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Alternavita Daily Notes©

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Random thoughts, daily notes, tips on gut and immune health©…. August 16, 2018© Natural Immune Benefits In Whey Whey protein contains about 10-15% immunoglobulins. Milk immunity research helped develop the basic principles of modern immunology. Four classes of immunoglobulins are present in whey serum: IgG, IgA, IgM, and IgE. IgM is in the first line of immune system defense. These large antibodies can attack many types of intruders. IgM antibodies are released when an organism is exposed to an antigen for the first time. These ‘first responders’ also recruit other immune cells to attack dangerous microbes. IgA are common antibodies in mucosal areas such as the nose, lungs, eyes and ears. They prevent mucosal infections […]

Feature: The Champagne Of Milk©

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Alternavita Magazine© Feature Article The Champagne Of Milk the metabolic miracles of kefir Why is kefir gaining clinical popularity as an emerging nutra-ceutical? The interest in developing functional foods is increasing because people want to improve their health and prevent diseases. Kefir is a mildly acidic fermented beverage with high probiotic activity, produced by the addition of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts to milk. The composition of kefir varies according to factors such as milk type and the microbiological composition of culture types; kefir grain or commercial starter culture. The microorganisms in kefir produce vitamins, degrade protein and hydrolyse lactose, resulting in a highly nutritious and digestible functional food. Kefir has well demonstrated antimicrobial, immunological, […]

Recipe/How To: How To Use Kefir To Enhance Nutrition©

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Alternavita Magazine© Recipe/How To How To Use Kefir To Enhance Nutrition A Few Favorite Ways To Use Kefir In The Kitchen Always make kefir a daily part of your diet for the super nutrition it provides as it is one of the most easily obtained fermented food products worldwide. If you can’t find kefir look for buttermilk. You can easily make kefir at home from grains or commercial kefir powder starters. Kefir is a super food in and of itself but there are many ways to optimize kefir benefits as well as making store bought kefir an even healthier version by increasing phagocytic activity. Drink at least one glass of kefir per day. • Always […]

Product Review: Natural Probiotic Selection Kefir Starter©

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Alternavita Magazine© Product Review Article Natural Probiotic Selection Kefir Starter No babysitting grains, easy to use sachets! Every single portion of kefir can be re-cultivated. One sachet is enough to make 1 liter of thick creamy milk kefir. Can be set at room temperature. No need of specific appliances Contains a blend of the following Lacto-bacteria and yeast: Lactococcus lactis ssp. cremoris, Lactococcus lactis ssp.lactis, Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis biovar diacetylactis, S. Thermophilus, Lactobacillus Bulgaricus, Lactobacillus kefir, Lactobacillus parakefir, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Kluyveromyces lactis
Mild in taste, suitable for healthy smoothies One of the top benefits of using Natural Probiotic Selection Kefir Starter is no babysitting grains as that can get tiresome and a key benefit is […]

Sources/Tips: Tips© Alternavita Magazine© August 2018

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Alternavita Magazine© Sources/Tips Article Tips During milk fermentation, LAB, making use of their proteolytic system can transform milk proteins into biologically active peptides. These peptides can exert a wide range of effects, such as antimicrobial, anti-hypertensive, anti-thrombotic, immunomodulatory, and anti-oxidative. The most studied mechanism of bioactive peptides is the anti-hypertensive action displayed by the inhibition of the angiotensin-I-converting enzyme (ACE), which regulates blood pressure. ACE inhibitory peptides have been isolated from a variety of fermented dairy products including cheese, fermented milks and yogurt. The best known ACE-inhibitory biopeptides, have been identified in milk fermented by L. helveticus. Dairy starter cultures used in the manufacture of fermented dairy products (e.g., L. helveticus, L. delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus, […]

Produce Review: Body Boost Powdered Bovine Colostrum©

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Product Review Body Boost Powdered Bovine Colostrum “Colostrum is the most powerful healing substance in the world. If it were not for colostrum the human race wouldn’t even exist,” states Dr. Robert Heinerman, Ph.D. Colostrum does not have to be absorbed. A lack of systemic absorption supports the high safety profile of this method; that is altering systemic immune response via the gut (GALT). Clinical & Translational Immunology (2016) Gastroenterology and Liver Units, Department of Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel Works systemically and independently of microbiome via the gut (GALT). Chondroitin sulfate and oleic acid are just two of the essential components found in colostrum exerting substantial effect. Chondroitin sulfate restores oral tolerance in […]

Clinically Recommended Probiotics At A Glance

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Free List Of Clinically Recommended Probiotics Probiotics are bacterial preparations that alter the bacterial flora in the bowel to cause a beneficial effect. Animal research has demonstrated that probiotics have barrier enhancing, antibacterial, immune modulating and anti-inflammatory effects which may have a positive effect in the management of SIBO in humans. Lactobacillus casei has been found to be effective in improving breath hydrogen scores after 6 weeks of treatment presumably by suppressing levels of a small intestinal bacterial overgrowth of fermenting bacteria. The multi-strain preparation VSL#3 was found to be effective in suppressing SIBO. Lactobacillus plantarum, lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus casei have all demonstrated effectiveness in the treatment and management of SIBO. Conversely lactobacillus fermentum and saccharomyces boulardii have been found to be ineffective. A combination […]