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Infection (bacterial)
By Steven Horne, RH (AHG) & Kimberly Balas, ND

Any of a large group of microscopic organisms that live in soil, water, plants, organic matter, or the live bodies of animals or people. Bacteria are single-celled organisms that live in and around us. Bacteria may be helpful, but in certain conditions may cause illnesses. Bacteria may be free-living, saprophytic (feed on dead or decaying organic matter) or pathogenic (cause disease).

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For the homeopathic product, carry it with you all day. Take a few drops (4 or 5) under the tongue and keep it there for a minute then swallow. Do that 3 or 4 times a day.


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Silver Shield
Helps wounds heal in half the time, with half the scar, half the cost, and ten times the benefit! Kills bacteria in the body but protects probiotics! Kills candida without harming the good flora!
Immune Stimulator
It contains beta-glucan, a substance 200 times more effective at stimulating the immune system than echinacea. It strengthens resistance to infection by activating immune cells.
Homeopathic Support
Add... Bactestat


Detoxification of various bacterial infections.


Topicals: Silver Shield Rescue Gel


About Bacteries
Like everything else in nature, bacteria consume material to grow and multiply. They also produce by-products, or waste. Some of these by-products can benefit the bacteria and their environment. Other by-products are regarded as defense mechanisms. These defense molecules try to protect the bacteria from harm-even if it means destroying their world, which in some cases is us!

Bacteria are everywhere

Consider this: No matter how hard we try to get rid of them, there are more bacteria in and on you than there are people on this earth. The intestines alone have about 100 trillion bacteria, which outnumbered all the cells in the human body 10 to 1.

But don't be too worried. You've been living with them since before you could walk or talk. Most don't stay around that long. It has been estimated that humans excrete a couple of trillion bacteria through feces every day. That's about one-third of our fecal matter.

There are more than 400 species of bacteria, many of which share your internal space every second of every day. It is quite obvious that the sheer number of bacteria can affect us profoundly. They metabolize, reproduce, and colonize just like the cells that make up our bodies. Many produce byproducts and substances that can benefit us. They can mutate or change in response to their environment and bodies and unfortunately, some can produce substances that are not good for us.

However, you will discover that it goes both ways-not only do the bacteria influence us, but we also influence our internal bacterial population. It's only when we ignore them-or ignore that they even exist that we can get into serious trouble.

We may be the underdogs, but we can still conquer the bad bacteria, and keep and enhance the good bacteria.

Yes, the numbers are overwhelming. And yes, the magnitude of bacteria is unfathomable. However, there is no need to throw in the towel. As with most compelling battles, there are good guys and bad guys. The bad bacteria can lead to a variety of illnesses. The good guys are critical for your good health.


Symptoms or signs indicating Gut/Bacteria Issues

Digestive Issues
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Heartburn/acid reflux
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Disease (including Crohn’s and Ulcerative colitis)
Mental Issues
There might be a link between gut (bad) bacteria and the following issues:
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Brain fog
  • OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Autism
Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies
If you are deficient in any of the below (your medical doctor can tell you), you might have an unhealthy gut.
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin B12 and B7
  • Magnesium

Antibiotics clean out bad bacteria, but they also get rid of many of the good bacteria in the gut and those are essential for your health. Antibiotics are unable to discriminate between both good and bad bacteria.

Chronic, Unmanaged Stress


Unmanaged stress raises cortisol levels, which can stop the gut from working properly. If you have been stressed for the past few months (or years, or decades) but have not acted to manage your stress, you are more likely to have an unhealthy gut.

Skin Conditions
It is now a known fact that many skin conditions have a lot to do with an unhealthy gut. Balancing your gut bacteria might help solve such skin issues.
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
Autoimmune Diseases

If you have to deal with any of the health issues listed below you might be able to make your symptoms go away by simply taking care of your intestinal flora.

  • Hashimoto’s
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Essential Support for Friendly Gut Bacteria


Bifidophilus Flora Force provides billions of beneficial intestinal microorganisms that offer a whole range of health benefits.
Each capsule provides a good balance of 4 billion beneficial bacteria and is coated to ensure its sustained release in the intestine.
This product is recommended for daily use.

This is a great daily probiotic for adults and children of all ages, particularly females because it protects against unwanted invaders that cause health concerns, especially in the urinogenital tract.
Provides 30 billion CFU of 11 strains of beneficial bacteria per serving* Helps support repopulation and optimization of beneficial bacteria in the gut* More potent than original Probiotic Eleven formula Featuring delayed-release vegetarian capsules*
When beginning a probiotic regimen, start with Eleven Elevated for 30 days then transition to Probiotic Eleven as a daily use probiotic.
You may also use Eleven Elevated periodically to boost or strengthen your daily regimen or under times of increased stress.
This specially formulated blend contains strains of important gut-beneficial organisms and prebiotics (non-digestible foodstuffs including fiber) that serve as food for the probiotics in the colon, including short-chain fructooligosaccharides (scFOS).

This product is recommended for individuals who occasionally experience lactose intolerance, stomach-related health concerns and other minor concerns of the gastrointestinal tract.

  • May provide relief from occasional digestive upset like diarrhea, gas and bloating

  • Supports gastrointestinal health

  • Helps support healthy detoxification

  • Helps support the immune system

  • Is shelf-stable, requiring no refrigeration

  • Contains prebiotic fiber conducive to the growth of friendly bacteria



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