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Probiotics: Powerful Depression-Fighters

Probiotics - Nature's Depression-FightersProbiotics play a huge role in almost every aspect of your health, from digestion and elimination of wastes to immune function.

Recent research has shown probiotics are vital for proper brain and nervous system development and function. Indeed, the combination of the following appear to be driving skyrocketing autism rates in children as well as indigestion, poor quality of sleep and depression we’ve observed in all age groups in recent decades:

1. Heavy metal toxicity, vaccines, mercury fillings, air pollution
2. Disruption of gut flora, due to all fruits and vegetables being so thoroughly washed that all naturally occurring probiotics are mostly removed
3. Preservatives in foods
4. Consumption of antibiotic-laden meats and
5. Personal medical reasons

While many ‘mental disorders’ are actually inventions aimed at lining the pockets of Big Pharma, some are quite real and devastating to those who experience them. Take depression, for instance. Plenty of people have to deal with this at one time or another in their lives.

A scientific review published in Hungary observed:
1. Inflammation, among other factors, may be involved. One line of studies has shown that depression is frequently associated with manifest gastrointestinal inflammations…
2. Depression may be a manifestation of a chronic inflammatory syndrome.
3. A primary cause of inflammation and depression may be the dysfunction of the “gut-brain axis”. Your gut and your brain are closely linked. They’re even formed from the same cells in the fetus. The health of your gut depends heavily on having the right kind and balance of micro-organisms.

Gut health is so important that it affects babies before they’re even born. When the mother has an imbalance or lack of essential microflora, she makes less of the essential B-vitamins needed for nervous system development. Further, she’s less able to absorb nutrients and dispose of wastes, setting the stage for fetal mal-nourishment and toxicity. Birth defects, retardation and other issues may be the result.

After birth, the baby is supposed to be exposed to flora in the birth canal and then in the mother’s first milk. But what happens when the mother is already deficient or unbalanced herself? Then, when baby drinks water or is bathed in water that contains flora-killing chemicals (such as chlorine, chloramines and fluoride), baby may never get the chance to establish the healthful bacterial colonies he needs to be healthy and develop normally. A newborn suffering from colic or thrush is generally suffering from a lack of beneficial flora in the gut. How will he escape these problems if he doesn’t have a source of flora?

All of these factors combine to ruin the health and future of children and of adults. Depression is just one consequence of many.

The take-away here is this: If you want to live a ‘well-balanced’, happy, healthy life, you need to make sure your gut flora are in a state of happy balance themselves.

The two MOST important steps you can take are:

1. Replace your flora with a broad-spectrum, totally natural (non-GMO) probiotic supplement. To address both flora and any inflammation caused by other issues, I take our Inner Garden and Rest Easy (Turbocharged Turmeric) probiotics.
2. Stop drinking toxic, acidic or dead water. Reverse osmosis water is dead and acidic, lacking the natural minerals. Unfiltered tap water or water filtered by low-cost filters certainly contains fluoride, chloramines and probably other nasties that can damage your flora and other things in your body. Don’t compromise with low-cost, inefficient water filters and settle for partial solutions. Remember, toxic elements like fluoride, arsenic and other heavy metals ACCUMULATE in one’s body. This is why so many older people and even the generation Xers are suffering from all kinds of “old age diseases” – another term for the accumulation of acid waste and heavy metals and the failure to drink and to bathe in clean water in order to FLUSH out the toxins on a DAILY BASIS.

I hope you find this information of use and that you will take action to protect and improve your health, happiness and longevity.

– Winston Kao

Easily Reverse Heart and Metabolism Issues

THIS SURPRISING NATURAL SOLUTION OFFERS A DELICIOUS REMEDYObesity, Hypertension and Heart Disease

Do you suffer from three or more of these?

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High blood sugar
  • High levels of triglycerides
  • Low levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol
  • Belly fat

Many Americans suffer from metabolic syndrome. This condition comes with a four-times greater risk of heart disease, and a thirty-times greater risk of diabetes.

Metabolic syndrome is characterized by the five factors listed above. Three or more of these present mean you likely have metabolic syndrome.

Now, as most of my readers know, mainstream medicine often steers us wrong regarding diet. The whole saturated-fat paranoia that they’ve promoted for the past 60 years is a case in point. Turns out that saturated fats (natural, not processed) are essential for health – they help balance cholesterol, keep our hormones in balance, provide immune support, even-out our blood sugar levels, etc.

The same goes for avocados – the mainstream medicos told us to avoid them because ‘they’re fattening.’ Oops… not so!! Recent research proves just how wrong they were.

Avocados are a Heart-Health Superfood!

Avocado is a heart health superfood

The research showed that avocados are tremendous health boosters, especially effective against metabolic syndrome.

The carotenoids, fatty acids, minerals including calcium, iron, and zinc, and vitamins A, B, C, and E combine to help the body in the following ways:

  • Lower blood pressure.
  • Reduce hardening of the arteries.
  • Increase ‘good’ cholesterol and lower ‘bad’ cholesterol.
  • Weight loss.

The study was published in the journal Phytotherapy Research.

Endorsing avocados as a natural treatment for metabolic syndrome, they wrote: “Satisfactory clinical evidence suggested that avocado can be used . . . for treatment of different components of MetS (metabolic syndrome).”

The main take-away here is that, again, Mother Nature’s foods are our best medicine.

Of course, in order to make best use of foods we need to protect our digestive system, keeping it in balance with the probiotics it needs to digest food and eliminate wastes.Fluoride-free water is vital for health

Further, we must avoid poisoning ourselves with nasty chemicals like chlorine, chloramines, pesticides and especially fluoride in our drinking and bathing water.

Assuming that we have balanced probiotics and are avoiding bad water, any efforts we make to improve our diets will be well-rewarded.

 

by David Castillo Dominici

How Can Probiotics Help Fight The Common Cold?

A new study, led by Registered Dietician Tracey J. Smith, with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Health Related Professions, shows that Common cold symptom severity and cold duration are both lessened by probiotics supplementation.

The study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, followed 198 Framingham University of Massachusetts dormitory- resident college students, ages 18-25 for 12 weeks. The study showed that while all the students caught colds, those that supplemented with probiotics experienced shorter duration colds (4 days as opposed to 6 in the other placebo group), missed less days of school, and had symptoms that were 34% less severe. Smith explains, “Cold symptoms like a stuffy nose and sore throat are the body’s inflammatory response toward a virus, not a direct action of the virus itself. Probiotic microorganisms may soften your immune system’s reaction by reducing your body’s inflammatory response.”

The findings of this study emphasize and corroborate what I know to be true – Probiotics form one of the primary immune systems of our bodies. One increases the balance of their gut by frequently consuming REAL fermented foods, and taking REAL probiotics, instead of consuming pickles or sauerkraut preserved with distilled white vinegar, or consuming GMO probiotics that are manipulated and programmed to die in 3 days.

Photo Credit: Kittikun Atsawintarangkul

Photo Credit: Kittikun Atsawintarangkul


These are readily sold in stores. If you want to find out if your probiotic is GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms), then call the company and ask them if they manipulate their probiotic strains.

The problem with GMOs is that they contain the DNA from plants, animals, fungus, viruses, bacteria, and other chemicals, creating end products known as funny sugars, proteins and starches. Why are they funny? Because neither scientists nor Mother Nature recognize these things as normal natural sugars, proteins, and starches. They are much “longer” and bizarre in structure. The truth is, NOBODY knows exactly what these GMOs can do or how they will influence future generations. And that is NOT a good thing. (We have seen increases in cancer and infertility, but cannot pin the blame on GMOs without more study.)

My Non-GMO Inner Garden™ is a natural, full-spectrum culture commonly found in Nature. Because it supports the natural culture for your digestive colony, it makes sense to consume it as a digestive aid. However, now with this study’s findings, the immune enhancing qualities increase in importance.

As you know, I am a scientist who is always experimenting and pushing the envelope. Understanding the immune system potential, I started brushing my teeth with Inner Garden™ which resulted in stronger, tighter, healthier gums. Since then, others have used Inner Garden™ to brush their teeth, saving loose teeth and tightening their gums. Inner Garden™ not only helped in assisting the infected gums and bones, but also assisted to tighten the gums and firm up the bone in order to tighten loose teeth.

Presently, I’m doing some experiments with re-growth of hair. Hair seems to fall out because the hair follicle is no longer healthy. I reason that if it can help teeth and gums get healthier, why can’t it make the scalp get healthier?

We already know Inner Garden™ works well on the fur and skin of cats and dogs with raw spots or serious skin irritations. When I complete the experiment, I will find out whether or not applying Inner Garden™ to my slight bald spot will help to eliminate it.

 Nutdanai Apikhomboonwaroot

Nutdanai Apikhomboonwaroot

If you have dandruff issues or a balding spot, you may want to participate in my experiment. If you’re interested in participating, please give me a call; I will provide a free scalp applicator with the purchase of a 32oz Inner Garden™ for any brave adventurous souls.

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How Do Antibiotics Destroy Your Immune System?

Your immune system is on the lookout for foreign invaders 24-7. This includes germs, cell defects, and mutant cells. The immune system has the ability to remember harmful invaders and how to destroy them. Your immune cells are the hardest working and fastest growing cells in the body. Much of the work is done in the intestinal tract. “Over 80 percent of the body’s immunity is built in the intestinal tract by the friendly bacteria balance that resides there.” (natural news) When we are born, the body begins to populate our gut flora and immune system starts an inventory of good and bad cells. The body continues to process and manage this inventory throughout life.

How do Antibiotics affect the immune system?

Is Your Body Inflamed?

Hundreds of illnesses are caused by chronic inflammation.  Rather than recognizing and correcting the sources of inflammation, modern medicine has classified them as unique and unrelated, when in fact they are all products of the same underlying imbalances in the body.  Illnesses such as fibromyalgia, lupus, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, and others stem from inflammation.

“Inflammation is your body’s response to stress — whether from your diet, lifestyle or environment.” “Think of what happens when you catch a cold. You may experience inflammation in the form of a fever as your body heats up to eradicate the effects of the invading virus.” “This kind of inflammation is good, but the modern epidemic of chronic, low-grade inflammation destroys the balance in your body. When your body’s systems experience a constant inflammatory response, you become more susceptible to aging and disease.” (Source 2006 article by Body Ecology.)

Some of the primary causes of chronic inflammation: