Medical beliefs about digestive health are changing. Take for example the long held belief about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). For many years doctors were taught that stomach acid backing up into the throat caused damage by burning the lining of the esophagus. Now research shows that damage may be caused by inflammation triggered by refluxed stomach acid. The following Science Daily article notes the possibility of change in how GERD may be treated in the future. Medicines to treat heartburn and indigestion are among the most commonly used medicines in the U.S.
Clearly many of us need to improve our digestive health. The Melaleuca Wellness Guide tells us that beneficial bacteria help us digest food, regulate hormones, produce vitamins, and enhance vitamin and mineral absorption. Since both health-benefiting bacteria and harmful bacteria reside in our digestive tract, adding probiotics (good bacteria) help crowd out harmful bacteria, and oddly enough produce natural antibiotics which inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria throughout the GI tract. Taking probiotics can add beneficial bacteria to our gut bacteria.
Florify contains 10 billion colony units from 4 different Lactobacillus strains and 3 different Bifidobacterium strains.
The Microbiome and Fiber
Great discoveries are being made about the human microbiome (the collection, including genes and environment of microorganisms, that live in and on us). Understanding the microbiome is so important that in 2007 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Human Microbiome Project. Searching the words "human microbiome" at PubMed delivers over 22,400 results.
There is no doubt that diet can affect our health, either for the good or the bad. Now, as it turns out, the foods we eat change our gut microbiota (our collection of gut microorganisms). Research is showing that plant-based foods are not only good for our health but they also help maintain a more diverse microbiota.
The Western diet rich in saturated fats, salt, and sugar, and low in fiber, fruits, whole grains, and vegetables is linked to the actual loss of some beneficial microbial species. Scientists are recommending that we increase our dietary fiber to help restore gut microbes that may be protective for our immune and metabolic health.
A diet that includes an abundance and variety of fruits, vegetables and beans provides a variety of fibers that nourish a greater variety of gut microbes.
FiberWise Drink Supplement contains twelve grams of fiber from seven natural sources including inulin and probiotics. FiberWise Bars have ten grams of fiber.
Digestive enzymes are proteins produced by our body to help us break down our food into nutrients that we can use. For many years enzymes have been taken to aid digestion. Some people have difficulty digesting certain foods like dairy or beans and regularly take digestive enzymes to avoid gas and bloating. Good Zymes contains eighteen different digestive enzymes to help digest not only dairy and beans but also proteins, carbohydrates, fats, starches, and fiber.
Our body is maintained and nourished not just by the food we eat but by the food we can digest. Each meal and snack is an opportunity to help maintain our health.
~ Richard M Barry
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Digestive Health Testimonials
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My son living across the country from us was diagnosed with MRSA. When I did some research I found out that the digestive tract had to be functioning to perfection to aid in recovery. That's all the information I needed to order him FLORIFY! After just 1 week of him taking the Florify, he was noticing marked improvements!! And after 3 weeks the open sores were all scabbed over! THANK YOU MELALEUCA FOR THESE AND ALL OF YOUR GREAT PRODUCTS!
My husband used to eat Tums throughout the day like they were candy. He started taking Florify and within a few weeks he only needed the Tums when he ate a highly spiced or acid food. As I got older, I started having trouble with gas. Florify cut the problem down by about 90%. The high fiber Attain Bars and FiberWise Bars also help to keep me regular.
Digestive issues...OH YES!! I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2014, and prior to that I knew I had gluten intolerance. Bloating, gas and overall stomach discomfort were a way of life for me...not pleasant!! Starting with Florify, a probiotic that is part of my everyday routine (as part of the Peak Performance line of AMAZING vitamins!) and now Good Zymes...can these products BE any better?! I love that many of the Melaleuca products are gluten-free, especially FiberWise, the Protein Bars and the GC Control shakes! Even the skin care products!! Thank you Melaleuca!!
All my life I have had IBS, and really drugs did not work and vegetables did not help... my bowels had a mind of their own. Then I started taking FiberWise, and I was amazed at how consistently bowels would empty completely. Then I started to take Florify and wow the energy I had because my stomach was doing its job effectively.... and no pain anymore. I have my two sons on these products and they are finding the same results. Now we are all waiting at our mail boxes for the Good Zymes!