Probiotics and Intestinal Health – Part 2

by Wendy Munro*

Lactobacillus bacteria are living organisms, grouped into “families”. There are many species within each family, and billions of bacteria in each family.

Like soldiers in armies, these thirteen groups and the species within them all have specific and unique jobs to do, and they need feeding to operate efficiently. Once well-fed, they are healthy, active and content, and go about their designated work.

If the bacteria are in balance with each other they are at relative peace and the intestinal system is healthy, and the body’s immune system becomes very strong. However, if the balance between the “armies” is upset, chaos erupts, and the families of bacteria actually begin to fight each other for resources (tasks to do, and food). Some bacteria will even consume other types of bacteria as their food source.

The armies are now at battle or even all-out war. The strongest “armies” of bacteria begin to dominate, the intestinal system’s functions become compromised, and so the immune system becomes compromised. This can be seen in symptoms from low energy, chronic fatigue and tiredness, to the onset of serious diseases.

If the balance of the intestinal flora is badly compromised, the immune system can breakdown fairly quickly.

There are many “probiotic” products offered in today’s market that provide some Lactobacillus bacteria. Most use Lactobacillus bacteria from human fecal and/or synthetic matter. Very few use pre-digested natural nutrients to feed the bacteria as they work.

Many such as yoghurt-based probiotics are based on pasteurised dairy products, and even then only contain only a few of the Lactobacillus families. This throws the bacteria harmony out of balance. While Lactobacillus bacteria in these products are introduced to the intestinal system, most are “dead” (killed by the pasteurisation process), and the balance of the bacteria families becomes upset by those that have survived pasteurisation.

This is why it is critical for optimal health to find a way of ingesting the full range of balanced Lactobacillus Family bacteria that is all non-toxic and natural, and in a way that optimizes their effectiveness in the intestinal system.

And this is why In-liven™ – Miessence™ Certified Organic’s Probiotic Super Food was created.

What is so special about OneGroup’s™ Certified Organic In-Liven™?

In-Liven™ is a broad spectrum of lactobacillus bacteria and pre-digested vital nutrients containing the base 20 Amino Acids, including the 8 essentials that the body needs every day in order topromote optimum health.1

All nutrients in In-Liven are obtained from certified organic whole food sources.

The formulation contains the thirteen complete Lactobacillus Families: Acidophilus, Delbruekii, Caseii, Bulgaricus, Causasicus, Fermenti, Plantarum, Brevis, Heleveticus, Lactis, Bifidus, Leichmanni and Bacillus Coagulans (also known as Sporogenes), and all are in exactly the same ratios and proportions as a healthy human intestinal system.

The friendly bacteria in In-Liven’s Lactobacillus family are the result of over 25 years of research, and over time have been cultured into a “Super Strain”. Over time, as colonies were formed, they were stressed through heat, cold, and doused with almost every toxin imaginable. Only the strongest survived.

In-Liven’s lactobacillus bacteria are only produced from fruits and vegetables and not fast-tracked from faecal matter, a process often used to manufacture the majority of pro-biotic products. During the three week preparatory phase a formula of nutrients is predigested by the thirteen families of lactobacillus in the same way as it would in our own body. Since the work of digestion is already done, the body is able to instantly assimilate the broad spectrum of nutrients. In effect it increases the potency of the product by up to 500%. This means your body needs less of these
nutrients.

The results are a Super Family of very strong Lactobacillus unlike any others found in the worldtoday. The unique combination of pre-digested certified organic whole foods and super-strength friendly bacteria assures you of a unique product that will optimize your health in the best way possible.

Because it is a nutrient rich food, cravings for addictive foods will usually be curbed.

In-Liven includes Spirulina, one of the single richest and most complete source of total organic nutrition in the world; Alfalfa Grass, a complete protein with vitamins A, B, C, D, E, F, K and rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and trace elements; Barley Grass which has an incredible concentration of minerals, vitamins, trace elements, protein and live enzymes and Wheat Grass which is extremely high in chlorophyll and has a molecular structure very similar to the haemoglobin of human blood. Chlorophyll is the blood of the plants and is extremely rich in nutrients.

Usage

Taken daily, In-Liven™ will work over time to create and maintain an optimally balanced intestinal system, resulting in a very strong immune system. As a guide, it takes three to six months of daily use to develop a strong immune system, which then needs to be maintained.

In-Liven is in powder form. Mix 1 teaspoon of In-Liven in a glass of purified water, or natural apple juice. Allow to stand for at least 30 minutes before drinking, then stir thoroughly. For the first month, suggested use is twice per day, around 11am and before bed. It is advisable to not eat or drink anything other than water, at least one to two hours either side of use. Unlike most other fruit juices, natural apple juice will not alter the ph or balance of the formulation.

After the first month, once per day should be sufficient, and use before retiring is recommended to allow the In-Liven to work overnight. Once an In-Liven jar has been opened, it should be refrigerated.

What if I think I am allergic to the ingredients in In-Liven™?

Many people who claim to be allergic to specific grains such as wheat or gluten, will find no such reaction to In-liven because it is prepared from the grass and not from the grain. Allergic reactions to grains are generally as a result of the synthetic chemicals used in the processing of the grain. All the processes used in the preparation of In-Liven are chemical free.

I am getting reactions to In-Liven™. What’s Happening?

Any reactions are the result of the friendly bacteria doing battle with the unfriendly bacteria, and are normal. Typical reactions include diahorrea, gurgling tummy, intestinal pain, intestinal cramps, mild nausea, etc. Most discomfort symptoms will be gone within a few days.

In-Liven’s™ formulation uses only LIVE bacteria that have been specially bred to withstand the rigors associated with today’s modern lifestyle. By implanting the friendly bacteria for healthy intestinal flora, and eating mainly raw and unprocessed foods, you will be well on your way to a really healthier living experience.

Other References:

  • “Lactobacillus feeding Alters Human Colonic Bacterial Activities”, by Nutritional Reviews Vol. 42 No.4 Nov 1984.
  • “Lactobacillus Acidophilus” by American Institute of Biosocial Research Inc. 1989
  • “Assimilation of Cholesterol by Lactobacillus Acidophilus” by Applied and Environmental Microbiology Vol 49 No.2, Feb 1985

OneGroup, trading as “Miessence”

Organic and Natural Enterprise Group (or ONEgroup™) is an Australian based company who creates and manufactures the world’s first Certified Organic skincare, haircare, personal care, health care and cosmetic products. One Group trades as Miessence.

The Miessence range of products stand in a class of their own by being independently certified to international food grade standards by some of the world’s most respected organic certifying organisations, namely, Australian Certified Organic (ACO), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and IFOAM (Europe).

Its products are available directly from Miessence, and at Retail Prices from a small number of health industry retailers in many countries around the world.

To obtain In-Liven or any other Miessence product at significant levels of discount off normal Retail Price, you will need to be referred to join Miessence as a Representative and purchase the products directly yourself. You may also purchase products as a Retail (Retail) Customer.

Representatives may refer others to Miessence, and may earn bonuses from all subsequent purchases. Many people become Representatives simply to pay for their In-Liven and other Miessence products from earned commissions. Over time, this can become quite rewarding, as OneGroup provides excellent materials and incentives to succeed in this area.

Miessence’s marketing of its products relies on word-of-mouth advertising and promotion. Its referral system is a legitimate way of rewarding Representatives for sharing their experiences, and is not to be confused with any so-called “pyramid schemes”.

p.s. Since this article was written in 2001, Miessence have released a “Super” probiotic in liquid form called “Fast-Tract”.. which is gluten-free. This form is used initially to “fast-track” the immune system, and to repair intestinal system damage. It is suggested to begin with Fast-Tract, then change to the powder form after 1-2 months. However if the liquid form suits you better, stay on it.

Taking Fast-Tract: (suggested)

  • First 7 days: Take 15 ml in a glass of water, around 10pm daily
  • Next 7 days Take 15 ml in a glass of water, around 10am and 10pm daily
  • Next 7 days Take 25 ml in a glass of water, around 10am and 10pm daily
  • After that: Take 25ml in a glass of water, around 10pm

Then you can decide whether to stay on Fast-Tract, or move long-term to the In-Liven powder.

Please contact your rep for further information on obtaining In-liven Probiotic and other Miessence certified organic products, and/or about joining OneGroup / Miessence.

 

* About the Author

Wendy Munro was a psychologist and transpersonal therapist, working in private practice in Western Australia, and QLD. A vegetarian for 30 years, Wendy had 12 years training and practice as a medical scientist, and held a life-long interest in health and nutrition. Unfortunately, Wendy passed from this life in 2003.  Her article above has been edited only slightly to fit a two-part format for our MiCommunity readers.  

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