Natural Probiotics and Superfood

Long before freezers and canning machines were available people in ancient times knew how to preserve fruits and vegetables in season for the long winters when food was scarce. The fermentation process was accomplished through lacto-fermentation, converting the sugars into lactic-acid and giving the fermented foods its characteristic sour taste. It is also a natural preservative and inhibits putrefying bacteria, preventing these foods from … [Read more...]

Acidophilus (Lactobacillus) and Bifidobacterium

Our good bacteria is most commonly disrupted by excessive sugar and carbohydrate consumption, stress, drinking chlorinated water, excessive alcohol consumption and the frequent use of colas and other carbonated beverages. Most over the counter medications and prescriptions of anti-biotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, painkillers and anti-biotics are also to blame for an interruption in our good bowel flora flora. Antibiotics, are effective in … [Read more...]

Ancient Chinese Secret

It is reported that after China discovered silk, they chose to keep it a secret from the rest of the world for nearly 2000 years! While man has spent decades trying to copy silk with products like synthetic satin, nothing has ever come close to providing the benefits of the real thing.Sleeping with a silk pillow case is an ancient Chinese beauty secret. In fact, it is also known as the anti-aging secret to prevent wrinkles and hair loss. … [Read more...]

Silver Kills Bacteria

Virtually anyone reading this probably had a drop of silver nitrate dropped into their eyes after birth, which became standard practice at the end of the 19th century to prevent blindness, in the event that the mother had a venereal disease. During the 14th century in Europe about 25% of the total population died from the Bubonic Plague which swept the continent. Only the Gypsies seemed to be immune from the ravages due to their practices of … [Read more...]

Mold and Penicillin

We have not always relied on the latest and the newest medicines as remedies for different health issues. At one time we used what was available even if it was something as primitive or disgusting as a piece of moldy bread, urine or honey. Egyptians used honey for wound dressing and ancient Indian healers reportedly used urine as treatments with great success. As mold is the father of modern antibiotics, we will explore the example of moldy … [Read more...]

Microbes Mindcrobes

MORE The number of Microbes Mindcrobes living within the human body of the average human adult are estimated to outnumber human cells 10 to 1 and are found mostly on our skin, the respiratory tract, the digestive system and the oral cavity. Microbes Mindcrobes control every aspect of our lives. Exposure to bacteria and/or viruses (Microbes Mindcrobes) and our interaction with these invaders will largely depend on the health of our internal … [Read more...]

Antibiotics and Bacterial/Viral Infections

Often the label bacteria or virus are used interchangeably, although there is a significant difference between the two forms. The biggest difference between viruses and bacteria is that viruses must have a living host - like a plant, animal or human - to multiply, while most bacteria can grow on non-living surfaces. Bacteria are intracellular organisms (they live in-between cells), whereas viruses are intracellular organisms (they live inside … [Read more...]

The Eruption of Teeth and Bacteria

The presents of nutrients, soft tissue and secretions make the mouth a favorite habitat for a great variety of bacteria. At birth, the oral cavity is composed solely of the soft tissue of the lips, cheeks, tongue and palate which are kept moist by the secretions of the salivary glands. The eruption of teeth during the first year leads to the colonization of some bacteria which require a non-epithelial (non-soft) surface and will inhabit this area … [Read more...]

Full Moon and Lyme Disease

The fact that Lyme disease has different effects on different people makes it difficult to diagnose. Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by the Borrella burgdorferi bacteria, also known as Lyme Borreliosis and is more often spread in late spring, summer and early fall – it is at that time that deer ticks are most active. Tick bites often go unnoticed because of the small size of the tick in its nymphal stage, as well as tick secretions … [Read more...]

Gut Flora and Mental Health

The human body is home to about 100 trillion micro-organisms — that means there are about 10 times as many bacteria, fungi and viruses as human cells in your body. Increasing evidence shows these microbes play a significant role in our health, both physical and mental. Researchers have long known that gut bacteria influence brain function. There is evidence of interplay between hormones, the intestinal bacteria, pro-biotics and mental … [Read more...]