Probiotics-Therapy for Overall Health

Good Gut Solution interviewed Kiran Krishnan this week on all the latest research and findings on the Microbiome.

Kiran Krishnan, Microbiologist

Kiran Krishnan is a Microbiologist & Chief Scientific Officer of Microbiome Labs. 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 and how they relate to overall health.

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

I was grateful to have the chance to talk with Kiran about his latest research and ask him some important questions about his current understanding of the microbiome.

We have a lot of new information that we’ll be sharing  with you over the next coming weeks.

What are the newest findings on the Human Microbiome?

As you know, there are trillions of bacteria living in your gut.  Most of these trillion microorganisms have been there practically from the day you were born. What you may not know, however, is exactly how they have a profound effect on your health.

When your gut is out of order, it is a primary cause of many non-infectious diseases such as autoimmunity, allergies, asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. ​​​​​​​

  • 100 trillion microorganisms occupy your gut
  • 99% of reactions for human function are controlled by your gut. 
  • 80% of your immune tissue is found in the gastrointestinal tract.

Overwhelming scientific evidence illustrates the critical role these microbes play in both the function and dysfunction of the immune system and overall well being.

We asked Kiran why probiotics are such an important therapy for overall health. Here’s what he had to say.

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The Probiotic Revolution

The Natural Pharmacist, Ross Pelton

“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.

Why is it Important to Have Good Gut Bacteria During Your Pregnancy?

Where Does our Micro-biome Come From?

Did you know that as an expectant mother it’s even more important to have healthy gut bacteria? We know that having a healthy diet is crucial for a developing baby. What most people don’t know is that our micro-biome, this is our “good gut bacteria”, is passed on to our baby during the birthing process and though our breast milk.

GGS Image BacteriaWe have lots of new information from microbiologist Kiran Krishnan about these important microbes. We love sharing all the latest research with you. Check out our second installment of the Microbiome Series.

Kiran explains that 99.9% of our micro-biome is passed on during the birthing process through the birth canal. There are up to 800 different species of these bacteria found in a mothers breast milk. We think you’ll agree that it’s so important to pass the best possible micro-biome on to your children.

Kiran’s research shows that by the age of 2 1/2  children have established their full adult micro-biome. Lets take a look at the lifestyle factors that can affect the diversity and abundance of these protective organisms in our gut.

 Negative Effects on Good Gut Bacteria During Pregnancy and Childhood

  • Antibiotics wipe out the good bacteria with the bad
  • Fluoride in our drinking water will negatively affect the good gut bacteria
  • Toxic household cleaners should be avoided, check out the EWG guide to see how yours’ are ranked
  • Preservatives in our food are a no no
  • Living too cleanly…let your children get into the dirt and get dirty

Kiran Krishnan, gut bacteria, human microbiome

 

Stay tuned for the next installment in our series of talks with Kiran and learn about the latest research findings on the Human Micro-biome and Perfect Pass Probiotics. Kiran has been studying the micro-biome and researching the effects of Bacillus strain probiotics in over one dozen clinical trials.

Don Bodenbach Tells All about Prebiotics

You don’t want to miss this most informative interview with Don Bodenbach, researcher and consumer advocate, on the value of Prebiotics.

Don Bodenbach

Perfect Pass Prebiotic PHGG
Perfect Pass Prebiotic PHGG

Dr Pamela Nathan asks Don Bodenbach, health advocate and educator, those critical questions that provide very easy-to-understand, explicit answers to lots of important questions like what exactly prebiotics are, what commensal organisms are, as well as the true value of prebiotics, and why PHGG partially hydrolyzed guar gum, is not only different but also superior to other types of prebiotics on the market today.

 

New Truths About Gut Health

Gut Bacteria for good health

 

Lately the news is reporting an influx of information on the health of our gut and how the body is affected by the trillions of tiny organisms which reside there, called our “microflora.”

This is an amazing time because everyone I know from nutritionists, medical doctors to veterinarians is talking about the microorganisms residing in our intestines.  People are starting to realize that our gut health is the most essential component to disease prevention and longevity.

With all the studies being done on this topic there is now a lot of research to choose from. Recently I came across an article that succinctly captures the importance of the new information we have about the human microbiome.

Megan Meyer, PhD.’s article:
3 Truths and a Lie About the Microbiome

Megan Meyer PhD 3 Truths and a Lie about the Microbiome

In this article by Megan Meyer, PhD., she points out that if you can educate yourself on the basic science of how to create and nourish healthy gut bacteria, you can incorporate good gut health strategies into your daily routine. Meyer addresses the foods that play a role in adding bacteria, such as yogurt, kimchi, miso and kefir as well as the difficulty in determining if you are getting enough of these foods to be effective.

If you have compromised gut health consider taking a supplement of probiotics to build up your microflora.

Meyer  also discusses the use of prebiotics. The prebiotics in our foods are specific types of fiber that aid in feeding our microbiome in the gut.

“It is difficult to parse out a specific dose of fiber or prebiotics, in certain foods.” One way to ensure our diet contains enough fiber is by taking a prebiotic fiber supplement. The Institute of Medicine recommends that women consume 25 grams of fiber and men consume 38 grams.

Meyer considers the effects of low calorie sweetners on our microbiome as well. She points out that we do not have sufficient evidence to draw the conclusion that they disrupt the balance of our microflora.  We will need to wait and see about that as we are making new discoveries on this hot topic daily.