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"But if you have ever taken antibiotics or eaten a heavily "white" and "beige" food diet (see pages 66 and 67), you've filled your colon with bacteria and fungi that are sending abnormal chemical messages into your bloodstream 24 hours a day. Really. To repopulate with beneficial bacteria, avoid those foods and take a probiotic that includes several of the normal bacteria such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, L. salvar-ius, and Bifidobacterium bifidum, in a growth-promoting medium like mal-todextrin."
- Dr. Steven R. Gundry, Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You - And Your Waistline - And Drop the Weight for Good (Get the book.)

"BENEFICIAL BACTERIA: SUPPLEMENT YOUR DIET Since you're starting to restore your body, you'd better start reinvigorating a huge (literally) contributor to the proper functioning of your body-the pounds and pounds of bacteria in your colon. No, it's not a cesspool that needs to be periodically cleaned out. But if you have ever taken antibiotics or eaten a heavily "white" and "beige" food diet (see pages 66 and 67), you've filled your colon with bacteria and fungi that are sending abnormal chemical messages into your bloodstream 24 hours a day. Really."

- Dr. Steven R. Gundry, Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You - And Your Waistline - And Drop the Weight for Good (Get the book.)

"Most often, bacteria are not present in enough force to threaten the body, so the immune system can keep bacterial levels from flourishing out of control into infection. The digestive tract is armed with a natural balance of bacteria, called the natiu:al bacterial flora. Overuse of antibiotics can disturb the normal bacterial flora, resulting in possible overgrowth of specific bacteria such as Candida albicans—a yeastlike fiingus found naturally in the healthy body. But when Candida grows unchecked, candidiasis can occur."
- Alexander Mauskop, The Headache Alternative (Get the book.)

"BENEFICIAL BACTERIA: SUPPLEMENT YOUR DIET Since you're starting to restore your body, you'd better start reinvigorating a huge (literally) contributor to the proper functioning of your body-the pounds and pounds of bacteria in your colon. No, it's not a cesspool that needs to be periodically cleaned out. But if you have ever taken antibiotics or eaten a heavily "white" and "beige" food diet (see pages 66 and 67), you've filled your colon with bacteria and fungi that are sending abnormal chemical messages into your bloodstream 24 hours a day. Really."
- Dr. Steven R. Gundry, Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You - And Your Waistline - And Drop the Weight for Good (Get the book.)

"Pasteur also discovered the difference between yeast, which appeared round when viewed through a microscope and turned out to be essential for fermentation, and bacteria, which appeared rod-shaped under the microscope and turned out to be responsible for "souring" the beer. In 1865 he turned his attention to the epidemic that was devastating the silkworm industry in France, and discovered that a bacterial infection was responsible for the silkworms' failure to spin silk cocoons or reproduce. In 1877 Pasteur showed that a germ, anthrax, was the cause of a disease that was killing cattle."
- John Abramson, Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine (P.S.) (Get the book.)

"Because capsaicin is a natural disinfectant, and it kills many types of food-borne bacteria. Put hot pepper in slightly rancid meat, and it inhibits bacteria. The person who eats the meal with the pepper lives. The person who eats the meal without the pepper gets sick and could die. Over time, the survivors acquire a taste for it, and a healthy culture evolves. "Can we say Okinawan longevity came with a similar cultural evolution?" I asked my traveling mates. "It makes sense to me," replied Craig. "Mugwort tastes horrible; it is very bitter."
- Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest (Get the book.)

"Typical daily dose: Take capsules with at least 4 billion bacteria once a day for the first month of Diet Evolution, and whenever you are traveling or during and after you take antibiotics. Equally important, these healthy bacteria need fertilizer in the form of prebi-otics. The most beneficial are fructo-oligosaacharides, better known as FOS. Need help remembering their name? Just think of them as Friends of Steve (FOS); they'll soon be friends of yours! Some of the most common are inulin, derived from chicory, and yacon, an Andean root vegetable that is a cousin of the sunflower."
- Dr. Steven R. Gundry, Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You - And Your Waistline - And Drop the Weight for Good (Get the book.)

"In 2007 biophysicists Gregory Engel and collaborators reported experiments that show that quantum-type coherence is already present in green sulphur bacteria: it acts as an energy "wire" that connects the light-harvesting chromosome to the bacterial reaction center. Without the wave like energy transfer created through quantum coherence, the efficient kind of photosynthesis that had allowed life to get started on this planet could not have taken place; there would not be life on Earth."
- Ervin Laszlo, Quantum Shift in the Global Brain: How the New Scientific Reality Can Change Us and Our World (Get the book.)

"Although causal links between the acute illnesses earlier in life and aging have not been well established, it is clear that bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other infectious agents can impair the neurodevel-opment of children. Infections like tuberculosis, diarrhea, parasite-borne diseases like malaria, periodontal disease, and bacterial infections—all of which occur with the highest frequency in impoverished parts of the developing world—raise levels of inflammatory proteins, including C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF), and fibronigen protein."
- Peter J. Whitehouse and Daniel George, The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis (Get the book.)

"In the United States, generally lactic acid-producing bacteria are used in making yogurt, including Lactobacillus and Streptococcus species. Most major brands of yogurt contain probiotic bacteria. Other probiotic foods, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), include kefir (fermented milk drink), tempeh (cake made of fermented, cooked soybeans), miso (fermented soybean paste), and sauerkraut."
- Elaine Magee, Food Synergy: Unleash Hundreds of Powerful Healing Food Combinations to Fight Disease and Live Well (Get the book.)

"H. pylori bacteria can cause infection in the stomach and upper part of the small intestine, leading to peptic ulcers in some people and increasing the risk of developing stomach cancer. Should the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast) be changed to BRATY? Yogurt with live bacterial cultures appears to help alleviate severe diarrhea in children and adults, but is there enough evidence to tell "toast" to move over? According to the AICR, a recent study of adult hospital patients found that live culture yogurt decreased the incidence and duration of diarrhea brought on by antibiotics."

- Elaine Magee, Food Synergy: Unleash Hundreds of Powerful Healing Food Combinations to Fight Disease and Live Well (Get the book.)

"And the tiny amount of B12 we need is not too hard to come by; it's found in all animal foods and is produced by bacteria, so you obtain Bn from eating dirty or decaying or fermented produce.) But meat, which humans have been going to heroic lengths to obtain and have been relishing for a very long time, is nutritious food, supplying all the essential amino acids as well as many vitamins and minerals, and I haven't found a compelling health reason to exclude it from the diet. (That's not to say there aren't good ethical or environmental reasons to do so.*"
- Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (Get the book.)

"Organic acid tests from your urine can detect toxins from various bacteria and yeasts. • Use digestive enzymes. Start with a broad-spectrum enzyme and add a specific enzyme if certain foods trigger symptoms. For example, use lipase if fats bother you, lactase if dairy is a problem, protease if proteins seem to cause symptoms, or something with bile if your gallbladder has been removed. You'll know it's right if your bowels improve. Chew your food well. This may sound so simple, but most people do not take the time to chew properly."
- Phuli Cohan, The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow (Get the book.)

"Raw is best, but if the protein needs to be pasteurized to kill bacteria, be sure that it is flash pasteurized only. Flash pasteurization is a process by which the protein is heated just long enough to reduce the proliferation of harmful bacteria—but not long enough to significantly affect protein quality. So, the first two questions consider the food's manufacturing. The less altered by processing and cooking, the better. The third question is, does the protein source contain chlorophyll? Since chlorophyll is very alkalizing, a protein containing it will have a high pH."
- Brendan Brazier, The Thrive Diet: The Whole Food Way to Lose Weight, Reduce Stress, and Stay Healthy for Life (Get the book.)

"As mentioned previously, much of our vitamin K requirement is satisfied by vitamin K-producing intestinal bacteria. When you take an antibiotic, particularly a broad-spectrum antibiotic such as tetracycline or a cephalosporin, you will probably destroy some of your friendly intestinal bacteria. These bacteria will not automatically return, once you have finished taking the antibiotic. On the contrary, unwanted bacteria or yeast may flourish and may compete effectively against your normal intestinal flora."
- Alan Gaby, Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis: What You Can Do About Bone Loss (Get the book.)

"T-cells and other immune cells are tagging, attacking, and destroying foreign organisms such as bacteria and viruses, while leaving harmless microorganisms alone. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), arguably the busiest molecule in the body, is being broken down to provide energy to power your cells. In fact, every minute millions of cells in your body will each deplete about 500 million ATP molecules, and an equal number of new ATP molecules will be created to rush into those cells to replace them."
- Peter h. Fraser and Harry Massey, Decoding the Human Body-Field: The New Science of Information as Medicine (Get the book.)

"Normally, Klebsiella bacteria are harmless in the gut and abdominal cavity, although they become dangerous in the chest cavity, where they can destroy lung tissue. The Spleen-Omentum Driver Infoceutical, therefore, may be useful for bioenergetically addressing a range of immune defense functions, especially when the problems are affecting the abdominal cavity and lungs. This Infoceutical also pairs well with Energetic Integrator 8 Infoceutical (Microbes/Liver Meridian) because of that Integtator's bioenergetic link to low-frequency electromagnetic radiation."

- Peter h. Fraser and Harry Massey, Decoding the Human Body-Field: The New Science of Information as Medicine (Get the book.)

"Parasites, bacteria, molds, viruses, and other microorganisms can create patterns of energy and information, forming what might aptly be called "pictures" or "templates" of themselves. The Energetic Terrains are environments in the body-field that are amenable to both real and virtual microbes. þThese virtual microbe patterns can affect the physical body, often expressing themselves as diseases that defy diagnosis by conventional pathology tests. They are bioenergetic disease patterns and thus will respond only to bioenergetic corrections."

- Peter h. Fraser and Harry Massey, Decoding the Human Body-Field: The New Science of Information as Medicine (Get the book.)

"It can deal with a wide range of pathogens such as viruses, fungi, bacteria, and parasites. The immune system maintains its own system of circulation via the lymphatic vessels, which permeate every organ in the body except the brain. The lymphatic system is sometimes referred to as the body's other circulation and elimination system. These vessels contain lymph, which is a pale, thick fluid consisting of fat-laden liquid and white blood cells. Lymph nodes, tonsils, bone marrow, spleen, liver, pancreas, lungs, and the intestines are also part of the immune system."
- Ron Garner, Conscious Health: A Complete Guide to Wellness Through Natural Means (Get the book.)

"A wide variety of degenerative diseases such as endocarditis and other heart diseases, kidney and bladder diseases, arthritis, rheumatism, mental diseases, lung problems, pregnancy complications, and almost any degenerative problem, can be transferred to rabbits from bacteria in extracted teeth that were diseased or root-filled. The same problems can result from cavitations (infected areas of the jawbone near an infected tooth, or sockets not properly cleaned out when a tooth is extracted)."

- Ron Garner, Conscious Health: A Complete Guide to Wellness Through Natural Means (Get the book.)

"It first gained attention from farmers for its ability to protect produce, fish, and poultry from bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Research is showing that grapefruit seed extract is effective on a very broad spectrum.25 It is now being reported that some hospitals are using grapefruit seed extract in concentrations of 10 to 15 drops per gallon (3.8 liters) of water to kill streptococcus, staphylococcus, aspergillus, salmonella, and many other pathogens in operating rooms, laundry, and carpets."

- Ron Garner, Conscious Health: A Complete Guide to Wellness Through Natural Means (Get the book.)

"This is a global pandemic in the making, but a most unusual one, because it involves no virus or bacteria, no microbe of any kind—just a way of eating. It remains to be seen whether we'll respond by changing our diet or our culture and economy. Although an estimated 80 percent of cases of type 2 diabetes could be prevented by a change of diet and exercise, it looks like the smart money is instead on the creation of a vast new diabetes industry."
- Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (Get the book.)

"In inflammatory bowel disease studies, researchers reintroduce these positive bacteria and allow them to repopulate the gut. Like other natural supplements—such as vitamin D and antioxidants, which modulate pro-inflammatory cytokines—probiotics often produce their own anti-inflammatory chemicals."
- Donna Jackson Nakazawa, The Autoimmune Epidemic (Get the book.)

"In general, calories are much easier to transport—in the form of refined grain or sugar—than nutrients, which are liable to deteriorate or attract the attention of bacteria, insects, and rodents, all keenly interested in nutrients. (More so, apparently, than we are.) Price concluded that modern civilization had sacrificed much of the quality of its food in the interests of quantity and shelf life. Price identified no single ideal diet—he found populations that thrived on seafood diets, dairy diets, meat diets, and diets in which fruits, vegetables, and grain predominated."
- Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (Get the book.)

"Lignans Lignans are a group of phytoestrogens that are converted by "good" bacteria in our gut into substances that improve estrogen metabolism. Lignans are found in a wide variety of foods, including seeds, whole grains, and legumes, but the highest amounts by far are found in flax seeds. LIGNAN CONTENT OF FOODS Food Serving Total Lignan Ground flaxseeds 1 oz. 85.5 Sesame seeds 1 oz. 11.2 Kale Vi cup chopped 0.8 Broccoli l/i cup chopped 0.6 Apricots Vi cup sliced 0.4 Cabbage V2 cup chopped 0.3 Brussels sprouts V2 cup chopped 0.3 Strawberries V2 cup chopped 0."
- Phuli Cohan, The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow (Get the book.)

"But, other bacteria then go right back to work attempting to balance the Candida population, leaving inorganic mercury to convert back to methyl mercury. This vicious cycle repeats itself until the immune system becomes too weak and the body gives in to disease or until a removal of mercury from the mouth and body tissues occurs. In the case of mercury poisoning, the appearance of Candida is a coping mechanism by the body and a signal for assistance to rid it of the heavy metal that is wreaking havoc within all its systems."
- Ron Garner, Conscious Health: A Complete Guide to Wellness Through Natural Means (Get the book.)

"Paidas suspected the source was her central line, a common portal for bacteria unless it is kept scrupulously clean. Tests came back negative, but he decided to remove the central line anyway and treat Josie with oral antibiotics. As Josie's vomiting and diarrhea tapered off over the next two days, King noticed that her daughter seemed perpetually thirsty. The child whimpered or screamed as she reached for a cup or soda can if anyone nearby was drinking."
- Shannon Brownlee, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (Get the book.)

"Without the first two protective layers of skin, burn victims are acutely vulnerable to bacteria trying to get in and the water in their bodies leaking out. Infants and toddlers lose water through their damaged skin more quickly than older children and adults, because the surface of their bodies is larger in comparison to their bodies' volume. To keep her hydrated, Josie's doctors needed to give her intravenous fluids, but with so much of her skin burned, they had trouble finding a place to put an IV line."

- Shannon Brownlee, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (Get the book.)

"Apparently, the warm salt water helps to draw excessive toxic fluid out of the gum tissue, thereby reducing swelling, alleviating pain, and killing harmful bacteria. This allows the gums to heal and keep the teeth healthy, too. If used in an irrigating device, the warm salt water reaches all gum line crevices and periodontal pockets, which is important for complete reversal of gum disease and tooth decay. Rinsing or irrigating the mouth with salt water several times a day is usually enough to prevent and reverse gum disease."
- Andreas Moritz, Cancer Is Not A Disease - It's A Survival Mechanism (Get the book.)

"Are you wondering what kind of chemicals these foods must be saturated with to enable them to resist even bacteria and mold? Few consumers understand what exactly goes into them, although some of the preservatives are listed on the food labels (but often too small to read). And what can the body possibly do to digest them? Nothing at all."

- Andreas Moritz, Cancer Is Not A Disease - It's A Survival Mechanism (Get the book.)

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