The balance of the intestinal flora describes the state of health. L. casei Shirota (SHIROTA strain) helps to increase beneficial bacteria, and maintains the balance.

Yakult’s exclusive probiotic strain is known as L. casei Shirota (SHIROTA strain) .

L. casei Shirota (SHIROTA strain) can resist gastric juices and bile to reach the intestine alive in large numbers. In the intestine, it produces lactic acid, which improves the intestinal environment.

yogurt cream cheese cheesecake bites

1/3 c yogurt cheese 

2-3 graham crackers (snapped to smallest size) 1 tbsp. confectioner’s sugar 

1/8 tsp. vanilla extract 

fresh strawberries or any desired fruit

Do not forget to consume your drained acid whey. It can be remixed in yogurt, milk or even water for an energy, immune and repair boost!

  • It increases beneficial bacteria and decreases harmful bacteria in the intestine
  • It reduces production of harmful substances (toxins) in the intestine
  • It regulates bowel movement and reduces the risk of diarrhea and constipation
  • It helps to build immunity and reduces the risk of infections.
Remember, no more than 6 teaspoons (25 grams) of added sugar per day for women and 9 teaspoons (38 grams) for men. The AHA limits for children vary depending on their age and caloric needs, but range between 3-6 teaspoons (12 – 25 grams) per day. Children under two should have zero grams of sugar per day.

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Bovine colostrum increases colonization of probiotics 52 fold 

An ideal probiotic would be one that can survive passage through the gastrointestinal tract, establish itself permanently in the small intestine and colon, and provide a specific health benefit for the host by eliciting an immune response. Bovine colostrum is a rich source of bioactive components which are important in the development of the intestine, in stimulating gut structure and function and in preparing the gut surface for subsequent colonization of microbes. Nutritional intake may influence the intestinal epithelial glycome and in turn the available attachment sites for bacteria. In a study released in 2019, researchers tested the hypothesis that bovine colostrum may influence the intestinal cell surface and in turn the attachment of commensal organisms. Human HT-29 intestinal cells were exposed to a bovine colostrum fraction (BCF) rich in free oligosaccharides. The adherence of several commensal bacteria, comprising mainly bifido bacteria, to the intestinal cells was significantly enhanced (up to 52-fold) for all strains tested which spanned species that are found across the human lifespan.

Immune For Life 2019

July 22 commentary

Checkpoint Inhibitor–Induced Colitis: A New Type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

Checkpoint inhibitor–induced colitis is an increasingly recognized immune-related adverse event that shares many of the same phenotypical, serological, and histological characteristics of both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, suggesting that checkpoint inhibitor–induced colitis may represent a new inflammatory bowel disease phenotype. We report a 73-year-old man with metastatic melanoma who developed ipilimumab-induced colitis with subsequent transformation to Crohn?s colitis-like phenotype after the addition of pembrolizumab.

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