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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.

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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?

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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: