As you breathe, your internal tissues and organs move. This movement also occurs when your bowels fill and as the bladder empties. Insist on accurate targeting when getting radiation therapy. This is because this kind of therapy is precise and most efficient when the medical practitioners hit the right spot.
A new report states that taking probiotics during radiation therapy for pelvis cancer can increase the predictability of targeting. Examples of such cancers are cancer of the prostrate and rectum. In the past, studies stated that probiotics reduce side effects of radiation therapy when taken before and during the procedures.
Importance of probiotics in radiation and chemotherapy
A leading oncologist in Las Vegas states that progurt contains more than 1 trillion colony-forming units (CFUs). This is the world’s highest CFU count to be reported. This revelation is important because patients of pelvic cancer and prostate cancer can benefit from probiotics with the highest CFU count.
Additionally, the International Journal of Radiation Oncology suggests that cancer patients who take probiotics with at least 1billion CFU count increase the predictability of the tumor. These independent studies further generate the demand for probiotics before and during radiation.
While the administration of probiotics is quite straightforward, these medicines are different. For this reason, you should investigate the preparations your purchase over the counter and on the Internet. Further, compare them against other studies about the use of probiotics supplements during chemotherapy and radiation.
The following are advantages that you can enjoy when you take probiotics during radiation therapy:
Fewer side effects
Usually, radiation introduces toxins into the body parts suffering from cancer. A research shows that probiotics can actually reduce the toxicity of this procedure. Additionally, the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer published an interesting report about probiotics.
It states that probiotics lead to the reduction of gastrointestinal mucositis and reduced risk of sepsis. While the studies are not 100 per cent perfect, the fact that different respected schools of thought recommend probiotics during radiation therapy is a plus.
Better treatment accuracy
probiotic foodsThe fact that radiation planning should be more precise cannot be overemphasized. Therefore, there is an increased importance of reproducible setup, especially for internal organs. For example, changes in rectal size in prostate cancer can compromise the quality of treatment.
A random study was once conducted in Korea involving 80 patients of prostate cancer. The results showed that taking a capsule of Lactobacillus acidophilus twice daily during treatment actually reduces the rectal volume changes. Further, doctors can achieve fewer side effects and better cancer control with more consistent internal setups.
Fewer treatment breaks
Traditionally, extended radiation treatment causes tumor repopulation and the resultant decrease in cure rates. While it has been a concern for ovarian cancer, it is also prevalent in other types of cancer. Reduced side effects lead to fewer treatment breaks for patients of these types of cancers.
Avoiding secondary complications
Clostridium difficile infection is common after patients undergo chemotherapy and radiation. While this condition complicates the patient’s infection control and management, it also increases the risks of suffering other major illnesses. For this reason, taking probiotics can help in the prevention of C. difficile infection.
Reports from studies so far have not revealed what species of probiotic organisms actually bring these benefits. At the same time, nobody knows the proper dosage for each indication of probiotics supplements.
However, some oncologists and dieticians recommend the consumption of probiotic foods. In addition, you can take probiotics supplements containing billions of the important CFUs. Whatever you decide to do, let an expert advise you on the best combination to take advantage of different species of probiotic organisms.
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Progurt’s microbiological testing shows the human strain probiotic contains 1 trillion + CFU (Colony Forming Units) per sachet. Progurt contains more CFU than any other probiotic.
Thirty to fifty billion CFU of healthy microorganisms are recommended for Tourette’s Syndrome by medical researchers into the neurological disorder.
Tourette’s often begins between the ages of 2 and 21 and lasts throughout life.
Our gut microbiome dictates the reactivity of the immune system, which is now considered a major causative factor in Tourette’s Syndrome. Progurt decreases inflammation in the gut and regulates digestion, which has been shown to impact neurological function and cognitive development.
The high rate of Caesarian births, early administration of antibiotics and restricted breast-feeding can cause dysbiosis in a child’s gastrointestinal tract. Our “second brain” or gut can experience dysbiosis which may cause neurological disorders.
Secondary bacterial infections after influenza infection still today cause substantial morbidity and mortality. This is a major public health concern of the medical profession.
Dr Jonathan McCullers has noted data sets that highlighted disproportionate trends in hospitalizations among younger patients who acquired 2009 H1N1 influenza. Further data indicated that as many as 50% of severe or fatal H1N1 infections were complicated by a secondary bacterial infection.
Keith P. Klugman, MB, BCh, PhD, William H. Foege Chair of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, told Infectious Diseases in Children that there was a doubling of mortality in US children as a result of the 2009 pandemic.
“Sixty percent of deaths were in kids who had underlying problems,” Klugman said. “But in otherwise healthy kids, the overwhelming number of deaths occurred in children who had secondary bacterial infections.”
PubMed (March 2016) published the success of probiotics treatment for patients infected with the H7N9 Influenza Virus.
The August 2016 issue of Multiple Sclerosis News Today says: Gut microbiota is increasingly being seen an important environmental risk factor for multiple sclerosis, and strategies to correct an imbalance in intestinal flora, also known as microbial dysbiosis, are being encouraged as ways to potentially help in the treatment of MS.
This may be new news for some people but it is old news for the International Probiotics Institute. More than a decade ago MS patients were tested by Professor Earl Owen at the Microsearch Research Foundation for changes to their MS symptoms after consumption in water of Progurt human-strain probiotic bacteria. The results were outstanding but could not be publicised because of laws pertaining to food health claims.
The gastroenterologists and developers of the human strain probiotic, Progurt, have always resisted peer pressure from the scientific community to have the probiotic labelled as a ‘medicine’ or medical ‘supplement’.
Progurt was developed as a functional food (defined by the Mayo Clinic as a food that has a potential positive effect on health beyond basic nutrition) to help promote optimal physical and psychological health.
Rigorous testing by the microbial units of health authorites approved laboratories has confirmed that Progurt is the world’s most powerful probiotic Probiotics are defined as ‘live micro-organisms which confer a health benefit on the host when administered in adequate amounts. They have been widely tested, in human studies, for their beneficial actions in the prevention or treatment of a broad spectrum of gastrointestinal disorders, from impairment of colonic transit to colonic carcinogenesis. Other functional foods include prebiotics and synbiotics. Prebiotics are defined as a non-digestible food ingredient that beneficially affects the host by selectively stimulating the growth and/or the activity of one or a limited number of bacteria in the colon. Synbiotics are products in which both a probiotic and a prebiotic are combined.
Ageing, environment, diet and prescribed medicines all threaten to disturb the balance of your intestinal organs, leaving you vulnerable to immune disturbances and chronic, age-related conditions.
Progurt was developed as a powerful functional food to strengthen your intestinal organs and help protect against disease causing infections which begin in the gut.
We at Progurt have long been beating the drum about the link between Autism and gut dysbiosis or an imbalance of unfriendly or bad gut bacteria compared to friendly or good gut bacteria. As there are more cells in the human gut than there are cells in the entire human body, certain special species of bacteria have to predominate to keep us healthy physically and mentally. We have featured many respected scholarly articles and trials showing the Autism/Gut bacteria link, including the 2014 study from Arizona State University in Tempe which found that autistic children had significantly fewer types of 3 critical types of gut bacteria compared with normal control individuals.
Again this week, a study was featured on RT News with the heading “Probiotics can ‘potentially’ cure autism-like disorders. We recommend this and other articles on Autism for you to consider:
Progurt has many champions from the medical and scientific community advocating the multi-human strain probiotic to people with mental illness. Progurt has also always supported new research to evidence the gut-brain connection. In particular, successful trials on MS patients at the Microsearch Research Foundation were championed by Professor Earl Owen, the head of the Foundation. Dr Owen was an outspoken advocate of the beneficial effects that Progurt may have on MS patients.
It has taken nearly 2 decades for formal acknowledgement of such research. A medical team from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts have just published evidence that changes in diet and gut flora may influence astrocytes in the brain, and, consequently, neurodegeneration, pointing to potential therapeutic targets. The team's results are published in Nature Medicine, May 2016.
"For the first time, we've been able to identify that food has some sort of remote control over central nervous system inflammation," said corresponding author Francisco Quintana, PhD, an investigator in the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at BWH. "What we eat influences the ability of bacteria in our gut to produce small molecules, some of which are capable of traveling all the way to the brain. This opens up an area that's largely been unknown until now: how the gut controls brain inflammation."
Health practitioners using Progurt with Parkinsons disease patients to replenish their gut with good bacteria.
The Gut Brain connection has again been front page health news; this time with news this week in Australia that Parkinsons disease was 78% higher amongst people in an area of Victoria heavily exposed to pesticides than the states average.
This is not new knowledge amonst health care researchers, wo have already shown in experiments with rates that Parkinsons-like symptoms can be induced with injection of certain pesticides.
Many mood-related and neurological conditions have now been linked with gut bacteria, including Parkinsons disease. The researchers behind Progurt, including renowned physician and microbiologist, the late Professor Earl Owen, demonstrated the mind gut connection when treating immune distressed patients with the probiotic. Professor Owen said that Western diets and the ingestion of chemicals through our food destroys much of our good gut bacteria.
Progurt replenishes the gut with strains destroyed or missing because of our environment, diet or lifestyle.
“Gut health is the new objective in medicine,” says Kathie Swift, a US nutritionist leading this radical shift in medical thinking. “ Your gut is your pathway to health, but also your pathway to pathology”. From your throat, to your stomach, intestines, colon and rectum, our gut is our body’s food processing, nutrient extraction and waste compaction service. It is also, crucially, home to trillions of bacteria, dubbed, microbiota.
Bacteria are required for our very survival. “Residual food that reaches your colon is indigestible, which is where your bacteria come to the rescue”, explains Professor Martin J Blasser who heads up the Human Microbiome Program at New York University. Bacteria are also essential for regulating our immune systems, brain functions and mood, as well as maintaining blood pressure.
Many studies have now confirmed that that those who are obese have a different profile of gut bacteria to those who are slim. Blaser links microbes and over-reliance on cesareans and over-prescription of antibiotics with the obesity epidemic. When you take antibiotics, you kill most bacteria, but some survive – the ones you don’t want. These “unfriendly” bacteria prosper and up-regulate genes in the liver responsible for transporting more fat out into the fat stores of the body.
"Go with your gut" is becoming a health mantra, as science learns just how important the bacteria in our large intestines are for our overall wellbeing.
So important, in fact, that recent research found gut bacteria has as much influence on health as an organ – just like your skin, kidneys or lungs.
Science is just starting to discover that your gut bacteria affect a whole lot more of you than simply whether you have an upset tummy. Intestinal microbiota has been demonstrated to influence brain development, eating disorders, asthma and even behaviour.
It's important to note that we have a lot of bacteria in our large intestines – almost 1.5kg of tiny microbes that feed on everything we consume.