Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Probiotics: Nature’s Internal Healers (Your Body’s First Line of Defense against Most Common Diseases) by Natasha Trenev
The body operates as well engineered machine that heals from within - if properly fueled and maintained. The body lopes along like rusty old junker - if ignored and abused.
Of the 30-some feet of gastrointestinal tract we all have to process the foods we consume, there are many important checkpoints along the way. The first portion mainly is designed for breaking big bites down to a puree. Followed by stomach acids and then bile to chemically break down the structural bonds of the consumed foods so we can ABSORB our food through the skin-like linings of the intestines and right into our blood vessels. Unfortunately, along with everything we come into contact with, there is bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold, poisons, by-products of digestion and so on that can have nefarious effects on our health.
Probiotics serve as givers of life; they are beneficial bacteria. They are not only protectors from some of the unwanted ingested items or by-products from digestion they also produce many good and health promoting nutrients from the probiotics digesting the bad guys.
This book is a great read for those looking to understand how the body works in digesting foods. It provides charts and equations in ideal daily calorie consumption, protein intake quantities as well as dietary fat percentages. It explains diseases associated with an unhealthy or sick gut.
Understand the effects of mal-absorption and why, how the good gut bacteria also serve as recyclers of things such as bile. Learn how to eat right for proper maintenance of healthy bacterial flora.
For those who have suffered an illness which resulted in prescribed anti-biotics, here is a link to supplement the re-building of the healthy probiotics like Life 5 back in the intestinal tract.