How do SBO's Support a Healthy Colon?
The Soil Based Organisms (SBO's) establish colonies in the entire digestive system, starting in the oesophagus and ending in the colon, by attaching themselves to the walls of these organs. Burrowing behind the ‘putrefaction' which lines the intestinal walls, they eat and destroy the unfriendly bacteria. The decay is then dislodged and flushed out of the body in the normal evacuation process.
In this way, the live beneficial bacteria in Body Biotics re-establish the normal balance of ‘good' to harmful bacteria, thereby recreating the proper chemical environment so that adverse microbes will not overrun the GI tract.
What are the exact ingredients in Body Biotics?
L. Acidophilus, Bifobacterium Bifidum, Bacillus Lichenformis, Bacillus Subtilis, L. Lactis, L. Bulgaricus, Megatarium, a Proprietary Formula of SBOs (Soil Based Organisms) symbiotically blended in a host medium of mineral trace elements, L. Plantarum, L. Rhamnosus, L. Casei, Bifidobacterium Infantis, Bifidobacterium Longum, DDS-1L. Acidophilus, Variant OM L. Salvarius/Plantarum, Dextrose, Natural Strawberry Flavour, Natural Raspberry Flavour, Magnesium Stearate, Silica.
How do you take them?
Children age 4 to 7: one tablet daily
Children age 8 to 11: two tablets daily
Over 11s: Use Adult Body Biotics
Generic Body Biotics information
Do you suffer with bowel related problems or a poor functioning immune system?
Then Body Biotics SBO Probiotic Formula may help!
The missing link in modern health...
Body Biotics is a unique product, which has the ability to reduce toxins in your digestive system, restore friendly bacteria, and may also stimulate your body to produce essential nutritive elements to support and maintain immune function at the highest possible level. Good Health is an Inside Job. Remember You Are What You Eat!
Specific Functions and Action of Body Biotics
Ingredients in Nature's Biotics
Lactobacillus, Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium, Bifidum, Bacillus, Lichenformis, Bacillus Subtillis, Lactobacillus Lactis Bulgaricus, symbiotized in a SBO (soil based organisms) host medium of mineral trace elements.
How does Body Biotics work?
Picture a long tube that moves the food we eat through the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines. Using enzymes and other chemicals made by the body (like hydrochloric acid and bile), our gastrointestinal tract breaks down the carbohydrates, fats and protein in food to absorbable nutrients and then discards the waste through normal elimination.
Good health is impossible without proper digestion because only proper digestion can lead to proper absorption of necessary vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
The SBOs and "friendly bacteria" supplied in Body Biotics literally steer your digestive system towards proper absorption, thereby dramatically increasing your body's ability to stay healthy from the inside. Taking Body Biotics daily, along with maintaining a healthy diet made up of fresh organic foods, can give your body the nutritional support necessary for cellular repair and continued healthy cell function, fending off the effects of aging.
Nature's Biotics contains at least 61 nutrients
Including naturally occurring phytoplanktons, amino acids, a wide range of vitamins and minerals, an important variety of antioxidants, proteolyic enzymes, and an array of nucleic acids. These are vitally important keepers of the code of life which appears to be in charge of growth and continuous cell repair. Body Biotics also contains SOD, highly digestible proteins which include a collection of pigments and enzymes. The product also contains mineral, trace elements, vital starches and essential fatty acids.
What you say about Body Biotics
"It's quite hard putting into words what Nature's Biotics has done for me because to be honest it's pretty incredible. For 13 years I have had Candida and my digestive system was sensitive that any deviation from a very strict regime threw my system completely. Sugar in any form was hopeless -- even fruit sugar from an apple -- my stomach would bloat, I was tired and bad tempered and generally off balance. I spent a fortune on extremely expensive Acidophilus, Bifido Bulgaricus and the rest and eventually gave up, as the only thing that seemed to be affected was my bank balance. Various trips to the Doctor with no joy and a few Diflucan capsules later, the effects of which lasted a couple of days if I was lucky, and I had resigned myself to living with a very limited diet and even that had no serious effect -- it just kept the symptoms at bay somewhat."
"I started on Body Biotics in about October1999. After getting over the initial couple of weeks when my body didn't quite know what was happening, and neither did I, I am able to eat fruit, mushrooms, bread and a lot of food that were completely out of bounds. I cannot tell you what a difference this makes to my life. PMT also would appear to have gone and my body aches less. It's been really transformational for me and it's so nice having a flat stomach!"
-- V. Carr London
How to use Body Biotics
Important instructions for use of Body Biotics®
Begin by taking one capsule preferably 30 minutes before your evening meal with a large glass of bottled or filtered water.
Take one capsule preferably 30 minutes before breakfast or lunch and one before dinner with a large glass. of water. (=2 per day)
Take one capsule preferably 30 minutes before breakfast, lunch and dinner with a large glass of water. (=3 per day)
Take one capsule preferably 30 minutes before breakfast, and lunch, plus two before dinner with a large glass of water. (=4 per day)
Take two capsules preferably 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner, plus one before lunch with a large glass of water. (=5 per day)
Take two capsules preferably 30 minutes before breakfast, lunch and dinner with a large glass of water. Maintain this dosage six months or longer, if you wish. (=6 per day). At the end of six months (or longer), you can begin reducing dosage by one capsule per week until you are on a two to three capsule daily dosage. This will be your maintenance dosage for life.
The above program is the most optimal; however taking 2-3 capsules per day will still produce amazing results.
Please Note the Following
Body Biotics works most effectively when taken 30 minutes before meals. The food helps to carry the friendly bacteria further down the intestinal tract. However, should you forget to take the product prior to eating, you can take it with a meal or after the meal. You can even take the product on an empty stomach. The important thing is to use Body Biotics consistently and regularly, on a daily basis.
Be sure to drink approximately 60 ounces of filtered or bottled water daily to aid the body in the detoxification associated with cleansing the intestinal tract.
Do not drink chlorinated water or take this product with hot beverages. Both can destroy the friendly bacteria in the product.
The dosage for using Body Biotics® is designed to introduce the SBOs gently into your system. Most people can follow the directions above with ease; however, occasionally a smaller dosage is appropriate. For example, if you feel any discomfort, simply reduce the number of capsules you are taking for a few days. You can take smaller than whole capsule quantities by opening up a capsule and consuming a ¼ to ½ of the capsule, followed with water as described above. (Hint: For fighting against bacteria in the mouth, just swish Body Biotics® around and leave residue in the mouth at bedtime)
As Body Biotics begins working in the body, some people experience various stages of the natural healing process. This means that your body is doing its own work, so if you notice any signs of flu-like symptoms, fatigue, constipation, or diarrhea, etc., do not become discouraged and discontinue using the product. Simply reduce your dosage for a few days until you have moved through the condition. If you experience excessive constipation, you may want to use a mild herbal laxative, to help you through this initial period. Shortly you will find that you are as regular as clockwork and you will experience increased energy and feeling of well being. Remember, Body Biotics has no toxic side-effects. Any symptom described is a pro-benefit, in that it means your body is responding to the product and working to repair itself.
Other supplements and medications are generally absorbed much more effectively when using Body Biotics. If you are using supplements you may choose to reduce them by as much as 50%. If you are on medication where an increase in efficacy could be harmful, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN prior to using Nature's Biotics.
When reducing back to a maintenance dosage of 2 to 3 capsules daily, use the same weekly adjustment that you used in the beginning, to reduce down.
Reducing your intake of sugar, alcohol, caffeine and fried foods, will greatly support Nature's Biotics in its efforts to help restore your body back to a healthy balance. Remember.
Good health is an inside job! It's your health, your choice!
Body Biotics testimonials
14 September 2001
I have been using Body Biotics for 6 months. I had been suffering from terrible food intolerances and had been diagnosed with severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I was so badly intolerant that for 3 months I had to be taken off food all together and had to live on a liquid diet, which consisted of special pre-digested drinks. Although the doctors were fairly negative about what may be done to help, I was determined to regain my health and asked for a second and third opinion and even flew to America to see a doctor there.
All of these doctors subjected me to a horrible battery of tests and eventually told me that I would have to live with this illness and manage it as best I could.
During my search to find someone to help me, I also saw 14 alternative therapists. Almost all of them told me I needed some friendly bacteria and prescribed large amounts of human compatible acidophilus and bifidus. Although I knew this made sense, all of these probiotic formulas did nothing at all and I felt frightened that these supposedly excellent products were not able to help me. I really came to a point where I felt I was beyond help. To be fair, I think my system was so badly affected that although these therapists were often very talented and caring and had excellent results elsewhere, they were not able to help me.
One afternoon, while waiting to see one of these therapists, I found a little book on Soil Based Organisms in the adjoining health/wellbeing bookshop. I quickly thumbed through the book and could see instantly that these SBOs were definitely worth a try. My alternative therapist felt SBOs were not necessary because of all the probiotics I was taking, but because I was simply not improving, I decided to treat myself.
I began very slowly with Body Biotics (SBOs), starting with 1 capsule a week. I knew it was vital that I progressed terribly slowly because a sudden rush of good bacteria can upset the bowel. Over the next 15 weeks, I increased the capsules one by one until I was taking 15 a day. Although Body Biotics recommend 6 capsules a day, I have read that for more serious illness a dose of 15-20 capsules may be needed but it is important to point out that everyone is different and that some people will only be able to tolerate a lower dose.
Personally, I knew that I would need a high dose because my intestines and bowel were so lacking in healthy flora, that they needed to be literally saturated with good bacteria to tip the balance back to a favorable environment. Indeed, when I was originally tested for good bacteria in the bowel, I was found to have none at all. This was probably due to the fact that I had been given 11 courses of antibiotics one after the other, all of which were 10 days long. These antibiotics were supposed to help me recover!
For me, Body Biotics did not work overnight. It has taken time for the SBOs to work their way through the vast amounts of putretive bacteria and toxcicity I had accumulated because of my illness. I understood this process may be lengthy and that
there would be days that I would experience `retracing'. I had times where I would be doing well and then suddenly I would hit a bad patch and feel quite ill again. I also read about some people who had seen good results far sooner than myself and I worried that I was not going to be so fortunate. What completely convinced me to stick with the tablets was the fact that the booklet I came across in the shop was written by a doctor and not by a company trying to sell something. I religiously stuck with Nature's Biotics and gradually those bad days became less and less frequent, but it would be untrue to say that I progressed very rapidly. Nonetheless, I now have a level of health that I never expected to achieve and as each month passes, I can feel my body regain its strength and I have no pain at all now. I really feel fantastic.
Now I am not only eating, but I am eating foods that originally I was unable to tolerate. When I was very ill, I had lost 2 stone in weight (weight that I could not afford to lose) and my skin was dull. After being on Body Biotics, I have regained the weight that I lost and people have commented that I look radiant. Instead of having foul synthetic drinks, I am able to eat without any discomfort or upset.
I am sure some people reading this will feel a little skeptical. I have tried so many products that promise so much and fail to deliver time and time again. Because as sick people we often feel vulnerable, we are prepared to try anything to be well. We need to be trying products that can genuinely help us, not leave us out of pocket and all the more despondent. I truly believe Body Biotics not only live up to their claim, but also completely underplay quite how fantastic they really are. Because of the unique way SBOs colonise in the intestines and bowel, starving out bad bacteria, yeasts and moulds, etc. by feeding on these pathogens, the SBOs create an environment where this array of baddies cannot live and therefore cannot continue to reek their havoc upon us. So often, the more common known acidophilus, bifidus, etc. cannot colonise when the intestines and bowel are so out of kilter, they simply do not have the power to radically change such a hostile environment, SBOs do! I am extremely thankful to the makers of Body Biotics.
Originally I was so ill that I felt unable to cope with every day life. I was overwhelmed with a feeling of hopelessness. I felt there was no one to turn to who would understand how I felt. Although I am not trained in medicine, I would be very happy if any one would like to contact me for support whilst taking Body Biotics, especially with digestive concerns. Because no one in the medical profession has been able to help me at all, I have had to find my own path to recovery and I am sure there are many people out there who find themselves in the position I found myself in. Please contact me for support at EllaNeave@aol.com.
The booklet I found to be of enormous help is called, `Beyond Probiotics' by Ann Louise Gittleman and is published by Keats Good Health Guide. These books are often found in health food shops and independent chemists.
Good luck and don't stop the tablets!
16 May 2001
I used to have such a painful feeling in my joints, especially my hands, that doing the ordinary everyday things that one takes for granted proved not only uncomfortable but excruciating with the pain.
I have been taking Body Biotics for two years and have noticed these great benefits almost immediately. I have not only recovered 100% from the joint pains I was suffering, but have also realised other benefits such as a clearer head and a general feeling of well being.
Whilst on the course I have gotten so used to taking them that I had actually forgotten about 'having the pain,' only realising when I ran out of Body Biotics for a month all the pain came flooding back. Only then did I realise the power of well being brought from Body Biotics and I haven't looked back since!!
Mrs A. Andreou Norfolk
1 February 2000
Its quite hard putting into words what Body Biotics has done for me because to be honest it's pretty incredible. For 13 years I have had Candida and my digestive system was sensitive that any deviation from a very strict regime threw my system completely. Sugar in any form was hopeless - even fruit sugar from an apple - my stomach would bloat, I was tired and bad tempered and generally off balance. I spent a fortune on extremely expensive Acidophilus, Bifido Bulgaricus and the rest and eventually gave up, as the only thing that seemed to be affected was my bank balance. Various trips to the Doctor with no joy and a few Diflucan capsules later, the effects of which lasted a couple of days if I was lucky, and I had resigned myself to living with a very limited diet and even that had no serious effect - it just kept the symptoms at bay somewhat.
I started on Body Biotics in about October 99. After getting over the initial couple of weeks when my body didn't quite know what was happening, and neither did I, I am able to eat fruit, mushrooms, bread and a lot of food that were completely out of bounds. I cannot tell you what a difference this makes to my life. PMT also would appear to have gone and my body aches less. It's been really transformational for me and it's so nice having a flat stomach!
V. Carr London
13 October 2000
I am in the nutritional supplementation business but have always failed to find a suitable probiotic that works long term. I have tried many things which work for a short time but I did not feel were terribly effective. I have a particular interest in finding such a product as I myself have battled against the constant annoyance of not being able to rid myself of candida, and knowing that this is the forerunner of more sinister conditions was absolutely thrilled to find such a potent product as Body Biotics which lists a formidable list of good bacteria. I have been on it now for six months and during that time I have not had even a hint of candida although I have had a healing reaction which has manifested itself as pimples on my arms.
I am so thrilled at finding this supplement, which I take along with colloidal minerals and antioxidants amongst other things and I am able to eat plenty of fruit which I enjoy first thing in the morning. I am very confident and pleased to recommend Body Biotics to other people.
Mrs J Efstratiou, Oxford
5 June 2000
Taking Body Biotics has helped improve my health tremendously. As a Diabetic for a few years, I had found it very difficult to control my sugar levels and my general health was relatively not good. I tried so hard to control my Diabetes with a diet, as well as taking Insulin, but it was still difficult.
Every time I attempted to improve my eating habits, I began to crave for all the wrong foods, mainly sugary things and within days I was back to my old ways of eating.
I contacted a company and told them of my problems. They suggested that I may have a deficiency of certain vitamins and minerals. So I started the diet again including a lot more vegetables and eliminating all forms of sugary things. I also started taking vitamin supplements but after a month the improvements were minimal. It was with great difficulty to stick to the diet. I was sluggish and had a general unwell feeling. So again I contacted them and informed them of my slow improvement. They mentioned that I may have a difficulty to absorb the nutrients properly and then they advised to take Nature's Biotics, which will help to neutralise the intestines balance so that I can absorb the nutrients fully.
Since taking their advice and recommendations I have not had a relapse. I have been taking Body Biotics for four months with great improvement. Within 10-14 days I noticed a significant change. I had a better control over my diet and nearly all my cravings had disappeared.
As the months have gone by, my health has improved greatly. I recommend that if anybody wants to improve their health, take Body Biotics. It works wonders!
Mrs R. P. Azzouz
I have been suffering from constipation and digestive problems for a few years (and probably way before that which I wasn't aware of), which during my cause in Kinesiology I tried to sort out. I took a lot of supplements, cut out a lot of foods, all of this helped but never for a sustained period of time.
I started taking Body Biotics and within two weeks the constipation had gone and I found that I didn't need to take my other supplements to help with my digestion. The other benefit that I found is that my energy levels, which were still quite low, have increased. I now have a lot more energy.
I have tried a lot of supplements and I have never felt such quick results as I have with Body Biotics.
J. Aviss East Sussex
29 November 2000
Please will you send me a tub of my usual " fix", you have my switch details already so I'll look forward to receiving my biotics in a couple of days. I am so thankful I discovered Body Biotics, it really has been a life saver to me. Over the past four years I have tried all sorts of weird and way-out remedies to try and eradicate the curse of candidiasis which has controlled my life, my sanity and my finances! Body Biotics has given me back a semblance of control and normality over my life. I feel so much cleaner inside and such a lot healthier, I don't have to spend as much of our hard earned money on so many different pills and potions. I would strongly recommend this product to anyone who has suffered like myself. Support and understanding about this distressing disorder is hard to come by, but you have helped me so much, I shall always be very grateful to you.
Helen Jowett Stockport
17 June 2001
I have found that Body Biotics provide an excellent control for 'leaky gut'-a most unpleasant condition with which I have been struggling for two years. Four capsules taken daily vanquish the condition as the good bacteria from them block up the tiny holes and drive out the bad bacteria, which is great.
Mrs G.M.L Hereford
I have a child of 12 years old, who in the second week of May 2000 took ill. His symptoms were as follows: tiredness, headaches, nausea - his glands were swollen so much one would of thought he had swallowed an orange which had lodged in each side of his throat. As my son is what one would say "over active" child, my concern for him grew as all he seemed to do was sleep.
On the 5th day I took him to our GP who said that his glands were severely swollen and suspected Glandular Fever. To be confirmed he would require a blood test the following week. The GP didn't describe anything as he said it was a virus - and would act upon the blood result. Being concerned like any mother, I couldn't wait as I knew from passed personal experience that Glandular Fever could turn to M.E. Through the grapevine I heard of an alternative supplement called Body Biotics. I had nothing to lose. During my telephone conversation with you, I was reassured and placed my order. The following morning the parcel arrived which included personal instructions. I changed my sons diet immediately and slowly introduced him to Body Biotics.
The results were outstanding. Within 48 hours my son was yes once again alert and his glands had gone down 70%. This is his second week and he is full of energy and happier. What surprises me is that I don't have to remind him to take Body Biotics -- but as he said "mamma, I've never felt so good - I don't want to feel so bad again".
What concerns me greatly is the fact that the benefits of this product are only known by a handful of people. All I can say is thank you to my friend who introduced me to Body Biotics.
Before this virus my son suffered with joint aches and due to that had several sleepless nights. X-rays were taken but nothing diagnosed. It was put down to growing pains. His attitude was to be desired, but I just put that to growing up. However, since taking Body Biotics he has not mentioned any aches or pains. He is also calmer and a delightful human being. Yes to me he is my miracle. I too was sceptical in alternative medicine, but I am now a firm believer.
21 February 2001
I thought I would write to let you know how pleased I am with Body Biotics. Having suffered with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) for some years and tried numerous remedies, most only offering short term relief, I ordered Body Biotics in August last year. Having read the instructions I was initially slightly concerned at the cost implications of taking 6 capsules per day, but I personally have found great relief in taking only 3 capsules per day. Most of the symptoms have disappeared completely and have only slightly worsened since cutting down to 2 capsules per day.
An additional bonus has been an improvement in my general health.
I would recommend that anyone who suffers with IBS should try this product.
Valerie Harding Kent
Soil Based Organisms -- The "missing link" of the 21st Century diet?
This article was written by Simon Galloway BSc (Hons) Pharmacology, MBAMT and has been reproduced with kind permission. Not all views (especially the milk ones! are shared by us).
It's common knowledge that we share our bodies with friendly bacteria that perform a host of beneficial functions to ward off disease. Now, scientists are discovering that once upon a time our soil and food chain was teeming with medicinal superbugs called Soil Based Organisms (SBOs) which prevented many of today's chronic diseases.
Astonishing cures got us hooked
SBOs are the closest thing we have encountered to a one-of-a-kind panacea for some of the 21st century's most common chronic diseases. Scientific studies are showing that their staggering full-spectrum action combats many of the major drug targets like diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high cholesterol, Parkinson's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, oesteoporosis, bladder and kidney disease, anaemia, dysbiosis, celiac disease, IBS, Crohns disease, yeast and candida infections, allergies, prostate disease, PMS, bacterial and viral infections like herpes, hepatitis B and C, nervous disorders, burns, ulcers and wound healing and even the common cold! What's more, they are not only safer and cheaper than many of the indicated commercial drug treatments but are unrivalled by them in effectiveness! To find out why we must get a brief education in gut ecology…
When things go wrong: 21st Century war on gut health
In every healthy person the gut terrain is policed by about three and a half pounds of benefical symbiotic bacteria known as the gut flora which act to produce essential vitamins, hormones and antibiotics to protect against infection, help the digestive system break down carbohydrates, fats and proteins, digest putrefaction and most importantly compete with undesirable microorganisms like yeasts, fungi, bacteria and parasites to keep their numbers under control.
These beneficial bugs are normally continously re-established by the ingestion of soured milk products like cultured yoghurt, whey and cottage cheese. But with the advent of the 21st century western diet, lifestyle, sanitation and even medicine these essential bugs now live a precarious existence. A diet high in refined sugar and alcohol and low in natural soured milk products for instance is poisonous to the gut flora causing them to die off in large numbers. Chemicals too like flouridated and chlorinated water can be devastating to the resident flora. But by far the most common cause of wholesale death of beneficial bacteria is prescription drugs. Non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs can seriously derail gut ecology and worse still antibiotics because they are non-specific against both good and bad microorganisms can render the entire gut sterile.
The health consequences can be devastating and can mean that outnumbered pathogenic disease-causing bugs can proliferate causing havoc in gut health like dysbiosis, leaky gut and malabsorption. Medical experts are now being forced to admit that an injured flora may be the common weakness that allows many chronic diseases to gain a foothold. The early warning signs are varied but include chronic fatigue, allergies and sensitivities, vitamin deficiencies and anaemia, high cholesterol, hormonal imbalances, crippling PMS and menstrual complaints, rapid onset osteoporosis, and most importantly poor resistance to infection leading to more serious illness.
Bringing in foreign allies
It is common knowledge that supplementing an injured flora with probiotics and natural soured milk products can help to rebuild resistance to disease. However, what is often missed is that once the gut flora has become seriously outnumbered by pathogenic microorganisms no amount of repopulation with probiotics is going to help matters. Aggressive measures are required to bring their numbers back into the normal range and fight dysbiosis.
This is where Soil Based Organisms come in.
Soil Based Organisms Eat Candida for breakfast!
SBOs are benefical bacteria that live in soil and until the end of the 19th century when food processing replaced hand-to-mouth ingestion of raw fruit and veg, they formed a regular part of our diet. The action of SBOs in the human body is manifold including producing antibiotics and vitamins, ensuring complete digestion, stimulating gut wall immunity and most importantly here devouring the same pathogenic yeasts, molds, fungi and bacteria that become uninhibited in dysbiosis like the debilitating candida albicans. This is welcome news for all those battling with this temperamental pest which can wreck lives by going undetected for years and causing chronic symptoms of profound fatigue, bizzare "dry drunkeness", memory loss, brainfog, constipation, painful bloating and vitamin deficiencies which do not always respond to fungicidal medicines.
Goodbye Leaky Gut
What's more, with dybsiosis-related constipation so common these days and evacuation so infrequent, our bowels can become toxic waste dumps for rotting fecal matter. This waste is a fertile breeding ground for pathogenic pests and builds layer upon layer until the intestinal wall can barely absorb anything useful and we start to choke on our own toxins and become vitamin deficient. It doesn't end there because a starved intestinal wall can become porous like swiss cheese allowing undigested waste and food to leak into the blood leading to fierce immune reactions, allergy and even mental illness. The good news is that once colonized our friendly SBOs work industriously to "de-scale" the colon and intestines of clinging putrefaction that hampers nutrient absorption and cell surface immunity improving small intestinal absorption up to 60% and allowing the gut wall to repair itself.
What the West left behind
SBOs have until recently always behaved as a dietry safeguard to buffer against insults to the natural gut flora and help it to recover when thrown offkilter. However, since the turn of the last century their presence in the food chain has seriously dwindled. Both modern agricultural methods with their over-reliance on powerful pesticides, fungicides and germicidal chemicals and heat-based food processing are toxic to SBOs and this has created a serious vacuum of these medicinal bugs in the food chain.
For this reason the accompanying changes in diet, lifestyle, sanitation and drug-based medicine have had runaway effects on human health because there has been no bridle to minimize their impact on gut health. The result in the west has been epidemic increases in bowel and digestive system problems like candidiasis, gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohns and colitis which would have normally been mitigated by the presence of SBOs in the food chain. For this reason scientists are being forced to admit that we have lost touch with what has made food medicinal for thousands of years. But that's not all. New evidence is suggesting that by starving the body of SBOs we might have inadvertingly tossed aside nature's most powerful gift in antiviral medicine...
The Amazing Double Life of Soil Based Organisms
The real story starts when scientists began to realize that SBOs lead an amazing double-life and possess an astonishing healing action against chronic diseases to rival some of the strongest drugs on the market. Now the results are in after 12 years of research there can be no ignoring the dramatic remissions of chronic disease we have to report like spontaneous recoveries
from 13 year histories of chronic epilepsy, 20 year arthritis disabilities, spontaneous regression of breast disease and other malignant tumours and 3 day recoveries from lifelong Parkinson's disease, prostate enlargement, glaucoma and hypercholesterolemia! These form just a fraction of the cases now being replicated by clinical trials in Spain and South America to investigate the SBO phenomenon.
What is understood so far is that apart from the remarkable action SBOs exert on gut ecology these clever organisms actuaIly enter into a unique partership with the human immune system which biologists term symbiosis. Put simply once they drop anchor on the gut wall, SBOs secrete specialized antigen proteins which entice the human immune system to multiply its normal output of antibodies and this renders the body "on standby" for anything. The knock-on effects are shocking.
Nature's most powerful Antiviral Medicine
This simple immune "handshake" between bacteria and body firstly produces an unprecendented rise in the heavyweight immunity molecule alpha-inteferon. Alpha-inteferon exists in a mind boggling combination of 20 forms and scientists have long sought to reproduce this elusive polypeptide for use as a drug to treat life-threatening disorders of the immune system like AIDS, HIV, Hepatitis and Multiples Sclerosis. Unfortunately their attempts to date have failed and the single man made form of alpha-inteferon in commercial use has low biological potency, low safety and is prohibitively costly. Amazingly this synthetic drug is just no match for SBOs which boost an astonishing 16 of the 20 sub-species of the interferon series! The resulting explosion in Killer T-cell recruitment is a force to be reckoned with crippling even serious infections and seasonal troublemakers like the flu. Its potency, safety and inexpensiveness means SBOs may one day become the prefered antiviral treatment for serious
That's not all, once established in the gut this "immune hand-shake" strongly stimulates E-lymphocyte cell expression which react by synthesizing copius reserves of antibodies as a frontline defense against infection. With the antibody deck "stacked" in this way if an actual infection takes hold or a pathogen invades the body these dormant reserves instantly become "imprinted" with precise infonnation required to attack the offending invader and the infection is quickly overcome without a shot being fired. This extra contingent of antibodies will remain on standby for as long as SBOs are taken regularly -- greatly relieving the intensity and duration of illness when it strikes. In this way we can triple or quadruple our passive immune resistance...
Whats more SBOs also produce a potent antioxidant enzyme called Super Oxide Dismutase that acts as a super-scavenger to ferret out noxious end-products of metabolism called free-radicals. Free radicals increase in disease states and attack any molecule in the body creating organ or tissue damage and inflammation. Studies at John Hopkins University have shown that SBOs prevent such damage occuring to the heart after infarcts and in many disease states of the kidneys, pancreas and skin.
Finally SBOs are a superfood and easily bypasses serious iron deficiency by supplying its transporter molecule lactoferrin, ensuring that 95% of dietry iron enters the body and is personally delivered to the receptors where it is required. Similarly they supply isotonic nucleic acids like DNA and RNA which the body can readily assimilate for rapid healing of skin bums, ulcers, surgical incisions and infected wounds. And if all that wasn't enough SBOs are an abundant dietary source of over 71 micronutrients including chlorophyll, phytocyanin, fatty acids, amino acids, nucleic acids, vitamins, minerals and key enzymes for the malnourished gut!
Article Written by Simon Galloway BSc (Hons) Pharmacology, MBAMT.
Printed with kind permission.
© Woman Magazine, 2006. Reprinted with kind permission.
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