What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are species of health-promoting bacteria that we require for proper digestion of food, and immune defense against illness promoting bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Probiotics, which are also known as “intestinal microflora,” are “good bacteria” that live in our gastro-intestinal (GI) tract.
Proven Health Benefits of Probiotics Include:
• Reduction of Bloating and Constipation
• Improved Immunity & prevent illness
• Fighting colds and flu
• Lowering cholesterol
• Preventing diarrhea, gas, cramping caused by antibiotics
Do Children Need Probiotics?
Yes! Before birth a baby’s gut is sterile and the immune system immature. The gut microflora of a baby begins to develop at birth and breast-feeding continues this development.
Is It Safe to Take Probiotics while Pregnant?
Yes! While we would encourage everyone to take probiotics on a regular daily basis, we encourage mothers-to-be to become sufficient prior to giving birth, both for their own benefit and that of their children.
Why are Probiotics Essential for Health – for Everybody, Everyday, For Life?
Having the proper probiotic bacteria in your digestive system is essential for your health and wellbeing, and being deficient can lead to severe health problems.
Probiotics plays an essential role in repairing and supporting the digestive system, and in turn ensuring a sound immune system. Our digestive system houses 75% of our immune cells. Therefore, when our digestive system is compromised, our immune system can also become compromised.
Ingesting adequate amounts of probiotics is necessary for the proper function of the digestive and immune systems and thus for overall health and protection from illness. Current research indicates that the North American diet is DANGEROUSLY DEFICIENT in probiotic bacteria and this deficiency is implicated as a causal factor in alarming numbers of preventable illnesses from infancy to old age.
Beyond infancy we have little chance to build up appropriate levels of probiotics since we now consume one-millionth of the healthy probiotic bacteria that we did before pesticides, herbicides, and industrial farming. Furthermore, much of our healthy bacteria are destroyed by eating sugars, grains, and by consuming alcohol, antibiotics, and other prescription drugs. These facts clearly indicate that the only way to consume adequate amounts of probiotic healthy bacteria is through supplementation.
DAILY supplementation is no longer an option; it is a necessity FOR HEALTH – FOR LIFE!
Please consult Dr. Lardi for the Probiotic recommended for your Individual Needs