(This is Part Three of my natural Parasite Cleanse) http://www.seedsofwellness.life/parasite-cleanse/
Whether you like it or not, your body is teeming with bacteria. Don’t worry! These bacteria pose no threat to you, and are essential to maintaining key bodily functions and overall health. This community of bacteria is often referred to as a microbiome, and your whole system can go out of whack if your microbiome is off-balance.
Probiotics provide a boost to the naturally-occurring beneficial bacteria that live inside your body’s digestive tract.
I recommend also eating 1/2 cup of Resistant Starch (potato sale, cool rice or quinoa salad, plantain chips)
My home brewed blend is fermented fruits, pickle juice, ginger and cinnamon and infused withkefir, cabbage juice, Spirulina and Nutritional Yeast.
- The Fruits I use: grapes, kiwi, banana, pinnepple, papaya, grapefruit skin
- Pickle Juice – cucumbers are fermented by Lactobacillus bacteria
- Cabbage Juice contains natural sources of L-glutamine, S-methylmethionine, gefarnate and glucosinolates, which can help protect the stomach and digestive tract by healing the mucous membrane lining.
- Spirulina (which I hope to be growing soon)
- Nutritional Yeast
About 70% of our immune system resides in the gut, which means that our gut health and immune health are intricately connected. The probiotics in fermented foods support and enhance immunity while helping to modulate immune-related conditions such as inflammatory diseases, allergies and some types of cancer. Fermented foods also have anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-allergenic properties – this helps us combat infections and cultivate healthy immunity.
This is not a commercial strain. I do it wild! I allow the wild microbes that nature provides to do the fermenting. While I can’t say precisely which microorganisms are working in each product, I can name some of the most common types of probiotics, most of which are likely to be in the mix.The Kefir contains:
- Lactobacillus caucasicus
- Leuconnostoc species
- Lactic Streptococci
- Lactose fermenting yeasts
The following types of probiotics are our friends; in fact, they are essential to our health, they protect us from disease, they enhance our nutrition, and they turn ordinary vegetables into fabulously tasty fermented superfoods..
- Bifidobacterium bifidum. This microbe is found in the stomach and intestinal tract. It shows promise in suppressing infection in the stomach of Helicobacter pylori, the pathogen that causes stomach ulcers. Several studies show that it helps lower and contain the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It’s typically found in sauerkraut, kimchi, and pickles.
- Bifidobacterium lactis. This gut bacteria’s role as a probiotic has been well studied and its chief benefit to the human body is its ability to modulate and strengthen the immune system. It’s found in fermented vegetables such as wildbrine’s sauerkraut, kimchi, and pickled veggies, as well as in yogurt.
- Bifidobacterium longum. This bacterium has a positive effect on the mix of other probiotics in the intestines, causing a significant increase in the amount of biotin (vitamin B7) produced. Biotin helps the body turn food into energy. The bacteria are common in fermented vegetables.
- Lactobacillus acidophilus. This is the beneficial workhorse bacterium that ferments wildbrine’s line of probiotic-laden vegetables. It may prevent diarrhea, minimize symptoms of IBS, help lower cholesterol, and support vaginal health. It contributes greatly to the healthy ecology of the gut microbiome.
- Lactobacillus casei and L. rhamnosus. These closely related probiotics are among the most widely researched species of lactobacillae that likely occur in the brine of vegetable products. They have been shown to prevent or treat diseases and disturbances to the gut biome, stabilizing and strengthening it.
- Lactobacillus reuteri. Get to know this one-celled friend, for it’s an all-around healer. In humans, it’s found in the gut microbiome, urinary tract, on the skin, and in breast milk. It produces antimicrobial substances that inhibit disease-causing germs and remodels the gut bacteria mix to increase human health. It can reduce inflammatory agents while promoting T-cell formation. (T-cells are immune cells that protect the body from diseases and cancer.) L. reuteri also strengthens the intestinal wall, preventing leaky gut syndrome and its impact on inflammatory disease throughout the body.
- Lactobacillus salivarius. L. salivarius is one of the lactic acid bacillae that occurs in the fermentation of vegetables and it helps improve oral health by suppressing gum disease, reducing dental caries, and checking halitosis. It also confers health benefits to the intestinal tract.
- Streptococcus thermophilus. This friendly bacterium produces lactase enzyme that helps people digest milk more efficiently. It also decreases ulcerative colitis symptoms, decreases leaky gut symptoms that cause inflammation throughout the body, decreases IBS symptoms, enhances the immune system, prevents and fights pneumonia, fights Clostridium difficile (a particularly nasty intestinal disease), and has many other health benefits.These are just a handful of the most important probiotics that may be found in my brine. There are hundreds more.
- I add Spirulina and Brewer’s Yeast too!
Ever wonder how our ancestors fared without personal medicine cabinets to ease every ailment? While the centuries leading up to our current era were filled with their own set of challenges and many practices were quite different, some used then actually led to better gut health than we have today. You see, each person has their own unique microbiome, which houses nearly 100 trillion bacteria that outnumber our human cells by a factor of around 10 to 1. Being mostly composed of bacteria might sound a little odd, but that’s just because many people only think of bacteria as germs that can make us sick. However, that’s actually not the case at all!
Your body is comprised of all kinds of bacteria that have different jobs within your body, and most of them are probiotics that serve a beneficial purpose—they can help your body produce vitamins, help you absorb nutrients from your food, and even support your mood. Probiotic bacteria can also serve as placeholders, taking up room by colonizing within your digestive tract so that other bacteria can’t settle in, multiply, and create chaos for your system.
Let’s Get rid of the bad guys and increase the good guys!!!!
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