Different Probiotics and their benefits.

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List of Probiotics and which strains help different issues…

Why do we need them? Well They AID in digestion and help our body assimilate certain nutrients and help produce vitamin B-12.

They protect against YEAST overgrowth and protect against diarrhea when traveling, and even act like a mild laxative when the pipes are experiencing a back-up.

When we take antibiotics, they are depleted and destroyed, so we always want to take probiotics after needing an antibiotic to put back the good bacteria.

Acidophilus :

Benefits:
Helps regulate the intestinal tract.
Supports the digestive, immune and intestinal systems.
Promotes healthy bacteria colonies in the gut.
How It Works:

Acidophilus is a strain of Lactobacillus, a symbiotic, homo-fermentative, lactic acid-producing microorganism. Friendly bacteria help keep in check other microbes that produce toxins that may be absorbed into the bloodstream. As long as all of these different species work in harmony, dangerous types are kept in small enough numbers that they, too, are often beneficial! This illustrates one of nature’s ironies:what is harmful in one amount may actually be healthful in another amount.
Acidophilus and all other helpful bacteria are often destroyed by antibiotics. Supplementation can reintroduce them, creating an optimal balance. Each capsule contains a minimum of 100 million organisms, freeze-dried to maintain viability. Probiotics are well absorbed in the diet and can be taken between meals to maximize absorption. Best if stored in a freezer or refrigerator.

Bifidophilus Flora Force:    (Excellent for children)

I open capsule up and can be placed directly on the tongue.

Benefits:
Improves immune system function.
Helps maintain female vaginal and urinary tract system health.
Helps promote intestinal health in children.
May support respiratory system health in children.
Helps synthesize B vitamins.
Supports the digestive and intestinal systems.
Provides 4 billion beneficial microorganisms per capsule.
How It Works:

The healthy human intestinal tract contains billions of flora that live in a delicate balance with each other and in symbiosis with us. We provide them with a home, and in turn they break down our food into easily absorbed nutrients. They also aid digestion in a variety of ways and promote immunity. Factors such as stress, environmental conditions or the use of certain substances can affect their vitality.
Bifidophilus Flora Force provides billions of beneficial intestinal microorganisms that offer a whole range of health benefits. They help to maintain the natural, delicate balance of flora that inhabit the human intestinal tract. These friendly flora also help to decompose fecal matter, improving nutrient absorption and producing certain vitamins as metabolic byproducts. NSP added fructo-oligosaccharides (short- and long-chain), which support the growth of these beneficial organisms to ensure the potency of this product.
This product is recommended for daily use to help maintain a healthy balance of friendly flora in the intestinal tract and to support the immune system.

NutriBiome Bacillus Coagulans:

Benefits:
May provide relief from occasional digestive upset like diarrhea, gas and bloating
Supports gastrointestinal health
Is shelf-stable, requiring no refrigeration
Contains prebiotic inulin conducive to the growth of friendly bacteria*
How It Works:
Bacillus coagulans is a strain of friendly probiotic that is naturally heat-stable. It can also more readily withstand the stomach’s acidic environment, thereby better providing targeted support to the intestine and maintaining balance in the microbiome.

NutriBiome Eleven Elevated:

Benefits:
Provides 30 billion CFU of 11 strains of beneficial bacteria per serving*
Helps support repopulation and optimization of beneficial bacteria in the gut*
More potent than original Probiotic Eleven formula
Featuring delayed-release vegetarian capsules*
How It Works:

Probiotic supplementation may help to maintain friendly bacteria colonies in the gut, or microbiome, which can be depleted by stress, antibiotics or gastrointestinal disturbances.*
Renew or intensify your probiotic regimen with Eleven Elevated™. Providing 30 billion CFU of 11 strains of friendly bacteria per serving, Eleven Elevated helps support your microbiome, digestive health, immune system and rebalance your gut. Featuring delayed-release vegetable capsules. *
Eleven Elevated contains the same blend of beneficial bacteria and prebiotics found in Probiotic Eleven, our most popular probiotic, but with a higher CFU (colony forming unit) count. Eleven Elevated is approximately 67% more potent per serving and 150% more potent per capsule than Probiotic Eleven.

Probiotic Eleven:

Benefits:
Supports Repopulation of Beneficial Bacteria in the Gut
Provides 11 strains of good bacteria
Nourish and strengthen the gut microbiome and its resident microflora
Supports immune and digestive health
How It Works:
NutriBiome™ Probiotic Eleven is a unique combination of healthful probiotics to help maintain and replenish intestinal supply. These microorganisms perform essential functions in the body and are affected by aging, adverse intestinal pH, microbial interactions, environmental and dietary temperatures, stress, physiological factors, peristalsis, bile acids, host secretions and immune responses. NutriBiome Probiotic Eleven provides 11 species of live microorganisms that exert many beneficial health effects. This specially formulated blend contains strains of important gut-beneficial organisms and prebiotics (non-digestible foodstuffs, including fiber) that serve as food for the probiotics in the colon. Clinical studies have shown that short- and long-chain fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) may improve growth of friendly microorganisms, enhance mineral absorption, support bowel health and function, and promote immune function.

 

 

 

 

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Natures Fresh, Miracle In A Bottle!

What if I told you that by spraying certain enzymes you can have:

  • first aid kit
  • household miracle worker
  • completely NON-toxic
  • safe for the kiddo’s & pets
  • biodegradable
  • removes odors fabulously
  • breaks down stains
  • natural aid for pain
  • wonderful first aid spray

This product has been around for bout 37 yrs.  n the 1980’s Nature’s Sunshine Products introduced an enzyme spray called Nature’s Fresh, as a household stain remover & deodorizing agent.  Which is beyond remarkable at knocking out pet smells, smoke, food odors, and for those that live in the country, EVEN the smell of skunk!  It is 100% natural, and completely non-toxic, it removes stains from clothing, carpets and furniture.  But what NSP didn’t initially realize was that they were also introducing an amazing “first aid remedy” for the body too.

This discovery all started when some innovative NSP Manager felt inspired to spray Natures’ Fresh over the area of a spinal slipped disk.  They had read that disks were composed largely of enzymes & decided to try using the enzyme sin Nature’s Fresh topically to promote healing for the disk.  Well, they felt relief!

WHAT EXACTLY IS NATURE’S FRESH?

Its a mixture of 6 different classes of enzymes derived from plants that are suspended in water.

For those into chemistry, the enzymes in the Nature’s fresh product include oxidoreductases (enzymes that catalyze oxidation-reduction reactions), transferases (enzymes that promote transfer of a group from one molecule to another), lyases (enzymes that form double bonds on the substrate), hydrolases (hydrolytic enzymes-splitting water), isomerases (enzymes that catalyze the conversion of its substrate to an isomeric form), and ligases (enzymes that catalyze the linking together of two molecules).   THAT WAS A MOUTH FULL….

Simply put, this means that Nature’s fresh contains a wide variety of enzymes that can catalyze a variety of chemical reactions.  This allows it to chemically alter a variety of organic odor molecules & organic stain molecules.

WHY ARE ENZYMES IMPORTANT?

Enzymes are organic molecules from living things that act as catalysts.  A catalyst is a molecule that can speed up a chemical reaction without being consumed in the reaction.  Enzymes are organic catalysts.  In chemistry, organic simply means that the compound contains carbon.  Carbon is the basic element found in living things.

Enzymes are the chemical workhorses of the body.  Enzymes make every biochemical reaction in the body possible, from cellular DNA replication to the production of hormones & neurotransmitters.  Without enzymes we couldn’t digest our food or activate our immune system to ward off an infection.  Enzymes are energy, you’ve probably heard them also referred to as the “spark plugs of life”, the body uses them to activate a variety of functions within.

There are 3000 to 5000 enzymes in the human body & without them there is no life.  Now, here is the key secret- the human body will wear out faster if it has to make all of its own enzymes! That’s right, if we are not getting a good supply of enzymes through our diet, our body loses vitality & becomes weaker.

Two books written by Dr. Edward Howell, “Enzyme Nutrition, & The Food Enzyme Concept”, theorizes that humans are given a limited supply of enzyme energy at birth, & that it is up to us to replenish our supply of enzymes to ensure that their vital jobs get done.  If we don’t replenish our supply, we run the risk of health issues. Dr. Howell postulates that, “The length of life is inversely proportional to the rate of exhaustion of the enzyme potential of an organism.  The increased use of food enzymes promotes a decreased rate of exhaustion of the enzyme potential.”

In other words… the more enzymes you get, the longer & healthier you can be.  That is why eating raw organic foods & taking nutritional digestive enzyme supplements is believed to help ward off chronic & degenerative disease, maintain an balance of health & increase overall vitality.  By ingesting enzymes from organic raw foods & supplements, the body gets a break, doesn’t have to work so hard and just may last longer.

So back to this Nature’s Fresh, where does this fit into this whole thing?

Well, I harp constantly to my client’s to get the harsh heavy chemical cleaners out of their homes, they are toxic, my motto is IF you cannot drink it, or put it on your skin without suffering damage you have no business cleaning with it!

Now most of those products are meant to mask odors, or deodorize.  Nature’s Fresh uses natural, non-toxic enzymes to break apart stain & odor molecules.  It works much the same as the digestive enzymes do in our body.  By braking apart amino acids (proteins) or fatty acids (fats or oils), that bind stains & odors to fabrics & carpets, it helps to break them free & emulsify them (hold them in solution) so they can be removed.  Nature’s Fresh works on organic stains & odors & that includes just about everything.

Natures Freshsunshine concentrate

Nature’s Fresh used with NSP’s Sunshine Concentrate, a natural household cleaning product, & a few essential oils can eliminate the need for just about all other household cleaning products.  This helps protect your family’s health by reducing the exposure to chemicals. ( click on the product names if you are interested in purchase)

TIPS & SUGGESTIONS:

dirty walls

CLEANING WALLS: it will remove food stains, cigarette smoke & dirt. For spots spray  on directly, for larger jobs mix 1/4 cup with a gallon of water and a capful of Sunshine Concentrate to create an effective general cleaning solution.

 

COUNTERTOPS:

I use for cleaning my counter tops and my stove top (it eats thru baked on food without the need for scraping, spray and let sit for a bit and wipes right off, no need to scrape and scratch the surface of your stove or counter tops).

CABINETS & FLOORS :

I use also to wash my kitchen and bathroom cabinets, and the floors.  You can spray directly but for washing the floors, 1/8th cup per gallon of Nature’s Fresh, and a capful of Sunshine Concentrate, and about 15-20 drops Essential oils, I like Lemon, Orange, and Pink Grapefruit, if folks have been sick, I use Tea tree, (Click on the actual Oil names to purchase).

MOLD & MILDEW:

You can spray this directly full strength on mold/mildew and even add to the strength by adding essential oils like Tea Tree, or Thyme. (15-20 drops)

The uses for this spray are endless:

  • clothes & laundry to remove odors
  • air freshener, it doesn’t mask odors it actually breaks them down & eliminates, fabulous for pet accidents.
  • Dishes, you can add this to the dishwasher in place of a spot remover and removes stains & odors from your plastic storage containers.
  • carpet cleaning, add essential oils if you like.
  • If you traveling add some to a spray bottle with tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil and carry it when you travel, use as deodorizer in your car .
  • clogged drains, because it has enzymes it can actually break down what is clogging the drains.  Pour a bottle of it down the drain, let it sit overnight and run hot water thru.  The enzymes are excellent for those like me with a septic tank.

PETS:

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  • LITTER BOX odor, spray in the litter box.
  • skunk
  • spray directly on pets if they have been skunked, it WILL remove the skunk smell.
  • fleas
  • controls fleas on pets without drying out their skin!

Bottom like is you can toss out your harsh chemical cleaners and I swear this one bottle will clean everything “safely”, yet effectively.  It works great on soap scum on shower doors, just spray and let sit for a bit, and wipes right off no scrubbing needed, and no harsh fumes!

Give it a try….

Healthfully yours,

Dr. Jodi Barnett N.D.

Harvested Health LLC

http://www.jodibarnett758.com

 

 

References:

Dr. Edward Howell, “Enzyme Nutrition, & The Food Enzyme Concept”

Steven Horne, http://www.treelite.com