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ReNew Life has made yet another improvement to our best-selling line of Ultimate Flora probiotics. In addition to other features that set us apart such as delayed release capsules and the highest possible potencies, we now package the majority of our Ultimate Flora probiotics in Fresh-Assure blue glass bottles.
Why is glass so great? The major benefit of deep blue glass is that it helps to shield probiotic cultures from potentially damaging light, heat, and moisture. In fact, contrary to popular belief, it’s moisture not heat that can affect overall potency and probiotic culture count over time. Because probiotics are live bacteria, their viability depends on proper storage. Keeping probiotics in the refrigerator is the first step, but glass is the ultimate container of choice for keeping moisture out and maximum probiotic potency in.
Another plus to using glass over plastic is that glass is the “greenest” storage option for probiotics yet. Apart from helping to maximize the benefits of these amazing good bacteria, the Fresh-Assure blue glass bottles are reusable and recyclable. It’s easy to see why most health food store shoppers prefer glass over any other container.
So whether you need a daily maintenance probiotic or prefer a more potent probiotic for critical needs, take your pick from the Ultimate Flora line of premium probiotic supplements in your health food store’s refrigerator. Not only do we have the highest potency available, we’re now utilizing the best possible packaging for that extra level of quality more health food store shoppers prefer.
Herbal cleansing is a safe and effective way to help eliminate harmful yeasts, parasites and other unfriendly organisms from the body. If allowed to thrive and grow out of control, such opportunistic microbes may cause health issues such as fatigue, brain fog, sugar cravings, unexplained aches and pains, gas and bloating, as well as recurrent vaginal yeast infections or bladder infections. Below is a list of simple diet recommendations to follow during a yeast or parasite cleanse.
General Diet Recommendations during a Yeast/Parasite Cleanse
Overall, stick to fresh vegetables (raw or lightly steamed) and lean proteins such as organic (or natural) chicken, turkey, beef, fish and eggs. Legumes (except peanuts) are also a healthy source of protein and complex carbohydrates. Avoid shellfish, as many types of shellfish can harbor harmful bacteria and mercury.
Wheat alternatives* may include quinoa, amaranth, millet, spelt, teff, basmati rice and khorasan wheat. These make excellent pastas and hot cereals and can often be found in your local health food store and some grocery stores. Soups and stews are also excellent during a yeast/parasite cleanse. Remember to practice healthy food combining (See Cleansing Diets, Part 1) and digestion will be greatly improved. Drink at least half your body weight in ounces of purified water each day to help flush your system.
What Can I Eat? A Quick Overview (Serving sizes are typically ½-cup.)
Sprouted grain breads: (millet, quinoa, flax made with baking soda)
Steel cut oats (for oatmeal)
Fruit: Granny Smith apples, lemons, limes, unsweetened cranberries
Nut butters (ex. almond)
Legumes: includes hummus, beans (black, kidney, navy, adzuki, any type of dried bean)
Butter, ghee (clarified butter)
Eggs (natural/organic are best), eat sparingly – a few times a week
Wheat grains, wheat products
Fruit juices; fermented beverages such as ciders
All other fruit, fresh or dried
Milk: includes milk products, sour cream, buttermilk, cheeses
Plain, organic yogurt
Herbal teas (ex. chamomile, peppermint, pau d’arco)
Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds (soaked overnight, preferably raw)
Carrot sticks, celery sticks
Almonds (preferably raw)
Unbuttered fresh-popped popcorn
All fresh vegetables (raw or lightly steamed)
Green vegetable juices (with lemon Granny Smith apples to taste)
Fruit or fruit juices
Nuts (nuts in general are acidic and hard to digest)
Peanuts, peanut butter
Microwave popcorn (typically contains harmful hydrogenated/partially hydrogenated oils)
Carrot juice, beet juice, tomato juice, tomatoes
Canned vegetables, mushrooms
Lean meats: beef, chicken, turkey (organic is best, or no antibiotics/hormones)
All fish: deep-sea white fish and salmon are particularly good
Yeast-free grains: millet, quinoa, basmati rice, amaranth, brown rice, khorasan wheat, teff, buckwheat, rye
Yeast-free grain cereals: UNSWEETENED (no fruit juice or other sweeteners)
Red-skinned potatoes (sparingly)
Olive oil, flaxseed oil (cold-pressed if possible)
Shellfish: shrimp, lobster, crab (mercury content)
Wheat, wheat products
Yeast-containing foods (ex. breads, pastries)
White potatoes, russets, yams, sweet potatoes
Soy milk, rice milk, almond milk
Tofu (if tolerated well)
Rice, soy, almond cheeses
Goat milk, goat cheeses, goat kefir
Bragg® Liquid Aminos (in place of soy sauce)
Raw apple cider vinegar
Rice flour, rye flour, soy flour
Artificial sweeteners: (ex. aspartame, Sweet’N Low® and NutraSweet®)
Sugars: honey, maltose, raw sugar, date sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, maple syrup, maple sugar, fructose, molasses, lactose, glucose, mannitol, sorbitol, galactose, sucrose
Condiments, sauces, vinegar-containing foods (ex. mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, pickles, MSG)
Tomato sauce (or sauce with tomatoes)
Packaged/processed foods (including enriched flour products)
Malt-containing products (including malted milk drinks, cereals, some candy)
ParaZYME™ is recommended after meals to promote intestinal lining health. It contains an added protein matrix, probiotics (acidophilus/bifidus), HCL and plant enzymes (for digestion).
*NOTE: Wheat sensitivity is often due to the high gluten content in certain types of wheat. Many species of the wheat family such as (unprocessed) spelt and khorasan have a much lower gluten content and are therefore a better alternative.