Probiotics for women

Probiotics – One of the Best Supplements for women

This week’s newsletter is focused around women’s health and probiotics. When it comes to ensuring women’s health, there’s nothing quite as powerful as a balanced microbiome. As we celebrate women’s day this month, let us look at the many benefits of probiotics and why they are seen as one of the best supplements for women. Many aspects of our Western lifestyles are waging a silent war on the good bacteria that are meant to reside within the digestive tract. An… Read more

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Bugs – Essential to our Survival

Since the beginnings of life on Earth, bacteria have been a vital part of the life cycle of every living organism on the planet. Bacteria are involved in the growth and correct functioning of cells. They help living organisms to create natural vitamins and antibiotics, and are a major factor in fighting disease. To sum it up: life cannot survive without the work of bacteria. The following information is taken from an article, A bug’s life by Andrea Vinassa. We… Read more

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Know the Bacteria in Probiotics

The bacteria in your gut outnumber the cells in your body by a factor of ten to one. This gut flora has incredible power over the immune system, meaning that the health of the body is largely tied into the health of the gut. This becomes understandable when one looks at the fact that there are over 100 trillion bacteria – about 2kgs worth – that line the intestinal tract. The intestinal tract’s healthy function relies on the presence of… Read more

Gut Reactions – Improve Weight, Mood & Well-Being

  Last year we shared with you all the valuable knowledge we gained from reading the book, Brain Maker by Dr David Perlmutter. This year we have chosen to focus on a book called Gut Reactions, by Justin & Erica Sonnenburg who are leading scientists and have used ground-braking research to explain how we’ve neglected our gut (a vital organ) for far too long and what we need to do to get our guts back on track. Your gut is… Read more

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Why Probiotics Are Important for Kids Too

There are trillions of bacteria living throughout the digestive tract—some good, some bad. A proper balance of these organisms is essential for happy, healthy kids, and probiotics are often a critical part of that balance. Your child is born with a unique set of gut flora – their personal microbiome. The quality and diversity of the bacteria, both “good” or beneficial and less-than-beneficial or “bad,” are largely determined by mom’s microflora. A fetus gets his or her gut bacteria from… Read more

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Soil is Key to the Planet’s Sustainable Future

It may not be as visually striking as a green forest or appear as vital as fresh water, but plain-looking soil is a natural resource just as essential to sustaining life on Earth. Soil provides nutrients, water and minerals to plants and trees, stores carbon and is home to billions of insects, small animals, bacteria and many other micro-organisms. Yet the amount of fertile soil on the planet has been diminishing at an alarming rate, compromising the ability of farmers… Read more

Probiotics: Follow Your Gut

Probiotics have become the new it word and has been labelled as the “superhero” of the gut bacteria underworld. Probiotics have a lot going for them these days. The average consumer is starting to understand and gravitate toward them. As research continues to support the role of probiotics in maintaining a healthy digestive environment, it suggests links to several other areas of well-being as well. WHAT ARE PROBIOTICS? Probiotics are beneficial bacteria (microbes)  that are an essential part of our… Read more

Constipation

Is your Digestive System Healthy?

Is your digestive system healthy? Constipation is uncomfortable and can make life frustrating. When you’re feeling weighed down and bloated, you are looking for fast relief. Constipation is defined as having less than three bowel movements per week. It may be chronic, or happen occasionally. Some symptoms include: hard stools straining to have a bowel movement feeling as though you are “blocked” or can’t empty your bowels abdominal pain nausea and bloating Swollen abdomen People spend vast amounts of money… Read more

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Probiotics for Children with ADHD & Autism

We present you with an article outlining how probiotics just might reduce the risk of serious life-long issues like autism and ADHD. The following was posted on mom.me – a blog centering around parenting and healthy families. What if your child’s temperament—aggression, shyness and moodiness—has less to do with DNA, and more to do with gut bacteria? What if chronic health conditions like ADHD, asthma and peanut allergies could be mitigated with the right blend of probiotics? What if the… Read more

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What your Body Needs to Function Optimally

Hippocrates was once quoted for saying “all disease begins in the gut.” Time is proving Hippocrates to be a pretty smart guy, and science is even now linking poor gut health with a myriad of health problems. From eczema to poor immune health, it seems that our gut health influences much more than we previously realized. If all disease begins in the gut, it is logical to realize that perhaps optimal health begins here as well. Overall, there are ten… Read more

Soil Microbes Provide Crop Protection & Boost Productivity

Modern day agriculture has seen many new techniques being implemented in order to enhance soil fertility and eradication of various problems. One such unique concept is the usage of soil microbes. A number of new companies, start-ups, and partnerships between companies and universities are on a rise to facilitate the farmers with commercial microbial remedies. According to Scientific American, soil microbes are already being used in countries like the US, Canada, Argentina, Brazil and Australia. Farmers are implementing them in… Read more

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What Puts Efficient Microbes Probiotics into a Different League

The word probiotic literally means ‘for life’ and describes the concept that a probiotic encourages the formation of a living colony of specific beneficial bacteria; in this case in the human digestive tract. Today, Probiotic means product, in fact it means thousands upon thousands of products globally which have adopted the term.   A quick look at the range of probiotic products available on the shelves immediately reveals two segments; liquid products such as yoghurts or drinks, and dry products… Read more

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The Global Solution

If one were to take an objective look at the state of our environment, our foods, our health and all of nature, for that matter, there would be very few people who would honestly feel that all is well on planet Earth. We need a global solution. In fact, with the ever-growing threat of global warming and environmental disasters such as oil spills, the global outcry for greener technologies and more environmental responsibility is reaching deafening levels, and is unlikely… Read more

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The Use of Micro-organisms to Maintain Health

There is a world that lies beyond the limits of our normal senses and yet has an affect on every aspect of our daily lives. A world that has the power to kill or give life, create lush forests or, through its absence, barren deserts. A world that influences whole species, or just one human being. This is the world of micro-organisms. Micro-organisms are an integral part of the life cycle of every living thing. They exist in the soil,… Read more

The Natural Solution for Horse Health Problems

Horses’ diets today are seldom the same as they would be in a 100% natural environment. When stabled, a horse can be given a diet that is too rich in sugars, which in turn upsets the gut flora and leads to problems such as laminitis and colic. Horses are also subjected to fertilizers, pesticides and a host of chemicals in their foods that can be damaging to their immune system. Additionally, antibiotics can destroy the beneficial bacteria in the horse’s… Read more

Healthy Eating

Probiotics and Organic Living

We are all looking for natural organic solutions to improve ourselves and our environment.  A healthy environment promotes a healthy life for all. In today’s world, staying healthy has become expensive as the price of organic fresh produce and meat is high. Organic food is better as no antibiotics are used in the animal produce and no pesticides or chemicals are used on the crops and in the compost. These chemical substances are all linked to causing big health problems… Read more

Healthy 2017

Good Health in 2017 – We Support You

The New Year always brings new goals, new fitness regimes, better diets and a commitment to our health. Even if you are not making big New Year resolutions this year, we encourage you to focus on your health as it is the most important thing we have. When you have your health, you have everything. Without your health, nothing else matters and you have nothing. It’s time to get serious about your health and we are here to support you… Read more

We’re Wrapping Up for Christmas

As we are now entering the final weeks of 2016, we are asking all our customers to please determine what stock they require to carry them through to the new year.  Please see below our closing and opening dates so you can plan your final orders for the year. Efficient Microbes will be closing on Thursday the 15th December 2016 and will re-open on Wednesday the 11th January 2017. To avoid being disappointed by not having enough product to carry you through the festive season,… Read more

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Children Need Microbes Not Antibiotics

Today I would like to share with you an article I came across about children being exposed to microbes and how they develop their immunity. Many children these days are prescribed antibiotics too quickly and its having a negative effect on their little immune systems. Yes, it’s important to wash your hands. It’s critical during cold and flu season and especially if you visit someone at the hospital. The problem is – in the West at least – parents have… Read more

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The Importance of Beneficial Bacteria

This week we focus on the importance of beneficial bacteria and we share with you some interesting facts you probably did not know. A human body is like a planet inhabited by huge numbers of various micro-creature (Yes, you have microscopic critters living in and on you at all times). In Fact, the diversity and richness of this life can rival even life on Earth itself! Inside of our digestive system, on our skin, in and around our eyes, the… Read more

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The Potential of Probiotics to Promote Greater Livestock Health

This month we present you with an article showing the potential of Probiotics in Livestock and how farmers are transitioning to these live beneficial bacteria in their operations. This story comes from Canadian Cattlemen The Beef Magazine, written by Michael Flood. Last year Health Canada changed its regulations on antibiotics to prevent them being used as growth promoters in livestock. Drug makers like Bayer, Merck, and Novartis had already begun the change, removing labels on their products that advertised them… Read more

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Probiotics: 5 Core Species

Today we share with you the final extract taken from Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your brain – For Life, by Dr David Perlmutter. We take a look at Probiotics and the five core species he recommends. Reading this article, really brings home the value of these five core species and what makes Efficient Microbes probiotics unique. The number of probiotics available today can be overwhelming. This industry didn’t exist when I was going… Read more

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Can Beneficial Bacteria Drought-Proof Plants

This week we look at how probiotics (microbes/ beneficial bacteria) could drought-proof plants and naturally provide nutrients to them to withstand drought conditions. Probiotics make it easier and more environmentally friendly to grow grain and vegetable crops, fruit and nut trees, and also keep golf courses looking lush and green without using excess amounts of water and chemical fertilizer. In a study, researchers confirmed “Plants are overall greener and healthier if they have these microbes,” A dose of microbes can… Read more

Heartburn and Probiotics

Heartburn is a form of indigestion felt as a burning sensation in the chest, caused by acid regurgitation into the oesophagus. This can create a burning discomfort in the upper abdomen or below the breast bone. What is the cause of heartburn? The first most obvious one is over indulgence. Eating too much food overfills the stomach, pushing food nearer to the oesophagus and as it ferments, the acid may start to bubble up causing that heartburn. The type of… Read more

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Our Fresh New Company Logo

We are very proud to announce the launch of a new company logo as part of the ongoing evolution of our company’s brand. In 2006, Efficient Microbes was born. This year, 2016, marks ten years of operations. We have grown and evolved over the years and with the success we’ve achieved in the first ten years, we are looking ahead and planning for the future. It was the perfect time to evaluate our company’s logo to ensure it was in… Read more

Common exposes that threaten our Guts – Antibiotics

Taken from the international best seller, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your brain – For Life, Dr David Perlmutter takes a closer look at common exposes that threaten the gut – this week we are going to focus on antibiotics. I vividly remember when I was five years old and my father suddenly became weak. At that time he was a busy neurosurgeon, covering five or six hospitals while at the same time being… Read more

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How Gut Bacteria can reduce the risk of Brain Disease

In this week’s newsletter we share with you another extract from Dr David Perlmutter’s book, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – for Life. We will look at how our gutsy friends (good bacteria/ microbes) can reduce the risk of brain disease. “Factors such as antibiotics and other medications, chlorinated water, certain foods, and even stress all play a part in determining the diversity and balance of the gut bacteria and, therefore, the… Read more

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The truth about Depression

The following is an extract taken from Dr David Perlmutter’s latest book, Brain Maker. We really felt this information was crucial to share with all our readers and encourage you all to read it.  “The next time you’re at a large-scale event with lots of people, whether you’re in an auditorium or a stadium, take a look around and consider this: one in ten of those people is taking a psychiatric drug to treat a mood disorder. For women in… Read more

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Autism and the Gut

The following is taken from Dr David Perlmutter’s book, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – for Life. This week we are looking at the link between autism and the gut. “Hardly a day goes by that I don’t answer a question about autism, one of the most debated disorders in the last decade. What exactly causes it? Why are so many children diagnosed with it today? Will there ever be a cure… Read more

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Punched in the Gut – The Truth about Fructose and Gluten

Taken from the international best seller, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your brain – For Life, Dr David Perlmutter shares the impact fructose and gluten have on our microbiome. When people ask me to list all the things that can destroy a healthy adult microbiome, I explain that it all comes down to what you’re exposed to and what you put into your mouth. Obviously, by the time you’ve grown up, you’ve already had… Read more

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The Link between your Gut’s Bacteria and Obesity

In this week’s newsletter we share with you another extract from Dr David Perlmutter’s book, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – for Life. We will look at the link between your gut’s bacteria and obesity and how your intestinal flora can make you fat and the effects it has on your health.  “While it’s hard to imagine obesity as an inflammatory disease, just as it may seem difficult to grasp that dementia… Read more

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The Future of our Planet – Sustainable Farming

This week we are focusing our newsletter on sustainable farming and the impact agriculture is having on our planet. This information is taken from a report compiled by the WWF called AGRICULTURE: FACTS & TRENDS. It provides an overview of the overwhelming evidence that we need better environmental practices if we want to ensure ongoing productive agricultural systems and food security in South Africa. Sustainable farming is about meeting the needs of South Africans today and in the future. The… Read more

Feeding Bacteria to Livestock

Efficient Microbes Pro Livestock has a proven track record of assisting farmers to improved feed conversion, increase weight gain in their animals and improve health. This month we present you with an article showing how beneficial microbes are being used for livestock health in the United States, and how the livestock industry is changing with the use of microbes that can reduce antibiotic use and improve growth and health.  Amy Mayer is a reporter based at Iowa Public Radio. This… Read more

Soils

The Importance of Compost & Microbes to our Soils

The following is an extract taken from an interview done with Graham Sait, an internationally acclaimed author & educator, highlighting the importance of compost and microbes to our soils and our lives. “Compost reintroduces the diversity of microorganisms that ensure optimum nutrition delivery to our food. The nutrient value of our food has declined in direct correlation to the decline in soil carbon. There is a microbe behind every mineral and the higher their humus home base, the greater the… Read more

Constipation

Digestive Disorder: Constipation

Constipation is uncomfortable and can make life frustrating. When you’re feeling weighed down and bloated, you are looking for fast relief. Constipation is defined as having less than three bowel movements per week. It may be chronic, or happen occasionally. Some symptoms include: hard stools straining to have a bowel movement feeling as though you are “blocked” or can’t empty your bowels abdominal pain nausea and bloating Swollen abdomen People spend vast amounts of money trying to “unblock” their digestive… Read more

Probiotics

Can Probiotics Improve your Health?

When bacteria are taken to improve health, they are considered “probiotics.” Probiotics are officially defined as “live microorganisms that may confer a health benefit on the host”. Although the idea of ingesting microorganisms may be strange, most of us eat different types of probiotics everyday in the form of yogurt, sauerkraut and cheese. A more useful description is that probiotics are generally bacteria or yeasts that help you remain healthy. After growing up in an environment that encourages the use of anti-bacterial… Read more

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The Solution for Water Problems

The re-use of greywater (from your laundry, bath and kitchen sink) for garden purposes is a worthwhile consideration. As the amount of water available to us shrinks in the face of our expanding population and the environmental changes with the latest drought, ‘re-use’ is fast becoming a necessity. However, the smells associated with this kind of set up can cause you to think twice about investing in a greywater system. You need not worry as EM Pro-Aqua is particularly effective in eliminating the odour… Read more

Natural Remedy for IBS

Irritable bowl syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). The signs and symptoms of irritable bowl syndrome can vary widely from person to person and often resemble those of other diseases. Among the most common are:   Abdominal pain or cramping A bloated feeling Gas Diarrhea or constipation Mucus in the stool Research has shown that probiotics/ beneficial bacteria can be helpful for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Your body is completely dependent on beneficial… Read more

The Power of Super EM

We are all looking for natural organic solutions to improve our environment. Efficient Microbes Technology is widely used in over 100 countries to promote healthy soil for plants and crops, clean water, odour control, waste management and healthier people and animals.  A healthy environment promotes a healthy life for all.  Life is getting better with the help of the authentic, beneficial, effective microorganism technology.  For those of you who use the EM health products, it is time to introduce Super EM… Read more

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Link Between Your System’s Ability to Fight Disease and the Gut

An article taken from Newsmax.com regarding the link between your system’s ability to fight disease and the bacteria living in your gut. Where is your body’s immune system located? When I ask my patients this question, nearly all of them tell me they aren’t sure. Some know it involves your lymph nodes or spleen. However, very few people realize that 70 to 80% of your body’s immune cells are located in a place you might not expect: Your gut. You… Read more

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Beneficial Bacteria Explained

When bacteria are taken to improve health, they are considered “probiotics.” Probiotics are officially defined as beneficial bacteria or “live microorganisms that may confer a health benefit on the host”. Although the idea of ingesting microorganisms may be strange, but most of us eat different types of probiotics everyday in the form of yogurt, sauerkraut and cheese. A more useful description is that probiotics are generally bacteria or yeasts that help you remain healthy. After growing up in an environment that encourages… Read more

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Keep Your Pets Healthy

The health of your pet is directly influenced by the balance of bacteria in its body. The intake of beneficial (probiotic) bacteria by your pet as a part of its diet is as important to its survival as food and water. You would have read our last two newsletters have shared with you the success stories of happy customers who are using EM for their pets. In today’s world, processed pet food contains little to none of beneficial bacteria that pets need as a part… Read more

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Probiotics for an Aging Body

Getting older has pluses and minuses. On the plus side, you get more time to relax and enjoy life. On the minus side lie many health challenges. Have you ever wondered whether probiotics could do anything for an aging body? Research has suggested that as you age powerful microbes could enhance your health in more ways than one.  Inflammation is the body’s attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens – and begin the healing process. While inflammation… Read more

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The Gut and its crucial role in ensuring a Healthy Immune System

Today I want to share the story of a woman, Lee Holmes, who has created a world of healthy recipes and is helping save people one recipe at a time. Lee is living-proof that you can overcome an autoimmune disease through nutritious food, natural healing and ensuring a healthy immune system.  Her personal story is truly inspirational. I have taken snippets of her story from an article published on Food Matters TV. See link below for the full article.   “To give my digestive system time… Read more

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Our Microbes Are Under Threat

I would like to share with you this article written by Liz Szabo from USA TODAY, one of the biggest papers in America on how our microbes are under threat and what we can do about it. “There’s a war going on, right under our noses, and we’re just too blind to see it. Well, maybe not that blind. We can see these tiny combatants, all 100 trillion of them, just fine under a microscope. But they’re not always under our nose…. Read more

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Guide to Winter Health

TIPS FOR HEALTHY LIVING DURING WINTER MONTHS As winter has graced us with her presence, here are ten tips for keeping the colds away and ensuring a healthy lifestyle.   Always wash your hands after blowing your nose. Germs are always on our hands so keep your hands away from your face as much as possible to minimise the spread of these germs. Keep kitchen counters, bathrooms, sinks, dining room tables, sinks and all surfaces clean at all times using a natural cleaner like… Read more

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Why you should embrace bacteria?

I received a very interesting article today that I would like to share with you all as it truly explains the power of these living organisms (beneficial bacteria) and why suddenly germs are looking a lot friendlier. Please take the time to read through to the end to get the full story, as it really puts things into perspective. The article is written by Jody Berger, who is an author, journalist and health coach in Denver, Colorado (USA).  WHY YOU SHOULD EMBACE BACTERIA? For centuries, germs… Read more

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What makes Efficient Microbes products different to other Probiotics?

How are Efficient Microbes products different to similar products on the market like probiotics? Efficient Microbes products are complex microbial cultures consisting of microbes from three or four genus. The manufacturers are clear that focusing on the population counts are not as important as focusing on the diversity of the microbes. If Efficient Microbes products were to have one less genus of microbes, these products would function like other probiotics on the market and the results would not be as significant…. Read more

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Is your product the “real” EM?

Once again, we would like to share some valuable data from our Technical Director, Grant Morgan, explaining the reason why we don’t sell EM Mother Culture to our public.  For those that have been exposed to the wonder of Efficient Microbes Probiotic Technology and have seen the results, there is no need to convince them of the benefits. There are those however that have not used the products and when first encountering Efficient Microbes, the conflicting data available on the… Read more

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Efficient Microbes – A Greener Technology

If one were to take an objective look at the state of our environment, our foods, our health and all of nature, for that matter, there would be very few people who would honestly feel that all is well on planet Earth. In fact, with the ever-growing threat of global warming and environmental disasters such as oil spills, the global outcry for greener technologies and more environmental responsibility is reaching deafening levels, and is unlikely to subside without evidence of… Read more

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Probiotics for Muscle Growth and Weight Loss

Restoring balance in your gut with probiotics boosts immunity and digestion, but did you know these healthy microflora also aid in muscle growth and weight loss? If you’re trying to increase lean body mass, adding probiotics to your diet will ensure more efficient digestion. And that leads to increased energy, better workouts, and easier muscle growth and repair.    The Link Between Probiotics and Muscle Growth Kenneth Bock, M.D., the author of The Road to Immunity, says that gaining lean muscle mass is… Read more