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5 Reasons to Take Prebiotics

Our gut health is the cornerstone of a strong healthy body, immune system and optimal brain function. Supplementing our diet with probiotics is good for keeping our bacteria in balance. We want an abundance of good bacteria to crowd out the bad bacteria. Prebiotics are the best way to feed to your good bacteria.

While it’s very important to take prebiotics to feed our probiotics, there’s compelling new research showing that prebiotics benefit our systems in many other ways.

Prebiotics have now become an important consideration in maintaining gut health.

Five Reasons You Should be Taking Prebiotics

  • Reduces Food Cravings
  • Intestinal Health – prebiotics increase bulk in stools & shorten the transit time in the intestines
  • Reduces Inflammation – encourages the growth of good gut bacteria which reduces symptoms associated with IBS, Crohn’s and IBD
  • Lowers Cholesterol – aids in the break down of cholesterol in the GI tract.
  • Strengthens Immune System – provides food for probiotics which increases good gut bugs.

Let’s talk about the benefit that prebiotics help with food cravings.

Recently Dr. Oz interviewed Dr. Frank Lipman who told us much more about this and how it actually works.

Dr. Lipman is considered a pioneer in functional and integrative medicine who has helped thousands of people increase their energy by combining modern medicine with alternative medicine.

Dr. Lipman is the founder and director of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City and an author of many New York Times-bestselling books.

Dr. Frank Lipman on why you should take prebioticsThere is an exciting new body of research from a 2016 study done by the University of Glasgow which shows that chemicals produced in the colon when eating fiber effect food cravings. Short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) produced through fermentation of non-digestible carbohydrates in the gut have a positive metabolic impact on our appetite. 

This study shows how fiber can help with the most common barrier to weight loss..food cravings! Click Here to see the full interview.

Just as all probiotics are not the same, not all prebiotics are the same. The prebiotic that we like the best is PHGG. That stands for Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum.

Why PHGG

This prebiotic fiber is unique in comparison to other non galactomannan based fibers.

A prebiotic fiber is one that produces “short chain fatty acids” (SCFA) in the gut. The rate of production of SCFA’s is very important. They are produced via a fermentation process. If the fermentation happens rapidly (like inulin and others) the result is a lot of physically uncomfortable bloating and socially uncomfortable flatulence.

The fermentation process of PHGG is extremely slow in comparison to other fibers, so there is much more time to produce a higher total amount of SCFA’s and they are produced slowly, so there is much less gas and discomfort.

In a twelve week study done by The Department of Gastroenterology, Sapir Medical Center, Kfar-Saba, Israel in 2016  the results showed that PHGG helps Irritable Bowel Syndrome, with increases in the concentration of bifidobacterium and lactobacilli species and increases short-chain fatty acids in the colon. It also showed to have a positive effect on reducing blood cholesterol, controlling blood sugar levels and reducing acute diarrhea.

More about Short Chain Fatty Acids

There are basically three main types of Short Chain Fatty Acids – SCFA.

They are Acetates, Propionates, and Butyrates.

Of the 3 types of SCFA, the acetates and propionates are beneficial, but they tend to transfer through the walls of the intestine and get metabolized in muscle or liver.

Its only the Butyrates that remain in the digestive system and act as a food, energy source for the beneficial microflora.

If you are looking for a prebiotic derived from PHGG try taking Perfect Pass Prebiotic. It’s the best way to insure you are getting the most out of your probiotics. Right now take 15% off PerfectPass Probiotic when you buy it together with PerfectPass Prebiotic

 

Prebiotics & Probiotics Both are Necessary

Prebiotics and Probiotics; Why both are Necessary

We all know now how important good bacteria in our gut is.

We need to grow them, nurture them and sometimes even have them measured to see whether we have enought, and if they are out of balance it, we may have an over abundance of bad bacteria.

One thing, for sure we know now, good bacteria that gets destroyed by antibiotics and bad diet.

There is something positive we can do now, and that is grow our Microbiome and nurture it.

How Can We Grow Our Microbiome?

We can grow our microbiome by taking human strain probiotics, i.e. adding new bacteria that survive the stomach acid..

We can nurture our bacteria by feeding it to increase the numbers. Yes, that’s right, we can feed our bacteria. This helps them grow strong and multiply. 

Ond of the best ways to help our bacteria is by providing the medium that encourages them to grow – i.e. feeding them with prebiotics.

This combination, is known as synergy.

Synergy is created when these two supplements, prebiotics and probiotics, are taken together and this is one of the best ways to create strong, diverse bacteria strains in your gut.

Both can help us get rid of bad bacteria by overcrowding it with the good.

Dr Oz interviewed Dr. Axe who talked about incorporating these synergistic foods into our diet through fermented foods combined with fiber.

The fermented foods are the prebiotics, i.e. soluble fiber, that acts like a fertilizer which makes them stronger.

In a perfect world, we’d all have the time to create our own fermented foods and incorporate them naturally into our diet.

We all know that this is easier said then done. Sometimes we need to supplement our diet because of a lack of time and product availability.  Thats where a probiotics supplement and prebiotic supplement come in.

What about ‘ready to buy’ products?

You may be noticing a wide variety of products on the market which contain both probiotics and fiber. Research shows that ‘ready to buy’ probiotics which are infused with prebiotics, such as drinks and dairy products contain sugar .

Microbiologist, Kiran Krishnan, Head of Scientific Affairs for Thrive Probiotic, Park Ridge, IL says that sugar is one of the biggest disruptors of gut ecology.

Alsom he says that many people suffering with imbalance may be sensitive to dairy products. 

According to Krishna’s research, “many fermented beverages don’t necessarily contain clinically relevant dosages of probiotics, making them a more passive option for addressing bacterial imbalance.”

He talks about the importance of factors involved in maintaining the shelf stability of the probiotics as well as which strains are selected for use. These key factors determine just how viable these microbes are once they end up in your gut.

You can get the most out of your probiotics buy adding a prebiotic.

Right now when you purchase our Perfect Pass Prebiotic you will receive 10% off our probiotics by  Dr. Ohhira, VSL, Visbiome or Primal Defense. 

If you haven’t used Perfect Pass Probiotic yet, now is the time to try it.

We are offering 15 % off our Perfect Pass Probiotic when you purchase it along with Perfect Pass Prebiotic.

Here’s Why You Should Be Taking Propolis

PropolisHave you heard about the benefits of Propolis?

  • Propolis is the glue that bees use to patch up holes in their hives.
  • Propolis is a highly antioxidant substance created by bees which shows a powerful ability to support a healthy immune system.

Fight the flu this season and boost your immune system.

What is Propolis?

Since prehistoric time bees have been perfecting the creation of a substance known as Propolis to line and protect the interior of their hives.

With its antioxidant properties, the propolis-coating results in a ‘hospital-clean’ environment that ensures survival for the next generation.

Propolis extract has a number of well known therapeutic properties, including potent antioxidant and anti-microbial action, and healing, analgesic, anesthetic, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Dr. Ohhiras’s Propolis formula is unique.

Not only does it use the most potent Brazilian Green Propolis, it also includes whole health support from Astaxanthin, Flax Oil Omega-3s, complete prebiotics and probiotics, as well as anti-inflammatory antioxidant Vitamin E.

What are the other key Ingredients in Ohhira’s Propolis Plus?

  • Astaxanthin – the most complete antioxidant derived from seaweed. Extracted from Haematococcus seaweed, this red carotenoid produces a highly absorbent ester form capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier to deliver antioxidant benefits throughout the entire body. Astaxanthin is considered the most complete antioxidant natural substances  known to scientists.
  • Probiotic Support – Powdered form of a fermented vegetable extract for GI tract digestive support
  • Vitamin E – Additional antioxidant support for overall cellular health
  • Flax Oil – Healthy Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs), which promote balanced immune response and support the body’s natural system.

How Should You Supplement with Propolis?

We recommend taking propolis with your probiotics as the most effective way.

These two products together produce a symbiotic effect.

Essential Formulas Dr. Ohhira’s PropolisDr. Ohhira’s Probiotics  are both vital for supporting a healthy immune system.

Essential Formulas Dr Ohhiras Probiotic and Propolis Plus

For optimal effects we recommend propolis with breakfast and probiotics an hour or two after the evening meal.

FYI

Essential Formulas Propolis 30 Capsules is now available

 It’s the perfect time to use it together with Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics and experience the benefits propolis offers.

This Is What You Need To Do To Detox

It is that time of year when everyone is thinking or talking about detoxing. Some people like to do fasts, others juice cleanses. Everyone’s heard about the Master Cleanse, that’s the one where you drink water mixed with lemon, cayenne and maple syrup. A lot of doctors actually think the the Mater Cleanse is dangerous as it doesn’t give the body the nutrients it needs to support it. While you detox it’s important to nourish your body and support your liver function.

What if I told you that you could detox without adhering to a special diet?

That sounds good, right? Well, you can actually. You can detox easily and effectively while you continue to eat a balanced diet. Of course you should still eat a clean diet, with hormone free and chemical free proteins and organic fruits and vegetables. It goes without saying that you should also avoid sugar and processed foods while you are detoxing.

How can you detox in a safe, healthy way without starving yourself or depriving yourself of key nutrients?

One way to do it is by using homeopathics to detox. The HVS Homeopathic line was created 30 years ago by Dr. Kratz. His formulations are designed to rid your body of toxins at a cellular level. Each formulation is prepared with five potencies in a pure water base, totally harmless for your body and without side effects.

It was after Allen Kratz, PharmD explored the depths of both conventional and complementary medicine that he developed a therapeutic line of formulas to eliminate harmful substances from the body such as heavy metals, chemicals, parasites, molds and tobacco. Down the road these toxins may contribute to health problems.

How do homeopathics work?

The homeopathic line from Kratz is made up of individualized formulas called Detoxosodes. It works under the assumption that the “toxin” in the formula will affect the body by “training” it to recognize the harmful substance and ultimately purging it. The formulas contain small amounts of the substance that have been targeted for elimination.

The usual protocol is to take the Detoxosode for about two weeks to clear the unwanted substance and return your body back to homeostasis.

Dr. Kratz also designed Adaptosode and Biosode homeopathic formulations to serve as a support system while you detox. The Adaptasode formulas are also used for relief of fatigue, weariness, and to assist your body systems while purging these nasty invaders. The Biosode formulas are designed to support cell regeneration during this process.

The formulations created by HVS can be chosen to customize a cleanse.  Click Here for a complete list of HVS Detoxosode formulas.  

It is important that you are working with a health care practitioner to guide you in this process. Call us and we can recommend which formulas are right for you. The homeopathic line of HVS Detoxosodes are only available by phone oder.

If homeopathics are not right for you Garden of Life has a great one week Raw Cleanse Kit.

If you suspect you have toxins or parasites that are at the cause of your symptoms it’s a good idea to take a home test to get to the bottom of what unwanted organisms are in your system. Click here for the compete line of Doctors Data  and Genova at home tests.

Skin Candy Chocolate Mint Abdominal Massage

Skin Candy Chocolate Mint is Perfect to Use for Abdominal Massage.

Skin Candy Cocoa Butter for Abdominal Massage

What is Abdominal Massage?

It’s when the abdomen and intestinal areas are massaged with different motions and pressure. The massage action naturally helps to stimulate peristalsis, decrease
colonic transit time and increase the frequency of bowel movements. It also reduces the discomfort typically associated with constipation.

Abdominal Massage can also benefit the digestive system by relaxing the digestive organs, stimulating digestion and increasing blood flow throughout the system.

What techniques are used in abdominal massage?

The techniques vary depending on the type of massage being used, yet they all work to improve digestion and elimination. Abdominal massage is concentrated on the stomach, small and large intestines, and the muscles surrounding these organs.

Self-applied stomach massage can alleviate gas and digestive issues, as well as strengthen underlying muscle tissue. It stimulates your internal organs, including your gallbladder and liver.

Increased blood and oxygen flow helps to improve organ function. In the case of your gallbladder and liver, improved function means efficient release and removal of waste products. Improved blood circulation benefits the blood vessels of the entire abdominal cavity.

How To Do Self Massage.​

Lay down with your knees up and moving your knees from left to right. This helps the flow. Remember to breathe deeply while you massage as it helps with oxygen flow and relaxation.

Now apply Chocolate Mint Skin Candy onto your abdomen. With a gentle light pressure, using both hands, massage your stomach using clockwise circular strokes.

As your abdomen relaxes you can apply a little more pressure.

Massage for 15 minutes twice a day.

It has been found that performing the massage with essential oils of peppermint offers an additional aromatherapeutic benefit and helps to improve constipation symptoms even more than massage alone.

Why Peppermint?

Peppermint​ is an herb that belongs to the Lamiaceae family in the genus Mentha and botanically named Mentha piperita. Originally native to Europe, peppermint is now cultivated in nearly all regions globally.

The health benefits of peppermint oil include its ability to treat indigestion, respiratory problems, headache, nausea, fever, stomach and bowel spasms, as well as for pain relief.

It is extremely helpful as an aid for digestion.

You see peppermint is what is known as a carminative and therefore helps in removing excess gas. It is also a good for those who have a low appetite, and it helps treating motion sickness, nausea and upset stomachs.

Peppermint calms the muscles of the stomach and improves the flow of bile, which the body uses to digest fats.

Menthol and methyl salicylate, the main ingredients in peppermint, have antispasmodic effects, with calming effects on the gastrointestinal tract.

A number of studies have also shown it to be a great reliever of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

The stimulating effects of peppermint oil have been shown to increase blood circulation. In fact, studies have shown that as soon as the essential oil vapor touches the end of the olfactory nerve endings, there is an almost instant increase in pulse rate and blood circulation. The stimulating effect of increased blood circulation helps to oxygenate
the body’s organs and increase metabolism.

Take advantage of the introductory 2 pack discount offer of Skin Candy’s Chocolate Mint Cocoa Butter. Use Coupon code CANDY50 and get 50% off your second bottle.

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Sheryl Cohen March 8, 2017