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What are Synbiotics?

Dr. Robynne ChutkanDr. Robynne Chutkan, an integrative gastroenterologist and best selling author of the “Microbiome Solution” was interviewed by Dr. Oz recently. She was talking about Irritable Bowel Syndrome, explaining how IBS can manifest both as IBS-C (with constipation) and IBS-D (with diarrhea). She went on to suggest than an excellent way to help both kinds of IBS is with synbiotics …. and tells you how to make your own at home.

What’s a Synbiotic?

Synbiotics are the dynamo combination of prebiotics and probiotics. Not only do they provide good food for gut bacteria but they also deliver significant amounts of live bacteria themselves. The probiotics are good, live bacteria for our gut while the prebiotics are the food for our beneficial gastro intestinal bacteria. She recommends synbiotics for both IBS-C and IBS-D.

How to make Synbiotics at Home

Dr. Chutkan explains how to transform your prebiotic foods into synbiotics at home. You start off by taking any prebiotic veggie and adding a teaspoon of salt. That’s it! So, chop up some carrots, asparagus, and onions and place then place them in a mason jar and cover them in water. Then add a teaspoon of salt and cover the jar with a paper towel and rubber band. Then let it sit on your counter for a week. They’ll keep for one month in your fridge. What happens is that all the good bacteria start to grow and turn your prebiotics into a synbiotic. It’s that easy to do at home!

What Happens when you don’t have time to make Synbiotics at Home?

Committing to eat fermented foods on a consistent basis may be difficult to achieve. Actually making synbiotics may be a challenge as well. That’s where our Perfect Pass Prebiotic and Probiotic Combination comes to the rescue. In reviewing many of our past blog posts, you’ll find that our philosophy on how to maintain a healthy gut synchronizes precisely with Dr Chutkan’s approach. We, too, encourage our clients to use a combination of prebiotics with probiotics, even when they don’t actually make the synbiotics at home, they create a similar environment in the gut by combining both pre and probiotics.

You need good gut bacteria, and lots of it to make a healthy microbiome. You know how important your gut bacteria is. You need to nurture it. You know, too, that a strong microbiome is constantly compromised by antibiotics, processed foods and environmental toxins. The bests way to nurture your microbiome is by feeding it. This will help increase the numbers. Yes, that’s right, you can feed your bacteria. This helps your microbiome grow strong and encourages the good bacteria to multiply. How do we do this? …by actually feeding it with prebiotics. Not all Prebiotics are the same There’s a difference between different types of prebiotics – like Inulin, FOS and PHGG. Inulin-type prebiotics include fructooligosaccharides (FOS), oligofructose, and inulin. Whereas PHGG is a galactooligosaccharides.

The preferred prebiotic type is galactooligosaccharides. Why? because they ferment slowly. When the soluble fiber ferments slowly, it doesn’t result in symptoms of gas and bloating which often happens with inulin and FOS which are known to cause digestive symptoms like gas and bloating as a result of their rapid speed of fermentation. That’s why our Perfect Pass Prebiotic PHGG is a pure galactooligosacaride – one that is known to ferment slowly and not cause any side effects. What’s more …. there’s valid clinical research to show how beneficial it is in combating SIBO as well as reducing symptoms of both diarrhea and constipation.

Why choose PHGG?

We prefer the prebiotic that is made from partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG). The process of hydrolyzation slows down the fermentation process to insure the likelihood that your good bacteria has time to feed on it. The guar gum is already partially broken down with water. Guar gum that is used in Perfect Pass Prebiotic is highly purified and extensively researched. It dissolves easily and fully in water and it’s easy for everyone to use. There’s no smell, no taste and it breaks down easily.

Good Gut Solution Special Prebiotic Offer

Based on our confidence on how effective the synbiotic concept is, we encourage all our clients to consider using our PHGG prebiotic  with any probiotic of their choice. Right now when you buy Perfect Pass Prebiotic with any of these probiotics, you receive 10% off the probiotics. You can choose from Dr. Ohhira, VSL, Visbiome or Primal Defense. No coupon is needed, simply place both in your cart to receive the discount. Better still, when you purchase Perfect Pass Prebiotic with Perfect Pass Probiotic, our favored probiotic, you’ll get 15% off the probiotics. No coupon is needed, simply put both in your cart to receive the discount.

Perfect Pass Prebiotic & Probiotic Combo

Why take Perfect Pass Prebiotic and Probiotic Combo?

Perfect Pass Prebiotic and Probiotic

Perfect Pass prebiotic and probiotic combo is an ideal way to keep your microbiome healthy. We learned  many important facts from the Human Microbiome Project research.

We learned that one of the most important factors in keeping the microbiome healthy is by increasing the diversity of the microorganisms found in the gut. We used to think that it was Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidus strains that we needed to give because they are the most prevalent.

Now we know that’s not the way to go. We want diversity. We want all the different kinds of strains to grow.

Perfect Pass Prebiotics and Probiotics to exactly that.

Take together and improve diversity daily

Why take Bacillus spore probiotics?
It makes it much easier to take your daily probiotics that are therapeutic and effective. You only need to take 1 per day and it doesn’t need to be refrigerated.

Here are the facts about Bacillus strains:

  • they’re 100% compatible with the paleo diet
  • they have a 100% survival rate through stomach acid and bile (no other probiotics can attest to this).
  • you don’t have to refrigerate these Spore Probiotics
  • you only need 1 per day
  • Plus, you only need to take more than what already exists in the gut to be beneficial – ie all that there is in ONE capsule is a therapeutic dose.

For example…
When you take 1 capsule of Perfect Pass Probiotic there are 3 billion strains of bacillus, You’re giving your gut about 1 billion more than you have, which is usually about 2 billions that you already have in your gut already.

Why use PHGG prebiotic?

Taking the prebiotic that is tasteless and odorless in a glass of water everyday is easy.

That means you really feel the difference in your health and symptoms because you’re promoting diversity of other strains besides lactobacillus and bifidus that have other digestive and overall health benefits.

Beat Bad Breath with Prebiotics

dog with bad breathIf you’re dealing with a bout of halitosis (bad breath), you may be tempted to quickly reach for an assortment of mouthwashes, breath mints, and breath sprays. Unfortunately, these remedies not only contain a host of artificial ingredients, but they also fail to attack bad breath at its source: your digestive tract.

Bad breath, in the absence of dental infections or cavities, occurs when there is an imbalance in your gut microbiome or the natural environment of your large intestine. Our guts host colonies of probiotic or “good” bacteria that assist in metabolizing the nutrients of everything we ingest.

Excessive sugar intake, illness, antacid and antibiotic use, or eating dairy products can disrupt the delicate balance of our gut microbiome. Long-term disruptions of the delicate natural balance of our gut flora can lead to bad breath.

Prebiotics and Probiotics

Foods with prebiotic properties also help to combat bad breath by “fueling” the growth of the probiotic flora. Foods such as bananas, whole grains, raw garlic, and leeks all have excellent prebiotic properties to support the growth of probiotic gut flora.

Another way to combat bad breath is to replenish the “good” bacteria in your gut by eating foods such as yogurt, tempeh, miso, and other fermented foods. Drinking kefir is also a great way to shore up your natural probiotic stores.

However, if you’ve been dealing with a long-term bout of bad breath, you might need to supplement your diet with oral prebiotics in addition to eating healthy foods that are conducive to healthy gut flora.

Consider Prebiotic Supplements for Bad Breath

Oral prebiotic supplements not only help your digestive tract restore its natural balance, but they also kill the bacteria that are responsible for bad breath.

Prebiotic supplements, such as Perfect Pass Prebiotics, are an excellent means of supporting the natural prebiotic properties of certain foods. Prebiotic supplements also magnify the strength of oral probiotic supplements, such as Perfect Pass Probiotics. Both supplements work together to attack your bad breath at the source and to restore the natural balance of your intestinal flora.

Bad breath is distressing. It can erode your confidence and self-esteem. Once you’ve had the opportunity to rule out dental infections or other immediate causes, it’s important to take action against your bad breath.

While you might want to reach for a variety of quick remedies, they only act to mask your bad breath. Factors such as poor diet, illness, excessive sugar intake, and antacid use can all disturb the balance of “good bacteria” in your gut, leading to the mouth odors that cause bad breath.

Consuming foods rich in prebiotic and probiotic properties are your first line of defense against bad breath. Adding prebiotic and probiotic supplements to your healthy diet will nourish and support your natural gut flora, and will help you maintain fresh breath and overall good health for life.

How Perfect Pass Probiotic is Unique

probioticPeople taking probiotics already know why they take them: to improve the natural balance of microflora throughout the gastrointestinal system, which promotes general health in several ways.

Why Some Probiotics Don’t Work

In some cases, however, supporters of probiotics may experience intestinal health regression. Additionally, symptoms may return or not go away at all. While their intention to use probiotics is certainly justified, many are unaware that some probiotics never make it to the gut.

The reason some probiotics don’t ever get a chance to work is because they don’t survive passing through stomach acid. In order for a probiotic to do its job, it has to be able to make it to the small intestine. To do so, it has to be able to withstand stomach acid.

Perfect Pass Probiotic

According to new research from the Human Microbiome Project, Bacillus spore are the perfect pass probiotics—a unique probiotic on several fascinating fronts.

What makes this strain of probiotic special? For starters, it does the one thing it needs to do to be effective in your body: it has a 100% survival rate through stomach acid and bile. This means that your efforts to take a probiotic supplant aren’t wasted each time you take a pill. You can rest assured knowing these bacteria will find their way to your gut.

Second, Bacillus probiotics are a human strain. This means that Bacillus is a strain already present in your body. Every time you take a Bacillus probiotic, you’re adding additional strains to your small intestine, not introducing new strains, as is the case with probiotics grown on dairy or soy.

This is particularly important for people who may have food allergies or sensitivities. Bacillus spore has a much lower chance of causing an allergic relation or irritation because the strain is familiar to your body. This also means that people with strict dietary needs, including those who follow gluten-free or Paleo diets, will not be compromised by Perfect Pass Probiotic.

Bacillus spore are naturally immune to most antibiotics and environmental strains of bacteria that have been on Earth of thousands of years. There has never been a need to create an antibiotic for Bacillus, so it thrives easily in both the intestine and in soil-based organisms.

Although Bacillus can be found throughout the soil and natural environment, it is not considered an SBO. The reason for this classification is that, although it has been found in both the natural environment and inside the human gut, its numbers are higher and more apparent in the small intestine.

Perhaps most importantly, Bacillus spore is one of a few known specialized strains recognized as ‘nature’s true probiotic.’ Food safety and sanitation are relatively recent advents of an industrialized civilization. With respect to our ancestors, who were hunters and gatherers, bacteria were practically their own food group. While most of the bacteria died in the same stomach acid that kills most probiotics today, some strains, like Bacillus, learned to survive and thrive in the intestine.

Why use any other probiotic? Perfect Pass Probiotic is the only probiotic you’ll ever need and is available online today.

That’s So Retrograde Podcast


Last week I went to Los Angeles to meet Elizabeh Kott and Stephanie Simbari who co-host a weekly podcast, ‘That’s So Retrograde’.

Elizabeth Koon Stephanie SimbariStephanie is a comedian, actress and bonafide yogini. She can be seen in the critically acclaimed indie film ‘Coldwater,’ hosting Glamour.com’s ‘Why Do Guys,’ and will be on Oxygen’s newest comedy ‘Funny Girls’ this spring. She was originally from New York, but lives in Los Angeles now. She says her mantra is ..love yourself and the rest will follow.

Elizabeth, the second host of That’s So Retrograde podcast, hails from Detroit but is also living in Los Angeles now where she runs her online fashion consignment brand, Closet Rich. Stylist, creative strategist, writer, producer and host are just a few of her most worn hats. Her mantra is …be your own guru.

As they say on their ‘That’s So Retrograde’ website, “Through interviewing gurus of all types, Elizabeth & Steph, get to the bottom of how to find their best-selves. Or their most okay-selves. Or just themselves. Whatever.”

What a pleasure it was to meet them. It was very clear how interested they were in hearing what I had to say. We discussed the benefits of Perfect Pass Probiotics and Perfect Pass Prebiotics at length and why these supplements were so important as a simple way to keep our digestive systems functioning optimally. They were intrigued to find out about prebiotics, a supplement they were not familiar with. Enjoy.

That's So Retrograde Gut Instincts Podcast with Pamela Nathan

That’s So Retrograde – Gut Instincts Podcast with Pamela Nathan


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Sheryl Cohen November 1, 2016