August 27, 2009

I Heart Pro-Biotics

Looking to boost your immune system before we head into cold and flu season?
One simple way to do so is taking a high quality Pro-biotic on a daily basis. Pro-biotics have gained a lot of attention in the media lately and with good reason
Pro-biotics maintain a delicate balance between the gastrointestinal tract and immune system. Companies claim their products (bread, yoghurt, cheese) are rich in Pro-biotics, yet most fall short of any therapeutic benefits.

In the late nineteenth century, microbiologists identified microflora in the gastrointestinal tracts of healthy individuals that differed from those found in diseased individuals. They named the beneficial flora “Pro-Biotics.” Pro-biotics literally means “Pro Life”.

In 1994, the World Health Organization deemed Pro-biotics to be the next-most important immune defense system when commonly prescribed antibiotics are rendered useless by antibiotic resistance.

Unfortunately most of us will not be able to get therapeutic benefits from eating yoghurt alone, therefore I supplement with Genestra’s HMF Forte. It is important to take a Pro-biotic if you have been on anti-biotics in the past. In this case I would suggest taking more than the recommended daily dosage.

The next time you visit Glow, be sure to ask your practitioner how Pro-biotics can benefit your health.

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