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Today OAFM-CPMED will tell you about benefits of natural Shilajit. It is shocking that many people consume diets absent of fermented foods, considering how vital they are to our health. Our ancestors ate plenty of lacto-ferments like sauerkraut (fermented cabbage and sea salt) and kefir (fermented milk). In essence, these foods are pre-digested by microorganisms like lactobacillus. There are many huge health benefits associates with consuming probiotic-rich foods, including enhanced digestion, better immune function, easing of depression and even natural breast cancer treatment. There are ten bacterial cells for every cell containing your unique DNA. Research suggests that there should be over 500 species of bacteria in the healthy adult intestinal tract. The majority of these fall into two phyla: Furmicutes (clostridium, streptococcus, and staphylococcus) and Bacteriodetes (flavobacterium). In short, we are walking fermentation vessels.

With this in mind, think about how bacteriophobic our society is. There are hand-sanitizing wipes at every turn, as well as antibacterial soaps and gels and substances like Lysol. A huge threat to our bacterial balance is the use of antibiotics, both in conventional medicine and in agriculture. The word probiotic, when translated from Latin, literally means “for life.” Logic shows us exactly what antibiotic must mean. Why keep consuming something that means anti-life? There are plenty of healthy ways to handle bad bacteria, including Natural Shilajit. Many lab tests have shown that shilajit is active against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. Coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Bacillus subtillis. It also destroys fungus when exposed to Candida albicans. Since Natural Shilajit’s quality is even higher than others on the market, these qualities are only intensified.

Unfriendly bacteria make up around 15% of the total microbes in the healthy human body. When we use antibiotics and hand sanitizer, we throw off this delicate balance and spark a chain of events that can lead to complete immune system collapse. It doesn’t make sense to keep trying to fight bacteria even though they are so critical to our existence. Louis Pasteur, who studied the process of pasteurization, said, “the bacteria is meaningless; the terrain is everything.” This refers to the fact that if one has a healthy and resilient immune system and body, then there are very few bacteria that pose a real threat. In the same way, healthy, high-quality plants don’t need pesticides because they can naturally resist bugs and disease.

Obviously, consuming Natural Shilajit to eliminate unwanted visitors is a great place to start, but not the only step. It is also important to intake probiotics regularly so that the biota remain balanced. Those who have taken antibiotics within their lifetime will need a more rigorous inclusion of ferments in their diets, and should eat them multiple times each day. These foods contain bacteria that help us assimilate and utilize nutrients. For example, vitamin K2 is rare but is found in many fermented foods. It is essential for the absorption of Vitamin D. Therefore, it’s possible that people who are Vitamin D deficient are actually getting enough sun, but are simply lacking in K2. It may all come down to the absence of cultured foods in the diets of most Americans.

There are many ways to fulfill the need for probiotics. Many people love to do so by drinking cultured beverages such as Kombucha and Jun. Jun includes raw honey and green tea while Kombucha is fermented black tea and sugar. Both of them are fermented through a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast (SCOBY) which produces detoxifying compounds by feeding on alkaloids and sugars. It also produces huge amounts of beneficial bacteria. For immune system restoration, the smartest combination is Natural Shilajit along with your Jun or Kombucha.

From amazake to zha cai, there are hundreds of other ferments available across the world in various cultures. What is truly important is that we consume at least three different probiotic sources with our Natural Shilajit – our bodies will thank us later!

Natural Shilajit is a one-of-a-kind, active extract. In Ayurveda and Eastern European medicine, it is regarded as food for its wonderful healing qualities.