Probiotics and Our Immune System with Ross Pelton

SporesWe are excited to share the latest information on the Microbiome with you where we interview Ross Pelton, the Scientific Director for Essential Formulas. He is a Health Longevity Coach, Pharmacist and Clinical Nutritionist. Today we asked Ross to talk to us about the role probiotics have in supporting our immune system.

In addition, Ross  is also a clinical nutritionist and helps people with diet, nutrition and natural therapies. He truly is an expert in his field.

In case you missed out, we have posted all our  interviews with Ross in one convenient place. He shared with us exciting new information on gut health, the Microbiome and the Pathobiome. Click Here to see all of our videos in the Microbiome Series.

How is Your Immune System Supported by Probiotics?

We asked Ross how spores in Dr. Ohhiras formula support our immune system. Heres what he had to tell us:

  • First of all the bacteria in Dr. Ohhiras probiotics support the growth and proliferation of your innate bacteria which gives them the capability of transforming your microbiome.

 

  • Spores produce Short Chain Fatty Acids. These are slightly acidic compounds produced by the probiotics which create an optimal acid balance in your intestinal tract. This acid balance supports the growth of good bacteria and suppresses  growth of the bad bacteria.

 

  • Spores also produce bacteriocins and defensins. Think of these as natural  antibiotics in your system.

 

  • Spores produce hydrogen peroxide which suppresses  the growth of candida yeast.

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics have a broader number of different bacteria. A broader range of bacteria means a healthier microbiome and immune system.

 

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are truly unique, they have a different beginning than other probiotics on the market. Their spores are fed from natural ingredients like mountain spring water, organic fruits, and vegetables that have been fermented for three to five years.

Fermentation – It’s Good For the Gut

Fermented foods are all the rage these days. Just go to any farmer’s market and you’ll find at a least a few vendors selling fermented vegetables, pickled kimchi’s, kombucha and gut ciders.

How do these fermented foods help improve your gut health?

It helps to think of the process used to create fermented foods as the same process your gut uses to digest foods. Think of your digestion as your internal fermentation system.

Historically the fermentation process was used as a method to preserve foods. It’s history goes back thousands of years and across many cultures.  The fermentation process works by producing short chain fatty-acids which prohibit harmful bacteria from growing.

At the same time these short-chain fatty acids produce the ideal pH to encourage good bacteria to grow.

This is the reason adding fermented foods and probiotics to your diet is a great way to improve the environment in your gut.

One probiotic on the market, Dr. Ohhira’s Professional Formula, takes this fermentation process a step further by feeding their 12 strains of bacteria for five years.

We talked with Ross Pelton, the scientist for Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics, about the fermentation process and how it works in our digestive system.

 

He says that the first step in changing your ‘pathobiome’ (unhealthy microbiome) into a healthy microbiome is to change the environment.

You need to replace the environment by changing the acid balance so it’s no longer favorable to bad bacteria.

Listen to more of Dr. Ross Pelton’s interviews on the microbiome by clicking here.

Stay tuned for our next segment in a few weeks.

 

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

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The Human Microbiome & Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Formulas

We are excited to share our Microbiome Series with you where we interview Ross Pelton, the Scientific Director for Essential Formulas. He is a Health Longevity Coach, pharmacist and clinical nutritionist.

Ross is a true expert on pharmaceutical drugs and their life-altering side effects. He helps his clients integrate the best of both worlds to achieve improvement in their health.

In addition, Ross  is also a clinical nutritionist and helps people with diet, nutrition and natural therapies. He truly is an expert in his field.

He is  an author of 6 books on multiple health subjects focusing on the topic of drug-induced nutrient depletions.

He shares with us exciting new information on gut health, the Microbiome and the Pathobiome.

If you want to change your Microbiome these videos will explain how you can create and maintain a healthy Microbiome.

What is the Human Microbiome Project?

Microbiome Dysbiosis

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics-The Multi-Strain Formula and why they are so special

How Does Fermentation Affect our Gut and How is it Related to Probiotics

How do Probiotic Spores Support Our Immune System?

Ross Pelton Tells all about Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics

Ross Pelton

Natural Pharmacist Ross Pelton

Ross Pelton brands himself as ‘The Natural Pharmacist’.

Besides being a pharmacist, he also has a Ph.D. in pscyhology. He is also certified as 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.

Today Ross explains how beneficial probiotics are, particularly the high quality, unique brand, Dr Ohhira’s Formulas.

Ross explains how Dr. Ohhira was the first to develop a multi-strain probiotic.

Dr. Ohhira uses 12 individual strains of probiotic bacteria. A healthier microbiome will have different types of good bacteria. The more strains you have in your gut the more benefits you will receive.

What is Different about Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics?

These probiotics are a complete Microbiome System.

What does this mean?

Well, before you even take the probiotics, they are fermenting for three to five years. During the fermentation process the bacteria are already working.

This is because they are housed in large fermentation vats.

During this three or five year fermentation process the bacteria are fed over 90 different types of organic food which are shredded and added to the vats.

This is what we call the probiotic food supply. 

Click Here to Listen To Our Interview With Ross Pelton

Dr. Ohhira’s Fermentation process actually feeds the bacteria.

In essence, Dr. Ohhira created an external system which mimics the gastrointestinal system of humans.

Dr-Ohhira's Probiotics Professional 5 year fermentation vats Dr Ohhira's Pobiotics Fermented in Vats Dr Ohhira's Probiotics Mixed in Vat and Fermented

The bacteria strains are busy digesting during the fermentation process.

Once they are done digesting they produce a viable end product called post biotic metabolites.

This is the real secret to why Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics are more potent than others.

They have been working for 3 years or 5 years, depending on whether it’s the Original or Professional Formula..

The bacteria are also growing during this fermentation process for 3 or 5 years.

So, not only are you getting probiotics strains in each dose of probiotic but you are receiving a prebiotic food supply and a multitude of post biotic metabolites.

Think of the bacteria produced as 100’s of thousand of compounds, aka Post Biotic Metabolites.  

In the ‘Mind-Gut Connection’ Book by Dr. Emeran Mayer, he states “the vast number of bacteria in your tract will transform food into 100’s of thousands of metabolites.”

 

What is the work that your Probiotics do?

  • Deliver nutrients
  • Deliver immune regulating compounds
  • Regulate ph balance
  • Control absorption of nutrients

Most probiotics are just the bacteria strains, much like a bacteria starter kit.

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are different because they make changes in your microbiome – we call this Rapid Microbiome Restoration –  because these probiotics are already working.

Stay tuned for follow up interviews about the Human Microbiome with Ross Pelton.

 

 

Not on Top of Your Game? It Could Be Microbiome Dysbiosis

The Natural Pharmacist, Ross Pelton

Natural Pharmacist Ross Pelton

Ross Pelton,  The Natural Pharmacist talks with us about the Microbiome, dysbiosis and pathobiome. Click Here to see his interview.

Our gut microbiome is made up of over 100 trillion organisms, it’s a delicate balance which is made up of both good and bad bacteria. Hopefully more good.

What is Dysbiosis?

 Essentially it’s when your good gut bacteria is out of balance with your bad gut bacteria. When the good outweighs the bad you have dysbiosis. Ross calls Microbiome dysbiosis the ‘pathobiome’.

When you have dysbiosis or a ‘pathobiome’ you will experience symptoms.

What are the pathobiome Symptoms?

  • gas
  • bloating
  • diarrhea
  • constipation

When you have these symptoms it’s important not to ignore them.

These symptoms are your bodies warning signs.

Think of them as red flags that something is wrong.

What does a pathobiome lead to?

  • gastrointestinal disorders like IBS, Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis
  • extraintestinal disorders such as asthma, allergies, heart disease and obesity
  • mood disorders such as depression and anxiety

ADResearch compiled by the US National Library of Medicine from over 90 different studies in the last 10 years states that, “there is growing evidence that dysbiosis of the gut microbiota is associated with the pathogenesis of both intestinal and extra-intestinal disorders.”

Why do people get an upset microbiome?

  • Antibiotics are the #1 reason; antibiotics kill all the good bacteria.
  • Acid suppressing drugs; too low levels of acidity encourage the growth of bad bacteria
  • Steroid drugs
  • Birth control
  • Chemotherapy
  • Diet consisting of processed food and high in carbohydrates.
  • Pesticides in agricultural food supply
  • Environmental toxins: mercury, lead and arsenic
  • Chlorinated water which kills bacteria; good and bad
  • Not feeding your probiotics; you need to fertilize the good bacteria with prebiotic foods or a prebiotic supplement

“Remember every time you eat you are feeding 100 trillion guests.” thats good advice from Ross Pelton.

The Natural Pharmacist, Ross PeltonStay tuned for part 3 of our talk with Ross Pelton on Gut Health coming in two weeks.

Ross Pelton is a pharmacist and a true expert on pharmaceutical drugs and their life-altering side effects. He is also a clinical nutritionist and helps people with diet, nutrition and natural therapies.

He truly is an expert in helping his clients integrate the best of both worlds to improve their health.

Check him out on Facebook, The Natural Pharmacist.