A. The Problem
The levels of beneficial bacteria decline dramatically as the human body ages. Some of the reasons for this decline include:
- Over time, the colonies of friendly bacteria just naturally age and lose their vitality.
- Disruptions and changes in the acid/alkaline balance of the bowels can play a major role in reducing the growth of beneficial bacteria.
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) like Advil, Motrin, Midol, etc. are destructive to intestinal flora.
- Chlorine in the drinking water not only serves to kill bacteria in the water; it is equally devastating to the colonies of beneficial bacteria living in the intestines.
- Radiation and chemotherapy are devastating to your inner bacterial environment.
- Virtually all meat, chicken, and dairy that you eat (other than organic) is loaded with antibiotics, which destroy all of the beneficial bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract.
- a diet high in meats and fats, because they take so long to break down in the human body, promotes the growth of the harmful, putrefying bacteria.
- Constipation, of course, allows harmful bacteria to hang around longer, which allows them to proliferate.
- Cigarettes, alcohol, and stress, are also major culprits, as are some antibiotic herbs, such as goldenseal (if taken in sufficient quantity).
- And if you've ever been subjected to a round of "medicinal" antibiotics, you can kiss your beneficial bacteria goodbye.
B. Program for Dealing with the Problem
There can be no true health or recovery from disease unless you have colonies of over 100 trillion beneficial microorganisms flourishing throughout your intestinal tract, aiding in digestion, absorption, the production of significant amounts of vitamins and enzymes, and wrking to crowd out all harmful bacteria — allowing them no place to gain a foothold. Supplementation with a good probiotic is mandatory to raise your baseline of health.
C. General Recommendations
- A good probiotic formula is absolutely essential for long-term intestinal health and long-term parasite control.
- A diet high in complex carbohydrates such as fruits, grains, and vegetables promotes the growth of bifidobacteria in the large intestine.
- Don't drink chlorinated water!
D. Recommended Products
- Probiotic Formula replaces bacteria killed by chlorinated water, replaces bacteria killed by antibiotics in meat, and replaces bacteria killed by alcohol and tobacco.