybotrus)one of the most deadly when in the human body. Very shortly after exposure (no respirator) I was in the hospital dying, 9 days later I was released, alive but not healed. The doctors were rather shocked that I lived through, I attribute my survival to first the Church praying for me and the use of the probiotics. One of the Nurses told me that the appendix stores extra beneficial bacteria for emergencies.
My family has removed Peanut and corn products completly from our diets as they are the most contaminated food substance around. My son was having seizure like events that completely disappeared with the removal of peanuts and corn from the diet. Almond butter instead of peanut butter.
Probiotics. Look all over internet and don't know how good they really are. Looked antibiotics and will never take them again. Just big pharma money spinner. Anyone found good info minus disinfo?
L. Reuteri is a probiotic strain found in the digestive system. This probiotic strain is in the breast milk. But only about 15 % of the population have L. Reuteri in their digestive system. There is an article available in the net titled "Top 13 scientific health benefits of L. Reuteri". There are many research papers available on this topic in the net.
There was a study on L.Reuteri in Prague, Czech Republic. One hundred twenty seven (127) people participated in a double blind, placebo controlled study for 9 weeks. They measured blood Vitamin D levels at the beginning of the study and also at the end of the study. Those who took L. Reuteri had the blood Vitamin D level increased by 25.5 %. According to the authors of the study, this is the first time blood levels of Vitamin D have been increased by oral probiotic supplements of L Reuteri.
Low level of Vitamin D in the blood is associated with Osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease, etc. It appears that the absence of L. Reuteri in the digestive system is a root cause of Vitamin D deficiency in the blood. If Vitamin D level in the blood is low, the body can not absorb all calcium and magnesium in the diet. It appears that L. Reuteri converts Vitamin D into a more absorbable form for the body.
Many research papers available in the net, show L. Reuteri helps to synthesize Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 plays vital role in the normal functioning of the brain and formation of red blood cells. Also, it helps to regulate and synthesize DNA. Vitamin B12 deficiency causes many medical problems including nerve damage. There are four members in my family. Three of us took complete blood test about a year ago and the blood tests indicated all three of us (75 %) had Vitamins D & B12 deficiencies. Also, we had calcium deficencies. B12 deficiencies in our cases were confirmed by swollen red blood cells. L. Reuteri capsules are available online and it costs about us dollar 20 to 25 for 60 capsules. Recently, we have started taking L. Reuteri capsules to solve the problem.
Any comment on this post will be highly appreciated.
Best wishes P. Raghava.
I got a bee in my bonnet to make my own yogurt. I was a little intimidated about it but found some easy recipes online and it worked out the first time. (This means it must be easy. Just today I botched 2 attempts at making rice.)
I am starting with raw milk that we are able to obtain locally, but milk from the store will work just fine.
I am now making 2 gallons a week as my family is more likely to eat yogurt than drink milk.
I start by pouring my milk into a stainless steel pot and heating it to 180*. (I am using a meat thermometer to do this. A digital would be handy, but my thermometer is just fine.)
Then I let the milk cool to 115* on the counter. Once it is at 115* I add 1 Tablespoon of already make yogurt per quart of warm milk. (For 2 gallons I am adding a cup of yogurt.)
I mix that yogurt in and pour the milk/yogurt mixture into quart, gallon or half gallon canning jars and put it into my oven with the light on. I bought a 75 watt appliance bulb (which really only puts off the heat of what a 60 watt bulb used to put out.)
I leave it in the oven (no additional heat, just a bit of warmth from the light bulb) for 12-24 hours. I pour off the whey and voila! Yogurt!
One website suggested a cooler instead of an oven. You would keep it warm by putting the jars into a warm water bath (hot tap water) in the cooler for 6-12 hours.
I like the yogurt unsweetened and add chopped almonds and blueberries or chocolate chips.
My husband likes it with honey. Adding honey and a bit of lemon extract is really tasty.
I used the Fage brand of yogurt from the store because I like the collection of probiotics that it contains. After the first batch, you can use your own yogurt to start the next batch, but may need to restart with store bought yogurt now and then.
I love the homemade yogurt. It is so creamy and doesn't contain chemicals whose names I can't pronounce. It contains no artificial sweeteners (which many yogurts hide in them! ) No artificial colors. I have read about mixing in gelatin along with the yogurt when the temp. reaches 115* but I haven't done that yet. I like finding ways to add gelatin in to foods but usually forget to do that.
DIY yogurt has provided a probiotic food source that I and my family like a lot.
~Mama to Many~
I have used probiotics for years. They are one of my most important supplements and I know they help me with digestion, increase immunity and eases my increasingly extreme food allergy to wheat. I think it's best to find a product that guarantees 50 billion live bacteria at expiration date, not the manufactured date (which most of them are only guaranteed at manufacturing date... you have to hunt around). Most probiotic formulas are largely ineffective by the time you buy them. I take 2 probiotic capsules twice a day, morning and night. After I run out of a current strain, I choose another strain or two.
Availability of Probiotic Tablets To Treat Four Important Medical Problems.
There are a number of good multi-strain probiotic tablets/capsules available online. One of them is called "hyperbiotics pro-15". It is available online in about 30 countries including India and the payment can be made in local currencies. In Amazon.com, there are more than 6000 customer reviews on this product and average customer rating is 4.3. It contains the following 15 probiotic strains : 1) L. Casei 2) L. Achidophilus 3) L. Plantarum 4) L. Fermentum 5) L. Rhamnosus 6) L. Salvaris 7) L. Paracasei 8) L. Gasseri 9) L. Thermophilus 10) L. Reuteri 11) B. Longum 12) B. Bifidum 13) B. Breve 14) B. Infantis 15) B. Lactis.
This probiotic tablet can treat the following four important medical problems. The probiotic strain names given in capital letters are critical to solve the particular problem:
1) Diabetes Type II - The probiotic strains L. CASEI and L. Achidophilus will eliminate S. Aureus infection .
2) High Blood Pressure - About 60 % of high blood problem is caused by probiotic imbalance of nitric oxide generating bacteria namely L. PLANTARUM, L. Fermentum and L. Rhamnosus in the digestive system.
3) Coronary Heart Disease - It is caused by the probiotic imbalance of B. LONGUM, L. REUTERI and L. Plantarum. These probiotic strains can control Bad Cholesterol (LDL), Total Cholesterol (TC) and Triglycerides (TG) in the digestive system itself.
4) Ulcer - It is caused by probiotic imbalance of B. BIFIDUM and B. Breve. These probiotic strains will try to elimate bad bacteria H. Pylori.
For the treatment of these four medical problems, one has to take one probiotic tablet thirty minutes before breakfast for 60 days. This is a simple, effective, and economical treatment for the above medical problems. Also, if one has two medical problems ( e.g. Diabetes Type II and High blood pressure ), this probiotic treatment will solve both problems simultaneously.
Virudhunagar, Tn, India
HI U OLE PATOOTS,,,,,,,,, got a wild hair and decided to make sauerkraut for the first time in my life. Have eaten canned sauerkraut all my life but all the enzymes have been killed in the process so you don't get the health benefit of the fermentation. This way I will, because it will not be canned and it will only have a limited shelf life.
After reading numerous recipes, I have concluded that they were all written prior to the invention of the vacuum saver. All you country folks know fermentation is anaerobic which means no air. Thus, you have to keep the cabbage submerged and then you can still have air pockets. I am modifying the procedure by using a half gallon Mason jar and pulling a vacuum on it and sealing. This way I am pretty sure there is no air commingling with the cabbage.
I thought about this project because there are few winter vegetables I can raise in my garden. This batch should get me through the winter. Also, my Tractor Driver only gave me counsel, I did the work. I read your mind.
Not all sauerkraut has health benefits. In order for sauerkraut to have a preventative effect for cancer, it needs to be raw. Raw naturally fermented sauerkraut contains lactic acid and the living probiotic microorganisms that are the agents of fermentation. Canned sauerkraut, pasteurized sauerkraut, or fully cooked sauerkraut does not have this healing power, because the microorganisms have been killed by extended exposure to high heat. Cooking and pasteurization also damages other cancer preventative properties.
Will send a photo when the process is complete.
I read about a recipe to make your own probiotic. Having the ingredients, I neglected to write down the dosage after mixing. Does anyone know the dosage after mixing miso with warm water? Thanks for your answer which is much appreciated.
I keep reading that we should take probiotics/eat fermented foods to restore the flora in our guts. But I also read that the effect is transient, meaning that we get a boost as the probiotics pass through but they don't actually populate the gut. Which is it? does anyone know?
I'd love to populate my gut with the good bugs, as I think that would fix my chronic ibsd. I drink kombucha, make my own dairy kefir (which, after 3 years, I still can barely get down, it's yuck! ), eat plain yogurt made with full fat milk & has live cultures (Cabot), and eat Bubbies pickles. I love sour, but that kefir is just nasty. What else should I do? I also take supplements (l glutamine, zinc, etc) to strengthen my gut, as well as drink bone broth daily, so I do more than just the probiotic rich foods.
So, permanent fix or temporary improvement with probiotics?
The probiotic strain, Christensenellaceae has been purported, based on scientific studies, to aid in weight loss. Does anyone know of the availability of supplements containg this probiotic strain?