Saturday, August 6, 2016

How to Choose and Use the Best Probiotic for Your Situation



You can take a pharmaceutical drug which has one function and many side-effects, or you can take these friendly bacteria listed in this article and get dozens of huge benefits, with absolutely no side-effects.

New research shows that the healthy human body can have up to 3000 different species of bacteria that outnumber the cells of your body by 10 times! These bacteria (probiotics) protect you from invading bacteria, such as Lyme spirochetes, C. diff, Strep, Staph, E. coli, and every other microbe that may invade your body. Not only do these friendly bacteria kill invading microbes, but they serve vital roles in maintaining health on every single level of the body.

The absence of these probiotic bacteria allows invading bacteria to cause diseases. The absence also causes the breakdown of the body's biochemical engine, leading to dysfunction, degeneration, and is involved in the development of nearly every disease that can be named.  

To get the full picture of the huge potential that has medical science so excited, read my previous articles on the topic:


Preparing your body:

Two to four weeks prior to sending in your bacterial army, you must create the optimum growing environment for your bacterial army to go to war!



 Read this hyperlinked article on how to prepare your body before introducing therapeutic probiotics.

Before sending in your troops of friendly bacteria, discontinue all of the natural products and supplements that you were taking to help the body dislodge and eliminate (kill) as many of the invading microbes in your body. Many of those natural antibacterial products may also harm some of the good guys. Many people are afraid to stop taking their prescription or natural antibiotics, but this fear may be unfounded when considering that probiotic bacteria have been studied since the 1970's and some types have been shown to be able to produce over 100,000 different types of very potent antibiotic compounds that can be selectively produced by the probiotic bacteria to kill and control invading microbes! 

Hopefully you read my previous articles that laid out the grand strategic plan. Simply taking a lot of probiotics will provide short-term gains, but that strategy is doomed to fail in the long term if you don't prepare your body ahead of time to ensure their successful colonization in your body.

Choosing which Probiotics to take:

I have listed many of the most researched probiotic bacteria later in this article so that you and your doctor can select the most beneficial ones for your situation. Taking more types and quantities than you need is not better.

There are many genetic variations of the same species of probiotic bacteria. So one company that sells Lactobacillus acidophilus may have a genetic strain that is different than another company's Lactobacillus acidophilus. One brand may work much better for your unique body than another. The best system is to choose the species of bacteria most likely to address your health concern; read the labels of different brands of probiotics. Finish the bottle and if you got less effect than you desired then stay with the same species but switch brands. 

You will find that everyone has a favorite brand of probiotic which worked wonders for them. The same brand may not do anything for your body, because it is not the genetic variation your particular body needs. Of course always use the best brand you can afford. 

If you have a specific health concern you need addressed I would recommend you initially avoid taking probiotic supplements with many types of beneficial bacteria, and instead take a brand that has just the types of bacteria you feel you need. It is much better to take just what you need at first instead of throwing some of everything at your body, so that you don't have every type attempting to colonize at the same time.

As mentioned in previous articles I have written on this topic, the doctors at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health are working on ways to test and identify the exact species and ratio of each type of bacteria our patients need and then compound those bacteria into a formula that is tailor made to fit their unique bodies and situation.

Our doctors are also working on ways to create frequency-enhanced (tagged) probiotics to further increase their targeted performance and successful colonization in your body. The friendly bacteria that colonize your body have often been passed on through the generations of your family and passed on to you during the transit through vaginal birthing and breastfeeding. These bacteria carry genetic tags that identify them as part of your body, every bit as much as the actual cells that make up your body. The probiotic bacteria you take, either in supplements or fermented foods, may be the same species, but they do not carry your family genetic tag, so they most often cannot colonize and become part of your collective bacterial family and are instead eliminated in the bowel movements. This is why our work to give a frequency tag of sorts to the probiotic bacteria we use on our patients is so important. Time will tell just how effective it is.
 
We keep individual species of probiotic bacteria at the clinic so that we can compound the specific types your body and situation needs, then give them the frequencies needed to hopefully help them "blend in" with your body's friendly bacterial colonies. Remember the point is to get the bacteria to gain a foothold and to colonize permanently in your body, not just to have them kill invaders, heal tissues, and correct your biochemistry as they pass through your intestines and are eliminated in your bowel movements.

What Form of Probiotic to Use:

The form of probiotics I like the best, and possibly the most efficient way to take a wide range of probiotics, is in powdered or encapsulated powder form. These probiotic bacteria are freeze-dried, which puts the bacteria into suspended animation. They are essentially asleep and temperature stable, which means they do not need refrigeration, although keeping them in a cool, dark place is best. Overheating, leaving the bottle lid loose, and exposure to light will create problems. 

To use powdered probiotics, add the serving to 8-10 ounces of room temperature purified spring water, which is non-chlorinated and has no fluoride, both of which will kill the probiotics, a good indication that you should never, ever drink chlorinated/fluorinated water. Distilled water is demineralized and therefore will be tough on the probiotics. Over acidic/alkaline water will also kill the probiotics. Purified, spring water is usually a very neutral pH (not too acidic or alkaline).

If you are using the capsule form of probiotic then open the capsule and empty the powder into about 8-10 ounces of water and let sit for a few minutes for all them to reanimate or wake up. Most manufactures of probiotics have developed strains of bacteria that are pH stable, so they can survive the full range of pH environments found in the body, from the mouth to the anus. 

Allow the water with the added probiotics to sit for a few minutes to give the bacteria time to "wake up" or re-animate before they have to get to work. Take the probiotic water two hours away from food. When there is food in the stomach, the pylorus, the valve-like muscle at the bottom of the stomach is closed and the stomach acid is high to breakdown the food. When the stomach is empty then the pylorus valve is open and the stomach acid should be at its lowest. By putting your probiotics in 8-10 ounces of water you increase the likelihood of washing them all the way through the stomach and into the small intestines where they can get to work.

Swish the probiotic water around your mouth and teeth before swallowing. Many of the bacteria help prevent dental cavities and fight periodontal disease. Indeed, probiotic bacteria are needed to colonize on every mucus membrane, from the mouth, nose, and sinuses, through the esophagus, lungs, and intestines.

Other forms of probiotics are pearls, liquids, and fermented food products. All of these are fine and my suggestion is to follow the manufacturer's or your doctor's recommendation as to when and how to take them. 


How Much to Take:

Some species of probiotic bacteria are hardier and tend to colonize more easily in your body, and therefore are not needed in as high of numbers per serving as other less hardy species. Most of the various types of readily available probiotic bacteria species need to have at least 10-15 billion CFU's (Colony Forming Units) per serving in order to be effective. A therapeutic dosage would be 20 Billion CFU's per serving. I would advise avoiding any company's probiotic that simply lists the amount of bacteria in milligrams, since you really do not know how many bacteria you are taking. 

Soil-based bacteria are often hardier and therefore less per serving are needed. This would included Bacillus subtilis, and coagulans. For these, a serving of 500 million to possibly 1 billion is all that is needed and taking more is not recommended as all the various species of bacteria in your body need to be in the correct population ratio without unnecessary competition.

This can be done two to three times a day or as directed by your health care professional. Listen to your body and adjust serving and times per day to minimize any potential discomfort you may experience.

Feeding Your Probiotics:

Supply your probiotics with the types of food they enjoy to ensure that they stay stronger than the bad guys. Feed them by eating organic food at mealtime and prebiotics, such as inulin or Jerusalem Artichoke. The word prebiotics is just a term for specific types of foods that feed bacteria. It is hugely important to feed your good bacteria, but do NOT use these foods, such as Inulin and Jerusalem artichoke until after you have completed the "Preparing Your Body for Probiotic Success Against Disease" section. The bad bacteria also love these foods.

Support not just your digestion but your good bacterial ability to also enjoy proper digestion by chewing all of your food completely before swallowing. The bacteria are microscopic, so when you swallow big chunks of food that are poorly chewed, it is like telling a person to eat a carrot the size of a skyscraper. The bad bacteria love big chunks of undigested food, since this food putrefies inside your gut and toxic sludge is what they love to eat! No matter what you are eating - meat, veggies, grains, or fruit, all of it should be the consistency of baby food before you swallow it. There are many important reasons for slowing down and chewing your food, but in this situation it is a highly important step to feed your bacterial army.

Gently Detoxify Your Intestines
Bad bacteria produce toxins that damage your body, such as cadaverinespermine, and putrecine. You must detoxify the body through strategic use of fiber and toxin-binders. I developed a formula called NeuroAntitox, which many doctors around the world have had much success using to minimize bacterial die-off toxic symptoms, as well as helping the body eliminate the ammonia that often accumulates in the body with H. pylori infections and candida overgrowth. Read this excellent article on the benefits and types of fiber to use, written by Dr. Mercola. You can also read my previous articles on ways to gently detoxify your body during illness and health restoration.

Probiotic Retention Enemas:
One of the most successful ways of introducing probiotics into the body is through doing probiotic retention enemas. To do this enema, start by doing a Gold-roast coffee enema to clean out the feces and putrified matter from the colon as outlined in my previous article. Prepare the probiotic water as detailed above, only this time put the powder in 2-3 ounces of body temperature water. Using a bulb enema applicator, lay on your left side and squeeze the bulb, injecting the probiotic water into the rectum. The idea is to retain this inside of your colon allowing it to flow through to the entire length of the colon. Once inside your rectum, roll to the elbows and knees position for a minute and then lay on your right side, allowing it to go to that side of the colon. Keep this in your body. The water will be absorbed and the bacteria will go to work right where you need them. Since the small intestines cannot be reached with this method, you should also take the probiotics orally as detailed above.


Probiotic Species and What Research Has Indicated They Do For You:

Bifidobacterium bifidum: Research indicates that under certain conditions B. bifidum:

  • Reduce liver enzymes
  • Increase cell regeneration in alcohol-induced liver injury
  • Reduce death among very low birth weight infants
  • Stimulate immunity in very low birth weight infants
  • Increase TGF-beta (anti-inflammatory) levels
  • Reduce allergies
  • Stimulate the immune system among HIV-infected children
  • Reduce H. pylori colonization
  • Increase CD8+ T-cells as needed
  • Establish infant microflora
  • Inhibit E. coli, Salmonella typhosa, Shigella dysentariae, Bacillus cereus, Pseudomonas fluorescens, mocrococcus flavis, Staph aureus,
  • Reduce intestinal bacterial infections
  • Reduce acute diarrhea (rotavirus and non-rotavirus)


Bifidobacterium breveResearch indicates that under certain conditions B. breve:

  • Reduce severe systemic inflammatory response syndrome
  • Increase resistance to respiratory infection
  • Reduce TNF-alpha (inflammatory)
  • Reduce IL-10 (inflammatory)
  • Reduce TGF-beta1 (inflammatory)
  • Reduce IBS symptoms (Irritable Bowel)
  • Decrease beta-glucoronidase (colon tumor-causing)
  • Inhibit H. pylori
  • Increase antipoliovirus vaccination effectiveness
  • Reduce acute diarrhea (rotavirus and non-rotavirus)
  • Reduce allergy symptoms
  • Increase growth weights among very low birth weight infants


Bifidobacterium infantis: Research indicates that under certain conditions B. infants:

  • Reduce acute diarrhea (rotavirus and non-rotavirus)
  • Reduce or eliminate symptoms of IBS
  • Reduce death among very low weight infants
  • Increased immunity among very low birth weight infants
  • Establish infant microflora
  • Normalize Th1/Th2 ratio
  • Reduce inflammatory allergic responses
  • Normalize IL-10/IL-12 ratio
  • Improve immune system efficiency
  • Increase antipoliovirus IgA levels following vaccination
  • Reduce urinary oxalate (kidney stones)


Bifidobacterium animalis/B. lactis: Research indicates that under certain conditions B. animalis/B. lactis

  • Reduce constipation
  • Improve digestive comfort
  • Decrease total cholesterol
  • Increase blood glucose control
  • Reduce risk of otitis media
  • Reduce respiratory diseases (severity and frequency)
  • Reduce colds and flu
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Reduce salivary mutans in mouth
  • Increase body weight among preterm infants
  • Increase vaccination immune response
  • Reduce CRP (inflammatory) levels
  • Reduce TNF-alpha (inflammatory) levels
  • Reduce acute diarrhea (rotavirus and non-rotavirus)
  • Reduce IL-10 (inflammatory) levels
  • Reduce TGF-beta1 (inflammatory) levels
  • Reduce inflammatory responses
  • Reduce CDE4+CD54(+) (inflammatory) levels
  • Stimulate improvement in atopic dermatitis patients
  • Reduce IBS symptoms (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Reduce diarrhea
  • Normalize bowel movements
  • Decrease intestinal permeability (Leaky Bowel)
  • Reduce blood levels of interferon-gamma
  • Stimulate IgA cells among milk-allergy infants
  • Improve atopic dermatitis symptoms and sensitivity
  • Inhibit H. pylori
  • Increase HDL-cholesterol
  • Reduce allergic inflammation
  • Increase T-cell activity as needed
  • Increase immunity among the elderly
  • Increase natural killer cell activity
  • Reduce dental caries (cavities)
  • Increase absorption of dairy


Bifidobacterium longum: Research indicates that under certain conditions B. longum:

  • Reduce death among very low birth weight infants
  • Reduce sickness among very low birth weight infants
  • Reduce acute diarrhea (rotavirus and non-rotavirus)
  • Reduce vomiting
  • Reduce nausea
  • Reduce ulcerative colitis
  • Reduce or alleviate symptoms of IBS
  • Stabilize intestinal barrier function (decreased permeability)
  • Inhibit H. pylori
  • Increase TGF-beta1 (anti-inflammatory) levels
  • Decrease (inflammatory) TNF-alpha
  • Decrease (inflammatory) IL-10 cytokines
  • Reduce lactose-intolerance symptoms
  • Reduce diarrhea
  • Increase helper T-cells type2 (Th2)
  • Increase IL-6
  • Reduce Th1
  • Reduce pro-inflammatory IL-12 and interferon
  • Stimulate healing of liver in cirrhosis
  • Reduce constipation
  • Reduce hypersensitivity
  • Reduce IBS symptoms (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Inhibit intestinal pathogenic bacteria
  • Decrease prostate cancer risk
  • Decrease itching, nasal blockage and rhinitis in allergies
  • Reduce NF-kappaB
  • Reduce IL-8 levels
  • Reduce production of chronic liver disease
  • Reduce incidence and duration of common cold
  • Increase antipoliovirus IgA levels following vaccination
  • Reduce total cholesterol levels
  • Increase (good) HDL-cholesterol levels
  • Increase absorption of dairy


Lactobacillus acidophilus: Research indicates that under certain conditions L. acidophilus:

  • Lower LDL and total cholesterol
  • Help digest milk and dairy products
  • Increase growth rates 
  • Reduce stress-induced gastrointestinal problems
  • Reduce infection from rotavirus
  • Reduce necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Reduce intestinal permeability
  • Control H. pylori
  • Inhibit Clostridium botulinum, Clostridium perfringens, Proteus mirabilis, Salmonella enteridis and typhimurium, Shigella dysenteriae and paradysenteriae, Staph aureus and faecalis, E. coli
  • Modulate PGE2 and IgA
  • Reduce dyspepsia
  • Modulate IgG
  • Relieve and inhibit IBS and colitis
  • Inhibit keratoconjunctivitis (in eye drops)
  • Inhibit and control Clostridium spp. (C. diff)
  • Inhibit Bacteroides spp.
  • Inhibit and resolve acute diarrhea
  • Reduce vaginosis and vaginitis
  • Decrease triglycerides
  • Increase appetite
  • Increase growth in preterm infants
  • Inhibit Candida spp. overgrowth
  • Produce B vitamins and other nutrients
  • Reduce anemia
  • Increase vaccine efficiency
  • Produce virus-specific antibodies
  • Reduce allergic response
  • Reduce urinary oxalate levels (kidney stones)
  • Inhibit antibiotic-related diarrhea
  • Decrease allergic symptoms
  • Inhibit upper respiratory infections
  • Increase (good) HDL-cholesterol
  • Inhibit tonsillitis
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Inhibit viruses
  • Increase leukocytes
  • Increase calcium absorption

Lactobacillus brevis: Research indicates that under certain conditions L. brevis:

  • Reduce periodontal disease
  • Reduce PGE2 levels
  • Reduce IFN-gamma levels
  • Reduce mouth ulcers
  • Reduce urinary oxalate levels (kidney stones)
  • Decrease H. pylori colonization

Lactobacillus bulgaricus: Research indicates that under certain conditions L. bulgaricus:

  • Reduce intestinal permeability
  • Decrease IBS symptoms
  • Help manage HIV symptoms
  • Stimulate TNF-alpha
  • Stimulate IL-1beta
  • Decrease diarrhea (rotavirus and non-rotavirus)
  • Decrease nausea
  • Increase Immune response
  • Inhibit Clostridium botulinum, Clostridium perfringens, Proteus mirabilis, Salmonella enteridis and typhimurium, Staph aureus and faecalis, E. coli
  • Increase CD8+ levels
  • Lower CD4+/CD8+ ratio (Lower CD4+ Associated with inflammation)
  • Increase IFN-gamma
  • Lower total cholesterol
  • Lower LDL levels
  • Lower triglycerides
  • Inhibit viruses
  • Reduce salivary mutans in the mouth
  • Increase absorption of dairy (lactose)
  • Increase white blood cell counts after chemotherapy
  • Increase IgA specific to rotavirus (increase immunity against rotavirus)
  • Reduce intestinal bacteria


Lactobacillus casei: Research indicates that under certain conditions L. case:

  • Inhibit pathogenic microbial infections
  • Reduce occurrence, risk and symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Inhibit severe systemic inflammatory response syndrome
  • Decrease C-reactive protein (CRP)
  • Inhibit pneumonia
  • Inhibit respiratory tract infections
  • Inhibit bronchitis
  • Maintain remission of diverticular disease
  • Inhibit H. Pylori (and ulcers)
  • Reduce allergy symptoms
  • Inhibit Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Decrease milk intolerance 
  • Increase CD3+ and CD4+
  • Increase phagocytic activity
  • Support liver function
  • Decrease cytokine TNF-alpha
  • Stimulate the immune system
  • Inhibit and reduce diarrhea
  • Produce vitamins B1 and B2
  • Prevent recurrence of bladder cancer
  • Stimulate cytokine interleukin-1beta (IL-1b)
  • Stimulate interferon-gamma
  • Inhibit Clostridium difficile
  • Reduce asthma symptoms
  • Reduce constipation
  • Decrease beta-glucuronidase (associated with colon cancer)
  • Stimulate natural killer cell activity (NK-cells)
  • Increase IgA levels
  • Increase lymphocytes
  • Decrease IL-6 (pro-inflammatory)
  • Increase IL-12 (stimulates NK-cells)
  • Reduce lower respiratory infections
  • Inhibit Candida overgrowth
  • Inhibit vaginosis
  • Prevent colorectal tumor growth
  • Restore NK-cell activity in smokers
  • Stimulate the immune system among the elderly
  • Increase oxygen burst activity of monocytes
  • Increase CD56 lymphocytes
  • Decrease rotavirus infections
  • Decrease colds and influenza (flu)
  • Reduce risk of bladder cancer
  • Increase (good) HDL-cholesterol
  • Decrease triglycerides
  • Inhibit viral infections
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Inhibit malignant pleural effusions secondary to lung cancer
  • Reduce cervix tumors when used in combination with radiation therapy
  • Inhibit tumor growth of carcinomatous peritonitis/stomach cancer
  • Break down nutrients for bioavailability

Lactobacillus helveticusResearch indicates that under certain conditions L. helveticus:

  • Reduce blood pressure among hypertensive patients
  • Produce ACE-inhibitor molecules
  • Increase sleep quality and duration
  • Increase general health perception
  • Increase serum levels of calcium
  • Decrease PTH (parathyroid hormone- marker for bone loss)
  • Normalize gut colonization similar to breast-fed infants among formula-fed infants


Lactobacillus plantarum: Research indicates that under certain conditions L. plantarum:

  • Reduce burn infections (topically)
  • Increase burn healing
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Help restore healthy liver enzymes (in mild alcoholic-induced liver injury)
  • Reduce frequency and severity of respiratory diseases during the cold and flu season
  • Reduce intestinal permeability
  • Inhibit various intestinal pathobiotics (such as Clostridium difficult)
  • Reduce Th2 (inflammatory) levels and incrust Th1/Th2 ratio
  • Reduce inflammatory responses
  • Reduce symptoms and aid healing of multiple traumas among injured patients
  • Reduce fungal infections
  • Reduce IBS symptoms
  • Reduce pancreatic sepsis (infection)
  • Reduce systolic blood pressure
  • Reduce leptin levels
  • Reduce interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels
  • Reduce adhesion of vein endothelial cells by monocytes (risk of atherosclerosis)
  • Reduce postoperative infection
  • Reduce risk of pneumonia
  • Reduce kidney oxalate levels (kidney stones)
  • Decrease flatulence
  • Stimulate immunity in HIV children


Lactobacillus reuteri
Research indicates that under certain conditions L. reuteri:

  • Inhibit gingivitis
  • Reduce pro-inflammatory cytokines
  • Help re-establish the pH of the vagina
  • Stimulate growth and feeding among preterm infants
  • Inhibit and suppress H. pylori
  • Decrease dyspepsia
  • Increase CD3+ in HIV patients
  • Reduce nausea
  • Reduce flatulence
  • Reduce diarrhea (rotavirus and non-rotavirus)
  • Reduce TGF-beta2 in breast feeding mothers (reduced risk of eczema)
  • Reduce salivary mutans streptococcus
  • Stimulate immune system
  • Reduce plaque on teeth
  • Inhibit vaginal candidiasis
  • Decrease symptoms of IBS
  • Increase CD4+ and CD25 T-cells (in IBS)
  • Reduce IgE eczema in infancy
  • Reduce infant colic
  • Restore vagina pH
  • Reduce colds and influenza (flu)
  • Stabilize intestinal barrier function (reducing intestinal permeability)
  • Decrease atopic dermatitis


Lactobacillus rhamnosus: Research indicates that under certain conditions L. rhamnosus:

  • Inhibit a number of pathogenic microbial infections
  • Improve glucose control
  • Reduce risk of ear infections
  • Reduce risk of respiratory infections
  • Decrease beta-glucosidase
  • Inhibit vaginosis
  • Reduce eczema
  • Reduce colds and flu
  • Stimulate the immune system
  • Increase IgA levels in mouth mucosa
  • Increase IgA levels in mother's breast milk
  • Inhibit Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in respiratory tract
  • Inhibit Clostridium difficile 
  • Increase immune response in HIV/AIDS patients
  • Decrease symptoms of HIV/AIDS
  • Inhibit rotavirus
  • Inhibit enterobacteria
  • Inhibit IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) symptoms
  • Decrease IL-12, IL-2+, and CD69+ T-cells in IBS
  • Reduce constipation
  • Inhibit vancomycin-resistant enterococci (antibiotic-resistant)
  • Reduce risk of colon cancer
  • Modulate skin IgE sensitization
  • Inhibit H. pylori (ulcer-causing bacteria) 
  • Reduce atopic dermatitis in children
  • Increase Hib IgG levels in allergy-prone infants
  • Reduce colic
  • Stimulate infant growth
  • Stimulate IgM, IgA, and IgG levels
  • Stabilize intestinal barrier function (decreased permeability)
  • Increase INF-gamma
  • Modulate IL-4
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Reduce LDL-cholesterol levels



Lactobacillus salivarius: Research indicates that under certain conditions L. salivarius:

  • Inhibit mutan streptococci in the mouth
  • Reduce dental carries
  • Reduce gingivitis and periodontal disease
  • Reduce mastitis
  • Reduce risk of strep throat caused by S. pyogenes
  • Reduce ulcerative colitis and IBS
  • Inhibit E. Coli
  • Inhibit Salmonella spp.
  • Inhibit Candida albicans 


Streptococcus thermophilus: Research indicates that under certain conditions S. thermopiles:

  • Reduce acute diarrhea (rotavirus and non-rotavirus)
  • Reduce intestinal permeability
  • Inhibit H. pylori
  • Help manage AIDS symptoms
  • Increase lymphocytes among low-WBC patients (white blood cells)
  • Increase IL-1beta
  • Decrease IL-10
  • Increase tumor necrosing factor (NTF-a)
  • Increase absorption of dairy
  • Decrease symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Inhibit Clostridium difficile
  • Increase immune function among the elderly
  • Restore formula-fed infant microflora similar to breast-fed infants
  • Increase CD8+
  • Increase IFN-gamma
  • Reduce acute gastroenteritis (diarrhea)
  • Reduce baby colic
  • Reduce symptoms of atopic dermatitis
  • Reduce nasal cavity infections
  • Increase (good) HDL-cholesterol
  • Increase growth in preterm infants
  • Reduce harmful intestinal bacteria
  • Reduce upper respiratory tract infections from Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, beta-hemolytic streptococci, and Haemophilus influenza
  • Reduce urine oxalates (kidney stones)
  • Reduce salivary mutans streptococci in the mouth
  • Reduce flare-ups of chronic pouchitis
  • Reduce LDL-cholesterol in overweight subjects
  • Reduce ulcerative colitis
Bacillus coagulans: Research indicates that under certain conditions B. coagulant:
  • Reduce bloating in IBS
  • Reduce abdominal pain in IBS
  • Increase T-cell production of TNF-alpha in response to influenza A and adenovirus exposures
Enterococcus faeciumResearch indicates that under certain conditions E. faecium:
  • Decrease levels of sICAM-1 and CD54 (blood pressure adhesion) on monocytes
  • Decrease CD11b (blood pressure adhesion) on lymphocytes
  • Reduce blood vessel adhesion
  • Reduce acute diarrhea
  • Reduce beta-glucuronidase (associated with colon cancer)
  • Increase superoxide dismutase and other antioxidant substances
  • Increase IgG from peripheral blood mononuclear cells
  • Increase myeloperoxidase and elastase in peripheral neutrophils
  • Reduce total cholesterol
  • Reduce LDL-cholesterol
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Reduce endotoxin levels among cirrhosis patients
  • Decrease abdominal pain and frequency of IBS symptoms
Saccharomyces boulardiiResearch indicates that under certain conditions Saccharomyces boulardii:
  • Decrease infections Entameba histolytica (intestinal)
  • Inhibit H. pylori
  • Decrease intestinal permeability
  • Decrease diarrhea infections
  • Stimulate T-cells as needed 
  • Decrease C-Reactive Protein (CRP) (inflammatory)
  • Decrease beta-glucoronidase enzyme (associated with colon cancer)
  • Inhibit E. Coli
  • Reduce symptoms of Crohn's disease
  • Reduce Clostridium difficile
  • Decrease parathyroid hormone - marker for bone loss
*List was compiled by Case Adams, PhD in his phenomenal book, "Probiotics; Protection Against Infection"

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For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com.

This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss the ideas presented here with your health care professional before beginning, and stop, or get support, if your condition worsens. This information is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA. The Hansa Center does not treat named diseases, but seeks to restore the body's optimum structural and functional integrity so that the body can rapidly heal itself. 


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