ProbioticsRemember In War of the
Worlds, the invaders were stopped by simple little bacteria
that inhabit our bodies with no ill effects. Probiotics are
some of those simple little bacteria that live in the
intestines and really keep our bodies running in a healthy way.
Natures Answer For What Ails You
If you have ever had a round of antibiotics, those pills or
that shot completely wiped your digestive system clean and
probably gave you a good case of diarrhea. Most people
know to eat some yogurt when taking an antibiotic just to avoid
this. Antibiotics cannot tell the difference between good
bacteria and bad bacteria
Probiotics are those little bacteria numbering in the
billions that help you live a good healthy life. They
help to process food and enhance the absorption of B vitamins.
You can possibly end the chronic yeast infection that plagues
you by simply starting a daily long term use of probiotics.
Hopefully, you are getting some of these little probiotic
gems in your daily yogurt, sour cream, sauerkraut -- basically
However, if you had the bad luck to get a cold or flu that
involved diarrhea, you depleted your supply of
probiotics. They can live in a healthy gut for 7-10 days,
so they do need regular replacement.
If you are on one of those "diets", that call for excessive
bowel movements, you are certainly depleting your supply of
The easiest way to supplement and make sure you are getting
the proper amount of healthy bacteria in your gut is just that
-- a supplement. You can buy a bottle at any health food
store. Now that bottle does have to be refrigerated and
that better be the place you find it at the store.
If you are currently having problems
with diarrhea, or flatulence, or allergies, or yeast, or you
are trying to get that cholesterol number to drop, stop at the
health food store. The one I take has 8 billion
Acidophilus and Bifidus in each capsule. Follow the
directions on storing and taking them. You might want to
start with 2 capsules instead of 1 if you are having problems
now. Be sure to check the expiration date on the bottle,
these are live cultures.
Check your yogurt and make sure it has live cultures and not
just great tasting sugar.
If you want your probiotics to have a longer life, feed
them. Feed them with bananas, onions, asparagus - you
know plant foods.
Probiotics - keep yours alive and they will help defend you
from the alien invasions of bad cholesterol and even
cancer. Your healthy immune system is your first defense
and probiotics are your life line.
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