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Relieve Your Bloated Stomach With Probiotics

Dr. Karlo Mauro, N.D.

In 2001, a young girl from Canada's East Coast, named Lindsay Edmund put together a science fair project. The findings from this high school assignment were later published in the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association. Here's what she did...

Lindsay completed a survey of 100 physicians. She discovered that they all prescribe antibiotics regularly. Yet only 10% recommend probiotics together with the antibiotics. And only 18% were even aware there was any research on introducing good bacteria. So...

You're About to Gain More Probiotic Knowledge Than 82% of Nova Scotian MDs

As you may already know, the right types of bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract are essential for a healthy digestive system. Having a bloated stomach with gas are often caused by too many unfriendly bacteria feasting on your lunch and excreting toxic and gaseous waste in return. Probiotics (aka good bacteria) will keep their numbers down.

In fact, many more MDs are now recommending women take probiotics after a course of antibiotics. As 80% of female patients tell me, antibiotic treatment almost always leads to a nasty yeast infection.

But not only should you take probiotics AFTER the antibiotic treatment but also during. It's so important you don't do this wrong — otherwise the antibiotics will wipe out whatever healthy intestinal flora you introduce.

Many people experience constipation or diarrhea with antibiotic treatment and this may be partly why. If you wipe out all life in your colon, you can't expect it to work properly.

What are Probiotics?

"Probiotic" comes from the Latin, meaning "for life." Antibiotics, on the other hand, means "against life." Antibiotics kill off bacteria. Probiotics introduce healthy, essential, intestinal flora.

As I was saying...

ONE course of antibiotics wipes out 99.9% of ALL the bacteria in your colon.

Yep, that means the bad guys AND the good guys.

Worse still.... oftentimes, the unfriendly bacteria will grow back faster. Now the ratio is off. Your digestive tract, lungs, urinary tract, skin, etc. are under the rule of a new species.

On top of that... conventional meat, eggs and dairy products contain antibiotics. The conditions in which we raise livestock have become so inhumane, filthy and crowded that antibiotics are automatically added to feed.

So, if you're eating non-organic animal products, you're constantly giving the friendly and UNFRIENDLY bacteria in your gut small doses of antibiotics. Not sufficient to wipe them out, but enough to build up their resistance.

Instead, you want to keep the bad guys weak and let the good guys rule. And boy, do they know how to take up space... I'll get into those creepy crawly details in another article, along with 4 other reasons why probiotics can improve your life (it's not just about your digestive tract).

What you can take away from today's article is the importance of switching to organic milk, cheese, eggs, butter, chicken, fish... anything that comes out of an animal. Not only are conventional animals treated with antibiotics but they are also pumped full of artificial hormones to force them to grow faster or produce more milk.

Many of my patients have found that switching to organic has relieved their intolerance to milk. They were in fact not intolerant to the milk, but to the hormones and antibiotics that were being fed to the cows.

On top of that these cows are being fed genetically modified, pesticide-sprayed grains and other crops. And now the FDA has just okayed cloned meat for human consumption.

Sure, it'll cost you a little more to eat free-range, grass-fed, organic animals products... but you'll probably pay three fold in health care if you stick with the conventional.

Yours in Natural Health,

Dr. Karlo Mauro, N.D.

Dr. Karlo Mauro, BSc, BA, MSEd, ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Constipation Relief Strategies For Women

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