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Internal Body Cleansing

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METABOLIC ACTIVITIES OF NORMAL FLORA

A. Synthesis of Vitamins:

B vitamins (produce more than they use)

- B12

- Folic Acid

- Biotin

- Riboflavin

- Vitamin K

B. Syntehsis of Short Chain Fatty Acids (Butyrate, Aspartate)

- 50-60% of energy for the gut comes from short-chain fatty acids (SCFA’s).

- Colonic cells deprived of butyrate begin to atrophy in approximately 5 days. This decreases cell integrity and creates leaky gut syndrome

C. Enzyme production

- Normal flora produce lactase which decrease severity of lactose intolerance.

- Persons with lactose intolerance should supplement with probiotics

D. Detoxification and toxin production.

Heavy metals will bind to microflora and come out in the feces.
IMBALANCE OF NORMAL INTESTINAL FLORA

Causes of Major Imbalances of Normal Flora
1. Antibiotics
2. GI tract infection/Diarrhea
3. GI tract surgery
4. Starvation (anorexia)

Causes of Minor Imbalances of Normal Flora
1. Chronic Illness
2. Stressful lifestyle
3. Poor diet

Effects of Antibiotics on Normal Flora

- Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria are fragile, both in probiotics and in the intestine, so even small stresses can cause imbalances

- This fragility causes a very severe drop in lactobacilli after taking antibiotics. Worse in upper GI tract where there are smaller numbers of bacteria.

- Most antibiotics absorbed in upper GI tract, less concentrated in the lower GI tract

- Even a single course of antibiotics will cause major imbalances in GI tract microflora

- (ampicillin, clindamycin, erythromycin, tetracycline, metronidazole) can cause a loss of 90% of microflora.

- If no probiotics given after antibiotic use, after re-growth, the type of flora will be altered. There will be more yeast and more bacteria which are resistant to the antibiotic

- It is best to take probiotics during antibiotic use, because taking probiotic after taking antibiotic will help to replace normal flora but process will take longer


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