Eat Clean, Get Dirty

posted by on January 14th, 2020

Ancient nutrients, walking barefoot in the grass and Soil Based Organisms

What’s in YOUR green smoothie? Are you living a “mind-is-full” or a mindful kind of day? How many sprouted grains do you consume, and did you get your recommended algae today?

There is a movement in health seekers today.  It’s a movement because “getting back to nature” is going mainstream.  Your body is an eco-system.  Trillions of microorganisms are dictating weight loss, heart health and even mental well-being and it all starts in the gut. Don’t get me wrong, the oral flora and the skin biome are carrying a lot of weight in our health as well, but to begin, it’s all about getting dirty and eating clean!

A place to start, if you are new to any of the above is with the gut and soil-based organisms.  Soil-based organisms (SBOs) are spore forming anerobic bacteria that don’t just contribute to a healthy microbiome and body-biome, they potentiate the beneficial bugs found in your intestines while also serving as promoters of pre-biotics already a part of your daily consumption. If pre-biotics and resistant starches are not a part of your daily consumption, then SBO’s will be your best friend because they give what you have added band-width. Soil Based Organisms’ are boosters for robust health and vitality. 

Proper bacterial balance is vital to healthy immune function, providing appropriate protection against potential infections, playing a critical role in the digestion and absorption of food and nutrients, and even regulating mood. The interaction of multiple strains of bacteria is an essential element in health and wellbeing.

The microbiome hypothesis-A grouping of probiotic, prebiotic and postbiotic diversity in the human gut, coupled with a deeper appreciation for how humans and their “helper” bacteria work together to produce a healthy microflora.

SBO probiotics are characterized by two traits that make them superior to other probiotics; 1) the spore phase enabling natural resistance to the harsh environment of the upper digestive tract and stomach, and 2) inherent environmental stability that does not require the addition of specialized coatings or preservatives to ensure a clinically relevant amount reaches the appropriate areas of the gut.

When these spore-forming probiotic microbiotas are ingested, they travel all the way to the lower intestine where they come alive. Like a seed, warm temperatures, moisture, and nutrients stimulate the germination stage where bacteria emerge from dormancy. SBO probiotics are well-adapted to the environment of the gut and have been shown to remain in the digestive tract where they can provide long term benefit.


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