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Title: The Real Probiotic


1
The Real Probiotic
  • Dr. Anthony Wallace, CALA, ND
  • Executive Administrator
  • P.C.D.I. Healthcare and Consultants of Texas
    L.L.C

2
Disclaimer
  • This course is used to educate the community
    regarding probiotic therapy. This course is not
    used to help diagnose but to complement or
    reinforce education that has been distributed by
    your primary care practitioner.
  • This course will educate you and your family
    about probiotic and how to take them. It is with
    great recommendation that if you are taking any
    prescription medication please let you primary
    care practitioner or Naturopath know.
  • It is important to make sure that all supplements
    are discussed with your doctor. Most interactions
    with conventional medication may cause adverse
    reactions, unwanted side effects, and even death.

3
Introduction
  • This presentation will educate the community
    regarding probiotic therapy.
  • We will discuss why probiotic therapy is one of
    the major issues in natural health.
  • We will discuss the dangers of probiotic therapy
    and how you can prevent illness.
  • This presentation will educate the consumer on
    combining antibiotics and probiotic therapy.
  • We will also discuss terms that are associated in
    natural health concerning probiotic therapy.

4
Digestive Terms
  • Gastroenterologist - A Medical Doctor
    specialized in digestive health.
  • Lactose Sugars from milk
  • Lactase enzymes that are in the digestive track
    that eat lactose sugars.
  • Probiotic This is fuel (sugars) lactose for the
    helpful bacteria.
  • Appendix This is the tail of the digestive
    track that supplies good bacteria.
  • Insulin a hormone that is secreted by the
    pancreas to lower blood sugar levels
  • Glycemic index The act of the body recognizes
    new food (carbohydrates) which raises the blood
    sugar level.
  • Glycogen Sugars that are stored in the liver
    for use when the blood sugar level fall below
    normal.
  • OTC Over the counter
  • Flora the flow or movement of fluid, bacteria,
    and Ph of tissues.

5
Forms of Bacteria
  • There are many forms of bacteria that can invade
    our digestive system but the good bacteria will
    combat the bad bacteria.
  • Good bacteria are formed and distributed from the
    appendix. When the appendix can not replenish
    more good bacteria then supplements may be taken.
  • It is important to ensure that you are not taking
    too many probiotic because this may cause adverse
    reactions.

6
Acidophilus
  • Acidollpilus is a bacteria that normally live in
    the human intestines and in the flora of the
    vagina.
  • Most stores sell supplemental acidophilus over
    the counter in the digestive section.
  • Acidophilus can be helpful in the defending the
    body against food borne illness, worms, and other
    parasites that may cause you to get sick.
  • Acidophilus feed on the bacteria that is usually
    in yogurt or milk products.
  • Supplemental acidophilus should not be taken if
    the patient is on conventional or herbal
    antibiotics because it will begin to eat the
    antibiotics or slow down your recovery time.
  • You may replace acidophilus bacteria after your
    antibiotic regimen is complete.

7
Bifidobacterium
  • Bifidobacterium is one of the natural bacteria
    that resides in the gut and the vagina.
  • This bacteria is helpful in maintaining a healthy
    flora in the gut and promoting proper digestion.
  • This bacteria also eats bad bacteria (food borne
    bacteria) and is a defender in maintaining proper
    digestive health.
  • Bifidobacterium feeds on probiotic sugars from
    food sources (prebiotics).

8
Lactobactullus Acidophilus
  • This bacteria is found is found in yogurt and is
    very good in replacing good bacteria in the colon
    (gut).
  • The bacteria is actually a form of yeast that
    when cultured in yogurt it can bring good
    benefits in restoring the natural flora in the
    colon.
  • This bacteria has been know to kill yeast
    infections of the vagina area, candida, and
    thrush.

9
Dangers of Probiotics
  • There are several dangers to taking probiotics
    because of the form body bacteria and yeast that
    are in food products.
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rashes
  • Diarrhea
  • Inflammation of the colon
  • Fowl smell during bowel movements.
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue

10
Good Probiotics
  • If you look over to the right hand side there are
    several products that can promote good digestion.
  • Yogurt
  • Soy beans
  • Almond milk
  • Oats and Wheat
  • Honey (wild)
  • Acidophilus supplements
  • Organic milk
  • Miso soup (soy based)

11
Resources
  • Medical Net explains several alternatives in
    promoting digestive health.
  • www.Medicalnet.com
  • Natural Standard, probiotic, 2010
  • www.naturalstandard.com
  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative
    Medicine, An introduction to Probiotic, 2010
  • http//nccam.nih.gov/health/probiotics/introductio
    n.htm
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