AMERICAN FORK, Utah, -- With the cold and flu season in full swing, people need to start eating more bacteria. No, you did not accidentally open to the middle of a science fiction magazine that deals with the nutrition needs of Klingons. Bacteria really do help the human immune system build the strength it needs to fight colds and flu.
According to Ron Williams, President of Whole Living, Inc. dba Brain Garden (www.thebraingarden.com), "Most people believe bacteria are evil germs to be avoided or destroyed. What we don't realize is that the primary cause of infection is not enough friendly bacteria."
The human body hosts an ecosystem of millions of bacteria -- both good and bad. A proper balance helps the body resist many diseases by keeping harmful microorganisms in check. It also regulates hormones and keeps your immune system running smoothly. A lack of "good" bacteria give the harmful bacteria run of your body.
Studies suggest that healthy bacteria can help ward off bladder infections, vaginal infections, sexually transmitted diseases, and stomach aches. Some evidence even suggests lactobacillus, friendly bacteria, can lower the risk of respiratory infections in children.
A recent article published in Newsweek points out treating every minor infection with antibiotics can actually harm your health by killing the friendly bacteria in your body.
So what are friendly bacteria? They are microorganisms that have a beneficial effect on intestinal function, and that maintain and promote good health.
To build up levels of friendly bacteria you can eat yogurt or kefir, which contains lactobacillus acidophilus, fermented soy products, sauerkraut, and organically grown produce. Or you can get it in powdered form.
Whole Living, Inc. dba Brain Garden, makes a product called Dynamic Flux, the only probiotic formula with the complete balanced spectrum of 12 friendly bacteria that you can mix in fruit or vegetable juices, yogurt or milk, or with a small amount of water. The good bacteria found in Dynamic Flux are organic and taken from fruits and vegetables.
Granted, you might not want to tell everyone exactly what you're putting in his or her drink. But if you want the best defense against the common cold and flu season, you may want to take the uncommon approach of fighting back with bacteria.
SOURCE CFG Media, Inc.
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