We are constantly surrounded by bacteria and they are literally everywhere, from environment to the inside of our bodies.
BACTERIA AND CANCER
Recently, a study done by Georgetown University/ University of California and published in the PLOS One Journal, examined the link between intestinal microbiome of genetically identical mice in the presence of tumors and lymphoma pathogens. All the mice had ataxia telangiectasia, a neurological disorder which is link to susceptibility to cancers like lymphoma and leukemia.
It has been found that it takes longer for cancer to develop in mice with elevated levels of beneficial intestinal bacteria when compared to mice with equal levels of beneficial and non-beneficial bacteria. Beneficial bacteria protected cells from gene damage, reduced inflammation, and improved oxidative metabolism.
“We found that intestinal microbiota restriction in Atm-deficient mice led to a 2.5-fold extension of lymphoma latency and 4 fold increased longevity, and significant differences in chromosomal genotoxicity, oxidative DNA damage and inflammation; our research was the first to show a relationship between intestinal microbiota and lymphoma onset.”
The mice were given anti-inflammatory bacteria called Lactobacillus johnsonii and it is naturally found in foods like sauerkraut and yogurt. Even though further research is needed to see whether the results translate to humans as well, it seems that bacteria may be key elements in treating cancer, as they boost immune`s ability to fight pathogens and cancer cells.
ACCORDING TO A 2014 STUDY:
“Probiotics can enhance nonspecific cellular immune response characterized by activation of macrophages, natural killer (NK) cells, antigen-specific cytotoxic T-lymphocytes, and the release of various cytokines in strain-specific and dose-dependent manner… Supplementation of probiotic organisms in infancy could help prevent immune-mediated diseases in childhood, whereas their intervention in pregnancy could affect fetal immune parameters, such as cord blood interferon (IFN)-γ levels, transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 levels, and breast milk immunoglobulin (Ig)A.”
How To Improve Bacterial Balance In 3 Steps
Stop using household cleaners, antibacterial soaps, personal care products, and lotions, unless you work in a sterile environment like laboratory or hospital.
These products increase your risk of getting sick as they destroy the beneficial bacteria. Moreover, antibacterial soaps and lotions increase the strength of bad bacteria, making it harder for us to fight them.
It is recommended to use essential oils and vinegar to kill germs in the bathroom or kitchen and to use water and regular soap for the skin.
You should increase your intake of intestinal prebiotics and probiotics by consuming fermented foods like ACV, kimchi, sauerkraut, miso, yogurt, and kombucha, all of which are abundant in good bacteria. Moreover, consume more tomatoes and bananas, as they contain starch which feed good bacteria.
It is important to maintain healthy probiotics levels in order to support the metabolism and hormone balance, both go which affect the way we process food.
Step 3 involves elimination of toxins from both your diet and environment. When it comes to your diet, you should replace canola olive with coconut oil or olive oil. On the other hand, when it comes to the environment, avoid cleaners which contain chemicals and make your own chemical-free products which filter the air in your home.
This article is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. Statements made here have not been evaluated by the FDA. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please discuss with your own, qualified health care provider before adding in supplements or making any changes in your diet. PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog.
Dаily Health Post