Do you ever think about what goes into your body each day?
|Do you ever think about what goes into your body each day?||Darrell Miller||10/26/05|
October 26, 2005 12:04 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Do you ever think about what goes into your body each day?
Do you ever think about what goes into your body each day? You should. One of the keys to feeling good and being healthy is eating nutritious food and making sure our gastrointestinal (GI) tract has the tools it needs to optimally digest and absorb nutrients. The GI tract includes the stomach and intestines, which work to digest food and eliminate waste.
A variety of “good” intestinal bacteria help to keep the digestive system running. These “good” bacteria are called probiotic bacteria, or probiotics. Probiotics help digest food, process waste, and keep the “bad” bacteria- which have the potential to cause disease and illness- in check.
This issue of Ask the Doctor will look at the probiotic bacteria that play an important role in maintaining our health and wellness: why we need them, what they can do for us, and how to make sure we are getting enough. Also, we will talk about an exciting process that truly delivers probiotic bacteria taken in nutritional supplements. Encapsulated in a pear-like sphere, they survive transport to the intestines, set up house, and exert their beneficial effects. As we will see, probiotic supplementation can help prevent and treat many different illnesses, unless the beneficial bacteria reach the intestines alive and active, the supplement is worthless.