Around 400 BC Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, said “All disease begins in the gut.”
Our alimentary canal is naturally populated by bacteria and if they are the correct ones — probiotics — then all is well. They do their thing and we are healthy! When it is overrun by the wrong ones — we’re in trouble.
As you can see on the picture above, the inside surface of our intestines is not smooth, those bumps are villi which hugely increase the surface for absorption of nutrients. It is vitally important that their surfaces are kept clean but today it is more and more common that they are buried beneath mucoid plaque ie. compacted rotting food which provides a lovely home for parasites and other nasties!
There are two reasons why a clean, healthy gut is vital:-
A gut populated by the wrong bacteria is, in itself, a painful problem ………
Digestive system disorders like:
— IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) with its nasty symptoms of bloating, constipation and diarrhoea
— IBD (inflammatory bowel disorder) eg Diverticulitis and Crohn’s Disease
— a LEAKY GUT leading to all kinds of allergies
and this major source of toxicity also leads to……..
Arthritis, Poor memory, Bad skin, Circles under the eyes, Diabetes (yeasts in the blood), Cancer, Learning disorders (ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Autism), Depression, Anaemia……………….In fact, the latest independent research –Epigenetics – shows pathogenic bacteria to be at the root of DNA malfunction, leading to cancer!
How can the gut become populated by the wrong bacteria and yeasts?
When we are born we get our bacteria as we pass through the birth canal and from our mother’s milk. This is why a natural birth and breast feeding are so important and that the mother herself has the right kind of micro-organisms. Babies who are born by Caesarian Section and those who are bottle fed are at an immediate disadvantage!
Traditionally we topped up our good bacteria every day by consuming pickled/fermented foods plus fruit and vegetables which had not been subjected to irradiation and pesticides but this is not the case today!!
The following also cause damage:-
The contraceptive pill
Radio- and chemo-therapies
A diet heavy in white flour and sugar upsets the balance (they feed the bad bacteria)
Anti-biotics are weapons of mass destruction which indiscriminately kill ALL bacteria, including the vital pro-biotics in the gut. Unfortunately, they do not kill the yeast Candida Albicans (thrush), an opportunistic pathogen which rapidly takes advantage of the vacuum thus created and which is at the base of many chronic conditions. The only way to get rid of yeast infections is at source ie. inside the gut.
85% of our immune system is in the gut.
Our digestive tract contains trillions of micro-organisms that are a necessary part of us — the Micro-biome.
In fact, there is more DNA in the gut, belonging to these micro-organisms, than there is human DNA in the entire body!
We have a truly symbiotic relationship with these pro-biotic organisms – our health and well-being depend on them and the ratio of good (pro-biotic) to bad (pathogenic).
This should be 80:20 but today it is usual for it to be 20:80!!
The probiotic micro-organisms:-
Protect from infections
Keep the gut clean
Destroy toxins and carcinogens
Produce enzymes and enable the absorption of nutrients
Produce Vitamins B1,2,3,5,6,12, Biotin, Vitamin K (regulates blood clotting), short chain fatty acids (regulate production of cholesterol), Folic acid.
Does independent scientific research have anything to say?
Science is increasingly showing that maintaining a healthy level of the widest range of good bacteria is essential to our lives.
What can we do?
The natural remedy must be to replace as many of the good bacteria and fungi as possible, packaged in a way which ensures they get to the right place ~ dormant, freeze-dried, NO dairy or sugar ~
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride has formulated the Modere Advanced Pro-Biotic supplement — “Protozymes”
800 strains of probiotics have been identified, 400 of which have been thoroughly researched. Protozymes provides standardised amounts of the most beneficial 5 strains – plus – a yeast which destroys candida albicans.
As with all supplements it takes 3 months for us to feel the real benefits because they are not drugs, they are nutrients, and body processes and healing take time.
Purchase 3 Protozymes and a bottle of Aloe Vera (to assist in the healing and correct functioning of the gut – and remember to eat lots of GREEN vegetables for the fibre.) to receive a £10 Discount.
To obtain Protozymes go to
to open a free account if you live in the UK or Europe.
If you live in the USA this is the link for you.
This pro-biotic is a slightly different formulation but just as effective.
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I advise you to listen to Natasha’s talk about Gut Health (in the Audio Section). As a Doctor, she is qualified to explain how to use her “Advanced ProBiotics” to deal with all kinds of problems.
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(Diagrams courtesy of Larry Brooks.)