The Probiotic Miracle

Beneficial Bacteria: An Army of Billions

When you are healthy, over 100 trillion microorganisms, from some 400 different species, flourish in your intestinal tract, aiding in digestion, absorption, and the production of significant amounts of B vitamins and enzymes. But more importantly, they crowd out all harmful bacteria — allowing them no place to gain a foothold. (more…)

Study: Colostrum helps treat leaky gut syndrome

Heavy-training athletes, and runners in particular, often suffer from “leaky gut syndrome,” a condition in which bowel health becomes damaged due to increased permeability of gut lining. But a new study published in the American Journal of Physiology – Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology has found a viable solution — bovine colostrum. (more…)

Candida infections can casue a wide range of health conditions

Candida is a common microorganism that we normally acquire within a few days of being born. It is considered to be a typical part of the microbial flora that inhabits us. At low levels this yeast resides uneventfully in our intestinal and urogenital tracts. Its growth is kept in check by a strong immune system and healthy levels of beneficial bacteria. When conditions allow it to grow out of control, these tiny organisms can be responsible for many different kinds of health conditions.

The average person has about four pounds (around two kilograms) of microorganisms living in their intestinal tract. For good health, at least 80-85% of these organisms need to be beneficial and less than 15-20% should be detrimental. (more…)