The safest, most effective therapies for optimal health!
by Ellen Landauer
Probiotics side effects vary, depending on your state of health, self-care program, and which product and dosage you are using.
One simple example of a factor in the results of using beneficial bacteria products is stress (of any kind - physical or emotional).
Pathogens LOVE it when you are stressed because they thrive and multiply quite well under such conditions. Stress raises cortisol, which raises inflammation, brings on pain, inviting fungal infections, viruses and bacteria to multiply and invade body tissues. This makes beneficial bacteria less able to do their job.
Probiotics side effects depend on a variety of factors.
For example, many 'parasite cleanses' contain herbs such as cinnamon, clove, garlic, oregano and peppermint. All these tend to destroy bacteria - trouble is, they don't discriminate between pathogenic and beneficial bacteria. In other words, they destroy lactobacillus, bifidobacteria and other healthy gut bacteria as well.
In such a situation, beneficial probiotics side effects are compromised.
Parasites and candida are extremely tough and persistent. They laugh at psyliium / aloe tablets cleanses, senna pod tea and oregano products, etc. Psyllium is typically mixed with water or juice and drunk immediately before it solidifies into a slippery gel. Do you really think that gel-like psyllium slipping through the intestines will dislodge the bulldog grip of parasitic worms clinging to the inner walls of the gut?
So-called 'parasite cleanses' will be detrimental to you before they have any impact at all on parasites or fungal infections. The irritant effect of herbs like senna and oregano, the mass of cellulose in psyllium and other issues - will have you feeling miserable long before the parasites notice something is amiss. Those things certainly won't kill them. NOTE: Irritant herbs like senna overstimulate and damage gut nerves, which then interferes with peristalsis (wave-like motion of intestines that moves contents down the digestive tract). This can lead to severe constipation.
Eating large amounts of onion and garlic, particularly raw, will diminish beneficial probiotics side effects.
Foods that support beneficial bacteria are raw dairy products from pasture-raised cows, sheep and goats, and raw organic greens. Choosing organic, grass fed meats and eggs also is helpful. Conventional, factory-farmed meats and eggs contain very unhealthy bacteria, stress hormones and chemicals which limit the benefit of probiotics.
NOTE: ALL carbs will promote candida yeast and other fungal infections, so moving toward ketogenic diet is a big help.
Probiotics side effects from a top-quality product CAN initially result in some detox reactions as the beneficial bacteria do battle with pathogens.
This happened to me when I started taking the best brand I ever found - however it was over in a few days and then I felt extra-good. In contrast, the worst product I ever took (Garden of Life) just kept making me feel sicker and sicker.
The above difference in response defines a real detox as opposed to the deleterious effects of a downright BAD product. A bad product may briefly cause you to feel better, but then things take a turn for the worse. (See my review of Garden of Life probiotics).
Probiotics side effects may briefly happen with an excellent product - of which there are very few. But (excluding severe stress of any kind) that will be followed by progressive increase in well-being.
Ellen Landauer is an expert with over 40 years in-depth study and experience of the safe and effective use of nutritional supplements, botanical extracts and detoxification methods.
She is Certified as an Advanced Practitioner of Structural Integration body therapy developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf - also known as Rolfing. This hands-on therapy is the deepest, most comprehensive body alignment therapy.
To learn more about Ellen Landauer, see her detailed bio HERE
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