Improve a weak immune system with probiotics

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saurkraut(NaturalHealth365) How do you know if you have a weak immune system? Simply put, frequent colds and flu, slow healing wounds or autoimmune conditions like, rheumatoid arthritis indicate compromised immune function. Thankfully, there is a natural way to strengthen immunity by consuming probiotics.

Can probiotics really stop infectious diseases? The short answer is yes! Dr. Colin Hill, at a Society for General Microbiology meeting, said “in all three animal diseases we observed a positive effect in that the animals were significantly protected against infection”. On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Nadia Ernestus will talk about the best probiotic-rich foods to eat and why supplements are NOT a good alternative.

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Does all yogurt have probiotics? (the answer may surprise you)

I don’t want to offend yogurt lovers out there but, most commercially-produced yogurts have been pasteurized (over heated) – which tends to lower (and destroy) the friendly bacteria needed by the digestive system. Not only that, many brands have too much sugar and contain genetically manipulated ingredients. And, as we all know, too much sugar and GMOs only increase the risk of immune-related disorders like, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), allergies and a host of infectious diseases.

As an example, Chobani Greek Yogurt states that its yogurt comes from “cultured pasteurized nonfat milk”. This would indicate that the product has been heavily processed to remove the fat – which, by the way is needed to help digest protein – leaving behind skim milk. Not only that, when you look at the label more carefully – it reveals 15-17g of sugar (depending on the flavor) per 5.3 oz. serving. And, on top of that, when asked about their probiotic content, they say ‘no one has any idea’. (I called them and that’s what they said)

Conversely, most high quality probiotic-rich foods like raw sauerkraut and miso often contain less than 2 grams of sugar and trillions of healthy microorganisms compared to the probiotic-deficient commercial brands of yogurt. Bottom line, not all probiotic foods are created equal and, on the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, we’ll explain why.

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What does the scientific literature say about probiotics?

In 2011, experts at Yale University reviewed the scientific literature and concluded that probiotics can effectively be used to treat many health issues like, preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea and to prevent eczema associated with a milk protein allergy.

In the Journal of Pediatrics, Lactobacillus species have been shown to be a safe and effective form of treatment for children with infectious diarrhea.

Published in the prestigious international journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, probiotics have been shown to treat anxiety and depression related disorders.

In 2012, at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, probiotics were shown to reduce blood levels of LDL cholesterol. There are literally thousands of studies showing the health benefits of consuming probiotics like, lower blood pressure, better skin health and the elimination of chronic fatigue.

This week’s guest: Nadia Ernestus, Certified Holistic Health Coach and fermented food expert

Learn which probiotic foods to eat and why certain supplements are a waste of money – Sun. Oct. 5

Nadia Ernestus is a highly regarded nutritional and lifestyle Certified Holistic Health Coach based in The Hamptons, New York. A graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Nadia is a leader in her community, bringing to life the latest nutrition and wellness philosophies and practices in her popular innovative interactive workshops.

With a graduate degree in Psycholinguistics from the Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, Nadia moved to the United States from Russia in 1981. After being diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, she reversed her diagnosis without pharmaceutical medications within a few months through healthy eating, and has kept her sugar at non-diabetic levels ever since. She is committed to sharing her knowledge about the healthiest foods on the planet plus lifestyle options designed to improve energy, balance and wellbeing.

Why are probiotics such a hot topic? Because improving digestive health is the key to reversing disease symptoms. On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Nadia Ernestus talk about the difference between ‘real’ probiotics (in food) and pill form; why you should be eating probiotics (every day) and a very interesting discussion about a little known probiotic drink from Russia that has great health benefits.

Jonathan LandsmanAbout the author: Jonathan Landsman is the host of, the NaturalNews Talk Hour – a free, weekly health show and the NaturalNews Inner Circle – a monthly subscription to the brightest minds in natural health and healing.

Reaching hundreds of thousands of people, worldwide, as a personal health consultant, writer and radio talk show host – Jonathan has been educating the public on the health benefits of an organic (non-GMO) diet along with high-quality supplementation and healthy lifestyle habits including exercise and meditation.


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  • Joan Winters

    Another show I am looking forward to since probiotics is now a buzz word, yet I like others have no idea where to begin. Every food manufacturer is on to this, so many products claim to have some in their products.

    The problem is if you can’t eat dairy, where else can you look for it. Can’t wait to listen to the show.

    • Organic For Good

      Joan, I use a certified organic probiotic powder. It’s really easy to mix into a glass or water or juice in the morning and since it’s combined with naturally fermented whole foods, it gets right to work in the body. Really good stuff! Check out organicforgood(dot)com. 🙂

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  • Patty Linsley

    I also am looking forward to the show. At this point I have no idea on what to eat. There are very few cultured foods on supermarket shelves. I guess the show will talk about how to make fermented vegetables.

  • Niina

    I never knew the power of fermented foods until I tried them. The difference they made was miraculous. It was the only thing that healed a case of colitis. I am going to be listing to this show.

  • Organic For Good

    Thank you for this article! I am subscribed and will be tuning is as well. I am so excited about a company I recently found called Miessence. I have been using their probiotic superfood for about a month and a half now and am loving the benefits. I have more energy, stronger immune system (I’m a teacher and usually have a back-to-school cold or flu by now), and a significant reduction in my overall stress levels (so much so that I’ve even been able to cut back on certain medications)! InLiven is certified organic, contains all 13 strains of the Lactobacillus family, and 26 naturally fermented whole foods. It comes in powder form and mixes easily into water or juice. I have been so impressed with this company, and have learned so much from them, that I have decided to become a representative. If you want to check out their probiotic , I would love to know what you all think!
    miessence. com/organicforgood/en/product/15101/inliven-probiotic-superfood

  • Julie Logan

    Thanks, for the great information. Each and every show has something important to offer, I look forward to hearing them.