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The Real Probiotic Dr. Anthony Wallace, CALA, ND Executive Administrator P.C.D.I. Healthcare and Consultants of Texas L.L.C
Disclaimer This course is used to educate the community regarding probiotic therapy. This course is not used to help diagnose but to complement or reinforce education that has been distributed by your primary care practitioner. This course will educate you and your family about probiotic and how to take them. It is with great recommendation that if you are taking any prescription medication please let you primary care practitioner or Naturopath know. It is important to make sure that all supplements are discussed with your doctor. Most interactions with conventional medication may cause adverse reactions, unwanted side effects, and even death.
Introduction This presentation will educate the community regarding probiotic therapy. We will discuss why probiotic therapy is one of the major issues in natural health. We will discuss the dangers of probiotic therapy and how you can prevent illness. This presentation will educate the consumer on combining antibiotics and probiotic therapy. We will also discuss terms that are associated in natural health concerning probiotic therapy.
Digestive Terms Gastroenterologist - A Medical Doctor specialized in digestive health. Lactose – Sugars from milk Lactase – enzymes that are in the digestive track that eat lactose sugars. Probiotic – This is fuel (sugars) lactose for the helpful bacteria. Appendix – This is the tail of the digestive track that supplies good bacteria. Insulin – a hormone that is secreted by the pancreas to lower blood sugar levels Glycemic index – The act of the body recognizes new food (carbohydrates) which raises the blood sugar level. Glycogen – Sugars that are stored in the liver for use when the blood sugar level fall below normal. OTC – Over the counter Flora – the flow or movement of fluid, bacteria, and Ph of tissues.
Forms of Bacteria There are many forms of bacteria that can invade our digestive system but the good bacteria will combat the bad bacteria. Good bacteria are formed and distributed from the appendix. When the appendix can not replenish more good bacteria then supplements may be taken. It is important to ensure that you are not taking too many probiotic because this may cause adverse reactions.
Acidophilus Acidollpilus is a bacteria that normally live in the human intestines and in the flora of the vagina. Most stores sell supplemental acidophilus over the counter in the digestive section. Acidophilus can be helpful in the defending the body against food borne illness, worms, and other parasites that may cause you to get sick. Acidophilus feed on the bacteria that is usually in yogurt or milk products. Supplemental acidophilus should not be taken if the patient is on conventional or herbal antibiotics because it will begin to eat the antibiotics or slow down your recovery time. You may replace acidophilus bacteria after your antibiotic regimen is complete.
Bifidobacterium Bifidobacterium is one of the natural bacteria that resides in the gut and the vagina. This bacteria is helpful in maintaining a healthy flora in the gut and promoting proper digestion. This bacteria also eats bad bacteria (food borne bacteria) and is a defender in maintaining proper digestive health. Bifidobacterium feeds on probiotic sugars from food sources (prebiotics).
Lactobactullus Acidophilus This bacteria is found is found in yogurt and is very good in replacing good bacteria in the colon (gut). The bacteria is actually a form of yeast that when cultured in yogurt it can bring good benefits in restoring the natural flora in the colon. This bacteria has been know to kill yeast infections of the vagina area, candida, and thrush.
Dangers of Probiotics There are several dangers to taking probiotics because of the form body bacteria and yeast that are in food products. 1.Nausea 2.Vomiting 3.Rashes 4.Diarrhea 5.Inflammation of the colon 6.Fowl smell during bowel movements. 7.Abdominal pain 8.Fatigue
Good Probiotics If you look over to the right hand side there are several products that can promote good digestion. Yogurt Soy beans Almond milk Oats and Wheat Honey (wild) Acidophilus supplements Organic milk Miso soup (soy based)
Resources Medical Net explains several alternatives in promoting digestive health. www.Medicalnet.com Natural Standard, probiotic, 2010 www.naturalstandard.com National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, An introduction to Probiotic, 2010 http://nccam.nih.gov/health/pro biotics/introduction.htm http://nccam.nih.gov/health/pro biotics/introduction.htm