Why take probiotics ?
We are neither doctors nor dietitians. We are a family who believes in a happy and healthy life. The foods we eat make us who we are. Our food choices can affect our health positively or negatively and consequently the life we live. My wife (who was recently diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, an autoimmune disease) has always influenced us to pursue natural healing. As a healer of different modalities, including Reiki, Healing Touch, and Integrative Energy Therapy (IET), she has always been open to experiment with non-traditional ways of healing instead of choosing western medicine. It is not that she is against traditional medicine; it is just that she believes in first trying natural methods - or at a minimum, combining eastern and western medicine with a strong slant toward natural healing. Now, even with her diagnosis, she continues to seek alternative healing methods, including supplements and herbs, rather than conventional medicine to heal rheumatoid arthritis.
It was not long after her diagnosis, that we soon learned that conventional medicine typically includes harmful prescriptions that do not heal your body. These drugs come with harmful side effects that only ease the pain by fooling the immune system and masking the symptoms. They never target the root cause of the problem. Armed with little knowledge at first and much less hope in western medicine, we embarked on one of the greatest challenges of our lives and began a path to find her a cure.
Our research took us on a wild goose chase composed of conventional doctors, rheumatoid arthritis experts, acupuncturists, and chiropractors, massage therapists, healers, psychics and a few medicinal charlatans. Although all had good intentions, many seemed to have their own agenda and not surprisingly, contradicted each other. Some proved more successful than others but the successes came in small doses. Thanks to trial and error, we ended up discovering some good treatments and techniques that she still continues to do to this date. Her pain management includes different healing modalities. Although these did not completely eliminate her pain, they alleviated it to the point of having greater mobility and many pain-free days. These improved days continue to increase! (It is worth mentioning that she is and has not been taking any anti-inflammatory or pain relief medicine.)
We do not live to eat; we eat to live
After months of research and many agonizing days of incredible pain, we discovered a sequence of healing techniques that have helped her. With great joy, we have adopted and adapted to a different way of life. A life where “we do not live to eat; we eat to live.” This has motivated the entire family to pursue a healthier lifestyle. While in pursuit of this lifestyle, we have encountered many different ways to alleviate the discomforts of this disease. In the simplest terms, we have found that diet, in combination with some specific dietary supplements has helped and begun to heal her.
By no means do we advocate that this is the only treatment. This is the treatment that has worked, so far, for her. Our hope is that we can help others with similar anti-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, muscular dystrophy, lupus, fibromyalgia, etc. by sharing our information and findings.
My wife’s training as a Reiki Master and practitioner of other healing modalities has helped us to explore alternative techniques besides western medicine - but by no means do we renounce western medicine. It is just another healing modality for us. After an extensive six-month research project, we found the paleo autoimmune protocol to be a key to her, own healing. It is barely the skin and bones of the Paleo Diet. We not only avoid gluten, sugar, salt, packaged foods and complex carbs, we eliminated the dirty dozen, nightshades, beans, corn, soy, nuts, dairy, eggs, shellfish, most red meats (unless grass fed and in small quantities) and as many genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as possible from our menu. Our food selection has become limited. Our diet consists of lots of green leafy vegetables, fruit, salad, organic chicken and wild caught fish. Of course, as time goes on, we have begun to introduce other healthy choices back into our diet, very, very slowly, one step at a time. Again, we had to change our entire way of thinking to “we do not live to eat; we eat to live.”
The second step was to design and execute a complete detox plan. In particular, an intestinal or colon detox. Detox plans are readily available on the internet. Many plans call for strange supplements and infusion teas. This is where we discovered all about the Leaky Gut. Leaky gut is not a disease or a diagnosis taught in medical school. It is a symptom caused by an increased intestinal permeability where tight junctions in the gut, which controls what passes through the lining of the intestine, do not work correctly. Toxins, bacteria, and nutrients are filtered or leaked out into the bloodstream. Combating Leaky Gut Syndrome led us into the world of dietary supplements. We are not talking about just your regular multi-vitamins. These supplements or forms of these supplements have been used by humans for millennia in exotic places that range throughout the world and many people have never heard of them, including us.
To help detoxification, we started by looking into a healthy probiotic. This sounds simple but we searched far and wide for a high quality probiotic that is 100% natural and GMO free, soy free, corn free, dairy free, gluten free, milk free, egg free, nut free, fish and shellfish free that is also Vegan/Vegetarian friendly and does not contain artificial ingredients, sweeteners or preservatives. Most of the probiotics on the market, even well-known brands, do not meet all of these requirements. We were disappointed with what we found in the marketplace. We have tried dozens of different brands and none seemed to work.So one day out of frustration, I decided to seek out my own probiotic. Once we found the right formulation and saw the wonderful results with my wife, I decided to market it.
What should you know about probiotics?
Probiotics are live microorganisms that when consumed in adequate doses offer various health benefits. Probiotic is a compound name meaning ‘for life’. This is in contrast to antibiotic that means ‘against life’. So while antibiotics work by killing microorganisms (both harmful and beneficial) probiotics offer good microorganisms. The most common types of these organisms are certain strains of bacteria and yeasts. They include:
The microorganisms in a probiotic augment the colonies of beneficial organisms that are naturally present in the gut. The human digestive system is home to trillions of both good and disease-causing microorganisms.
The exact mechanisms of how probiotics work are not fully understood. Possible ways include actively suppressing the proliferation of the harmful microorganisms (therefore creating a healthy balance) and through immune-modulation. This supports good digestion and its related benefits. A healthy colony of gut microorganisms also supports vitamin synthesis in the gut. Microorganisms used in preparing probiotics resemble the same beneficial microorganisms found in the gut.
Why probiotics are necessary
A balanced gut microorganisms’ state may fail if the amounts of good bacteria are reduced or there is an inordinately high proliferation of the bad type.
This state can occur due to:
Use of antibiotics
Indigestion due to low digestive juices and enzymes
Reduced gut motility due to issues with gut muscle or nerves
Inflammatory bowel disease
Gut abnormalities such as polyp growths
How to choose your probiotic
There are many considerations to make before you buy your probiotics.
Go for a natural and a No GMO probiotic. Many suppliers add additives and preservatives.
Look for a product with the highest possible live microorganism strains with at least 7 different strains. They should be clearly labeled.
Be aware of labels that mention "Private Formula" or just have one single "bundled" strain.
Amazing 4U2 Probiotic
This Amazing 4U2 Probiotic is a labor of love for us since we use it daily and is helping my wife heal. Amazing 4U2 Probiotics has 10 Unique Strains consisting of 50 Billion Live CFU (Colony Forming Units). Supports healthy digestive tract, Immune system, post-antibiotic, friendly bacteria recovery, supports sensitive stomachs. It is manufactured in the USA under strict GMP guidelines in an FDA approved facility.
WHAT IT CONTAINS: Amazing 4U2TM Probiotic supplement - 10 Strains [Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacteriumbifidum, Lactobacillus plantanrum, Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium longum, Streptococous thermophiles.
DOES NOT CONTAIN: Amazing 4U2TM Probiotic supplement has No GMOs - No wheat- No Gluten - No Salt - No starch - No Soy - No Milk - No Eggs - No Tree Nut - No shellfish - No preservatives - No chemicals
WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE PROBIOTICS? - Probiotics balance the levels of microorganisms in the intestines and lower the number of harmful bacteria. They also boost the body's immune system. Probiotics may be helpful in treating irritable bowels, bloating, colitis, candida, yeast, and infections.
WHO SHOULD TAKE PROBIOTICS? - Anyone and everyone can benefit from taking probiotics. The human gut needs about 80% of good healthy bacteria. Those prone to intestinal pain, bloating, Irregular Bowel Syndrome, traveler's diarrhea, diarrhea caused by antibiotics or when treating Lyme, sensitive stomachs or who want to eliminate yeast, candida, vaginal or urinary tract infections can benefit the most.
ARE ALL PROBIOTICS THE SAME? No. There are many types of probiotics. Different probiotics have different effects. So while one may help treat diarrhea or a vaginal infection, another may have no effect. It depends on the strain and potency. Amazing 4U2 Probiotics, with 50 Billion CFU provide a unique blend of the 10 most beneficial strains.
“We are so sure that you will be satisfied, we have a unique guarantee. Amazing 4U2 guarantees that our Probiotics will have 50 Billion CFU Live microorganisms to EXPIRATION DATE with proper handling. Most all other brands only guarantee quantity at the date of manufacture. By the time the user gets it, there may not be any microorganisms alive. We back this up with a 100% money back guarantee. We have tried really hard to make this the best probiotic on the market. I predict that the high quality (and results you will receive) will definitely surprise you and we hope you find this is “Amazing 4U2”!!” – said Luis Abarca founder Amazing 4U2 Probiotic.
Results will vary from person to person, and nothing I write here is a replacement for medical advice. Although probiotics are benign, we advise that you always consult with your healthcare team before changing your diet or taking probiotics with other medicines.
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