Skip to main content

Yogurt and Serendipity (Probiotic)

As one ages, one ceases to digest the sugar in milk (Lactose) any longer but diary product has been proven to increase longevity then came another diary product the body can digest called yogurt got by serendipity. It was accidentally discovered by the ancient way of storing milk in hot climate. Yogurt is a turkey word which means to thicken. It is agreed by historian that yogurt was accidentally discovered through the process of storing milking in hot climate because they discovered yogurt from Central Asian herdsmen who store extra goat milk in containers made out of animal stomach while they sojourn. They discovered this milk are still edible after it's being preserved for a long time and it thicken after going through a long time in hot sun. Nevertheless, yogurt are prepared by heating up diary product to 85C (185F). We have other myth that it was consumed by the accent Greek as the food of the gods and noted to increase longevity of life. 
The reason was that yogurt contained good bacteria that bloomed when it interact with the stomach bag. Making it a hostile environment for bad bacterial to thrive. Long before 1905, yogurt was not mass produced, till a Burgarian Microbiologist Stamen Grigorov discovered Lactobacillus bulgaricus, the bacteria strain that ferments milk into yogurt. Soon after Grigorov's breakthrough discovery, Danone, (or as we know it in the US, Dannon), began to produce commercialized yogurt in 1919 in Barcelona, Spain.

 The serendipity of the discovery of yogurt brought the discovery of a therapy called probiotics. Probiotics are live good bacteria and yeast good for the body, especially the digestive system. They keep the gut healthy. The body has good and bad bacteria that helps it in functioning well, doctors often encourage the intake of yogurt to help the gut. probiotics are often encourage after the use of anti-biotics to help balance the good and bad bacteria in the body.




They are lots of probiotics that is good for the body and does different function. You could ask a doctor that which is best for your body. One simple and easy probiotics that should come to mind is Lactobacillus discussed above. It is found in yogurt and other fermented food. It helps with diarrhea and people who are unable to digest lactose (the sugar found in milk). I believe the digestion of lactose goes with time but with yogurt, you get the best out of milk.

Another probiotics is Bifidobacterium. which helps with bowel irritation it help ease the symptom of Irritable bowel syndrome. Probiotics are generally found in supplements. You could check this supplement out to see if it would be helpful. Bowtrol Probiotic.

They are some research that shows they are good for problems in other part of the body, examples include:
  • Skin conditions, like eczema
  • Urinary and vaginal health
  • Preventing allergies and colds
  • Oral health

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

How you feel and look when you smile

Smiling would feel good when you gaze through the mirror and you obverse your teeth. How do you feel when after smiling, your smile starts trending as a subject of humor on social media because of teeth coloration. It is worth noting  that the true color of the teeth dentin is yellow. The more you age, the outer part of the teeth called enamel gets worn out revealing the true color of the teeth but they are other factor that also contribute to teeth coloration which are majorly centered on life style. 
One which is worthy of note is fluoride intake. Due to environmental factors, one could come in contact with it in drinking water. or should we start another behavioral communication against the use of tooth paste because we know sodium fluoride is one of the key compound of some toothpaste. should we start a campaign on using chewing stick rather than toothbrush? Some research have it that chewing stick has revealed parallel and at times greater mechanical and chemical cleansing of o…

Peppermint oil and Pain Relief

Peppermint oil is one of the oldest European herbs in making medicine. It contains antimicrobial and antiviral activitves. It help relax the gastrointestinal track when used orally. More importantly it has anti-allegenic potential and pain killing effect.
Peppermint oil is an hybrid of spearmint and water mint. The most active ingredient is menthol (50 -60%) and methone (10-30%).
Peppermint oil is very effective in relieving pain and helps relax the muscles. It is used in alieviating a tension headache when applied externally. To use peppermint oil in relieving pain, add 2-3 drops of the oil on the concern area 3 times a day in warm water and little epsom salt. If you want a product already made by a nice alternative company, try to buy nanocool gel. The product is made of peppermint and other ingredients done using nano technology.

Nano technology manupulates molecules to less then a 100 nanometers. This miniaturize the peppermint oil ingredients to give it a quick action effect. If …

Sickle Cell Anaemia

Today happens to be the world sickle cell day. A very displeasing disease caused by the parent of the affected patient because of the negligence or ignorance of the parent to know their genotype before they start making babies.

Sickle cell is an hereditary disease which result in the abnormal shape of the hemoglobin in the red-blood cell. In this condition they are insufficient  healthy red blood cell. Normally the red blood cells are flexible and round with the ability to move freely through your blood vessels. In the case of the sickle cell the shape looks like a crescent moon or a sickle for harvesting in the farm.

 Sickle
They become sticky and rigid and block small blood vessels thereby obstructing somebody part from getting oxygenated. The block in the blood vessels cause some pains called sickle cell crisis (SCC).This pain sometimes last for hours or days depending on the patient. Some could experience lots of crisis in a year and some could be hospitalize because of the crisis…