The incidence rate of chronic degenerative diseases of civilization, such as obesity, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, allergies and cancer, increases significantly in industrialized countries. Although it has been known for a long
time that there is a close interaction between the intestinal flora (intestinal microbiota), the immune system and a variety of metabolic processes of the host, i.e. the human, only in recent years has the meaning of the loss of intestinal microbiota in the pathogenesis of various diseases been increasingly discussed. Currently, probiotics are said to restore and maintain the health of an organism. In Cellular Medicine probiotics already play an important role in supporting health. The aim of this brochure is to present the importance of intestinal microbiota for the health of the whole organism. Furthermore, preventive and therapeutic effects of probiotics are identified.
Modifying the immune system in a complex way
|Rootcause||Humans are a habitat for microorganisms.
Thus, the entire surface of the human
body is colonized by bacteria
|Therapeutic approach||Optimizing bioenergy metabolism|
|Key micronutrients||B vitamins, CoQ10, Carnitine|
|Studies conducted by the
Dr. Rath Research insitute
70,000,000,000,000 bacteria are living in the colon of a human
- 300,000,000 bacteria are living on the skin of a human
- 100,000,000 bacteria are living in the oral cavity of a human
- 100,000 bacteria per day invade in the lower respiratory tract
The human large intestine contains a total of up to 1014 germs, the highest concentration of microorganisms, while humans only have a total of 1013 body cells. This means that the number of microorganisms in the gut exceeds those of the body cells
by a factor of 10. The totality of all living microorganisms in the gut is summarized as the intestinal microbiota. With more than 400 different types of bacteria it shows a high diversity of species, whereas 30 to 40 dominant species (types) make up about 99%
of the bacterial cell mass. The main representatives are Bacteroides, Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Eubacterium, Streptococcus,
Clostridium, Escherichia and Staphylococcus. The species can be divided into tribes, called phyla.
The fundamental principle of Cellular Medicine relates to the smallest unit in the human body, the cell. Health and disease are determined at the level of the billions of cells which make up our bodies and not, as previously assumed, at the level of organs. Cells are the smallest and most important units in the body. They make up the organs and require a constant supply of specific bio-energetic nutrients to perform a huge number of biochemical reactions. Chronic deficiencies of one or more of these cellular nutrients leads to cellular malfunctioning and disease. Because of this, providing the cells with an optimum daily supply of vitamins and other essential nutrients is the key to the successful prevention of and defense against deficiency symptoms.
The intestinal microbiota of humans is a highly complex and dynamic ecosystem of microorganisms. It has an influence on
various metabolic processes and immune reactions in the human organism. It is, for example, involved in decomposition,
transformation and utilization of a variety of substances, which cannot be metabolized by the human body. These include:
- decomposition of non-digestible dietarycomponents (fibres)
- activation of bioactive substances (phytochemicals)
- inactivation of food ingredients that limit the utilization of nutrients
- production of vitamins (folic acid, vitamin K, vitamin B12)
- absorption of nutrients (monosaccharides, short chain fatty acids, vitamins)
For a number of diseases antibiotics are often the preferred means in conventional medicine. Since the use of antibiotics (and
other drugs) is often accompanied by adverse side effects, the use of probiotics is particularly noteworthy. Previously positive effects of probiotics application were observed in cell culture, animal and human studies in the following diseases:
- Infectious Diseases and Diarrhoea
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD))
- Metabolic Disorders
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