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Probiotics: are microorganisms that provide health benefits and improve digestion in the intestinal tract.

Overview

Probiotics are generally supplied in supplemental form or supplied in naturally fermented foods such as, sauerkraut and kifir.

Probiotic bacteria are absolutely necessity to offset modern diets devoid of live microbes and for assisting in digestion and normal immune function.

Probiotics, however, are not capable of regenerating the gut wall once damaged or compromised. The job of microbes is to act as middleman between food and the gut wall.

Antibiotics are the antithesis of probiotics. Antibiotics are perhaps the single most damaging drugs commonly used. NSAIDS (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs) also do severe damage to the gut wall and destroy the microbiome (bacterial matrix) of the intestinal tract.

Constipation and bowel disorders are flags of an unbalanced gut environment. Alcohol (including wine), sugar, sweets and excess carbohydrates create a hostile environment for friendly bacteria and the perfect environment for hostile, pathogenic organisms including parasites.

Stress and anxiety are the most destructive (non drug/food) factors affecting the intestinal wall and accounts for at least 50% of gut wall damage by age 35.

Without a balanced microbiome and a healthy, non-porous gut wall, the body’s immune system attacks the host by way of the Sugar/Alcohol Cycle and the Autoimmune Attack Cycle.  These Cycles are extremely prevalent in the population, regardless of age.

Another very big factor affecting the gut wall and microbiome (bacterial makeup of the gut) is hormonal resistance to leptin and insulin, the two regulatory hormones that run the body. Read Change Your Food Habits, Change Your Life by clicking hyperlink.

Prebiotics as commonly understood promote a healthy environment for beneficial bacteria; for the Young Again Club perspective, a prebiotic is a substance that creates or triggers a reverse or healthy body response; prebiotics are not probiotics and this classification of product is available to Club Members; prebiotics are generally used with probiotics and ‘sticker’ agents to keep such products in contact with the inflamed and compromised intestinal wall as discovered and by Russian researchers over 35 years ago, but ignored in the West; the single most effective approach to restoration of the gut wall is provided by the Young Again Club Gut Protocol in conjunction with galacto, oligo saccharide mannans without which the gut cannot repair and restore itself.

In other words, all of the above factors are in-play for people over age 35 and often younger who suffer with any type of autoimmune condition; in summary, the probiotic approach to health is useful, but falls woefully short of understanding even among alternative practitioners as evidenced by the fact that they themselves age and suffer along with their patients; unless the Autoimmune Attack Cycle is broken, the bio-electric body simply cannot restore itself. See Digestion, Inflammation, Terrain, Gut, Cravings, Protein, Fats in glossary. Please review posted issues of Special Insights™ on the youngagainclub.com website (under Publications) and read in the 6th edition of the book, Young Again!

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