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Probiotics and Parkinsons Disease

Progurt Team - Thursday, May 04, 2017

Progurt has always advocated that all disease begins in the gut. Its researchers and microbiologists developed Progurt as a powerful functional food to be consumed for improved gut health.

Medical researchers and scientists throughout the world are now acknowledging that a variety of diseases from Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinsons may begin in the gut.

Dr Arthur Roach, from the charity Parkinson's UK, said: "In recent years, evidence has been growing that Parkinson's may begin in the gut.”

Dr Patrick Lewis, Principal Investigator and Parkinson`s UK Research Fellow, from the University of Reading, has confirmed that “what goes on in the stomach of people with Parkinson's could provide really important insights into what happens in disease, and potentially a new area of biology to target in trying to slow down or halt the changes in the brain."

Colorectal Cancers and Gut Bacteria

Progurt Team - Wednesday, March 01, 2017

“Intestinal bacteria can act in concert with diet to reduce or increase the risk of certain types of colorectal cancer…These (medical research) data are among the first in humans that show a connection between long-term dietary intake and the bacteria in tumor tissue.”

“This supports earlier studies that show some gut bacteria can directly cause the development of cancers in animals," added Dr Shuji Ogino, MD, PhD, of Dana-Farber, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

"The results of this study underscore the need for additional studies that explore the complex interrelationship between what someone eats, the microorganisms in their gut, and the development of cancer."

Progurt Probiotics

Progurt Team - Friday, February 10, 2017

Progurt Probiotics - restoring the Microorganisms you should have been born with.

Our Microbiome from birth turns us into a “super organism” according to Rodney Dietert, Professor of Immunotoxicology, Cornell University.

Jan Roberts, author, nutritionist and environmental scientist has just published new research into the critical role of the manner in which we are born and the profound impact on our future development.

Progurt is Ms Robert’s choice for restoring the microorganisms we should have been born with and for those whose microbial profile and subsequent good health have been compromised by birth, early development or their environment.

Probiotics and Breast Cancer

Progurt Team - Thursday, February 02, 2017

Besides fighting cancer directly, Probiotics might be possible to increase the abundance of beneficial bacteria at the expense of harmful ones, Dr Gregory Reid and his collaborators from the American Society for Microbiology reported.

The American Society for Microbiology is the largest single life science society, composed of over 47,000 scientists and health professionals. ASM's mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences. The motivation for the research was the knowledge that breast cancer decreases with breast feeding, said Reid. “Since human milk contains beneficial bacteria, we wondered if they might be playing a role in lowering the risk of cancer. Or, could other bacterial types influence cancer formation in the mammary gland in women who had never lactated? To even explore the question, we needed first to show that bacteria are indeed present in breast tissue.” (They had showed that in earlier research.)

The full study is available online at:

Probiotic Microbiota and Alzheimers disease.

Progurt Team - Thursday, January 19, 2017


Have a happy peaceful and healthy 2017.

Progurt Team - Thursday, January 19, 2017


Probiotics May Be Useful During Radiation Therapy To The Prostate

Progurt Team - Wednesday, November 02, 2016

As you breathe, your internal tissues and organs move. This movement also occurs when your bowels fill and as the bladder empties. Insist on accurate targeting when getting radiation therapy. This is because this kind of therapy is precise and most efficient when the medical practitioners hit the right spot.

A new report states that taking probiotics during radiation therapy for pelvis cancer can increase the predictability of targeting. Examples of such cancers are cancer of the prostrate and rectum. In the past, studies stated that probiotics reduce side effects of radiation therapy when taken before and during the procedures.

Importance of probiotics in radiation and chemotherapy

A leading oncologist in Las Vegas states that progurt contains more than 1 trillion colony-forming units (CFUs). This is the world’s highest CFU count to be reported. This revelation is important because patients of pelvic cancer and prostate cancer can benefit from probiotics with the highest CFU count.

Additionally, the International Journal of Radiation Oncology suggests that cancer patients who take probiotics with at least 1billion CFU count increase the predictability of the tumor. These independent studies further generate the demand for probiotics before and during radiation.

While the administration of probiotics is quite straightforward, these medicines are different. For this reason, you should investigate the preparations your purchase over the counter and on the Internet. Further, compare them against other studies about the use of probiotics supplements during chemotherapy and radiation.

The following are advantages that you can enjoy when you take probiotics during radiation therapy:

Fewer side effects

Usually, radiation introduces toxins into the body parts suffering from cancer. A research shows that probiotics can actually reduce the toxicity of this procedure. Additionally, the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer published an interesting report about probiotics.

It states that probiotics lead to the reduction of gastrointestinal mucositis and reduced risk of sepsis. While the studies are not 100 per cent perfect, the fact that different respected schools of thought recommend probiotics during radiation therapy is a plus.

Better treatment accuracy

probiotic foodsThe fact that radiation planning should be more precise cannot be overemphasized. Therefore, there is an increased importance of reproducible setup, especially for internal organs. For example, changes in rectal size in prostate cancer can compromise the quality of treatment.

A random study was once conducted in Korea involving 80 patients of prostate cancer. The results showed that taking a capsule of Lactobacillus acidophilus twice daily during treatment actually reduces the rectal volume changes. Further, doctors can achieve fewer side effects and better cancer control with more consistent internal setups.

Fewer treatment breaks

Traditionally, extended radiation treatment causes tumor repopulation and the resultant decrease in cure rates. While it has been a concern for ovarian cancer, it is also prevalent in other types of cancer. Reduced side effects lead to fewer treatment breaks for patients of these types of cancers.

Avoiding secondary complications

Clostridium difficile infection is common after patients undergo chemotherapy and radiation. While this condition complicates the patient’s infection control and management, it also increases the risks of suffering other major illnesses. For this reason, taking probiotics can help in the prevention of C. difficile infection.

Reports from studies so far have not revealed what species of probiotic organisms actually bring these benefits. At the same time, nobody knows the proper dosage for each indication of probiotics supplements.

However, some oncologists and dieticians recommend the consumption of probiotic foods. In addition, you can take probiotics supplements containing billions of the important CFUs. Whatever you decide to do, let an expert advise you on the best combination to take advantage of different species of probiotic organisms.

Mary Toscano is a contributing writer to She is a mother of two toddlers and enjoys volunteering for animal shelters. When Mary is not busy writing about health and wellness, she is exploring tips and tricks about healthy living and clean eating. She is a great resource for probiotic foods and fitness lessons that you can follow all year round. Her inspiring approach to health will keep you motivated to pursue your wellness goals. Follow her as she opens up about the pros of probiotics and start getting in good shape.

You can read the original article here.

Tourettes Syndrome, Neurological Disorders in Children and Progurt.

Progurt Team - Monday, October 17, 2016

Progurt’s microbiological testing shows the human strain probiotic contains 1 trillion + CFU (Colony Forming Units) per sachet. Progurt contains more CFU than any other probiotic.

Thirty to fifty billion CFU of healthy microorganisms are recommended for Tourette’s Syndrome by medical researchers into the neurological disorder.

Tourette’s often begins between the ages of 2 and 21 and lasts throughout life. Our gut microbiome dictates the reactivity of the immune system, which is now considered a major causative factor in Tourette’s Syndrome. Progurt decreases inflammation in the gut and regulates digestion, which has been shown to impact neurological function and cognitive development.

The high rate of Caesarian births, early administration of antibiotics and restricted breast-feeding can cause dysbiosis in a child’s gastrointestinal tract. Our “second brain” or gut can experience dysbiosis which may cause neurological disorders.

Probiotics as a treatment for secondary bacterial infections after viral infections.

Progurt Team - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Secondary bacterial infections after influenza infection still today cause substantial morbidity and mortality. This is a major public health concern of the medical profession.

Dr Jonathan McCullers has noted data sets that highlighted disproportionate trends in hospitalizations among younger patients who acquired 2009 H1N1 influenza. Further data indicated that as many as 50% of severe or fatal H1N1 infections were complicated by a secondary bacterial infection.

Keith P. Klugman, MB, BCh, PhD, William H. Foege Chair of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, told Infectious Diseases in Children that there was a doubling of mortality in US children as a result of the 2009 pandemic.

“Sixty percent of deaths were in kids who had underlying problems,” Klugman said. “But in otherwise healthy kids, the overwhelming number of deaths occurred in children who had secondary bacterial infections.”

PubMed (March 2016) published the success of probiotics treatment for patients infected with the H7N9 Influenza Virus.{e4a86c7f-bf32-4c09-ac8e-f310d2a1afa9}/secondary-bacterial-infections-common-with-viruses

Progurt Microbial Dysbiosis and MS.

Progurt Team - Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The August 2016 issue of Multiple Sclerosis News Today says: Gut microbiota is increasingly being seen an important environmental risk factor for multiple sclerosis, and strategies to correct an imbalance in intestinal flora, also known as microbial dysbiosis, are being encouraged as ways to potentially help in the treatment of MS.

This may be new news for some people but it is old news for the International Probiotics Institute. More than a decade ago MS patients were tested by Professor Earl Owen at the Microsearch Research Foundation for changes to their MS symptoms after consumption in water of Progurt human-strain probiotic bacteria. The results were outstanding but could not be publicised because of laws pertaining to food health claims.

Four research articles published in the last year support the idea that gut microbiota — the ecological community of microorganisms that live in the gut — may play a role in the development of MS and are published in this issue of MS News Today.


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