PROBIOTICS SIMPLIFIED: How Nature’s Tiny Warriors Keep Us Healthy
DESCRIPTION: Understanding how our probiotics work and how they help prevent disease is critical to our ability to stay healthy. This book condenses and simplifies the science gathered from over 600 research studies to communicate precisely what probiotics are, how they boost our immunity and the many diseases they help prevent. Probiotics Simplified also describes each major probiotic species and its accumulated research over the past fifty years. Here we will learn how to chose and supplement probiotics, how to consume the right prebiotics and even recipes for making some of the many traditional probiotic foods. Note: if you have already read the author’s work, “Probiotics–Protection Against Infection” – there are some content duplications but with simplified language for laypersons, in addition to new information.
Table of Contents
1. Everywhere a Microbe
The Probiotic Planet
Microorganisms and Disease
Types of Microbes
The Rise of the Superbugs
The Oral Bacteria
Our Anti-Microbial Society
Summary of Common Antibiotics
How Bacteria Become Antibiotic Resistant
Why Probiotics Provide the Solution
Is Pasteurized Food Healthy?
Germ or Field?
The Probiotic Discovery
Friendly Flora Nutrition
2. The Probiotic Immune System
Probiotics Communicate with Immune System
The Thymus Gland
3. Where Do Probiotics Come From?
Housing the Resident Strains
4. Probiotics and Disease
The Progression of Dysbiosis
Rotavirus and Intestinal Bacterial Infections
Gum Disease and Dental Caries (Cavities)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Crohn’s
Allergies and Eczema
Polyps, Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
Ulcers and Stomach Cancer
Kidney Stones and Kidney Disease
Vaginosis and Vaginitis
Premature/Low Weight Births
Viruses: Colds, Influenza and Herpes
Diabetes (Glucose Control)
Summary of Probiotic Mechanisms
5. Meet Your Probiotics
Species and Strains
Other Notable Probiotics
6. Supplementing Probiotics
Supplement Manufacturing Considerations
Probiotic Supplement Options
Adhesion and Permanence
Supplementing Probiotics Correctly: Q&A
7. The Probiotic Life
The Probiotic Friendly Diet: Prebiotics
Threats to our Probiotics
Effects of Stress and Sleep upon our Probiotics
The Biotic Body
References and Bibliography
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Case Adams is a California Naturopath and a Board Certified Alternative Medicine Practitioner with a PhD in Natural Health Sciences. He has authored 26 books on natural healing strategies. “My journey into writing about alternative medicine began about 9:30 one evening after I finished with a patient at the clinic I practiced at over a decade ago. I had just spent the last two hours explaining how diet, sleep and other lifestyle choices create health problems and how changes in these, along with certain herbal medicines and other natural strategies can radically yet safely turn our health around. As I drove home that night, I realized this knowledge should be available to more people. So I began writing about health with a mission to reach those who desperately need this information. The strategies in my books and articles are backed by scientific evidence along with wisdom handed down through traditional medicines for thousands of years.”