EM Hado bron, een bijzonder nieuw EM product in EMwinkel.nl!

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EMwinkel.nl heeft een bijzonder nieuw product in de verkoop, de EM Hado bron, waar we enige tijd geleden een bericht over hadden gepost. De EMwinkel zegt ook bezig te zijn met heel interessante testen waarmee het resonantie veld versterkt en specifiek geharmoniseerd kan worden…

EM HADO BRON, VOOR EEN EM RESONANTIEVELD VAN MAX. 500M2 
Professor Higa zegt dat je met de EM Hado bron een herstellend EM resonantieveld kunt maken van max. 500 m2. Door de EM Hado bron te bevestigen aan een touw en met het touw een gebied te omtrekken, creeër je het resonantie veld binnen de omtrek van het touw, wat de EM barrière is. Het EM resonantieveld is gevestigd binnen de EM barrière.

Bij het plaatsen van de EM Hado bron en het neerzetten/spannen van de EM barrière, kan er stilte en rust ervaren worden binnen het veld. Die rust en stilte strekt zich uit maar voel je ook in je zenuwen.

Prof. Higa zegt dat de Hado bron met het herstellende EM resonantie veld/ EM barrière de volgende effecten heeft, o.a:

  • stabiele groei van planten/groenten
  • overvloedige vrucht ontwikkeling
  • verhoging/verbetering van je oogst
  • er is geen gebruik van pesticiden nodig,
  • de schade door wilde dieren (vogels, runderen) daalt
  • de kwaliteit van de lucht verbetert. Fijnstof gehalte blijft laag. Het is alsof je pure en schone lucht inademt.
  • de schade door tornado’s, stormen, aardbevingen, bliksem blijft geheel weg of is minimaal binnen de barrière
  • de regen die binnen zo’n barrière valt heeft een anti-oxiderende werking; door deze regen verdwijnt roest van voertuigen, apparaten en gebouwen; auto’s die voorheen vies waren, worden schoon gewassen
  • de niet-ioniserende werking van de barrière zet schadelijke energieën in (onschadelijke) nuttige energieën om. Zo wordt het schadelijke effect van UV licht aanzienlijk verminderd.

Gebruikte materialen en ingrediënten
Onze EM Hado bronnen zijn handgemaakt met gerecyclede EM-X Gold flessen (500ml). In de flessen zit o.a. EM-A gefermenteerd en geactiveerd met keltisch zeezout, houtskool, EM-X Super Cera C keramiekpoeder, EM-X Gold, met aan de buitenkant twee 3 Volt knopbatterijen (deze zijn met waterdichte acrylkit vastgemaakt aan de bodem).

Het ontstaan van de EM Hado bron en EM barrières
Prof. Higa is 15 jaar geleden begonnen te experimenteren met EM barrières in zijn eigen tuin “blue sky palace for plants”. Op foto’s (hieronder) van het EM journaal zie je dat hij allemaal plastic flessen met EM-Actief, afgewisseld met flessen water om de groentebedden van zijn tuin heeft liggen. Ook zie je flessen met EM, de zogenaamde “Hado sources” vastgemaakt aan palen met draden die door en om de tuin heen lopen. Beide zijn vormen van een EM barrière. Net als met EM-X Keramiek werken deze EM barrières d.m.v. resonantie. De omgeving resoneert mee en de herstellende/regenererende kracht van EM doet zo zijn werk. In zijn jaren van experimenteren kwam hij erachter dat EM Super Cera C poeder het resonantie effect versterkt en dat het activeren van EM met zeewater of water met een hoog zoutgehalte het optimale gewenste effect bewerkstelligt.

Prof. Higa’s tuin:
De flessen met EM, die de basis van de EM barrière vormen, noemt hij ‘Hado sources’, Hado bronnen. Hado is een Japanse begrip. Letterlijk vertaald betekent Hado “vibratie”. Maar dit raakt slechts de oppervlakte van de betekenis. Masuro Emoto zegt: “Hado is de wezenlijke vibratie die zich aan de basis van alle materie bevindt. Het is de kleinste eenheid van energie”. De Hado bronnen met EM zorgen dus voor een herstellende Hado in de omgeving waar het wordt toegepast.

Hoe te gebruiken?
Het volgende is een richtlijn zoals prof. Higa het gebruik adviseert:

  • De EM Hado bron(nen) bind je op een hoogte van 100-150cm vast met sterk touw (2-5mm in diameter), wat 10-20 jaar mee kan gaan.
  • Op de hoeken van het gebied dat je wilt herstellen/beïnvloeden met de EM Hado bron plaats je stokken/palen om de touwen aan vast te binden en het gebied ‘in te sluiten’ (zie ook de afbeelding onderaan het artikel). Je ziet daar ook dochter touwen die je met het moeder touw verbindt. Laat deze langs de toppen van de planten lopen of in het centrum van de rijen planten. Van de ene kant naar de andere kant.
  • Bij een gebied van 500m2 is 1 EM Hado bron voldoende.
  • Bij een gebied van 1000m2, gebruik je 2 EM Hado bronnen die diagonaal tegenover elkaar staan.
  • Als het gebied nog groter is, dan gebruik je ze bij alle 4 die hoeken.
  • Hoe meer EM Hado bronnen, des te groter het effect.

(fruit)bomen
Bij fruitbomen bevestig je een Hado bron op elke boom op een hoogte van 1 tot 1,5 meter, vervolgens verbind je ze met een minitouw (dochtertouw)

vermindering overlast van dieren
Om ervoor te zorgen dat vogels geen schade aanrichten kruis je de omheiningtouwen op het hoogste punt, met 1,5 tot 3 meter intervallen.

Voor bescherming tegen wilde dieren plaats je de Hado bronnen op intervallen van 50 tot 100m.

versterkend effect
Als er een elektriciteitsbron in de buurt is zal dit geen probleem geven, integendeel, het is juist effectiever als de latente spanning opgewekt kan worden door het te verbinden met de EM Hado bron.

Zodra EM ook rijkelijk wordt toegepast in andere vormen (bokashi, kleiballen, EM-A) vergroot het de werking van de EM barrière. Dit komt door het resonantie effect.

Door EM Bokashi Kleiballen met houtskool/steenkool (20-30%) en EM Super Cera C poeder (1%) 30 tot 50 cm diep, elke 1 tot 2 meter in te graven wordt de grond elk jaar vruchtbaarder en wordt de werking van de barrière versterkt.

Een afbeelding met de uitleg van de EM Hado barriere:

EM Hado barrière op een appelgaarde, tegen de apen. Het resultaat was dat de apen geen appels hadden geplukt!

 

De EM Hado bron is hier te bestellen: https://www.emwinkel.nl/product/em-hado-bron-voor-een-em-resonantieveld-van-max-500m2/

Bronnen:

  • #108: Multi-purpose Utilization of Activated EM with Seawater and Salt, https://emrojapan.com/living/105
  • http://www.ecopure.info/rensai/teruohiga/yumeniikiru120.html
  • http://www.ecopure.info/rensai/teruohiga/yumeniikiru118.html
  • #97: Rectifying Effects of EM, https://emrojapan.com/living/20
  • #109: Changes in the Natural Environment by EM Barrier Domes in Okinawa, https://emrojapan.com/living/106
  • EM journal (english) https://www.emev.de/files/bilder/EMJournal_51_english_DS.pdf
  • http://www.ecopure.info/rensai/teruohiga/yumeniikiru100.html

TedTalk: the surprisingly charming science of our gut

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Een interessante TedTalk over onze darmen.

Ever wonder how we poop? Learn about the gut — the system where digestion (and a whole lot more) happens — as doctor and author Giulia Enders takes us inside the complex, fascinating science behind it, including its connection to mental health. It turns out, looking closer at something we might shy away from can leave us feeling more fearless and appreciative of ourselves.

Bron: https://www.ted.com/talks/giulia_enders_the_surprisingly_charming_science_of_our_gut?utm_campaign=tedspread–b&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

Gezonde darmbacteriën beschermen tegen vrijwel elke ziekte -nieuwe studie

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Gezonde darmflora beschermen tegen bijna elke leeftijd gerelateerde ziekte. Als de balans tussen gezonde/ongezonde darmbacteriën zoek is, dan is dit een oorzaak voor chronische ontsteking. Dit betekent dan het startsein voor -ernstige- aandoeningen. Verandering in het voedingspatroon, pre- en probiotica, kunnen de ziekten voorkomen, blijkt uit Nederlands onderzoek.

Nederlandse onderzoekers transplanteerden de micro-organismen van oude muizen in jonge muizen, en de jonge muizen kregen hierop leeftijd gerelateerde chronische ontsteking.

Hoe darmbacteriën werken bij muizen lijkt op de manier waarop ze functioneren bij mensen. Alzheimer’s, beroertes en cardiovasculaire aandoeningen: veranderingen in het voedingspatroon kunnen deze ziekten voorkomen. Net als bijna alle andere leeftijd gerelateerde ziekten. Uit onderzoeken van de afgelopen jaren blijkt dat de darmen zo’n beetje het hart van alles zijn. Daarom wordt het ook ons tweede brein genoemd.

Het onderzoek werd uitgevoerd door University Medical Center Groningen.

Highlights uit de studie:

Als de samenstelling van de darmbacteriën uit balans is, kan er chronische ontsteking ontstaan. Dit gebeurde bij jonge muizen die het darm-microbioom van oude muizen getransplanteerd kregen. Leeftijd gerelateerde ontsteking wordt ook wel ‘inflammaging’ genoemd. Dit type ontsteking staat in verband met ernstige condities zoals dementie, beroerte en cardiovasculaire ziekten.

Probiotica en darmvriendelijke voeding beschermen tegen “inflammaging” en leeftijd gerelateerde ziekten.

Het is bekend dat oudere mensen een ander bacterieprofiel hebben dan jongere mensen. Het is het startsein voor ziekten.

Leeftijd gerelateerde ontsteking staat in verband met veranderingen die het immuunsysteem ondergaat naarmate men ouder wordt.

Het is niet duidelijk of het de leeftijd is die ontsteking veroorzaakt, of dat ontsteking veroudering veroorzaakt, maar de twee gaan hand in hand.

Voor het onderzoek werden monsters genomen van oudere muizen, van wie de samenstelling van het darm microbioom net als bij mensen verandert tijdens het ouder worden. Na de procedure ontwikkelde zich chronische ontsteking bij de muizen; dit zou normaal gesproken pas later in hun leven gebeuren. Het kwam alleen voor bij de muizen die een ander darm microbioom gekregen hadden.

Ook de oudere muizen kregen een transplantatie van darmbacteriën: namelijk het darm microbioom van de jonge muizen. Met een resultaat dat positief voor de oudere muizen was.

Het onderzoek suggereert dat veroudering tot een disbalans in de darmflora leidt, zodat er meer ‘slechte’ dan goede bacteriën in de darmen aanwezig zijn.

De overhand van de slechte bacteriën maken de darmwand meer doorlaatbaar (lekkende darm), zodat toxines de bloedbaan kunnen besmetten en aandoeningen kunnen veroorzaken zoals inflammatoire darmziekten, obesitas, angst, autisme, diabetes en zelfs kanker.

Er zou een causaal verband zijn tussen ‘oude’ darmbacteriën en inflammaging bij de muizen. Hetzelfde is (nog) niet bewezen bij mensen, maar de onderzoekers merken op dat een correlatie al geobserveerd is.

BRON: http://goedgezond.info/2017/11/03/gezonde-darmbacterien-beschermen-tegen-vrijwel-elke-ziekte-nieuwe-studie/

EM- Vereniging: EM-Actief (zoals Microferm) wordt gebruikt als (super)probiotica

EM Magazine 18 is er!

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EM magazine 18 is van de persen gerold!

Het groeiend aantal abonnees hebben het magazine begin deze week ontvangen.
Er was wat vertraging door een computercrash bij onze grafische vormgeefster Claudia.

Het nieuw nummer is 68 blz dik en staat terug
boordevol inspirerende prachtige artikels.

Voor wie nog geen abonnee is:
Een abonnement bedraagt 20 euro (25 euro buiten de Benelux)
en is tevens steunend. Geldig voor een volledig jaar vanaf inschrijvingsdatum.
Gelieve bij overschrijving naam en adres van de abonnee te vermelden!

VDK BANK IBAN: BE71 8916 9402 1569 BIC: VDSPBE91

​​​​​​​Alvast bedankt voor jullie steun door abonnee te zijn (of te worden).

Bron: nieuwsbrief EM Vereniging Belgie, 4 oktober 2017

Gut bacteria found to trigger gene that protects against type 1 diabetes

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Researchers have discovered that a powerful guardian gene known to protect against a variety of autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes, is triggered by the bacteria in our gut. This finding offers a clue to the complex interaction between our genes, immune system and gut microbiota.

Scientists at the Harvard Medical School set out to investigate what factors influence the activity of a powerful gene complex known as the human leukocyte antigen (HLA). It has been known for some time that specific variants of HLA genes in humans and major histocompatibility complexes (MHC) in mice can protect against diseases such as type 1 diabetes, but how that influence is exerted has been a mystery.

The team focused on gut bacteria as being a potential catalyst for modulating the genes’ activity. In a series of experiments, non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice engineered to carry a guardian gene were treated with gut bacteria killing antibiotics at various times in their development.

The mice treated with antibiotics during the first six weeks of life were found to subsequently develop symptoms of early stage type 1 diabetes despite holding the protective guardian gene. On the other hand, when treated with antibiotics at between six and 10 weeks of age, the mice still displayed signs of genetic diabetic resistance.

These results imply that early-life formation of gut microbiota has a significant effect on gene modulation influencing immune system behavior. The experiment also delivered antibiotics to mother mice in the 10 days before giving birth and discovered this also disrupted their offspring’s genetic protections. This particularly highlights the influence of a mother’s microbiota on her offspring.

Exactly how the bacteria in the gut affects gene activity is still unknown, but the researchers suggest that this offers clear evidence of how disrupting the early development of an individual’s gut microbiome can usurp any genetic predisposition and alter proper immune function.

“Our findings need to be borne out in further experiments,” says co-lead of the study Diane Mathis. “However, our results powerfully illustrate the notion that early antibiotic exposure can modulate disease risk and that avoiding or at least minimizing antibiotic treatment in infants and pregnant women during critical periods of development may be a good idea.”

The last experiment the team conducted involved fecal transplants from mice with the guardian gene to mice without that genetic protection. The mice receiving the fecal transplant displayed a reduction in pancreatic cell inflammation, the general marker signaling the onset of type 1 diabetes. This solidifies the role gut bacteria plays in regulating our immune system and suggests future treatments for autoimmune diseases could be targeted at the gut microbiome.

The new research was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Source: Harvard Medical School

Onze bron: http://newatlas.com/guardian-gene-gut-bacteria-diabetes/51190/

Your Gut Can Help Fight Depression and High Blood Pressure

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By Dr. Mercola

Trillions of bacteria live in your gut, influencing your body’s homeostasis daily. Far from being restricted to the confines of your intestinal tract, your gut microbiota is intricately tied to other body systems via a number of complex pathways, including the gut-brain axis and a recently revealed gut-brain-bone marrow axis, the latter of which may influence your blood pressure, mood and more.

It’s becoming increasingly clear that your brain, your immune system and your gut microbes are intricately linked, so it’s not a stretch to add bone marrow to the list of connections. Immune cells stem from bone marrow, and bone marrow inflammation, which may result from high blood pressure, is known to be caused by a signal from the brain. In a study published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology, researchers further revealed that immune cells in bone marrow play an important role in signaling between the brain and gut.1,2

Gut-Brain-Bone Marrow Connection Revealed

In an animal study, researchers replaced natural bone marrow in mice with bone marrow cells from genetically engineered (GE) mice. The marrow had been modified to be deficient in adrenergic receptor beta, making it less responsive to messages from the brain.

“In this way,” researchers wrote in The Conversation, “we could investigate how the host brain-immune communication will modify gut microbiota. Indeed, by studying this new mouse model, we determined that our nervous system — directed by our brain — can modify the composition of gut microbiota by communicating directly with the bone marrow immune cells. The brain, therefore, can change our gut microbiota indirectly by talking to the bone.”3

In short, when bone marrow was less able to communicate with the brain, a “muted inflammatory response” was observed in the gut, which in turn led to a more diverse (i.e., healthier) microbiome. The study shed light on one of the complex ways your gut health may be implicated in that of your heart and brain, with researchers noting:4

“In the context of cardiovascular disease, this muted inflammatory response appears to be beneficial, as it leads to beneficial lowering of blood pressure in our experimental mice.

Most interestingly, a link between gut microbiota and our mental health has recently become clearer. In particular, some have suggested that gut microbiota influence the stress and anxiety pathways in the brain in a way that can alter mood and behavior both positively and negatively, giving a whole new meaning to the term ‘gut feeling.'”

Imbalanced Gut Microbes Play a Role in High Blood Pressure

Imbalanced gut microbes, known as gut dysbiosis, have been previously linked to heart disease and high blood pressure, but a recent animal study shed further light on the unique connection.5 Researchers gave rats antibiotics for 10 days to wipe out their natural microbiota, then transplanted hypertensive microbiota into rats with normal blood pressure. Rats with high blood pressure, in turn, were transplanted with normal microbiota.6

The results were surprising in that the rats treated with hypertensive microbiota developed high blood pressure, while the transplantation of normal microbiota led to only a slight reduction in blood pressure among the hypertensive rats. “We conclude that gut dysbiosis can directly affect SBP [systolic blood pressure],” the researchers wrote, adding that manipulating gut microbiota, such as via the use of probiotics or eating fermented foods, may be an “innovative treatment for hypertension.”7

However, it’s not the first time such a link has been revealed. A systematic review and meta-analysis of nine randomized, controlled studies found significant benefits among people with high blood pressure who consumed probiotics in products like yogurt and milk.8 On average, compared to a placebo, the probiotic consumption lowered systolic blood pressure (the top number) by 3.56 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) by 2.38 mm Hg.

It appeared that at least 100 billion colony-forming units of probiotics a day were necessary to trigger such improvements, and the benefit was only seen in those who consumed probiotics for eight weeks or more. In 2015, meanwhile, certain gut microbes, namely firmicutes and bacteroidetes, were associated with increased blood pressure in rats.

“Products of the fermentation of nutrients by gut microbiota can influence blood pressure by regulating expenditure of energy, intestinal metabolism of catecholamines, and gastrointestinal and renal ion transport, and thus, salt sensitivity,” according to research published in the journal Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension.9

Probiotics Found to Benefit Gut Diseases, Mental Health

The addition of beneficial microbes has been found to benefit people struggling with serious gut diseases, including necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), which often occurs in premature infants and can be fatal. An Australian study revealed that probiotic supplementation significantly reduced NEC risk and mortality in preterm neonates, lowering the incidence of NEC in premature babies by at least 30 percent.10

Probiotics have also been found to benefit irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), of which disturbances in the gut microbiota are often seen.11Compared to placebo, probiotic therapy was found to reduce pain and symptom severity among people with IBS,12 and probiotics are also known to prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea in children.13

On the mental front, a small study involving adults diagnosed with IBS and depression found the probiotic Bifidobacterium longum provided depression relief. At six weeks, 64 percent of the treatment group had reduced depression scores compared to 32 percent of the control group that received a placebo.14

Those receiving the probiotic also reported fewer symptoms of IBS and improved overall quality of life. At the end of 10 weeks, approximately twice as many in the treatment group were still reporting lower levels of depression.

Interestingly, functional MRI scans revealed a link between reductions in depression score and actual changes in brain activity, specifically in areas involved in mood regulation, such as the amygdala. As noted by Dr. Roger McIntyre, professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at the University of Toronto, who was not involved in the study:15

“We know that one part of the brain, the amygdala, tends to be red-hot in people with depression, and it seemed to cool down with this intervention. It provides more scientific believability that something in the brain, at a very biological level, seems to be affected by this probiotic.”

Are Personalized Probiotics the Answer?

As for which strains of probiotic are best, the answer may be harder to come by. Emma Allen-Vercoe, a microbiologist at the University of Guelph in Ontario, told Scientific American, “Bacterial strains are so genetically different from one another, and everybody has a different gut microbiota … There will probably never be a one-size-fits-all probiotic.”16

Studies suggest, for instance, that some people may benefit more from probiotics than others if they’re “low” in a certain variety that is then added to their diet. As Scientific American reported:17

“In other words, their gut ecosystems had a vacancy that the probiotic filled. That is exactly the kind of insight that clinicians need to create and recommend more effective probiotics. If a doctor knows that an individual with severe diarrhea has an undersized population of a particular beneficial microbe, for example, then prescribing the missing strain should increase the chance of a successful treatment.”

Other research has looked into the benefits of certain strains of bacteria, such as Bifidobacteria, which tend to be abundant in babies’ intestines but typically make up less than 10 percent of the gut microbiome bacteria in adults.18 Low levels of Bifidobacteria, in turn, are linked to chronic diseases like celiac disease, diabetes, allergic asthma and even obesity, while supplementing with them has been found to benefit IBS, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, psoriasis, depression and more.19

Another type of bacteria, lactobacillus, has been shown to reduce anxiety in animal studies,20 while taking a probiotic with eight different bacterial strains reduced aggressive and ruminative thoughts in a study of adult volunteers.21,22

The Lectin Connection and How Leaky Gut Can Destroy Your Health

It’s important to be aware that gut dysbiosis, also known as leaky gut, is not only a major gut disrupter linked to digestive disorders, but may also contribute to other chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s and possibly cancer. If your gut is leaky, your blood-brain barrier is also leaky, which means toxins can go right into your brain, affecting your cognitive and mental health.

Further, leaky gut can be triggered by a number of factors, including imbalanced gut microbiota that result from dietary factors, such as the consumption of sugar as well as lectins. This latter component is very important. Lectins are plant proteins, sometimes called sticky proteins or glycan-binding proteins, because they seek out and bind to certain sugar molecules on the surface of cells. There are many types of lectins, and the main difference between them is the type of sugar each prefers and binds to.

Some — including wheat germ agglutinin (WGA), found in wheat and other grass-family seeds — bind to specific receptor sites on your intestinal mucosal cells and interfere with the absorption of nutrients across your intestinal wall.

As such, they act as “antinutrients,” and can have a detrimental effect on your gut microbiome by shifting the balance of your bacterial flora — a common precursor to leaky gut. Dr. Steven Gundry, author of “The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in ‘Healthy’ Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain,” makes a strong case for a lectin-free diet, stating:

“Our microbiome is, I think, our early warning system, because about 99 percent of all the genes that make up [the human body] are actually nonhuman, they’re bacterial, viral and fungal … [from which] we’ve uploaded most of the information about interacting with our environment … because the microbiome is capable of almost instantaneous changing and information processing that we actually don’t have the ability to do.

We’re beginning to realize … that the microbiome is not only how we interact with plant materials … like lectins, but probably more importantly, our microbiome teaches our immune system whether a particular plant compound is a friend or foe [based on] how long we’ve known that plant compound. There are lectins in everything.

But the longer we’ve interacted with lectins and the longer our microbiome has interacted with them, the more our microbiome kind of tells our immune system, ‘Hey, guys, it’s cool. We’ve known these guys for 40 million years. Chill out. They’re a pain, but we can handle them.’

From an evolutionary perspective, if you look at modern foods — say the grains and the beans, which we started interacting with 10,000 years ago, which is a blink of time — our microbiome [regards them as] foreign substances … [T]here’s no lectin speed dating in evolution.”

Lectins are strongly associated with autoimmune disorders of all kinds, primarily by triggering leaky gut. They’re found in many of our most cherished foods, such as:

Potatoes Eggplants Tomatoes Peppers Goji berries Lima beans
Cashews Peanuts Sunflower seeds Chia seeds Pumpkin seeds Kidney beans
Squash Corn Quinoa Soybeans Wheat Lentils

In addition, according to Gundry, glyphosate, which is not only sprayed on GE crops via Roundup but also is used to desiccate wheat in the U.S., is also highly problematic, decimating your microbiome and increasing leaky gut. It’s yet another reason to eat organic as much as possible.

To learn more, I highly recommend picking up a copy of “The Plant Paradox,” especially if you’ve already cleaned up your diet and still struggle with excess weight and/or health problems. Certainly, anyone with an autoimmune disorder would also be wise to take a closer look at lectins.

How to Support a Healthy Microbiota

Supporting your microbiome isn’t very complicated, but you do need to take proactive steps to encourage its health while avoiding factors known to cause harm. In addition to the lectin information above, consider the following recommendations to optimize your microbiome:

Do Avoid
Eat plenty of fermented foods. Healthy choices include lassi, fermented grass fed kefir, natto (fermented soy) and fermented vegetables. Antibiotics, unless absolutely necessary, and when you do, make sure to reseed your gut with fermented foods and/or a high-quality probiotic supplement.
Take a probiotic supplement. Although I’m not a major proponent of taking many supplements (as I believe the majority of your nutrients need to come from food), probiotics are an exception if you don’t eat fermented foods on a regular basis Conventionally-raised meats and other animal products, as CAFO animals are routinely fed low-dose antibiotics plus GE grains loaded with glyphosate, which is widely known to kill many bacteria.
Boost your soluble and insoluble fiber intake, focusing on vegetables, nuts and seeds, including sprouted seeds. Chlorinated and/or fluoridated water. Especially in your bathing such as showers, which are worse than drinking it.
Get your hands dirty in the garden. Exposure to bacteria and viruses can help to strengthen your immune system and provide long-lasting immunity against disease.

Getting your hands dirty in the garden can help reacquaint your immune system with beneficial microorganisms on the plants and in the soil.

Processed foods. Excessive sugars, along with otherwise “dead” nutrients, feed pathogenic bacteria.

Food emulsifiers such as polysorbate 80, lecithin, carrageenan, polyglycerols and xanthan gum also appear to have an adverse effect on your gut flora.

Unless 100 percent organic, they may also contain GMOs that tend to be heavily contaminated with pesticides such as glyphosate. Artificial sweeteners have also been found to alter gut bacteria in adverse ways.23

Open your windows. For the vast majority of human history, the outside was always part of the inside, and at no moment during our day were we ever really separated from nature.

Today, we spend 90 percent of our lives indoors. And, although keeping the outside out does have its advantages it has also changed the microbiome of your home.

Research shows that opening a window and increasing natural airflow can improve the diversity and health of the microbes in your home, which in turn benefit you.24

Agricultural chemicals, glyphosate (Roundup) in particular is a known antibiotic and will actively kill many of your beneficial gut microbes if you eat foods contaminated with it.
Wash your dishes by hand instead of in the dishwasher. Research has shown that washing your dishes by hand leaves more bacteria on the dishes than dishwashers do, and eating off these less-than-sterile dishes may actually decrease your risk of allergies by stimulating your immune system. Antibacterial soap, as it too kills off both good and bad bacteria and contributes to the development of antibiotic resistance.

Bron:  http://wakingtimesmedia.com/gut-can-help-fight-depression-high-blood-pressure/

Probiotic cure for peanut allergies shows long-term success

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Sometimes the slow, measured pace of medical research is frustrating. On average it takes about 12 years for a new drug to move from discovery to general practice, but each step towards approval is important as it validates whether or not these new medicines actually work and are safe. A new four-year follow-up study on the efficacy of a probiotic-based peanut allergy cure has revealed the majority of the original participants are still displaying tolerance to peanuts, paving the way for the final phase of trials to bring the treatment to the public.

In 2013, a team at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia, completed a study involving over 60 children suffering from peanut allergies. Over 18 months the children either received a placebo or a combination of the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus with a peanut protein. At the end of the study 82 percent of the children receiving the probiotic treatment could safely eat peanuts.

“It appears that we have been able to modify the allergic response to peanut such that the immune system produces protective responses rather than a harmful response to the peanut protein,” said pioneer of the therapy Professor Mimi Tang, four years ago after the original study was published.

A big question that remained was whether this degree of peanut tolerance would hold over the long term. Now four years later the long-term data is in – and it’s extraordinarily positive. Eighty percent of those subjects that were tolerant of peanut by the end of the original study were still regularly eating peanuts years later with no problems.

“These children had been eating peanut freely in their diet without having to follow any particular program of peanut intake in the years after treatment was completed,” says Professor Tang of the recent follow-up work.

The research also suggests that a tolerance-based treatment for food allergies could be a realistic and effective target for addressing other food allergies.

The next step for the researchers is to move into Phase III clinical trials, which are often considered the most expensive and time-consuming part of the development process as they involve large patient groups across multiple locations. In the US the FDA can sometime approve treatments to market while they are still undergoing Phase III trials.

The team at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has already jointly set up a company called Prota Therapeutics with a goal of moving this treatment through to public use as quickly as possible. No specific timeframe has been outlined, but the treatment should be available in the near future and could dramatically change the lives of many people suffering from this dangerous allergy.

The new follow-up study was published in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.

Source: Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

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