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One of the easiest and most effective steps that you can take to improve your health, regardless of your current health status, is to populate your intestines with friendly bacteria.

The primary way that friendly bacteria support your health is by lining themselves along the walls of your digestive tract, thereby helping to protect your blood and internal organs against harmful materials in the environment.

Beyond strengthening your digestive tract lining, friendly bacteria in your intestines do the following:

  • Help to digest food, thereby preventing build-up of toxic waste materials

  • Stimulate production of antibodies in your blood, thereby supporting the ongoing efforts of your immune system to keep you healthy

  • Produce natural antibiotics, acids, and hydrogen peroxide, all of which can protect you against infection by harmful microorganisms, including bacteria that cause food poisoning

  • Take up space and resources, thereby helping to prevent infection by harmful bacteria, fungi, and parasites

Giving your intestines plenty of friendly bacteria, and supporting these bacteria via your food and lifestyle choices may allow you to experience the following health benefits:

  • Optimal digestion and bowel movements

  • Lower tendency to experience acne, eczema, and other food allergy-related skin conditions

  • Protection against asthma

  • Lower tendency to experience seasonal allergies

  • Lower tendency to experience snoring, ear infections, nasal congestion, unexplained itchy skin, and food allergy-related joint pain

Where Do You Get Your Bacteria From?

When you were a baby, if you arrived via vaginal delivery, your digestive passageway received its first helping of bacteria from your mother's vaginal canal. If you were breast fed, your digestive tract received bacteria from your mother's milk. In short, your digestive passageway has received bacteria from a number of different sources, including food and air, since you were born.

Today, you have more bacteria and other microorganisms living in your digestive passageway than you have cells in your body; these microorganisms total approximately 100 trillion, and collectively weigh about 3 to 5 pounds - all of your food and lifestyle choices are continuously affecting the ratio of friendly to unfriendly microorganisms that make up these 3 to 5 pounds. When your food and lifestyle choices are such that approximately 85% of the microorganisms in your gut are the friendly variety, your digestive passageway and overall health are optimally supported by friendly bacteria.

How To Create and Support a Large Population of Friendly Bacteria in Your Digestive Passageway

Traditionally, cultures throughout the world have been exposed to good bacteria through lacto-fermented foods like sauerkraut, kim chee, pickled cucumbers, fruit chutneys, miso, yogurt, cheese, kefir, and kvass. While these foods can provide friendly bacteria, they can also come with harmful microorganisms, as there is no practical way to use only beneficial microorganisms in preparing these lacto-fermented foods. Still, the advantages of eating cultured foods on a regular basis far outweigh the potential disadvantages, especially when you consider that cultured foods are raw and abundant in enzymes and easy-to-digest vitamins and minerals.

Another good source of friendly bacteria is healthy soil. You are exposed to many species of friendly bacteria when you are outdoors, playing and working in relatively unpolluted areas. Gardening and hiking in the woods are two of the best ways of exposing yourself to friendly bacteria on a regular basis.

If you don't eat cultured foods on a regular basis, and if you don't spend much time around healthy soil, the best way to ensure exposure to healthy bacteria is to take a high quality probiotic. A probiotic is a supplement that contains friendly intestinal bacteria.

How to Choose an Effective Probiotic Supplement

Conventional wisdom asserts that high quality probiotic supplements should be refrigerated to keep the bacteria alive. Based on my research and clinical experiences, I feel that the best probiotic supplements are those that contain friendly bacteria that are hardy and resilient enough to survive without refrigeration. Doesn't this make sense? If bacteria in a probiotic supplement are so fragile that they need refrigeration to survive, can you reasonably expect such bacteria to consistently make it through the acidic environment of your stomach and set up shop in the competitive arena of microorganisms in your intestines?

The best probiotic supplements do not require refrigeration. The best probiotic supplements come with food that the friendly bacteria can use to stay hardy. Since March of 2003, I have used our super green food product as my primary dietary source of friendly bacteria. If you are currently taking our super green food formula on a daily basis, you can be confident that you are providing your body with a rich stream of health-promoting friendly bacteria.

If you are not taking our greens, and you are looking for a stand-alone probiotic supplement, I give my highest recommendation to a professional grade probiotic that is made in Japan. It's called Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics Professional Line.

I first used Dr. Ohhira's Probiotic formula in the care of someone who had a severe case of ulcerative colitis. This particular person had severe inflammation of her intestines, so was unable to tolerate significant amounts of raw vegetables (this is why I didn't use our green food formula in her care). I was so impressed by the effectiveness of Dr. Ohhira's Probiotic formula in this case that I used it in the care of several other people who required intensive probiotic intake. Over time, I found Dr. Ohhira's formula to be effective for addressing constipation, yeast overgrowth issues, severe acne, food poisoning, hay fever, nasal congestion, and asthma.

I now regularly recommend Dr. Ohhira's Probiotic (Professional Line) in my practice.

Here are the features that I like about Dr. Ohhira's formula:

  • 100% natural; preservatives, artificial additives, coloring agents, and animal by-products are never used

  • Completely free of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides

  • 100% dairy-free, non-GMO, hypoallergenic, and vegetarian

  • The only liquid that is used to make this formula is pure mountain spring water

  • Safe for infants, children, pregnant or nursing mothers, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems

Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics, Professional Line
60 vegetarian capsules

Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics, Professional Line

Professional Grade
$50.36 plus S&H
Save an additional 15% when you order 2 or more

Dozens of special herbs, leaves, and fruits that grow in the wild in Japan are used to make this special probiotic. The main food ingredients are:

  • Wild strawberry

  • Mulberry

  • Chinese matrimony (similar to goji berries)

  • Wild vine

  • Chinese bayberry

  • Oleaster (a type of wild fruit)

  • Sea tangle (a type of seaweed)

  • Brown seaweed

  • Mugwort

  • Broad-leafed plantain

  • Pure mountain spring water

  • These food ingredients are combined with twelve hardy strains of lactic acid bacteria, and the entire mixture is allowed to naturally ferment for up to five years.

    The end result is a raw and nutrient-rich paste that includes twelve strains of friendly lactic acid bacteria, trace amounts of natural vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, and important byproducts of the fermentation process.

    These byproducts include:

    • Naturally developed organic acids (acetic, formic, fumaric, and lactic acid)

    • Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) - food that helps to keep the friendly bacteria hardy

    • Hydrogen peroxide

    • Bacteriocins

    Each batch of raw, nutrient-rich probiotic paste is tested by Japan Food Research Laboratories. Only when it is confirmed that the raw paste has accumulated a scientifically preordained level of beneficial organic acids is the paste encapsulated. The raw paste is encapsulated in Japan by the Fuji Capsule Company Limited with a special enteric-coated material that was developed by Dr. Ohhira and Fuji. The enteric-coated soft capsules ensure optimal storage and nutrient preservation of this probiotic formula.

    Suggested Use: For the first 60 capsules, best results are obtained by using a "loading dose," which amounts to 5 capsules in the morning and 5 capsules in the evening. Once through with the loading dose, 2 to 4 capsules per day are recommended, half in the morning, and half in the evening. Children under the age of 6 can take 1 capsule daily. Excessive consumption may have a mild laxative effect. Refrigeration is not required at normal room temperatures. Avoid excessive exposure to moisture, extreme heat and cold, and direct sunlight.

    CFU Information: The CFU (Colony-Forming Units) of the friendly bacteria in Dr. Ohhira's Original Formula is 900 million/capsule. The CFU of the friendly bacteria in the product that I recommend (Dr. Ohhira's Professional Formula) is 600 million/capsule. The additional processing time that goes into the professional line is what causes the reduction in CFU. However, the additional processing time increases the levels of organic acids and micronutrient byproducts, which is what makes the professional formula more beneficial than the original formula. In short, the professional formula is slightly more expensive than the original formula, but the increase in overall potency and effectiveness make the extra cost worthwhile.

    How to Save Money on Shipping: If you choose to purchase Dr. Ohhira's Professional Grade Probiotic through our Web site, I recommend that you order more than one item at a time. This is because UPS (for orders in the States) and USPS (for orders everywhere else) charge one main fee to ship any package, and then add only modest increments for each additional item. Ordering more than one item at a time will significantly reduce your per-item shipping and handling charge. This principle holds true for any combination of items that you order from our recommended products section. For example, if you order a bottle of our acerola cherry powder (real vitamin C) along with Dr. Ohhira's Professional Grade Probiotic, then you will save significant shipping dollars per item.

    If you have never used this product and would like to try it, then it makes sense to order only one item initially to make sure that you find it to be as effective as I do before you order more.

    Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics, Professional Line
    60 vegetarian capsules

    Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics, Professional Line

    Professional Grade
    $50.36 plus S&H
    Save an additional 15% when you order 2 or more

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