Bacteria in the Colon
There are more than 36 different species of bacteria that reside in the colon. Over 20 species of bacteria grow in the stool of meat-eaters. All of them produce highly toxic waste products.
One you may be familiar with is Salmonella. It is often found in meat and eggs of poultry. Salmonella can produce a seriously debilitating illness which is usually called “food poisoning”.
Another is E. Coli which is actually beneficial in normal small amounts, but unhealthy when allowed to overpopulate in the colon. One of the strains of E. Coli bacteria releases a toxin which is deadly to humans.
Carnivore mammals like lions and cats which eat meat and little else have very short digestive tracts. This helps them eliminate their toxic waste quickly before it can poison them. They also have a stronger concentration of hydrochloric acid in their stomachs than humans. These acids helps kill more bacteria and parasites.
The human digestive tract is almost TWICE as long as that of a lion. We need to keep that toxic waste moving out of us as quickly as possible.
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Probiotic vs Pathogenic Bacteria
There is such a thing as “good bacteria” in our digestive tract. It helps digest fresh food passing through. However, this accumulation of toxic waste allows the “bad bacteria” and fungus organisms to take over.
This disrupts the delicate balance in our bowels between the bacteria and fungus. Those bad bacteria and fungi are called “opportunists”. They will move in wherever the good bacteria die off and leave some room on the lining of the small intestine and colon.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is the most important of the lacto bacteria in the digestive tract. It can survive in both acid and alkaline environments and has the potential to inhibit at least 26 different kinds of harmful pathogenic bacteria.
Acidophilus is found naturally in Balkan-style yogurt and fermented foods such as:
- Cultured buttermilk
- Kefir, tempeh or miso
The various types of “good bacteria” or “probiotics” live in symbiosis with us and provide many beneficial functions which are absolutely essential to our health and well-being – and even our ability to stay alive:
Many probiotic bacteria produce enzymes
These enzymes which enable us to digest various types of food. Some probiotic bacteria make natural antibiotics which help control or destroy the harmful bacteria.
All probiotic bacteria help protect the intestinal mucosa and vaginal mucosa tissues from harmful fungus or yeast infestation – mainly by crowding out the yeast and fungus organisms and preventing them from adhering to the tissue where they could grow and spread.
Some manufacture vitamin K which is necessary for strong bones and the ability of blood to clot. Other probiotics manufacture B vitamins.
In contrast, some prevent toxicity from nitrites added to processed foods while other bacteria aid in the absorption of magnesium. (Magnesium deficiencies is closely linked to asthma and migraines).
These probiotic “good bacteria” are essential in digesting the food we eat.
Some other important probiotics are: Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus casei, and Lactobacillus salivarius.
When the food passing through our small intestine is not properly digested and the nutrients are not well absorbed, we tend to eat even more food in an attempt to get the missing nutrients we need to survive.
This is one of the causes of weight gain as we age and build up more and more mucoid plaque.
These bio-friendly bacteria or probiotics displace those harmful pathogenic micro-organisms (the bad bacteria, parasites, yeast and fungus) that cause constipation and diarrhea (and vaginitis) and do not leave them room to attach themselves and multiply on the inner surface of the colon and small intestine.
Those which cannot attach themselves to the lining would normally end up being excreted from the body in the feces, but when the intestines have a build up of mucus and waste material sticking to that lining, it provides a perfect place for pathogenic bacteria, yeast, fungus and parasites to reside, feed, reproduce and multiply, and produce their poisonous toxins.
A Healthy Digestive System
Within a healthy digestive system, there should be about 80 to 85 percent bio-friendly bacteria (like Acidophilus and Bifidus) and only 15 to 20 percent yeast and fungus.
In a healthy body, there will 3 pounds of probiotic bacteria in the digestive tract, bacteria which help you digest and absorb the nutrients in your food. There will be about 4 pounds of good and bad bacteria in the whole body. There should be more individual probiotic bacteria organisms in our gut than there are cells in the lining of the digestive tract!
But today, with all the processed foods we eat, all the alcoholic beverages we drink, and all the antibiotics fed to the animals we eat, the number of probiotic bacteria that survive to do their job in our GI tract is decreasing.
Taking antibiotic drugs kills the good probiotic bacteria along with the pathogenic bacteria. The chlorine and fluorine in tap water helps kill toxic bacteria in the water supply, but can also kill the probiotic bacteria in your GI tract (use a charcoal filter to remove the chlorine from your drinking water).
Chemical preservatives in processed foods keep harmful bacteria from growing in the products. However, is it possible for good bacteria to be killed when we ingest these chemicals which are supposed to be growing in our digestive tract?
With less of the good probiotic bacteria to protect us, no wonder the pathogenic bacteria, yeast, fungi, and parasites are proliferating and causing so many health problems!