Introduction to Acidophilus?

Lactobacillus Acidophilus is a type of 'friendly' bacteria (AKA the garden within) that assists in the digestion of proteins, a process in which lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide, enzymes, B vitamins, and antibiotic substances that inhibit pathogenic organisms are produced. It has antifungal properties, helps reduce serum cholesterol levels, assists digestion, sweetens the breath, and enhances absorption of various nutrients.

The colon (a healthy one) should contain at least 85% L. acidophilus and 15% coloform bacteria. Unfortunately, most have it in reverse which results in gas, systemic toxicity, bloating, constipation, malabsorption, and a rather large overgrowth of candida.

When an individual is placed on a course of antibiotics - which are non-selective - all intestinal flora are destroyed - leaving the system open to many ailments.

Acidophilus can die at high temperatures so proper handling is critical. The primo variety to obtain would be: NCFM Strain - a strain developed by the North Carolina State Univ. Food Sciences Dept. that is not destroyed by the following allopath antibiotics - Neomycin, Polymixin, Colistin, Kanamycin, and Gentamycin; contains no less than 2.5 billion CFU (colony forming units) per gram; is store in amber glass bottles - not plastic; shipped & stored under refrigeration; have a guaranteed Bile Challenge Assay (safely passes the stomach & bile acids and actually grows in the bile; have a clear expiration date printed on the label.

L. acidophilus has many advantages. It synthesizes folic acid, niacin, B6, B12, riboflavin, biotin, and pantothenic acid; produces the lactase acid enzyme which helps digest lactose for those intolerant; produces enzymes to assist digestion; sweetens the breath by keeping in check the putrefying bacteria that become dominant in the intestinal tract; is a natural antibiotic with a wide range of antimicrobial activity against food-borne pathogens-some of which include: streptococcus, e. coli, salmonella typhosa and schottmuelleri, pseudomonas fluorescens and aeruginosa, and staphylococcus; it inhibits the growth of the yeast, candida albicans, and reduces cholesterol due to its anticholesteremic and anti-lipidemic factors. It is also a wonderful alternative for women with 'yeast' infections - works safely, cleanly and quickly at normal doses.

Rev. Debra L. Moore, D.N.

Doctor of Naturology

Life Science and Natural Health Minister/Practitioner
Graduate of the American Institute of Holistic Theology
Author of: "Doctor D's Olde Thyme Herbal Recipes"
"How I Healed Myself of CTS Naturally"

"To administer medicine after an illness begins is like digging a well after becoming thirsty" - Nei Jing

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