|Food - http://www.rd.com/health/wellness/probiotic-foods-gut-bacteria/ - Kefir, green bananas and cold potatoes (perhaps in a salad) may contribute to good gut bacteria.|
|Food - http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20918991,00.html#|
|Food - https://authoritynutrition.com/improve-gut-bacteria/|
Fermented vegetables (kimchi, sauerkraut, carrots, green beans, beets,
lacto-fermented pickles, traditional cured Greek olives)
Fermented soybeans (miso, natto, tempeh) (Men avoid soybeans, as are estrogenic.)
Cultured dairy products (buttermilk, yogurt, kefir, cheese)
Cultured nondairy products (yogurts and kefirs made from organic soy, coconut, etc.)Fermented grains and beans (lacto-fermented lentils, chickpea, miso, etc.)
Fermented beverages (kefirs and kombuchas)
Fermented condiments (raw apple cider vinegar)
http://silenceyourcravings.com/ - California
Warning: Don't Use Probiotics Before You See This - Use prebiotics with probiotics.
Some foods may actually be harming your body: Nightshades (white potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplant) food high in protein lectins, including (undercooked/unsprouted) nitrogen legumes (soybeans & peanuts) and grains (wheat), from which cooking water has not been disposed. Foods which have natural pesticides (including lectin proteins) are the major problem.
https://supplementdoctors.com/gundry-md-prebiothrive/ (vitamin G6) Product Ingredients or Organic Non-GMO Vegetarian Supplement Suggestions:
Acacia Gum (legume gum Arabia or acacia Senegal)) has the most pre-biotic fiber of any food in the world. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23241359 12/15/2012
Agave Inulin, which will only impact your blood sugar levels mildly
Flaxseed, contains omega-3’s for heart health
Galacto-oligosaccharides, helps improve absorption of nutritious minerals into body
Guar Gun, a roughage fiber that comes from the guar plant.
[Apparently, above sugars provide food to feed good & starve bad: colon bacteria.]
Protein Lectin reduction/avoidance diet: Always choose wild or organic non GMO foods.
2017 rejection review: https://www.dietpillswatchdog.com/prebiothrive/
Lectin - https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/04/the-next-gluten/523686/
Lectins are plant proteins that bind to carbohydrates and function as (anti-nutrients) insect pesticides/repellants (but in the human body can contribute to leaky gut).
The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers of "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain chapter #1 http://gundrymd.com/wp-content/pdf/Plant_Paradox_Sampler.pdf "A lectin is a type of protein (susceptible to various diseases, bacteria, and viruses) that forces carbs (sugars, starches, and fibers) to clump together and even attach to certain cells in your body when you eat them. Often, lectins can get in the way of important cells communicating with one another...Whole wheat flour, cashews (seeds are not nuts), legumes, eggplant, corn, brown rice, tomatoes, and sunflower seeds are just a few examples" (of lectin bombs, especially when raw/undercooked. Toss cooking water.) quotes https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-30025/is-this-plant-protein-actually-harming-your-gut-sabotaging-your-weight-loss-a.html 4/25/2014
Diet Evolution: Turning Off Genes That Are Killing - https://nook.barnesandnoble.com/
products/9780307409683/sample?sourceEan=9780307352125 chapter preview
Keys that turn genes off and on are circulating hormones, neurotransmitters, (synthetic pesticides and contaminants), & food particles, such as plant proteins, including lectins. or
Pre-biotics are the diet of healthy pro-biotics (miccro-bacteria/flora)
https://gundrymd.com/supplements/prebiothrive/ is Gundry's prebiotic product. Prebiotic challenge -
are a type of non-digestible fiber compound. Just like other
, prebiotic compounds (including the
kind found in foods like garlic, Jerusalem
, jicama, dandelion greens and onions)
through the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract and remain
since the human body can’t fully break them down. Once they pass through the small intestine, they reach the colon, where they’re fermented by the gut microflora.
Prebiotics are best known as a type of fiber called 'oligosaccharides.'
Today, when researchers refer to 'fiber,' they’re speaking about not just one substance, but a whole group of different chemical compounds found in foods, including fructo-oligosaccharides, other oligosaccharides (prebiotics), inulin and polysaccharides.
Originally, prebiotics weren’t classified as fiber compounds, but recently research has shown us that these compounds behave the same way as other forms of fiber. Today, prebiotic carbohydrates that have been evaluated in humans largely consist of fructans or galactans, both of which are fermented by anaerobic bacteria in the large intestine...
Preserve health by maintaining balance and diversity of intestinal bacteria, especially
by increasing the presence of “good bacteria” called lactobacilli and bifidobacteria...
"The best natural sources of prebiotics include: acacia gum (or gum arabic) and RAW: chicory root, Jerusalem artichoke, dandelion, greens, garlic, leeks, onions (or cooked), jicama, under-ripe bananas."
Beneficial GI bacteria come in groups called stains, including:
Bifidobacterium Bifidum - Thought to be one of the most important strains of probiotics, thanks to its connection to immune function and digestive health. B. Bifidum colonies have been shown to decline as you age, making supplementation vitally important.1
Saccharomyces Boulardii - A highly beneficial yeast-type probiotic, S. Boulardii has been linked to a huge number of digestive benefits, especially when it comes to maintaining a regular, comfortable digestive system.2
Lactobacillus Plantarum - A powerful probiotic strain shown to help naturally maintain healthy cholesterol levels, while easing and soothing digestion. L. Plantarum has also been connected to improved immune function.3,4
Lactobacillus Rhamnosus - One of the most exciting probiotic strains when it comes to maintaining a healthy body weight, L. Rhamnosus is also associated with improved energy levels.5,6
increasing the presence of “good bacteria” called lactobacilli and bifidobacteria...
"prebiotic foods can increase numerous probiotic microorganisms, including Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, L. reuteri, bifidobacteria, and certain strains of L. casei
or the L. acidophilus-group...
Our gut contains both beneficial and harmful bacteria. Digestive experts agree that the balance of gut flora should be approximately 85% good bacteria and 15% bad bacteria. If this ratio gets out of balance, the condition is known as dysbiosis, which means there’s an imbalance of too much of a certain type of fungus, yeast or bacteria that affects the body in a negative way. By consuming certain types of probiotics foods and supplements, you can help bring these ratios back into balance."
Increase fermented +Sour Foods:
Beneficial Probiotic Strains
Probiotics on the brain 10/12/2014
"Dr. James Greenblatt, chief medical officer of Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, is a proponent of probiotics...'Thank you, you’ve never even met me and yet you’ve changed my life.' That was the sign-off in an e-mail from a man named Mike that arrived at the office of Dr. James Greenblatt, a psychiatrist and the chief medical officer of Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, on July 24. Greenblatt is not unused to such effusive gratitude, but usually it comes from his patients.
Mike, though, lives in Colorado, where he had read an article online about how Greenblatt had treated a young woman with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder using traditional psychotherapy and medication coupled, less traditionally, with probiotics, capsules filled with live 'good' bacteria. Within 6 months, her symptoms were gone.
Mike also had issues with anxiety, he’d started obsessively pulling his hair out (trichotillo-mania) 15 years earlier, but no one had been able to help him.
Mike began treating himself by taking the strongest over-the-counter probiotics he could find. After a couple months, he noticed the urge to pull had disappeared.
'IT WORKED.' Mike later wrote in a blog post.
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The idea that microbes in the body can affect the brain has gone in and out of fashion.
In 1896, physicians writing in Scientific American concluded, in the language of the day, that “certain forms of insanity” could be caused by infectious agents 'similar to typhoid, diphtheria and others.' But after Freudian psychoanalysis became popular in the 1st half of the 20th century, the microbial theory of mental illness was largely forgotten, & stayed that way for decades.
Today, however, scientists know that trillions of micro-organisms live in your digestive system, where they outnumber your human cells many times over & may make up as much as 3% of your body weight. The evidence that these bacteria affect a dense network of neurons in your gut, often called the '2nd brain', is vast and growing.
In recent years, a microbial imbalance in the gut (called 'dysbiosis') has been associated with chronic fatigue, obesity, certain types of cancer, & other physical ailments.
It’s unclear exactly how or which bacteria cause or cure which disorders and in what complex ways, Greenblatt says, 'but the research is quite clear that the GI tract affects brain health.' In this case, he says, '1+1 does equal 2.'
Research on the microbiome got a kick-start with the emergence of new methods of DNA profiling that allowed doctors to quickly identify various species of bacteria. Now, studies exploring how gut flora may affect health are exploding onto the scene. Once considered 'alternative', maybe even a bit wacky, the field is becoming firmly entrenched in the medical establishment: In 2007, the National Institutes of Health earmarked $115 million for the first phase of the Human Microbiome Project, which brings together researchers from several institutions, including the Broad Institute in Cambridge, and aims to map the ecology of the gut. In late September, Harvard Medical School’s Division of Nutrition hosted a symposium in Boston called 'Gut Microbiota, Probiotics and Their Impact Throughout the Lifespan.' It was so popular, there was a wait-list to get in.
All the interest marks a fundamental change in the way scientists and medical professionals view the connection between the brain and the gut. Not that long ago, many doctors believed that the brain was essentially walled off from the rest of the body and protected from infection. 'The dogma when I was in grad school was that nothing crosses the blood-brain barrier,' says Nancy Desmond, chief of the neuro-endocrinology and neuro-immunology program at the National Institute of Mental Health. 'But there are data now that punch holes in that dogma.' The challenge, she says, 'is to try to get at the mechanisms that underlie this apparent communication between microbiota in the gut and brain function that is relevant to mental health.'
Possible pathways include the vagus nerve, which runs throughout the body, the spinal cord, & numerous immune and endocrine mechanisms. For example, a chemical in urine called HPHPA signals a buildup of dopamine in the brain, which in turn 'strongly correlates with psychiatric symptoms,' according to Greenblatt, 'from anxiety to agitation.'
As in irritable bowel syndrome, the culprits here are species of the Clostridium bacteria. Fighting them with targeted antibiotics, along with high doses of probiotics, appears to help ease or eliminate symptoms.
Dr. Kyle Williams, director of the Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, is also looking at how the microbiome influences the brain and behavior. But Williams cautions that the body’s ecosystem is incredibly complex and that the placebo effect, patients feeling better even if the treatment isn’t actually doing anything, can be very strong in psychiatry. 'There’s a lot of excitement about the microbiome now,' he says, 'but evidence is what helps us transform an exciting idea into therapies. It’s true the blood-brain barrier isn’t the impenetrable fortress we thought it was, but we’re learning more each day about how molecules traffic or are transported across it.'
Though much remains to be learned, many physicians and researchers believe there’s no harm in probiotics, as long as patients don’t forgo conventional medicines & treatments in their favor (where proven benefits are greater than negative side effects).
'Whenever someone says there’s an impossibility in medicine,' says Williams, 'they end up being corrected in a few years.'”
This supplement touts 5 BIFIDO BACTERIUM: Bifido-bacterium
bifidum, Bifido-bacterium breve, Bifido-bacterium infantis, Bifido-bacterium
lactis, Bifido-bacterium longum.
Above supplement touts 6 bifido strains. Below, Renew Life touts 7 bifido strains:
|Pro-biotic - Dietrich Klinghardt interview by Mercola on Spore-Biotics @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT6SdTUeJLc 10/2017 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_8penPDg6Q very short clip + (https://microbiomelabs.com/home/ )|
|www.RenewLife.com provides 2 vitamin supplements - a pre-biotic Organic Triple Fiber (flaxseed, oat bran & acacia) + a colon care Ultimate Flora pro-biotic containing 7 bidifo-bacterium strains. A prebiotic helps existing good GI bacteria and/or works with any probiotic supplement.|
Organic raw onions - Mercola, Dr.Jo
"The probiotics in kefir are so far superior to those in Greek yogurt that it is really no contest. Here is a list of the 30+ strains of probiotics and beneficial yeasts in properly fermented kefir, according to the Journal Food Microbiology. Many of these strains are aggressive in nature, meaning they can beat back pathogens and colonize the gut to re-assert dominance to facilitate gut rebalancing:"
|Medical Science Research|
BBC - 1/30/2017 -
Trust Me, I'm A Doctor -
"Homemade foods and products made by traditional methods contain a wide array of (healthy gut) bacteria; some of the commercial products contained barely any...
Try fermented foods to improve your gut health. It's best to look for products that have been made using traditional preparation and processing, or make them yourself, to ensure you're getting the healthy bacteria "