Healthy Bacteria


A healthy, “friendly” intestinal bacteria is essential to good health. Most raw foods, especially those with chlorophyll, feed the friendly bacteria. The friendly bacteria is needed to:

  1. Reduce cholesterol in the blood
  2. Produce certain necessary digestive enzymes
  3. Control the pH factor or acidity-alkaline levels in the intestines
  4. Reduce unhealthy bacteria in the intestinal tract
  5. Reduce high blood pressure
  6. Detoxify poisonous material in the diet
  7. Strengthen the immune system
  8. Assist in elimination of ailments such as colon irritation, constipation, diarrhea, and acne
  9. Manufacture and assimilate B-complex (which includes niacin, biotin, folic acid,
    riboflavin and B-12)
  10. Helps digest proteins, carbohydrates and fats
  11. Produces natural anti-bacterial agents (antibiotics) which inhibit 23 known pathogens
  12. Produces cancer or tumor suppressing compounds
  13. Detoxifies hazardous chemicals added to food, such as nitrates
  14. Increases the elimination of bad breath and gas
  15. Retards yeast infections
  16. Helps alleviate anxiety and stress
  17. Retards proliferation of vaginitis, flus or herpes

Here is a list of the most dangerous enemies of the friendly bacteria, in order of importance to be avoided:

  • Drugs – especially antibiotics, as one dose can eliminate it all
  • Alcohol– destroys enzymes and lacto bacteria, not to mention actual cells (particularly brain cells)
  • Coffee – each cup can destroy 20% of the friendly bacteria
  • Bread – especially white flower or any wheat bread that was baked in an oven
  • Sugar – yes, that includes most breakfast cereals, chocolate, cakes, pies, cookies, ice cream, pop, etc.
  • Fried foods – e.g. potato chips, fries and anything fried in oil


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