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Why Dirt Is Good

 

Good Dirt Why is Dirt in our Environmnet so Good For Us?

Microbiome Experts, Jack Gilbert, director of the University of Chicago Microbiome Center, and Rob Knight, director of the University of California Center for Microbiome Innovation, along with science writer Sandra Blakeslee recently wrote a book explaining how the environment interacts with our Microbiome. In their book “Dirt is Good”  they go on to explain scientific findings which show how good for us dirt is. “Exposure to natural healthy bacteria in the environment is really important for training our immune system and making sure it doesn’t go really haywire and attack us,” explains Jack.

This means that the more dirt you expose your children to at a young age, the better off their immune system is. Let them play outdoors in nature, in the ocean, streams, and on playgrounds. Let them play with animals. Getting dirty is a good thing. Another suggestion is to not go overboard in sterilizing everything they come in contact with or put in their mouth.

Not only do the microbes in your gut affect your immune system but they also play a role in almost every system in your body. Click Here to read more about your microbiome.

Scientists have found that your gut plays an important role in your brains neurotransmitters. Did you know that over 90% of serotonin is produced in your gut?

Having a balanced microbiome is crucial for gut health too. It plays a role in your metabolism, your propensity towards certain food cravings, obesity, and even Type 2 Diabetes.

Click Here to Read More about the book “Dirt Is Good.”

Why Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics Are Superior

Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics Original formula

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics Original formula

 

 

Why Should You Take Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics?

Here’s Why Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are So Superior:

  • Fermentation:These probiotics are allowed to grow in huge fermentation vats for three (Original Formula) or five years (Professional Formula). During this time, they are producing an abundance of nutrients which strengthen your immune system.
  • Multi-strain product: Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics contains 12 synergistic strains of beneficial bacteria. Each strain gives you different benefits.
  • Proprietary TH10 Strain: This strain was discovered by Dr. Ohhira and is only available in Dr. Ohhira’s probiotic products. TH10 is one of the strongest anti-microbial probiotics that has ever been discovered.
  • Prebiotics: A blend of 92 organic fruits, vegetables, seaweeds and mushrooms are periodically added to the fermentation vats which provides the growing strains of probiotic bacteria with a prebiotic food supply. When encapsulated, each capsule of Dr. Ohhira’s contains the beneficial strains of probiotic bacteria plus the nutrient-dense prebiotics which allow the bacteria to thrive.
  • Short Chain Fatty Acids:  One of the many benefits of the strains in this probiotic is that they produces short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) which create a slightly acidic environment in the intestinal tract Slight acidity is the optimal condition to support the growth of beneficial bacteria while inhibiting the growth of pathological bacteria.
  • No refrigeration: Because the fermentation process takes place at room temperatures, Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics are stable at room temperature and do not require refrigeration. They have an impressive 3-year stable shelf life.
  • Capsule Design: The capsule for Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics is designed to stay hard in the harsh acid environment in the stomach. It then becomes porous in the more alkaline environment in the small intestine. Next, the probiotics are released in the small intestine where they begin to provide their wide range of health benefits.
  • Kills Pathogens: Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics have been shown to be effective against some of the most serious pathological organisms such as Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)  Clostridium difficile  (C. diff) and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MSRA)

Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics are also non-GMO, non-dairy, gluten-free and 100% vegan.

Shop this week and receive 20% off Dr. Ohhira’s Original Formula and Professional Formula. Use Coupon Code OMX20 at checkout.

Have you seen our interview series with Dr. Ross Pelton, Scientific Director for Essential Formulas Yet?

What are you waiting for? Click Here to watch Ross Explain why Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are the best product for “Rapid Microbiome Restoration.”

Ross Pelton’s Video Series on the Human Microbiome & Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics

 

 

 

 

 

VSL#3 Induces Remission for Ulcerative Colitis

VSL#3 probiotic-mixture induces remission in patients with active ulcerative colitis.

An article published in the National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health last year showed that the results of a human clinical for the treatment of patients with mild to moderate Ulcerative Colitis. Patients were given VSL#3 for 6 weeks. At the end of the 6 week period those patients had a remission rate of 77% with no adverse side effects.

VSL#3 Probiotics

VSL#3 Probiotics

How Does VSL#3 Probiotic Work?

Many probiotic formulas contain beneficial bacteria, but due to differences in types of bacteria and preparation of the products, these bacteria die off from varying conditions throughout the GI tract and never make it to the place they need to be. Studies shows that probiotics from VSL#3 do make it to the colon, which is the area they need to reach to be effective.

A study conducted with VSL#3 confirms that maximum bacterial colonization of the gut occurs within 20 days.

Prebiotic Fiber with PHGG

Prebiotic Fiber

It’s not really one of those things where you can just take it for a few weeks and think you are good to go. You are essentially adding new bacteria to your gut to recolonize it.

We find most of our clients have the greatest success when pairing VSL#3 with a prebiotic fiber containing partially hydrolyzed guar gum to help feed the probiotics so they grow and multiply in numbers.

Another study conducted on children with Ulcerative Colitis also showed promising results. One 4 week study, conducted on children with UC, found that after the 4 week period where treatment included steroid therapy along with either VSL#3 or placebo, 92.8% in the VSL#3 group achieved remission, compared with only 36.4% in the placebo group.

To maintain the remission, the researchers gave the children 5-ASA along with either VSL#3 or placebo. They then monitored the children over the next 12 months, and found that 73.3% of those who had 5-ASA and placebo experienced a relapse, compared with only 21.4% of those who were taking 5-ASA and VSL#3. This study also reported no adverse side effects from VSL#3.

For more studies on VSL#3 helping with management of Ulcerative Colitis click here. 

Glutathione – Why It’s So Important

Reg’Activ, the Probiotic that is known to produce Glutathione.

Ross Pelton, Essential Formula’s Scientific Director recommends taking Dr. Ohhira’s Professional Probiotics along with Reg’Activ Probiotics. Here’s why… “These two probiotics work together very synergistically. They both provide gut benefits while at the same time working differently to promote rapid microbiome restoration”.

“I personally take two of the Reg’Activ capsules daily along with 2 capsules of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics”, he says.

Lactobacillus Fermentum ME-3

Reg´Activ contains the revolutionary probiotic strain Lactobacillus Fermentum ME-3. Studied for over 20 years, This ME-3 strain supports healthy glutathione levels. Glutathione is the body’s “Master Antioxidant” that is used by every cell in the human body. It’s particularly vital for heart health.
Reg'Activ Probiotics strain produces glutathione

Listen to Ross Pelton explain why this probiotic strain is so unique and how it works synergistically with Dr. Ohhira’s Professional Probiotic. Ross also shares his therapeutic dosage levels, and safe dosage levels for children.

There are 3 Unique Reg’ Activ formulas tailored to meet different needs.

Reg´Activ Cardio Wellness Formula

This formula pairs this powerhouse probiotic strain with additional heart specific nutrients:

  • B vitamins-Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels already in the normal range
  • Coenzyme Q10  – Supports healthy energy production in heart muscle tissue

Reg´Activ Detox and Liver Health Formula 

This probiotic strain is pared with additional liver health nutrients:

  • L-selenothionine (easy-to-digest selenium) – Promotes healthy levels of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which supports liver tissue health
  • L-methionine & N-Acetyl-cysteine – Act as glutathione precursors
  • Milk thistle extract – Supports production of super antioxidant enzymes in the liver

Reg’ Activ Immune & Vitality Blend

A Japanese strain called Lactobacillus brevis KP08, which supports the health of the immune system, is added to this formula along with:

  • L-Carnitine tartrate – Supports healthy energy levels
  • Essential B vitamins – Additional support for healthy energy and metabolism
  • Vitamin C – Well-known support for a healthy immune system

Reg’Activ  Recommended Dosage:

2 capsules daily, 30 minutes before a meal.

For optimal digestive health, pair this product with 2 capsules daily of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics Professional Formula.

If you are wondering about giving probiotics to children and what their dosage should be be sure to watch our interview with Ross.

Click Here to be directed to all of our interviews with Ross Pelton on exciting new discoveries about your microbiome and the benefits of probiotics.

Check out a Natural Approach to Colitis Relief

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disorder that affects the large bowel or the colon. This disorder is the inflammation of the colon, which is responsible for gathering and storing excess waste from digestion. If you have colitis and want to treat it naturally, there are many options available to you.

Various circumstances may cause inflammation of the colon and result in colitis, such as an autoimmune disease, infection or an overgrowth of bad bacteria. The symptoms of colitis are typically sporadic and come and go with fairly long periods in-between flare-ups. Some patients will have no symptoms in between these periods of flare-ups.

What are the Symptoms of Colitis?

The first symptom of ulcerative colitis is a progressive loosening of the stool. The stool is generally bloody and may be associated with cramping, abdominal pain and severe urgency to use the bathroom. The diarrhea may begin slowly or quite suddenly.

Other symptoms are loss of appetite, weight loss and fatigue. In addition, there may be skin lesions, joint pain, eye inflammation, and liver disorders.

When young children have Ulcerative Colitis they may fail to develop or grow properly.

Approximately half of all patients with Ulcerative Colitis have mild symptoms. However, others may suffer with more severe symptoms such as abdominal cramping, bloody diarrhea, nausea, and fever.

There are supplements that help with colitis like prebiotics and probiotics. Many of those suffering with Colitis have found that changing their diets has a significant impact on their symptoms  and flare-ups. Other people opt for natural treatments that compliment their treatment protocol described by their doctors.

Depending on how you manage your diet, the symptoms can range from intense to remission.

What Are Natural Ways You Can Manage Colitis?

Cutting down on refined carbohydrates. These are foods made with white flour and sugar. For recipe ideas check out  the The Specific Carbohydrate Diet Cookbook by Raman Prasad.

Avoiding foods that trigger an allergic response. Keep a food journal to write down what you are eating. Foods which typically are not agreeable for Colitis sufferers are wheat, gluten, soy, dairy, eggs and GMO corn.

Eat a diet rich in prebiotic. Prebiotics grow the good bacteria in your gut. Try adding Jerusalem artichokes, dandelion greens, garlic, onion, leeks and asparagus to your meals. If you want additional fiber you can easily supplement with Perfect Pass Prebiotic. Just add a scoop to water, juice or a smoothie daily.

Cut down on sugar or eliminate it completely. Supplement with honey, stevia, brown rice syrup, coconut sugar, or xylitol.

Add a spore based probiotic to your daily routine. The imbalance of bacteria is thought to be a potential cause of Ulcerative Colitis. We recommend taking 2 capsules daily of Perfect Pass Probiotic to add in more good bacteria which crowds out the bad bacteria. Several studies have shown that probiotics help reduce the symptoms during flareups.

If your symptoms become severe, it is important for you to seek medical help. Persistent diarrhea, feelings of weakness, dehydration, and fever can all indicate serious concerns and you will want to be under a doctors care.

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