THE BEGINNING OF ALL GOOD HEALTH
Contrary to popular belief, you are not what you eat – you are what you can digest and absorb.
Nothing is more important to your overall health than the health of your digestive tract – it is the interface between your body and the outside world. Over a lifetime, no less than 100 tonnes of food passes along your digestive tract. The digestive tract is your ‘inside skin’ and represents a 10 metre long tube with a surface area the size of a small football pitch. Amazingly, most of the billions of cells that make up this barrier between your body and the environment are renewed every four days.
We spend our physical lives processing organic matter, extracting nutrients, building materials and fuel, and eliminating the rest. How good we are at this determines our energy level, longevity and state of body and mind. You are not what you eat you literally become what you can digest and absorb.
71% have appalling digestion
Digestive problems, however, are the norm for most people. A survey undertaken with 22,000 people found that 71% had appalling digestion. It was found that one in four often experienced indigestion, while one in two often experienced flatulence or bloating. Four in five didn’t have a bowel movement every day. These are classic signs that all is not quite as it should be in the area of digestion – the “good bugs” have become depleted. This could be because of Stress, Smoking, Antibiotics, the Pill, Natural Ageing, Depression and much, much more. The immediate knock on effects are often low energy, poor skin, headaches, foggy thinking and food allergies, leading to all sorts of aches and pains from itches to arthritis.
If poor digestion goes unchecked for too long it can lead to irritable bowel syndrome, stomach bugs, candidiasis, ulcers, Crohn’s, colitis and diverticulitis, chronic fatigue, diarrhoea and others. Although the symptoms may only last a few days it may often take months for your body to replace all the “good bugs” needed. When the “good bugs” are destroyed our digestive system cannot extract all the goodness from what we eat whether it be from our meat and vegetables or other vitamins and minerals, so we need to replenish the “good bugs”.
The Good News!
If any of this sounds like you, the good news is that you can transform your digestion and reap the rewards in terms of extra health and energy. A daily intake of a good Probiotic can maintain and improve one’s health and in many cases can completely eliminate many problems. It’s not only for older people but for anyone who values their health and well being, young to old can benefit from a daily intake of a Probiotic. NOW is the time to invest in your body’s health, and remember it’s never too late.
Create a Win – Win Situation!
Healthy bacteria should reside in everybody’s colon, and in return for food and a warm place to live these resident bacteria contribute to your health. One of the most intestinal-friendly resident bacteria is the family of lactobacteria, so-called because they thrive on lactose sugars. The resident “good bug” you will read most about is L.acidophilus, which means, “acid-loving,” because these organisms grow best in an acidic intestinal environment. Here are some healthy things these bacteria do for your body:
1. Improve digestion. Lacto-bacteria, as the name implies, help digest the lactose in dairy products, preventing lactose overload, and lessening problems with lactose intolerance. Lactobacteria also help with the absorption of valuable nutrients and stimulate peristalsis, the movement of food through the intestines that leads to regular bowel movements.
2. Manufacture vitamins. Like rich soil grows vitamin-rich foods, lactobacteria produce B-complex vitamins, along with vitamin K.
3. Manufacture nutrients. Friendly bacteria help manufacture essential fatty acids called short chain fatty acids (SCFA). These are valuable nutrients for intestinal cells.
4. Boost immunity. Lactobacteria inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria and fungi, such as candida (yeast). They help keep the intestinal environment acidic and compete with harmful bacteria and the toxins they produce. They even produce hydrogen peroxide, which has a natural antibiotic effect.
5. Protect against carcinogens. Lactobacteria bind potential carcinogens, preventing them from damaging cells. L.bulgaricus, the main lactobacillus used in yoghurt, has anti-tumour properties. Specifically, lactobacteria bind heavy metals and bile acids, which are potential carcinogens. These bacteria inhibit the growth of nitrate-producing bacteria (nitrates can be a carcinogen).
Be kind to the bugs in your bowels. They do good things for you.
The beginning of good health, The Yoghurt Capsule Probiotic, Naturally!