Breast Research Awareness and Support Newsletter
July 2014

Good Bacteria, Bad Bacteria


Q:  Do I really have 3 pounds of bacteria in my body?


A:  No you probably have 4 pounds or more.  Approximately 3 pounds of good bacteria are supporting your immune system acting as a watchdog over bad bacteria.  They actively patrol an area the size of a tennis court-if your lining was unrolled and measured. [1] You may have -1 pound or more of bad bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract.


A ratio of 85% good to 15% bad bacteria is considered a good balance.  Unfortunately the SAD (Standard American Diet) and our environment has unbalanced our bacteria creating huge health risks.  Because our digestive system controls 80% of our immune system we definitely have chronic diseases that could be eliminated with better gut health.


The good guys are outnumbered and need all the fire power they can get to wipe out many types of pathogens and toxins.  Two of the most damaging substances to the delicate intestinal flora balance are chlorine and sodium fluoride, present in most treated city water.  The drinking of alcoholic beverages also contributes to the destruction of the intestinal flora. Medical antibiotics, birth control pills and many other allopathic drugs cause damage to the intestinal flora and to the tissue in the intestinal wall.


I can't recommend probiotics enough to my clients. "Pro" means good, and "biotic" means a living thing. So a probiotic is a good living thing! Providing your digestive system with probiotics can be helpful in a variety of ailments, including, but not limited to, Crohn's disease , irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, constipation, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, diverticulosis, urinary tract infections, pancreatitis, stomach pain, and autoimmune diseases.


Good bacteria also reduce risk of certain cancers (colon, bladder), detoxify carcinogens, help suppress tumors, lower serum cholesterol concentrations and reduce blood pressure in hypertensives.  Other effects reported are decrease in food allergies, more synthesized nutrients (folic acid, niacin, riboflavin, vitamins B6 & B12), increase in nutrient bioavailability, improve urogenital health and optimization of vaccines (e.g. rotavirus vaccine, typhoid fever vaccine). [2]


Mega Probiotics with Digestive Enzymes is one of our favorite supplements here at BRAS.  It can't get any easier than chewing a great tasting tablet that helps with two very important  functions.  With 2.5 billion CFU (Colony Forming Units) of good bacteria and digestive support for a variety of enzymes it packs a power punch.


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[1] Mercola J. and Droege R. 100 Trillion Bacteria in Your Gut: Learn How to Keep the Good Kind There. Accessed on August 24th 2006

[2] .  Daily Council of California. Probiotics - Friendly Bacteria with a Host of Benefits, 2000. Accessed on August 24th 2006.



-Linda Bamber, Clinical Thermographer 
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