Cortisone and other steroid-based preparations are particularly destructive, but many pain killers and anti-inflammatories also disrupt gut flora. Oral contraceptives are bug killers and radiation from x-rays, computer screens and microwaves is also harmful.
Coffee and alcohol can be damaging if consumed at rates exceeding three servings per day. A can of cola (pH 2.9) contains around thirteen teaspoons of sugar and sufficient phosphoric acid stabiliser to ward away the bacteria which would normally seek out this sugar lode. This super-acidic, caffeine-based beverage is a microbiological bomb with few peers.
Chlorine is added to our water supply to kill bacteria. Why would it stop working when it has entered our mouth? Fluoride is also a microbicide as are many of the thousands of chemical additives in food, cleaning products, plastics and cosmetics.
Stress compromises gut flora and there is no shortage of this negative influence in contemporary life.
Agricultural chemicals can destroy the gut flora of those who apply them and any residues of these toxins can have a similar effect on consumers of treated produce. Heavy metal accumulations in the body are almost inevitable in our toxic society and the negative influence of these poisons increases with age. Lead, mercury and aluminium overloads are typical problems, but recently nickel has emerged as a major biocide in the soil and in the human body. The problem in terms of both soil and human health is that beneficial microbes are the most effective tool to detoxify heavy metal excesses, but the casualty rates are very high during the detox process. The solution to this dilemma, from a soil perspective, is the ongoing addition of inocula and compost teas until we gain the upper hand. From a human health perspective, there is tremendous benefit in regular supplementation with probiotic products.
Radionics is an indispensible research tool when evaluating the relative merits of various foods and supplements. Radionics involves the premise that we live in a sea of vibrational energy. Every thing vibrates, including minerals, vitamins, microbes and every conceivable part of the human body.
General Vitality (GV) is the master measurement in this energy science and GV is the yardstick against which all other criteria are evaluated. If a subject had a GV of 500, for example, but calcium only measured 250, then we assume that this person has only half of the calcium that is required for good health. Radionic analysis is much more than a versatile measurement tool. Highly effective vibrational therapies can be developed involving the balancing and manipulation of these energy frequencies.
Radionics also offers the opportunity to measure the effect of foods and supplements on General Vitality (GV) by combining a subjects hair sample with a given supplement in the same measuring well of a radionics instrument. The higher the increase in GV, the better the supplement.
During a comparative analysis of hundreds of nutrients, using this technique, we discovered a range of probiotic-based, fermented foods that were capable of lifting GV more dramatically than anything we have ever encountered. Alan Meyer, the Australian microbiologist who developed this remarkable range, has worked with beneficial gut organisms for over thirty-five years. We recognised from our research that, whenever beneficial flora is lacking, there is an associated shortage of nutrients. The MEND (Microbially Enhanced Nutrient Delivery) concept appears just as valid in human health as it does in terms of plant health. Alan Meyer agreed to develop a unique range of living foods for NTS, which will be marketed under the MEND banner. Three new MEND products are now available for human health and the feedback from our market research to date has been simply remarkable.
BIO-BUBBLE. LIVING ORGANIC SUPERFOOD
Contains food-derived minerals, vitamins, fatty, acids and antioxidants, all in biologically digested form. Also includes free amino acids, enzymes and billions of beneficial gut organisms.
Over 200 Strains of Beneficial Organisms:
Lactobacillus acidophilus, delbreukii, caseii, bulgaricus, caucasicus, fermenti, plantarum, brevis, helveticus, leichmannii, lactis, bifidus (Bifidobacterium bifidum), Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces boulardii.
Malt, Organic Honey, Fresh Lemon Juice. Fermented Organic Grains and Legumes:
Our market research involving MEND Bio-Bubble suggests that there can be tremendous benefits associated with rebuilding the microbe bridge.
Digestive drugs and remedies are the basis of a huge industry that is entirely based on symptom management. The digestion drug Zantac, for example, is the largest selling drug in the history of mankind. The actual root cause of most digestive difficulties is a lack of the digestive enzymes that facilitate this natural bodily function. Digestive enzymes come from three main sources. Raw vegetables and fruit are a major source but they must be eaten raw as their enzymes are destroyed by heat. The liver and pancreas manufacture digestive enzymes, but according to Sandra Cabot, author of the best-selling The Liver Cleansing Diet, a fully functioning liver has become a rare commodity. The third and most important source of digestive enzymes are the beneficial gut organisms which inhabit the full length of the digestive tract from mouth to anus but proliferate in the large intestine. In many cases an enzyme-depleted diet of processed foods rains down upon a biological terrain sadly lacking in enzyme-producing organisms. A toxic liver contributes to the undersupply of enzymes and the poor, overworked pan
1) It contains pre-digested amino acids and other nutrients.
2) It includes a rich lode of digestive enzymes including essentials like protease, amylase and lipase.
3) It contains massive numbers of enzyme-producing gut organisms with powerful probiotic potential.
4) This fermented food concentrate also contains pre-biotics, which are materials that enhance beneficial intestinal flora.
Our radionic analysis work in human health reveals major deficits of amino acids in the majority of subjects. This is largely related to poor digestion of proteins which are the raw materials for the aminoss. Inadequate protein digestion results in the production of a dense sludge called mucoprotein which lines the gut walls and inhibits nutrient absorption. Amino acids are at least as important as minerals and vitamins for our health and happiness, but depressed enzyme activity limits their production while also contributing to mucoprotein layers which inhibit the availability of all other nutrients. MEND Digest-Ease contains luxury supplements of eighteen amino acids in a predigested form. These aminos are derived from organic cereal grains and legumes that have been biologically processed with a unique fermentation process called FloraFerm. The aminos are immediately available to perform the multitude of important functions for which they are responsible.
Recent research has highlighted the amazing enzyme-enhancing qualities of cereal grasses. Wheat grass bars are springing up in our major cities as people recognise the obvious benefits of a daily dose of enzymes.
MEND Digest-Ease involves the fermentation of wheat grass, barley grass and alfalfa grass. Upon completion of the biological digestion process, the liquid blend is dehydrated with a unique slow-drying process that protects both the enzyme component and the living organisms. The powdered concentrate, which emerges as the end product, features impressive enzyme diversity and contains excellent levels of key enzymes like protease - the missing link in protein digestion. The carbohydrate-digester amylase is present along with lipase, which is responsible for the digestion of fats.
BENEFICIAL GUT ORGANISMS
The smorgasbord of dormant digestive organisms in MEND Digest-Ease are re-activated forty minutes after ingestion. Lactic acid organisms like acidophilus, bifidus, delbruekii, caseii, bulgaricus, caucasicus, fermenti, plantarum, brevis, helveticus, leichmanii and lactis are combined with two beneficial yeasts called Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces boulardii in a proprietary blend which eclipses the worlds best. Many of these probiotic organisms are currently the focus of intensive research as they appear to be linked to a wide range of benefits ranging from immune support to enhanced longevity. If a mucoprotein nutrient barrier has developed through poor digestion, regular inoculations of MEND Digest-Ease can help to break down and remove this sludge to restore normal digestive function.
INGREDIENTS: Organic Wholegrain Barley and Barley Grass Powder, Wheat Grass, Alfalfa Grass, Rye, Oats, Wheat, Maize, Brown Rice, Millet, Soy Beans, Linseed, Buckwheat, Mung Beans, Alfalfa, Soy Compound, Malt, Molasses, Fructose, Fresh Green Ginger, Fresh Lemon Juice, Green Barley Grass Powder
Probiotics are far more effective in the presence of a prebiotic - a substance which supports gut flora. The most well-documented prebiotic is a fibre material called fructooligosachharide (FOS), which has been shown to increase levels of key organisms like bifidus and acidophilus. MEND Digest-Ease contains FOS derived from organic whole rye and whole wheat. Not only are the new inductees supported and stimulated but existing organisms in the digestive tract are also fostered by the FOS fibre in MEND Digest-Ease.
In summary, MEND Digest-Ease is a predigested source of much-needed aminos and other nutrients including minerals, vitamins and fatty acids. It contains a rich suite of digestive enzymes and billions of the major organisms that deliver these enzymes.
This complete digestion package also supplies prebiotics to ensure the proliferation of the new digestive recruits. It can be combined with water or fruit juice at rates ranging from one teaspoon to two tablespoons, depending on the digestive problem. We recommend that these fermented foodsshould be combined with meals or other supplements to magnify nutrient uptake. At 10 grams per day, the 450-gram jar represents a six-week supply at a retail price of $54.95 (approx $1.25 per day).
LIVING ORGANIC SUPERFOOD
The pure energy of pre-digested amino acids, minerals, vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants concentrated in an enzyme-rich, fermented food.
A rainbow of potent pigment colours derived from organic cereal grasses, spirulina, Duniella salina and recently recognised 'defence foods' like broccoli, beetroot, yam, carrot, cabbage, silverbeet and ginger.
Featuring the probiotic support of Lactobacillus acidophilus, delbreukii, caseii, bulgaricus, caucasicus, fermenti, plantarum, brevis,
MEND Vitagreen Defence, the third of the new products, is packaged in a 150-gram jar. This powdered concentrate is typically consumed at a rate of one half to one teaspoon per serving, providing over one months supply at a cost of around $34.00
This functional food features the energy-building power of pre-digested super-greens like spirulina and cereal grasses combined with the recently discovered phytonutrients derived from predigested vegetables including broccoli, carrots, cabbage, corn, beets and ginger.
The multicoloured pigments from these vegetables have been shown to deliver profound health benefits.
Protective pigments like lutein, lycopine, betacarotene and anthocyanine have become catchwords for phytonutrient research.
The growing understanding of these 'defence foods' and their profound immune-supporting and disease-fighting capacity heralds the dawn of a new era of drug-free, science-based, natural health