Probiotic Spores Produce Antioxidants in the Gut

Antioxidants are produced in our gut by the Bacillus endosporeWhat’s the Role Probiotics Play in Producing Antioxidants?

We asked our friend, Kiran Krishnan, microbiologist and gut health expert, if probiotics produce antioxidants in the gut. We were curious about how probiotics can produce antioxidants, which ones are produced and how you can benefit from these amazing nutrients. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see our interview with Kiran on this fascinating topic.

Kiran has specialized in gut health for the past 17 years. He has gathered a wealth of knowledge on probiotics and how they affect our microbiome from his research and the latest clinical trials.

Here’s what Kiran had to say, “There’s only one type of probiotic strain that can produce antioxidants and that’s the strains of the Bacillus family.

It’s true the Bacillus endospore strains produce antioxidants in the gut.”

Here’s how they work; they take incoming food and convert them into antioxidants and other useful nutrients such as Methylated B Vitamins.

Lets take a look at the antioxidants produced in our gut with Bacillus Spores.

Ubiquinol

  • Supports optimal cardiovascular function
  • Boosts your energy and stamina levels over the long term
  • Supports optimal energy production in the mitochondria in all cells
  • Reduces the normal signs of aging by preventing damage caused by oxidative stress and free radicals
  • Enhances the support of your immune and nervous systems
  • Helps tissue cells generate energy and protect against damage from free radicals and oxidative stress

Quinone

  • Decreases inflammation and free radicals
  • Creates new mitochondria
  • Improves memory and reasoning
  • Neuroprotective against Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Cognitive Injuries
  • Improves sleep, mood, and fatigue
  • Improves immune health

Lycopene

  • Protects your body from toxic pesticides found in foods and chemicals such as MSG
  • Slows down several types of cancer
  • Protects your eyes from oxidative stress and cataract development
  • Boosts heart health
  • Relieves oxidative stress in the bones
  • Counteracts cell damage to the brain caused by aging

Vitamin K2

  • Reduces osteoporosis and deteriorating bones
  • Slows artery hardening
  • Inhibits growth of cancer

Beta Carotene

  • Boost your immune system protect your skin and eyes
  • Lowers chances of developing heart disease
  • Protects against cancer

Watch Kiran Krishnan’s video about antioxidants here.

Stay tuned for Part 4 of our Microbiome series with Kiran Krishnan. We will be asking Kiran about the role of probiotics for those with Autism.

Losing Sleep? Morning Sunlight Can Improve Your Circadian Rhythm

An article I read by Madeline Kennedy in the San Diego Tribune recently reported the results of a study on sleep, by lead author, Mariana Figueiro.  There was a group of 109 office workers who were studied. During the middle of the summer they wore light measuring devices for one week. They recorded their sleep times and wake times, mood and mental alertness.

Sunlight exposure helps with sleep cycle

Those workers exposed to higher levels of light during the morning hours between 8 am and 12 pm reported better sleep patterns. The subjects also had fewer sleep disturbances, and fell asleep much quicker than those only exposed to low levels of light in the morning hours.

Why is this? Its all about our circadian rhythm… and what is our circadian rhythm?

Our circadian rhythm is basically a 24-hour internal clock that is running in the background of our brains and cycles between sleepiness and alertness at regular intervals. It’s in control of our sleep/wake cycle.

When we notice feeling energized and drowsy around the same times every day, we have our body’s circadian rhythm to thank for that.

Loosing Sleep? Morning Sunlight Can Improve Your Circadian Rhythm. Those exposed to sunlight between 8am-12pm will fall asleep faster and stay asleep.

How Does Your Circadian Rhythm Work?

It’s controlled by our hypothalamus, a portion of our brain, that is largely impacted by the amount of light and darkness taken in by our eyes.

When it’s dark, our eyes send a signal to the hypothalamus that it’s time to feel tired.  Our brain, in turn, sends a signal to our body to release melatonin, which makes our body feel tired. That’s why our circadian rhythm tends to coincide with the cycle of daytime and nighttime .

The opposite effect takes place in the hypothalamus when we’re exposed to bright light.  Both sunlight and indoor light exposure induce greater melatonin suppression which creates greater mental alertness, cognitive performance, and faster reaction time.

In addition to sleeping and waking, the hypothalamus influences your body systems over a 24-hour period.  As your environment changes, your internal clock uses these lighting cues to gradually reset yourself.

Circadian Rhythm and Sleep

Your circadian rhythm works best when we have regular sleep habits, like going to bed at night and waking up in the morning around the same time. When things get in the way, like jet lag, daylight savings time, or an evening where we stay up until the wee hours of the morning, we may disrupt our circadian rhythm.

Can you believe that our sleep cycle rhythm  takes about one full day for every hour it’s disrupted to reset itself?

What Can We Do To Get  Our Circadian Rhythm on an Optimal Schedule?

  • Pay attention to your sleep cycle and journal your sleep and wake times for a week
  • Go outside in the bright sunlight for lunch
  • Take a break during the day to go for a 10 minute walk outside
  • Look out a window throughout the day.
  • Adjust your sleep and wake time so it is consistent

If we suffer from a lack of quality sleep for too long it may contribute to more serious problems down the road including issues with mood, thinking clearly, decision making, slower metabolism and reduced immune system function.

As Figueiro advises, “Look out a window, seek light during the day, especially during the morning; go out during lunch hour.”

FYI – we highly recommending our Vitamin Spray Sleep Slumber.  Just five sprays under the tongue will do the trick. Good for use by any age.

Perfect Food – Everything Your Body Needs

Perfect Food is Everything Your Body Needs

In an ideal world we’d all be eating the recommended 5-6 servings a day of fruits and vegetables to maintain optimal health. Studies have shown that this a key factor for healthy living and longevity.
You can get everything your body needs by taking Perfect Food on a regular basis.

Health Vegetables found in Perfect Food

With today’s hectic, fast – paced lifestyle this can be a challenge sometimes.

Did you know that about 90 percent of the money Americans spend on food is for processed foods?

They’re often fortified with nutrients but lack naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in fresh whole foods.

Even if you are eating a healthy diet, it’s not always possible to get all the vitamins, mineral and nutrients you need from your diet.

Modern-day diets are often lacking in nutrition, in large part because our food supply is not what it used to be.

Why is our food supply less nutritious?

  • genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
  • severely-depleted soil
  • processed foods are stripped of nutrients
  • pesticides in the food supply

How Can You Increase Vitamins, Minerals and Nutrients in Your Diet?

Greens supply a litany of micronutrients your body needs to function optimally. If you are not eating enough greens or simply want to kick start your energy or achieve diet goals, consider adding a green powder supplement to your daily routine.

This simple change will help shift your biochemistry so that you actually start craving more greens and less sugar and carbohydrates.

Perfect FoodOne of our favorites is Perfect Food from Garden of Life, originally formulated by Jordan Rubin. This formula is a balanced blend of nutrient dense, enzyme rich live foods including antioxidant green grasses, calcified red algae, sea vegetables, whole vegetables and their juices, sprouted grains, seeds and legumes.

THE BODY BENEFITS:

  • Helps Transport and Breakdown Cholesterol
    This is just one of the many roles of the Omega 3, 6, and 9 essential fatty acids in this formula. The EFA’s also play a role in regulating blood pressure, hormone production, brain and nervous system function. And last but not least, they keep your cell membranes healthy.
  • Oxygenates Your Blood
    Certain greens are superfoods which have tremendous health benefits but we wouldn’t normally eat them. This formula contains spirulina, chlorella, barley grass, and wheatgrass which aid in your bodies detox process.
  • Improves Digestion
    Cereal grasses support the growth of lactobacilli, the “healthy flora” bacteria that inhabit the digestive tract. It contains ten probiotic strains and delivers one billion live cells
  • Boosts Immune Function
    Each serving provides 100% Daily Value of Vitamin A, 83% vitamin C from natural sources, and over 15% of calcium from natural sources. It also contains spirulina, a super food for maximizing your immune system.
  • Boost Energy
    Overcome sluggish energy in no time with the power of organic greens and organic fruits.
  • Maintains pH Balance in Your Gut
    Greens promote a more alkaline environment in your gut. The balance of potassium and magnesium found in vegetables help maintain the more alkaline state that your body prefers.To learn more about the Importance of pH balance in your gut, Click Here


HOW TO ENJOY PERFECT FOOD:

Perfect Food Green Drink

– Easy to use powder form that can go with you when you travel

– Mix it with an 8 ox. glass of water

– Blend into smoothies or juices

– Add it to your yogurt or soup

When you want the benefits of juicing but don’t have the time Perfect Food is delicious and convenient.

Perfect Food contains every nutrient found in nature.

Standard Homeopathics Recall Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets due to Mislabeling

Standard Homeopathics Issues Nationwide Recall of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething
Tablets Due to Mislabeling

Hylands HomeopathicsTownsend Letter News, July edition, tells us that Standard Homeopathics is recalling all lots of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets sold in retail stores to the consumer level.

They say that the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that the medicines have been found to contain inconsistent amounts of Belladonna alkaloids that may differ from the calculated amount on the products’ labels.

They report that the FDA believes that Belladonna represents a serious health hazard to children and that the effects of
belladonna are unpredictable.

The agency has stated to the company, “There is no known safe dose or toxic dose of belladonna in children because of the many factors that affect it.”

Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets have been used for years to provide
temporary relief of teething symptoms in children. The the recall includes all products that retailers may have had in stock.

Apparently, Standard Homeopathics stopped making and shipping the medicines nationwide in October 2016. This recall
ensures the removal of any possible remaining products that may be on store shelves.

No other Standard Homeopathic Company/ Hyland’s products are affected by this recall.

To quote J.P.Borneman, PhD, chairman and CEO of Standard Homeopathic Company, he says, “We initiated this recall even after discontinuing production last fall because it is appropriate to do what our regulating agency has formally requested. We are committed to maintaining and earning the trust consumers have placed in Standard Homeopathic Company. We have worked for 114 years to build relationships with our consumers. We intend to preserve that tradition of trust.”

Standard Homeopathic Company has been notifying it’s distributors and retailers by mail and is arranging for
the return of all recalled products. They say that consumers who have products which are being recalled should discard
the product.

Please note that consumers who have any questions regarding this recall can contact Standard Homeopathic Company by calling 1-800-991-3376 (Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time).

They say, too, that consumers ought to contact their physician or healthcare provider if they believe they have
experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of these products may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online, www.fda.gov/medwatch/ report.htm

The recall is conducted with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.

Probiotic Therapy-How to Get the Best Results

Watch Part 2 of our Microbiome series with Kiran Krishnan.

Kiran Krishnan, Microbiologist

We hope you are enjoying learning all the latest news on the Microbiome. We have another informative video for you this week. Just in time for the holiday weekend where we may be tempted to have that extra hot dog or slice of apple pie.

In case you missed our last video, we will be posting regular you tube videos of our interviews with Microbiologist Kiran Krishnan who is the Chief Scientific Officer of Microbiome Labs.

Over the last 12 years Kiran has been focused on the study of the Human Microbiome.

Kiran is a frequent lecturer on the Human Microbiome at Medical and Nutrition Conferences worldwide. He is currently involved in 4 clinical trials on probiotics.

We asked Kiran about how taking multiple strains of probiotics increases the effectiveness.

 

When it comes to multiple strains, it’s good to diversify our gut flora.

Right?

While this is true, taking a probiotic with 15 different strains that can’t penetrate through the stomach acids in your gut and immediately die off is not going to have a very positive or prolonged effect.

There are certain strains which have a better result in effecting your gut and creating positive change. One such strain is the Bacillus Endospore.

Why is the Bacillus Endospore Strain One of the Best Universally?

  • Acts as the ‘police’ of your gut
  • Gets rid of your bad bacteria and fungus
  • Fixes damage to the intestinal lining of your gut, which leads to Leaky Gut
  • Increase your metabolic function
  • Improves your immune function
  • Regulates balance of intestinal flora
  • Enhances growth of your good bacteria

Should you take more probiotic strains and a higher dose to create more profound change in the gut?

Listen to Kiran’s answer to this question by clicking below.

Stay tuned for Part 3 of the Microbiome Series with Good Gut Solution & Kiran Krishnan coming in two weeks.