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A Review on Kombucha Tea—Microbiology, Composition, Fermentation, Beneficial Effects, Toxicity, and Tea Fungus - Jayabalan - 2014 - Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety. Kombucha tea is a slightly sweet, slightly acidic refreshing beverage consumed worldwide.

A Review on Kombucha Tea—Microbiology, Composition, Fermentation, Beneficial Effects, Toxicity, and Tea Fungus - Jayabalan - 2014 - Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

It is obtained from infusion of tea leaves by the fermentation of a symbiotic association of bacteria and yeasts forming “tea fungus” (Chen and Liu 2000). A floating cellulosic pellicle layer and the sour liquid broth are the 2 portions of kombucha tea (Figure 1). It tastes like sparkling apple cider and can be produced in the home by fermentation using mail order or locally available tea fungus. Though green tea can be used for kombucha preparation, black tea and white sugar are considered the finest substrates. Bifidobacterium Infantis. Bifidobacterium Infantis Consumers today have become increasingly aware of the number of natural, dietary supplements available on the market that contain “good” bacteria known as probiotics.

Bifidobacterium Infantis

These products are becoming more desirable as consumers learn of the health benefits associated with these types of supplements. Recent reports indicate that probiotic supplements containing Bifidobacterium infantis may help reduce the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in women (IBS).(1) Bifidobacterium infantis is a probiotic bacterium that inhabits the intestines of both infants and adults.

This type of bacteria is considered beneficial because of the acids it produces. The digestive process begins when an individual chews food, thereby breaking it down into smaller food particles that are more susceptible to digestive enzymes. References: 1. What To Do If You Need To Take Antibiotics. The Evolution of Probiotics. Probiotics, the beneficial bacteria that make our GI tract home, are a huge topic in the health world today.

The Evolution of Probiotics

Discovered in the early 1900’s, and first marketed in the 1960’s, probiotics are one of the top supplements sold in the US – exceeding $700bil in sales last year alone! Seeing as I work directly with gut-related dysfunction (almost all dysfunction is gut-related), this topic is of special interest to myself and my clients. I’ve recently come across some research regarding probiotics, and a specific probiotic product, that will be changing the way that I work with, and recommend the gut microbiome. Too much for a simple Facebook post or newsletter blurb, I decided to put it all down into an article. I feel very strongly about the information contained here, and feel it can potentially benefit anyone who takes the time to read it! Here’s to your health! » Ginger-Lemon Jasmine Kombucha. I have mentioned kombucha in a number of posts as a great way to consume probiotics.

» Ginger-Lemon Jasmine Kombucha

Kombucha is sweet tea that is fermented by a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast and can contain up to 40 different probiotic organisms. Exactly which yeast and bacteria varies by the culture, but the yeast fraction almost always includes the beneficial Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The bacteria are predominantly Acetobacter (most commonly Gluconacetobacter xylinus), an important probiotic.

The Neuroscience of the Gut. People may advise you to listen to your gut instincts: now research suggests that your gut may have more impact on your thoughts than you ever realized.

The Neuroscience of the Gut

Scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the Genome Institute of Singapore led by Sven Pettersson recently reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that normal gut flora, the bacteria that inhabit our intestines, have a significant impact on brain development and subsequent adult behavior. HSO's Part 1 - HSO's Not as Safe as They Are Believed to Be! - Fix Your Gut. One of the largest pieces of misinformation exchanged in the natural health blogosphere is the notion that HSO organisms are 100% safe.

HSO's Part 1 - HSO's Not as Safe as They Are Believed to Be! - Fix Your Gut

HSO stands for hemostatic soil organism. HSOs are a form of probiotics that can be obtained when one has eaten soil, food fermented with HSO’s, or soil-covered vegetables and fruits. It has been theorized that these HSOs have always lived in human intestines because ancient humanity did not properly wash and sanitize their fruits and vegetables. Ancient man ate dirt! There may be some truth to HSO native flora, some people have been discovered to have Bacillus subtilis as normal gut flora. Urinary Tract Infection - UTI, Bacteria, Urethra. A “urinary tract infection” or “UTI” is a common infection that occurs along the urinary tract, which includes the bladder, kidneys, ureters, and urethra; they are usually caused by bacteria (A.D.A.M. 2011; Hooton 2012; Schollum 2012; Mayo Clinic 2012a; MedlinePlus 2011a).

Urinary Tract Infection - UTI, Bacteria, Urethra

Infections of the lower urinary tract (ie, bladder and urethra) commonly cause urinary urgency, pain during urination, or cloudy, pink, or red-colored urine (Hooton 2012; Mayo Clinic 2012b). Products for Life. 81g Powder45, 90, 180 and 216ct Caplets Primal Defense is the only probiotic formula that contains a unique whole food blend with Homeostatic® Soil Organisms (HSOs).

Products for Life

The HSOs in Primal Defense are important probiotics you would get in abundance if your food came from soil untouched by pesticides, herbicides and other widely used chemicals. To replenish the valuable probiotics our pasteurized, irradiated and disinfected food no longer provides, Primal Defense includes 12 species of hardy beneficial microorganisms in the form of the HSO Probiotic Blend. Let the unique HSOs in Primal Defense take you to a new level of total health.

A Probiotic Primer - Whole Health Insider.