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Prebiotics and Butyrate

Prebiotics and  Butyrate What’s the Connection?

Prebiotics and Butyrate diagram

We used to think that the total surface of our digestive tract was about the size of a tennis court. Now, we know better …that’s been corrected. NIH study shows it to be the size of half a badminton court. With that said, it’s curious to note that there’s only one single layer of cells that separates our gut from the rest of our bodily function.

It’s very important to realize that the primary constituents that keep this very important cell layer alive are known as a short-chain fatty acid by the name of butyrate.

Butyrate is what our beneficial flora makes from the soluble fiber we take in.

So what happens, in essence, is that we feed the beneficial flora in our gut, and then the beneficial bacteria, in turn, help to feed us by keeping our digestive tract healthy.

Our good gut bacteria thrive on the soluble fiber or prebiotics that we ingest and the good bacteria provide the vital energy source for the cells that line our gut.

Now, what about bad bacteria?

We have to address the issue that there are bad bacteria all around as well. The more they proliferate, the sicker we become. The challenge we face it to consistently keep lots of the good bacteria around but at the same time get rid of the bad or pathogenic bacteria

The way our good flora tell our immune system that they’re helpful and beneficial bacteria, and not bad bacteria, is by butyrate signals. Clinical rsearch has shown us how butyrate is able to suppresses inflammatory reaction and how butyrate instructs our immune system to calms down.

When butyrate levels are low, our immune system doesn’t know this and is therefore unable to stop their attack on bacteria.

When we don’t fuel the growth of good bacteria with enough fiber, we don’t produce enough butyrate. Hypothetically, we could have lots of good bacteria, however, if we fail to feed them with fiber, they don’t make butyrate.

Unfortunately when our body senses low levels of butyrate, it mistakenly thinks that our gut is filled with bad bacteria and responds accordingly. What happens is that our human body may mistake low fiber intake for having a population of bad bacteria in our gut.

In reality, our human body has evolved over millions of years, all the time getting massive fiber intake. Our body doesn’t recognize modern day, processed foods which sorely lack soluble fiber, the very fuel needed for butyrate production.

tyrFor all this time, low butyrate has implied bad bacteria, so that’s the reason our body goes into an inflammatory offensive response.

You can prevent this from happening by making sure that you take an excellent source of prebiotic soluble fiber on a daily basis. It’s critical for butyrate production to support optimal health.

Butyrate: Feeding the Gut and Beyond for Animal Health

The Probiotic Revolution

“Probiotic research is transforming our understanding of human health. We’ve been learning that probiotics are incredibly valuable for maintaining good health.”

The powerful news is that certain strains of probiotics produce highly specialized health benefits.” says Ross Pelton.

Natural Pharmacist Ross PeltonRoss Pelton brands himself as ‘The Natural Pharmacist’. Besides being a pharmacist, he also has a Ph.D. in psychology and is a clinical nutritionist.

He has authored 10 books to date. American Druggist Magazine has named him as one of the the top 50 most influential pharmacists in the USA because of his educational contribution in the field of complementary medicine.

This new research into the Human Microbiome is what Ross calls “The Probiotic Revolution”.

What is the Latest News From The Human Microbiome Research Project?

  • Having a healthy, balanced amount of good gut bacteria is most critical for health
  • All disease stems from Dysbiosis
  • Every healing protocol should start with the gut
  • There are 100 trillion organisms that live in our gastrointestinal system

Ross gives us an in depth explanation of the Human Microbiome Research. He is an expert on the subject and has an engaging way to educate on a serious topic. We are so honored that we had a chance to talk with him and share his wealth of knowledge on health and wellness.

The Natural Pharmacist, Ross Pelton

 

We invite you, our valued customers, to soak
in all his knowledge to better understand your
gut.

Stay tuned for our 8 part series with Dr. Pelton
on the Human Microbiome, selecting the best probiotics, and healing your gut. You can watch
our first segment on The Human Microbiome. Click Here.

Learn How to Heal Autism Naturally

I have something very special to share with you. My friend and colleague, Karen Thomas, has a son who was once diagnosed with autism. I say, “once” because her son’s symptoms today are gone.

Does this leave you wondering how this can be?

Karen meets so many incredible parents who are doing many wonderful things for their children. There’s only one big problem…most of them know they need to do more for their child, but don’t really know HOW.

When Karen’s own son was diagnosed with autism, they told her to drug him and try behavioral therapies, but she wanted answers without dangerous drugs.

Her quest was to learn what she could do for him at the causes, not just mask his symptoms. As a craniosacral therapist of twenty-five years, (Karen works on the bones of the head to balance the brain), she knew the brain could heal, naturally.

After a decade of research, a lot of trial and error, and tens of thousands of dollars spent, Karen found the answers she was looking for. She applied her knowledge, and today her son no longer has autism!

Karen Thomas

Karen has put everything she learned into a step-by-step online video program for other parents, so they can easily follow exactly what she did.

During this step-by-step program, you will learn:

  1. What you can do to have a DIRECT POSITIVE IMPACT on your child’s immune system.
  2. How you can SAFELY reduce toxins from his body.
  3. How you can EFFECTIVELY begin to heal his gut.
  4. How you can NATURALLY support his brain.

…and yes, this great gut healing, detoxification, and brain strengthening program can be used by anyone to increase their overall health and wellness.

Karen’s life goal is to figure out how she can share this valuable information with other parents, and help get as many children better, as simply and safely as possible, and with the least expense. It is time to stop wasting your precious time, your child’s years, and life resources experimenting. You need a plan, and one that works, safely.

I am thrilled to bring to you Karen’s step-by-step video program. Just click here to learn all about it. Please join Karen as she walks you through each and every step she took that brought her own son to recovery from his symptoms of autism, naturally, and find out how much better your child could be.

CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED 

Here’s what one mom had to say:

“I am grateful that Karen has gone before us to gain understanding. She is passionate about helping families find health and healing.

I found her at a time when it felt as though no one could understand what we were going through as a family. Hardship, love of our unique child, and search for hope in brokenness; are all things she could personally identify with. She has given me both validation as a mom and practical help. She was a vessel of hope at the perfect time.”

– C. Gouff

Colorado Springs, CO

Karen would love to help you too. Click here to learn what you can do to help your child get better.

P.S. If you want to learn even more about Karen and what she has to offer please see her blog at, http://naturallyhealingautism.com. Karen Has also authored the book, Naturally Healing Autism: The Complete Step-By-Step Resource Handbook for Parents, and has been a speaker at the Autism One conference.

8 Reasons to Choose Spray Vitamins

Chart showing Spray Vitamins best for instant Oral Absorption

  • If you’re looking for the fastest, most effective and most economical way of getting all your nutritional needs met, use vitamin sprays.
  • They are one of the most efficient ways to supplement with all the nutrients that your body needs.
  • Oral absorption is now the preferred choice for health care practitioners and physicians alike. In fact, Massachusetts General Hospital reported that nutrients or medicines administered as a oral liquid, reach a higher blood concentration more quickly than when given in pill form.

8  Reasons to choose Spray Vitamins

1 SPEED
Within seconds, the vital nutrients are absorbed through the mouth and goes via the bloodstream to the various parts of the body for immediate use.

2 EFFECTIVITY
The Physician’s Desk Reference confirms that oral spray vitamins have shown to be up to 90% effective, in comparison to vitamins and minerals tablets or capsules that are only 10-20% absorbed by the body (see chart)

3 PURITY
Spray Vitamin are pure. They don’t have any adhesive agents, fillers or binders that are so often found in capsules, pills or tablets. You only get the pure nutritional ingredients.

4 HYGIENE
The anti-microbial spray containers eliminate any contamination caused by touching or even oxidation by exposure to the air before being used. This again, ensures vitamin purity and bioavailability.

5 EFFICIENCY
Spray vitamins avoid the peaks and valleys of vitamin availability which is often the case when you use a ‘one-a-day supplement’. Vitamin sprays can easily be used every few hours. This way you can be sure to have a more even nutrient distribution throughout the day going to all parts of your body.

6 CONVENIENCE
Spray Vitamins are convenient to take anywhere and at anytime and it only takes a few seconds. You don’t need water or any other container. They fit easily into your purse or pocket.

7 ECONOMICAL
Oral Spray Vitamins supplements are more economical than vitamin capsules, tablets or drinks as the cost per dose is far less and you can take into account purity, absorption and bioavailablity.

8 SAFETY
Spray vitamins supplements are completely safe. They can be used by adults (even the elderly) and children alike, and particularly those suffering with digestive disorders, which often makes using capsules or pills difficult to take. These people may also have problems absorbing nutrients.

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What’s New at Natural Products Expo West

Natural Products Expo WestThis past week I attended the Natural Products Expo West Show in Anaheim. For those in the natural food and health industry its akin to being a kid in a candy store.

It’s the largest natural food and product show in the country which brought over 3000 vendors.

This years show was organized around the theme of protecting a non-GMO food supply. Several key note speakers educated on the GMO impact and as many as 400 vendors had non-GMO products.

Good Gut Health Foods

I was especially thrilled to see so many new foods being launched with naturally occurring probiotics. The fermented foods market seems to have exploded in the last year. There were different kimchi’s, kombucha’s and even a probiotic chip. These are great to consume on a daily basis to bring in good bacteria.

Gut health products was a growing niche at the conference.  Never have I seen so many different bone broth’s in one place. Beef broth, chicken broth and even vegetarian broth. Great for healing a leaky gut by the way.

Dr. Ohhira’s new Reg’Activ Probiotic line was at the expo creating quite a buzz. Other products containing probiotics were packaged drinks, gummy candies, vinegars and soups.

New Products at the Expo

Most products were sustainable, non-GMO, organic, low glycemic, gluten free or paleo. The items I noticed an abundance of were everything coconut oil, collagen and bone broth infused.

I walked around grazing and snacking on delicious foods all day. It was a perfect time to connect with start up business owners, entrepreneurs and other practitioners.

At the end of the day I came home with a sampling of products from vendors who had captured my attention, some new products to try and business cards of those I really enjoyed. I wanted to share with you a few of the vendors that stood out and had products that I found both innovative and delicious.

A few things you may want to try and look for in the marketplace:

Drink3Water Water infused with caffeine, electrolytes and perfectly balanced ph.

Oriya Organics’ 100% Plant Protein and 100% Green Drink which includes organic spirulina, organic chlorella, organic wheat grass and organic barley grass.

The Dirt Paleo Personal Care Trace Mineral tooth brushing powder.

The double chocolate fudge cookie was so amazing, it’s hard to believe it’s healthy, gluten free and paleo on top of it. www.bouldercookie.com

Tosi Superbites were really convenient for grazing during the expo. They are essentially almonds with flaxseed, sesame seeds and chia seeds to provide protein, Omega 3’s and fiber all in a convenient snack pack.  https://www.tosihealth.com/shop/superbites-assorted.html

UCan protein bars have delicious flavor and are low glycemic due to monk fruit extract and stevia extract as the sweetener. www.generationucan.com

www.agropro.eu is the largest organic hemp grower, producer and supplier of organic hemp in Europe. They are active in legislation to protect the farmers and producers rights.

Plant Milk-dairy-free beverages in vanilla, banana and original flavor. Made from almonds and a touch of honey. mooala.com

Miso from non-GMO soybeans. A simple way to add flavor to your cooking and natural probiotics to your diet. www.marukomeusa.com

Paleo friendly, grain free granola.  thekitchun.com

And finally, by 5 o’clock I needed a pick me up, the perfect time to try the Mocha Latte infused protein bar with a serving of caffeine. newgroundsfood.com

If you can get a ticket to next year’s conference, try to go, it’s a fantastic event. Wear some comfy shoes, (there’s live bands and dancing at night) and come hungry.

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Dr. Pamela Nathan DHM March 24, 2017