Gut Health is Critically Important 100 Trillion Bacteria in the Gut
The number of bacteria in the colon is about 10 times the number of cells in the entire rest of the body. About 10 Trillion cells make up the body. In a healthy colon there are about 100 Trillion bacteria.
The foundation of health in a mammal is the gut - a healthy gut equals a healthy animal.
The HUGE number of beneficial bacteria in the colon suggests that a correspondingly high level of importance be assigned to their purpose there which is to maintain the integrity of a healthy, functioning system. The massive colony of beneficial bacteria in the gut is not only 10 times the number of cells that make up the rest of the body but they are crucial components of a healthy system.
The 100 Trillion bacteria in a healthy colon are designed to:
Maintain healthy functioning of the Enterocytes that line the inside wall of the colon and the Cilia that grow out of the colon wall and extract nutrients from the food.
Maintain a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria (90 Trillion or so) to keep the pathogenic bacteria, like Candida Albicans, from over populating, penetrating the colon wall, and escaping into the blood stream to cause Systemic Candida.
Remove excess moisture from the fecal matter and return it to the body.
The Gut is the CORE OF THE ORGANISM and is the primary basis for creating health or disease.
A) Most of the Immune System (70% to 80%) is generated in the gut wall so if the health of the gut is compromised the ability of the body to defend itself is compromised as well.
B) The gut wall is lined with hairs (Cilia) that effectively increase its surface area from 2 sq. ft. to about 1,200 sq. ft. If the cilia are not kept clean and functional then the ability of the body to absorb necessary nutrients from the food it eats becomes limited.
C) The Cilia also plays a part in returning excess water in the fecal matter to the body. If they are compromised then loose stool or diarrhea is usually the result.
The lining on the inside of the gut wall that separates the fecal matter from the blood stream and the rest of the body is only one cell thick and is made up of rectangular cells called Enterocytes that fit together like little bricks.
Leaky Gut occurs when gaps form in the joints between the enterocytes and fecal matter leaks out of the colon into the blood stream.
Leaky Gut can be caused by a diet that contains grain, potato, sweet potato, or sugar in any form (molasses, sucrose, etc.) because these foods all turn into sugar which feeds the ever present Candida Albicans yeast/ fungus and the fungus rhizomes can penetrate the joints between the enterocytes.
The overuse of antibiotics is also a cause of Leaky Gut because antibiotics kill the beneficial bacteria which maintain the health of the gut lining as well as keep the Candida fungus in check. It is very important for the integrity of the gut lining to keep the healthy bacteria healthy and strong
which is why Brothers adds special Encapsulated Probiotics and PreBiotics.
The constant flow of pathogens into the blood stream through a Leaky Gut makes the immune system highly overreactive. In time it causes an auto immune response as the immune system becomes hyperactive and begins attacking healthy tissue that has similar amino acid sequences as the partial proteins that are leaking into the blood stream.
Another problem caused by a Leaky Gut occurs when
Candida Albicans Fungus, which is naturally in every gut, gets through a Leaky Gut wall into the blood stream and becomes a condition called Systemic Candida.
When Candida Albicans leaks into the blood stream the condition is called Systemic Candida because the fungal form of Candida is in the blood stream and spreads throughout the entire system. Systemic Candida causes no end of skin and fungus problems throughout the body. It can change from hot spots to itching, to hives, to yeasty ears, etc.
Grain, potato, and sweet potato are a form of sugar that feeds the Candida Fungus and helps it get stronger and do more damage to the system. It is not practical to use medicine to kill the Systemic Candida because it is too damaging to the dogs liver and as the Candida dies off it releases toxins that will make the poor dog go crazy if it dies too quickly. It's better to slowly starve the Candida back over a period of three to six months so the die off is not too painful and uncomfortable for the dog.
Once the Systemic Candida is weak enough the immune system will eliminate the rest of it in the blood stream and your dog will be healthy and happy again.
Brothers is designed to heal Leaky Gut over a period of 3 to 6 months and prevent it from recurring in the future by eliminating the grain, potato, sweet potato, and other ingredients that cause the problem in the first place.
By adding Digestive Enzymes, long chain PreBiotics, and Unique Encapsulated ProBiotics that deliver a thousand times more active cultures to the gut than normal probiotics, Brothers helps the gut heal and restore itself to full healthy functioning.