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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.

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.

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.

Reg’ Activ Is Now Being Offered at a Lower Price

Why Reg’ Activ Probiotics?

Reg´Activ Probiotic products contain the revolutionary probiotic strain Lactobacillus Fermentum ME-3 that is able to produce the super antioxidant, Glutathione. 

Why is Glutathione so important?

  • Glutathione is critical for antioxidant defense and detox
  • It reduces free radicals

We all make glutathione naturally but it’s often depleted because of:

  • environmental stress
  • poor diet
  • drinking alcohol
  • taking prescription drugs
  • taking pain relievers like acetaminophen

Even in healthy individuals, the body begins to produce less glutathione as it ages.
After the age of 20 glutathione declines at about 1% per year.

This ME-3 strain is a relatively ‘newly discovered’ probiotic strain. It is now patented for it’s special ability to boost glutathione levels. It is a multi-tasking probiotic strain.

The glutathione-boosting aspect is not typical of most probiotics.

ME-3 raises glutathione naturally and intracellulary.

Reg Activ Probiotics

There are 3 different formulas to choose from:

  • One is for heart health,
  • another for immune function and
  • another for liver and detoxification.

Researchers have linked glutathione deficiency to a range of disorders, including liver disease, cystic fibrosis,Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, heart attack, stroke and diabetes.

More about the Lactobacillus Fermentum ME-3 Strain:

In 1995, award-winning microbiologist Marika Mikelsaar, MD, PhD and her team of research scientists at the University of Tartu, Estonia isolated a unique probiotic strain. 

Marika Mikelsaar, MD, PhD

Photo By Courtesy of Essential Formulas Inc

They found this strain present in the children of Estonia who had the most balanced immune systems. Since this discovery Dr. Mikelsaar has been dedicated to researching the benefits of this strain further. 

The most important of all her findings was that this strain, Lactobacillus Fermentum ME-3, was able to help our bodies naturally produce glutathione. 

In continued studies by Mikelsaar, a number of other benefits have been found:

  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Acts as an antimicrobial agent
  • Supresses pathogenic food contaminants such as Salmonella, Shigella and Staphylococcus
  • Reduces urinary tract infections caused by E. coli.
  • Increases antioxidative activity of the blood
  • Defends against oxidative stress

Select which formula is best for your needs.

 

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Sheryl Cohen March 24, 2017