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Take probiotics to prevent cancer

Friday, June 01, 2012 by: Sarka-Jonae Miller
Tags: probiotics, cancer, prevention

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(NaturalNews) Probiotic supplements or foods may lower the risk of cancer development. Many links have been found between diet and cancer; research suggests that probiotics may be useful as part of an anti-cancer diet. Probiotics are live microorganisms that may suppress the growth of bacteria that transform procarcinogens into carcinogens. Procarcinogens are chemical substances that become carcinogenic after being altered by metabolic processes. A carcinogen is one of any number of substances involved in causing cancer. Many forms of cancer can also be caused by infections, but probiotics boost immune system functioning to better fight off virsuses and parasites.

Probiotics

Research presented in 2009 at the 3rd International Immunonutrition Workshop in Spain demonstrated a link between milk fermented containing the probiotic strain Lactobacillus helveticus and delayed growth of breast tumors. The study found that fermented milks can inhibit tumor growth by reducing the inflammatory response in cases of hormone-dependent breast cancer models and induced colon cancer.

Probiotics are also known as lactobacillus acidophilus (L. acidophilus), Bifidobacterium bifidus and lactic acid bacteria. These are all healthy bacteria that are similar to the good bacteria that resides in the intestinal tract. Sometimes people do not have enough good bacteria in their system. Probiotic foods can increase levels of healthy bacteria. However, only live strains help. The ideal probiotics are those that contain large amounts of living microorganisms, such as multiple Bifido and Lactobacillus strains. At least three billion live bacteria per serving is best.

Probiotics and the immune system

Probiotics help to strengthen the immune system and prevent diseases. By improving gut health, probiotics boost the body's immune defenses, which in turn fight infections. The intestinal tract is home to between 70 and 80 percent of the body's immune cells. If the immune cells are functioning well the body is more resistant to infection. Hepatitis B, hepatitis C, the human papillomavirus (HPV) and Helicobacter pylori are the four primary infections linked to cancer. Combined, these four infections cause around 1.9 million cancer causes annually. Probiotics are particularly helpful in reducing vaginal and urinary infections.

When the gut has plenty of healthy bacteria and flora full of probiotics it can more easily digest food and expel waste. Toxins and waste can back up in the intestinal tract instead of moving through the colon and out of the body when there is not enough healthy bacteria. These toxins can then get absorbed back into the body through the bloodstream. Toxicity in the body can interfere with oxidation, which can cause stress to cells that are not getting enough oxygen. Stressed cells do not function as well, which leaves the body vulnerable to infection.

Probiotic supplements, foods and doses

Yogurt is the food most commonly associated with probiotics but there are several others. Unfermented and fermented milk contain probiotics. Kefir is another dairy product that is a probiotic food. Non-dairy sources include tempeh, miso and some soy drinks and juices.

Probiotics are also sold in supplement form. Probiotic supplements come in tablet, capsule and powder forms. Supplements may contain 1 to 10 billion bacteria.

Probiotic foods and supplements may help with cancer prevention as well as several other conditions. Probiotics can help with diarrhea and other digestive problems. They may also assist with elimination, allergies and weight management.

Sources for this article include:
http://journals.cambridge.org
http://breastcancerconqueror.com/probiotics-and-cancer/
http://www.breastcancer.org

About the author:
Sarka-Jonae Miller is a published novelist and MARSocial Author of the Year runner-up. She's also a former personal trainer and massage therapist. SJ's published work includes the #3 bestseller "Between Boyfriends" and the just released sequel"Between the Sheets". The chick lit series was recently featured in the San Diego Reader, the largest alternative newsweekly in the United States.

SJ is also a Romance Novel writer for Sulia.com. She has a journalism degree from Syracuse University. Get more health and wellness tips on Sarka's Natural Healing Tips blog,
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