Probiotics and prebiotics combined equals a synbiotic. What does this mean to the layman?
Probiotics are the vitally important friendly bacteria that aid in the absorbtion of nutrients and vitamins and minerals in our foods. We have some 90 trillion bacteria in our gut and vital for the survival of our bodies. They are mainly active in the small intestine.
Prebiotics are the catalyst that enables our probiotics to flourish by multiplication and provide a synergistic effect called Synbiotic, i.e. the combination of probiotics and prebiotics.
To help with any confusion that may arise for people when choosing probiotics and prebiotics as to the difference between a synbiotic and a symbiotic
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Prevent Disease on 25 April 2014 provides information on the bacteria which covers our body and our microbiome. Click this link to read the article and then listen to the 3 minute YouTube to understand more.
Chris Woollams of canceractive.com has written a book call “Secret of Good Health – the Bugs in your Gut”. The book is a written in layman’s terms and is very easy to understand. He says:
“The human body is supposedly an organism of 7 trillion cells and 25,000 genes. But it’s not. It is a Super-organism of 100 trillion cells and 100,000 genes. These genes direct messages good and bad, throughout your body. Making you ill. Helping you get better. But your doctor probably knows very little about it all. Why? Because it will involve a paradigm shift in health treatment. Drugs make matters worse! Welcome to the Microbiome – the secret source of your good health.”
I (Marilyn Vine) uses a dietary supplement which embodies the elements of prebiotic, probiotic, fiber and that really important, Vitamin D. This combination offers me the optimal digestive support.
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Dr Mercola on 17 January 2014 advises us:
“Your intestinal bacteria are part of your immune system, and researchers are discovering that microbes play instrumental roles in countless areas of your health, including your weight”
NaturalNews on 9 September 2013 brings information with regards to taking probiotics during pregnancy reducing the number of allergies that children have. The article goes on to say:
“The good bacteria balance in a mother's gut is passed to their baby through the placenta and the colostrums of breast milk. Probiotics are a great way to nurture the child even before they are born.”
Finding good probiotics and prebiotics which work synergistically together would be the best way to go.
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Dr Mercola on 2 September 2013 brings information on using probiotics to help restore intestinal flora and the importance of pregnant women using probiotics whilst pregnant. Click the link to read the article to learn the full information.
On 7 March 2013 NaturalNews brings more information with regards to what powerful “gut healers” can do including improving bone density. The article goes on to say:
”A doctor of traditional Chinese medicine
(TCM) once told this author that "disease begins in the gut."
Ayurvedic medicine also has a similar premise. Bad or sub-optimal digestion
leads to all sorts of disease. That includes disease beyond the
gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride and others in Western medicine have taken this
premise beyond physical ailments into the mind-body relationship with GAPS, or
Gut and Psychology Syndrome, by treating mental disorders from ADD to Autism.
Their success has come from altering the diet to allow the gut to heal and good bacteria in the intestinal flora to thrive.”
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On 2 January 2013 Dr Mercola brings an article on the importance of keeping the digestive system healthy. He advises that there is an emerging consensus that most disease originates in your digestive system. This is a very good reason that we should all be using very good probiotics and prebiotics.
8 November 2012 NaturalNews brings information with regards to scientists now understanding the benefits of taking probiotics and have documented multiple ways it can benefit health and one of them is that it might help prevent heart disease.
On 19 April 2011 we read of an Australian study which has found that using probiotics may help reduce respiratory infections in male athletes. It also covers urinary tract infections.
What wonderful news!
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Marilyn Vine trusts that you have enjoyed the information on probiotics and prebiotics. I look forward to hearing from you if you have any questions.
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