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The importance of bacteria in fighting cancer

Probiotics, beneficial bacteria and your defence against cancer

Many orthodox medical ´experts´ claim there is no research evidence behind Complementary and Alternative Therapies. Yet when there is evidence consistent evidence it often gets ignored. When it comes to Beneficial Bacteria, perhaps the experts have not had time to read and digest the research results? Perhaps they are not aware of it? After all there is so much of it and all very recent. Or could it be that the research poses some nasty questions about the direct conflict with current orthodox treatment methods? Judge for yourself.

1 Over 80 clinical trials and more than 4,000 research studies have been conducted in the last half a dozen years or so on the essential role of Beneficial Bacteria in your good health.

2 Scientists believe over 800 strains of bacteria inhabit your gut they have already identified over 400 strains.

3 Thirteen strains have been studied most frequently. All offer significant benefits to your health and well-being. They are Lactobacillus Bulgaris, Acidophilus, Shirota, Caseii, Lactis, Rhamnosus, Plantarum; Bifidobacterium bifidum, langum; Streptococcus thermophilus; Saccharomyces boulardi.

4 A fundamental finding running throughout the research is that many of key beneficial bacteria strengthen your immune system, particularly stimulating the production of immunoglobulins, cytokines and Natural Killer cells.

5 Kids growing up on farms and those with pets in the home have stronger immune systems you need to eat a bit of dirt. You need more bacteria to build your defences.

6 Natural birth babies have stronger immune systems. Mothers give their children some good bacteria as baby passes down the birth canal. Breast milk contains important prebiotics the perfect food for beneficial bacteria - these stimulate the growth of important good bacteria. (So much for ´caesarians´)

7 Our strong immune systems keep invading viruses, bacteria and cancer cells in check. Without the beneficial bacteria our defences are greatly weakened, allowing disease to take hold more easily.

8 One hundred years ago, we ate beneficial bacteria all the time but pasteurisation, sterilisation and irradiation of food have ended much of that.

9 Worse our modern world kills the good guys, and alters the balance nature intended in our gut. Chlorinated water, stress, alcohol, too much salt, antibiotics in our chickens etc all reduce the levels of good guys within us.

10 Worse still, the drugs your doctor prescribes actually kill off even more; for example, antibiotics, chemotherapy, even certain statins and mercury in vaccines. Most drugs actually weaken your defences.

11 But these good guys do even more than build your immune system: at night time when you sleep, they attack, neutralise and ingest the invading microbes and yeasts you consumed during the day. Without the good guys your enemies can take control.

12 Yeast and fungal infections are now commonplace amongst UK adults yellow toe nails, thrush, cystitis, bloating, wind, allergies are all signs.

13 Now, fungal infections in the body are increasingly being linked to serious diseases like diabetes, MS, and cancer.

14 Beneficial bacteria are essential to the processes that release vitamins from your food. Their action increases blood levels of anti-cancer vitamins like B vitamins folic acid, niacin and B-12, and vitamin K.

15 Some beneficial bacteria have been proven to make short chain esters from your food these pass across the gut wall and reduce bad cholesterol levels.

16 Some beneficial bacteria have been shown to neutralise excess toxins, biding to nitrosamine and oestrogenic products and to heavy metals, helping the body to eliminate these dangers.

17 Some beneficial bacteria destroy the Helicobacter pylori bacterium known to play a part in stomach cancer; they may even neutralise a microbe US researchers believe is linked to colon cancer.

18 Some beneficial bacteria can even rebuild and repair the gut lining, damaged in diseases like IBS and Krohn´s.

19 IMPORTANTLY, recent 2010 research has shown that beneficial bacteria can make sodium butyrate from whole foods. Sodium butyrate kills cancer cells.

20 You can increase your beneficial bacteria by supplementing with probiotics - a probiotic cannot be called a probiotic unless clinical trials have proved it delivers a real benefit in the gut! Every day you need as many beneficial bacteria strains as you can ingest and you need to feed them their favourite whole foods. Rare ones you ate as a child may never be replaced if you destroy them. Without them all, can you really hope to beat cancer?

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Please be clear: At CANCERactive we do not consider the above compound to be a cure for cancer, despite what the research says or experts doing the research may claim. The above, is an article on the compound from published research and expert opinion in the public domain. At CANCERactive we do not believe that any single compound (drug, vitamin, whatever) is a cure for cancer. We believe that people can significantly increase their personal odds of survival by building an Integrated Programme of treatments. Equally, cancer prevention is best practiced through a width of measures.

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