Greetings. New Zealand naturopath, Eric Bakker, author of Candida Crusher and formulator of Canxida, the Candida dietary supplements of choice. Thanks for tuning into my video. We’re going to talk about probiotics again today. What makes them thrive? What really encourages probiotics to grow well?
Some people love gardening. I’m one of those people who loves to garden. It’s interesting when I get friends over; they have a look at the vegetable garden and the flower garden. They say, “Wow, you guys are lucky you can grow these things. We can’t grow anything. Every time I plant something in the garden, it dies. It goes all brown and it just doesn’t look good.”
Basically, the difference is the person who loves gardening is going to water the garden, maintain it, give it food, make sure it’s got the right environment, and the vegetables flourish. They take off. And then you get the other gardener who will put something in the ground, water it once, and then not look at it again. That’s called neglect. And then they turn around and say, “Well, I haven’t got a green thumb.” You can see the difference between the two people.
Probiotics can really thrive in a person’s digestive system, particularly if the person allows a probiotic to have the right kind of environment that’s conducive toward its well-being. Just like that broccoli plant that’s in the vegetable garden or those bell peppers that you’re growing. They’ve got certain types of requirements. If you look after the needs of something that’s living and growing, you can make it thrive, you can maintain it, or you can neglect it and let it die. So it’s really your call.
The best way to make probiotics thrive is to make sure that implantation occurs. Just like a fetus has to implant into the wall of the endometrium in a woman before it can grow and really flourish as a baby, beneficial bacteria have to implant themselves into the wall of the digestive system. They don’t just float around like a whole big bowl of pea soup or something. It doesn’t work like that. They actually have to attach themselves onto a wall surface and then grow colonies, and that’s what you call implantation. It’s very similar to what happens with biofilms. I’m going to talk about biofilms on other videos.
Biofilms occur in about four or five stages just like how beneficial bacteria really take off. You get a first few bacteria in one particular area that will find an area quite suitable and move in. But it’s not until more and more come along, the colonies can become established, and they can get a firm foothold in that area where they’re trying to implant. When more and more come along, particularly the foods for those beneficial bacteria come along, and the pH, the acid/alkaline environment is good, the colonies will grow faster. Implantation takes more of a foothold. And before you know it, a very small town has developed of say several hundred bacteria. And then if the conditions are even more conducive, the person is eating the right kind of food, and there is enzyme power there to break that food down into small components to give these bacteria food, then the colonies will grow even faster. And before you know it, you’ve got a mini city on your hands.
Same with biofilms. You can have an environment that’s really hostile for beneficial bacteria and very conducive for these bad buggers. Drinking lots of booze, eating pizzas, eating at weird times, and having a high stress lifestyle. These are the things that contribute a lot, particularly if you’re starting to take antibiotics and different kinds of medications, skipping meals, having lots of sugar in your coffee, lots of chocolate bars or lots of candy bars and junk food all the time. Then before you know it, your digestive system is more like a minefield. It’s toxic. It’s a terrible environment. Because it’s going to be conducive toward Candida, you’re going to get the bloating and gas to go with it.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out the opposite of good is bad. Having the good digestive system with plenty of beneficial bacteria, eating the right kind of food, and making sure implantation occurs and then is maintained for a long period of time. Some people think they can take probiotics for two weeks and stop and then it’s all good. It doesn’t work like that. You’ve got to take probiotics for months. Trust me. I’ve worked with patients for a long time. You need to work with probiotics sometimes for three to six months, even 12 months. If you want a very successful implantation, you do that.
If you want a beautiful vegetable garden, you make sure you go out there regularly and you till the soil, you put in good fertilizer, compost in there, whatever fertilizer you use, keep replacing the plants all the time when they die out, make sure they’re getting adequate rainfall and things like that. If you look after the garden, it’s going to look beautiful. It’s the same with your gut.
Taking probiotics for a long period of time makes a lot of sense because you’ll get good implantation. And once you’ve got a strong foothold with billions and billions of beneficial bacteria, think about the quantity of lactobacillus and bifida bacteria in the intestine. They make up between 30 to 50 percent of the whole bacteria. So it pays for you to take a supplement containing lots of lactobacillus and lots of bifida bacteria.
Check out Canxida Restore. I made it for that reason. I made a supremely high quality product that you need to take small amounts long term to get fantastic effects, and I put the enzymes with it. Because a good probiotic needs a really good enzyme blend that’s going to allow you to break down the food that you eat properly and to give the bacteria further downstream in the GI tract lots and lots of good food to eat, so you’ll feel better faster.