Monday, March 21, 2011

Head Off Common Ailments with Probiotics

Edward Group listls fourteen health benefits of probiotics.

... How does “Good” Bacteria Help Protect the Body from “Bad” Bacteria?

Resident beneficial bacteria appear to stimulate the production of a particular type of white blood cell, known as a neutrophil, which plays a large role in the human body’s natural ability to fight off foreign pathogens.

Not only do broad spectrum antibiotics kill off the infectious bacteria that causes illness, they also kill the harmless good bacteria as well. This essentially leads the neutrophils to enter a dormant state thereby slowing their response time when faced with a genuine threat. This gives invading bacteria an initial edge when it first enters the body. Read more

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