Bacteria in the colon are known by many different names: probiotics, good or bad bacteria, beneficial bacteria, acidophilus, dysbiosis, microflora, proflora. friendly flora and hostile bacteria.
I simply use good and bad bacteria to refer to all the bacteria that exist in the small intestine and colon.
Your colon has good and bad bacteria. Good bacteria maintain colon health by preventing the multiplication of bad bacteria and reducing constipation.
Most people have bad bacteria as the dominant condition in the colon. You can see it from the diseases that exist all over the world. Most people later in life suffer from diseases that result from neglect and abuse of the colon.
Bad bacteria multiply when
* Consume poisons such as pollution, pesticides, food additives such as preservatives, dyes, etc.
* Drink alcohol
* Eat processed foods
* Has excessive anxiety
* Fiber is deficient in your diet.
* Use the birth control pill
* Use a pharmacy laxative
* Use of drugs and medications.
Good colon bacteria are made up of hundreds of species of bacteria. Good bacteria are most active in a pH of 5.9 to 6.9, an acidic environment. This contributes to a healthy colon.
Your colon serves as a home for good bacteria, which ferment specific carbohydrates, which in turn keep the colon environment slightly acidic. The acidic environment favors good bacteria and prevents the multiplication of bad bacteria and pathogens.
Bad bacteria create an alkaline environment and are most active at a pH between 7.1 and 7.9
Again, good bacteria create an acidic environment and are most active at a pH between 5.9 and 6.9.
Acidophilus and Bifidus are the main good bacteria that exist in the colon. The ascending colon, on the right side of the abdomen area, has the highest amount of bacteria. The number of bacteria is lower in the transverse colon and lower in the descending colon. Finally, small bacteria are found in the sigmoid and rectum.
When good beneficial bacteria are dominant in the colon, it prevents the spread of diseases from various organisms: parasites, bacteria, viruses, fungi. Specific organisms
Shigella, salmonella, virus, encephalitis, protozoa, amoeba, staphylococcus, herpes, flu, cold virus, comphylobacter and CMV,
are those that create life-threatening diseases such as dysentery, blood poisoning, meningitis, pneumonia, flu and encephalitis
The good bacteria keep these organisms in the minority, preventing them from multiplying, entering the blood and different organs of the body. They do this through their antibiotic secretions, the production of lactic acid and other secretions, which keep their environment acidic.
Good bacteria live and thrive on carbohydrates. When your body has good digestion and few carbohydrates reach your colon, the population of good bacteria decreases and bad bacteria become dominant.
The good bacteria must be fed to maintain colon dominance. If there are any good bacteria left in the colon, feeding it can cause it to multiply. If there are no good bacteria in the colon, it is not possible to restore the good bacteria by eating foods with specific carbohydrates. To restore the good bacteria, in this condition, it is necessary to do a flora enema.
In his book Acidophilus and Colon Health, 1999, David Webster also says:
“Indicators of healthy colon flora are soft but well formed, amber colored stools with little or no odor and floating in water most of the time. When the stool is dry, dark brown, too firm or too loose, and especially if there is a putrid smell, these are clear indicators of a putrid, alkaline colonic flora. Chronic constipation, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome are often resolved when the colon is restored and maintained at a slightly acidic pH. ”
In researching him, Webster found that feeding the leftover good bacteria to edible lactose serum rejuvenates the good bacteria in the colon. By drinking 2-5 tablespoons or more each day in a cup of distilled water, enough lactose can enter the colon to feed the good bacteria. Webster recommends doing this for 30 days. After this time, you can check your stool to see if they have reactivated your good bacteria.