Probiotics Are Our Health Friends!

Our Health Friends!

Why is it so important to take protibiotics? Probiotic is not ONLY useful, it's necessary ingredient for health of our body. Probiotics, which means ‘for life’, have been used for centuries as natural components in health-promoting foods.

One that you would most readily recognize is yogurt. Probiotics are “friendly or good” bacteria similar to the beneficial microorganisms found naturally in the human gut and are available to consumers in the form of dietary supplements and foods.

Healthy Gut Is Important

If I already have these ‘good’ bacteria in my gut, why should I take the supplements? The answer to this is simple. There is a constant war going on in the gut between good and bad bacteria, and the good guys need reinforcements. In our modern world, we are bombarded daily with bad bacteria entering our systems in the foods we eat, the air we breathe, and our water supply. It has become a toxic world. By taking probiotics, we bolster the good bacteria in our digestive tracts, helping to fight off daily toxic invaders that would make us sick and let disease take hold. Think of it this way, the digestive tract is your first line of defense against germs. Probiotics strengthen that line.

Good health starts in the gut

For many years in traditional Chinese medicine, the philosophy has been that if your gut is healthy, your entire body is healthy. The world is now starting to catch up to this way of thinking. We now know that the gut plays a crucial role in your overall health. While much is known about the relationship between gut health and disease, there are enormous amounts of information about the gut still to digest.

What exactly is the gut?

The gut, also known as the digestive tract or gastrointestinal tract, is a system of organs primarily responsible for breaking down food, absorbing nutrients and getting rid of the waste. It includes the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine.

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Functions of the gut

Digestion and absorption: The main function of the gut is to process the foods we eat into life-giving nutrients.

Gut barrier function: In addition to food, many bacteria and toxins are also ingested and it is up to the gut to make sure they do not penetrate the body where the will cause sickness and disease. The gut serves as a barrier to monitor and seal off our interior from unfriendly intruders including bacteria, toxins, and antigens/allergens. This is called the gut barrier function.

Immune system: The gut also has connections to the way your body responds to antigens that cause allergies and inflammation.

What is so healthy in the gut flora?

In the gut lies a complex ecosystem or community comprised of tiny microorganisms called the gut flora. Few people know that the gut naturally contains huge numbers of bacteria. The very word bacteria is loaded with unsavory associations. It’s a common misconception that all bacteria should be eliminated, that they are our enemies, but the majority of the bacteria in the gut are critical to good health. These bacteria, known as probiotics, are part of the protective shield that is our immune system, on the alert to detect unfriendly invaders. These unfriendly invaders enter our gut on a daily basis via our food, water and air. It’s the job of our healthy gut flora to fight these dangerous bacteria, toxins and antigens that cause allergy and inflammation and keep them from colonizing and penetrating the digestive tract. Other functions of the gut flora include:

  • Influence the development and function of the gut
  • Assist in digestion and absorption of nutrients
  • Synthesize vitamins
  • Assist in the absorption of minerals
  • Break down dietary carcinogens
  • Influence the development and function the immune system
  • Form a natural defense barrier against bacteria, toxins and antigens
  • To teach the immune system not to overreact to intruders that should be harmless, like allergens

In the war against germs, probiotics are tough soldiers that we can employ to help us. A good balance of bacteria in our gut equals better health and Health Wizard can show you the progress you are making.

Testing Your Biological (Body's) Real Age

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The Biological Age Test can help you find out in moments what your biological age is and how your age is changing. For some, this might mean they are aging too rapidly. For others, good habits may show that their biological age is moving downward, making them healthier and more youthful. It’s never too late to make changes in your life either. No matter what the results, being able to track one’s biological age will help you find out whether you are heading in the right direction for health or if you need to turn around and ask for more directions.

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Health News

Reuters - The White House ratcheted up its push for a quick healthcare vote in the U.S. Congress on Thursday, criticizing rising health insurance premiums at a meeting with top industry executives and wooing key lawmakers.

Reuters - In a dusty village near the Thai-Cambodia border, 24-year-old Oeur Samoeun sits on a dark green hammock recovering from a strain of malaria that has resisted the most powerful drugs available.

Reuters - The most commonly used tool for detecting prostate cancer, routine PSA screening, has become "a hugely expensive public health disaster," its discoverer said on Wednesday.

AP - Stock market slides may hurt more than your savings. New research suggests they might prompt heart attacks.

AFP - Doctors have found a relation between stock market fluctuations and heart attack frequency, a preliminary study by North Carolina's Duke University Medical Center has said.

AFP - Doctors have found a relation between stock market fluctuations and heart attack frequency, a preliminary study by North Carolina's Duke University Medical Center said Saturday.

AFP - Diabetics who seek to aggressively lower their blood pressure and cholesterol are not reducing their risk of a heart attack and could suffer negative side effects, a study released Sunday said.

AP - Many Americans with leaky heart valves soon might be able to get them fixed without open-heart surgery. A study showed that a tiny clip implanted through an artery was safer and nearly as effective as surgery, doctors reported Sunday.

Reuters - Food manufacturers need to work faster to re-formulate and re-package food so that it is healthier for kids, U.S. first lady Michelle Obama said on Tuesday.

AFP - Women who suffer a heart attack are twice as likely as men to die within the following month because they receive different medical treatment than men, researchers said Tuesday.

AFP - President Barack Obama warned wavering lawmakers Wednesday of a political price to pay for opposing his historic health care bill ahead of what was likely to be a razor's edge weekend vote.

AFP - US President Barack Obama Thursday dramatically postponed his trip to Indonesia and Australia until June, as he wages a vote-by-vote struggle to drive his health reform bill through Congress.

AFP - US President Barack Obama on Thursday scrapped a planned trip to Asia in favor of making an 11th-hour drive to help steer his historic health care overhaul through a cliffhanger Sunday vote.

AP - Federal health advisers said Thursday an electronic heart implant should be approved for a large group of heart-disease patients who currently aren't eligible for the device.

AFP - US President Barack Obama was to meet key Democratic lawmakers Saturday to drum up support for his sweeping health care reform plan ahead of a decisive vote on it in the House of Representatives.

AFP - US President Barack Obama was to meet key Democratic lawmakers Saturday to drum up support for his sweeping health care reform plan ahead of a decisive vote on it in the House of Representatives.

AFP - US President Barack Obama was to meet key Democratic lawmakers Saturday to drum up support for his sweeping health care reform plan ahead of a decisive vote on it in the House of Representatives.

Reuters - Democrats in the House of Representatives said on Saturday they had secured enough support to pass a sweeping healthcare overhaul and would dump a controversial plan to avoid a direct vote on the Senate bill.

AFP - US President Barack Obama led Democrats in a triumphant, fist-pumping rally Saturday and confidently predicted Congress would rise to a century-old challenge and pass his health care overhaul.

AFP - The US House of Representatives was to vote Sunday on Barack Obama's historic plan to overhaul the US health care system that the president says will provide health insurance coverage to the overwhelming majority of Americans.

AFP - US President Barack Obama led Democrats in a triumphant, fist-pumping rally Saturday and confidently predicted Congress would rise to a century-old challenge and pass his health care overhaul.

AFP - US President Barack Obama's historic drive to extend health insurance to nearly all Americans faced a crucial House of Representatives vote Saturday, with Democrats predicting victory.

AFP - The US House of Representatives is set to vote Sunday on Barack Obama's historic plan to overhaul the US health care system that the president says will provide health insurance coverage to the overwhelming majority of Americans.

AFP - US President Barack Obama's historic drive to extend health insurance to nearly all Americans stood Sunday on the cusp of passage through the House of Representatives after an 11th-hour deal.

AFP - US President Barack Obama's historic drive to extend health insurance to nearly all Americans stood Sunday on the cusp of passage through the House of Representatives after an 11th-hour deal.

AFP - US President Barack Obama's historic drive to extend health insurance to nearly all Americans stood Sunday on the cusp of passage through the House of Representatives after an 11th-hour deal.

AFP - US President Barack Obama's historic drive to extend health insurance to nearly all Americans will pass the House of Representatives in a crucial Sunday vote, his Democratic allies predicted.

Reuters - Average healthcare costs for U.S. employers rose by 7.3 percent in 2009, surpassing inflation and the growth rate in overall healthcare spending, Thomson Reuters reported on Monday.

AFP - The US Congress passed an historic health care overhaul Sunday, handing President Barack Obama a landmark win and taking the United States closer than ever to guaranteed coverage for all Americans.

AFP - The US House of Representatives sent a historic health care overhaul to President Barack Obama, bringing the United States closer than ever before to guaranteed coverage for all Americans.

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