STUDY OF HUMAN BACTERIA: Lichiroh Ohhira, Ph.D., a renowned microbiologist who studied at Ckayama University in Japan, has dedicated his life to the study of human bacteria and how to improve human health by ensiring the presence of adequate colonies of good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract and elsewhere.
Dr. Ohhira first studied lactic acid bacteria in China. There, he observed that many persons lived very long and productive lives. After scrutinizing their eating habits, he discovered that it was mainly the fermented foods they ate that led to their good health and longevity.
In an effort to identify and isolate the beneficial ingredients of the many fermented foods consumed in Asia, Dr. Ohhira researched and studied these foods for decades. As a result of his efforts, and that of his team of research scientists, he concluded, ‘there are two types of human bacteria1he ‘good’ or friendly types and the ‘bad’ or harmful types.* He also confirmed that each human requires aoproximately 85 percent of the good bacteria to nourish the body and keep it healthy. He further determined that although there are more than 100 kinds of lactic acid bacteria, only about 20 are actually beneficial to human health.
Dr. Ohhira soon learned that the human body, although created with the proper ratio of good to bad bacteria, frequently alters the ratio of bacteria as a result of today’s modern lifestyle. The use of antibiotics innicit not only bad bacteria but also good bacteria, thus permitting bad bacteria to invade the GI tract and multiply in high numbers that disturb the delicate balance between the good and bad bacteria. This ba!ance also is upset by the use of oral contraceptives, steroids, exposure to radiation through xrays and radiation therapy, excessive consumption of chlorinated water, the consumption of refined sugars and other refined foods, poor digestion, poor elimination of waste, stress, an unhealthy diet, etc.
Scientists have determined that when the delicate balance between good and bad bacteria is adversely altered, the body is overloaded with toxins and disease. According to the Royal Society of Medicine of Great Britain, toxins emanating from the GI tract may be the cause of 90 percent of all chronic diseases.
Scientists also have determined that there are many negative health effects that stem from the loss of probiotics including the lack of recirculation of female hormones such as estrogen, the overgrowth of detrimental, disease causing bacteria and yeasts such as Clastridium dificile, Candida albicans, Staphylococcus aureus, E. coii, Yetsinia enterocofitica, etc,
The presence of too few probiatics encourages the production of endotoxins in the GI tract, which contributes to lupus erythematosus, pancreatitis, psoriasis and other skin conditions. Further, a shortage of probiotics aLows partially digested proteins to enter the bloodstream contributing to eczema, nervous system di3orders, rheumatoid arthritis, and a variety of other immune system disorders.
PROB!OTICS THE GOOD BACTERIA
After more than 20 years of thorough research, Dr. Ohhira has scientifically concluded that good health prevails when good bacteria in the GI tract are properly colonized. III health is the result of too great a colony of bad bacteria.
Based on Dr. Ohhira’s findings, it would then seem to be a logical conclusion that simply providing large numbers of good bacteria to sick and unhealthy persons should lead to dramatic improvement in their ~jnhealthy condition, Right? Wrong!
Dr. Ohhira has found that the consumption and shortterm presence of good bacteria alone does not lead to good health unless the digestive tract is totally free from the onslaught of the harmful bacteria. This beneficial conditien can only be realized by reconditioning the colonic pH. Simply introducing friendly bacteria in large numbers will not resolve the situation because an unfavorable colonic condition has already been created. Such a condition is conducive to the proliferation of harmful bacteria
After studying human health for decades, Dr. Ohhira understands the basic foundation of good health and now knows how to alter the microflora in the colon so humans can ensure a healthy immune system and enjoy good health. He has concluded that an important approach to good health is to remove the harmful bacteria from the colon by creating an exclusive condition (i.e., an acidic pH) that is only conducive for the proliferation of friendly bacteria. He further believes that unless the harmful bacteria are totally eradicated in a natural manner, good health cannot be established and maintained.
The colonization of the friendly bacteria in the GI tract begins at Oirth. Dr. Ohhira and other scientists observed that a high percentage of children nourished on mother’s milk enjoy good health and a stronger immune system when compared to bottlefed infants. He alsc observed that these children acquired a larger number of friendly strains of bifidobacteria when compared to bottlefed children who had few or none at ad, Studies by other scientists tend to confirm that caesarian section babies frequently have lesser amounts of friendly bacteria than do normal birth babies, and in some instances, these c. section babies lack certain strains of the good bacteria entirely~ This finding has led scientists to conclude that certain good bacteria may be introduced to the infant as it passes through the mother’s birth canal.
Dr. Ohhira also noted that the acidic colon condition of breastfed babies remained within a constant range of pH 5.5 to 6.5. His Studies have established that the lactic acid bacteria that colonized the colon of infants created this acidic condition. The organic acids, produced by the lactic acid bacteria present ir the colon, prevent the survival of harmful bacteria in the baby’s intestinal tract. This condition forms the first line of defense for the baby against any form of illness.