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Tegan Martin in Top 10 at Miss Univers Pageant Final.

Progurt Team - Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Congratulations Tegan. We are all so very proud of you.

Tegan Martin, Miss Universe Australia 2014, reached the top 10 finalists in the finals of the Miss Universe Pageant on January 28 in Florida.

Tegan, 22, will return to university in Australia to complete her studies in Nutritional Medicine, but for now she is taking a break enjoying her time in the United States and the Bahamas.

Tegan, humble as always, said that she was ecstatic to share the stage with “such beautiful, talented and inspirational women from all over the world.”

She also thanked everyone who was part of her journey. ‘‘I am so excited that after today I will be travelling America then returning to Australia to keep working hard towards my goals. “

Bravo Tegan.

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Gut Bacteria: The Microbes We Simply Cannot Live Without.

Progurt Team - Friday, February 06, 2015

Imagine a living being whose gastrointestinal tract alone contains 100 000 billion bacteria from over 500 bacterial species, secretes at least 20 neurotransmitters and produces 70-85% of their immune cells.(1)
Imagination is not required – that being is you, your family, your friends, your clients, your patients – a single human being. We have evolved into superorganisms whose gastrointestinal tract has its own immense microbial community of bacteria viruses, fungi and many more- the gut microbiota – and with our cells estimated to be 10% human, 90% bacteria, we are more bacteria than human. (2)
Additionally, the microbial community in the human large intestine (colon) has the greatest number of microbes, ‘…and represents the most densely populated and biodiverse ecosystem on earth.’ (3)
Sharing a symbiotic relationship with this vast community is critical for human function. For so long though we have known little about the world within us and the effect it has on our health and wellbeing. Fortunately, research methods are developing rapidly and with new technology we have identified, characterised, established functions and discovered new links between many body organs and systems and the gut, including the nervous system and the brain. The human microbiota has now become so important with its wide range of functions that researchers are calling it the ‘forgotten organ’. (4)
This hidden population exists for our survival, but we are blissfully unaware of their activities and the benefits they provide every second of the day. Understanding the bacteria that predominate in the gut and their importance means we can nurture, heal and promote their growth and survival for our own beneficial gains.
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Magnease and Good Health

Progurt Team - Thursday, February 05, 2015

Magnease is offered as an adjunct to Progurt’s powerful human-strains probiotic because it is regarded with probiotics as one of our most important supplements for body and brain health. Progurt has been developed as a powerful microbial food to restore and maintain a healthy body and a healthy mind; that is, to offer a pathway to intestinal as well as extra-intestinal health, including neurological well-being.

The Probiotics Institute’s goal is to improve the integrity of the human gut to improve and maintain the best of health. Our birth, Western diet, environment and lifestyle have all compromised our essential for good health gut bacteria.

Research has also indicated that as many as 80% of people in Western countries are magnesium deficient. A highly absorbable form of Magnesium has been shown to support the immune system, regulate blood pressure, strengthen muscles and bones and support cardiac and brain function.

The US National Institute of Health published the following on its website:

"Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. There is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes."

http://www.lef.org/magazine/2012/1/Reversing-Brain-Decay/Page-01
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Dementia Aids - Medication or Probiotics

Progurt Team - Friday, January 30, 2015

The Probiotics Institute offers a natural but compelling gut solution to help the structural loss of critical brain function, without side-effects. While most people connect probiotics with better digestive health, increasing scientific evidence shows that gut bacteria play a powerful role in brain health and the prevention of Alzheimer’s.

A study publicised throughout the world this week links a significantly increased risk for developing dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, to taking commonly used medications with anticholinergic effects at higher doses or for a longer time.

The new study tracked the onset of dementia in 3,500 older adults. One of the studies authors, Shelly Gray, PharmD, MS, reported, "Older adults should be aware that many medications—including some available without a prescription, such as over-the-counter sleep aids—have strong anticholinergic effects."

Research is increasingly linking this dominance of pathogenic bacteria with a number of chronic health problems, including obesity, autoimmune disease and poor brain health or dementia. A healthy brain that is less likely to develop Alzheimer’s starts with a healthy gut and a good balance of bacteria.

Five and a half million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s and within 20 years it is predicted that, one in four will suffer from the disease. There is much that we can do with our diet and lifestyle to avoid becoming one of these statistics.

http://news.yahoo.com/widely-used-drugs-tied-greater-dementia-risk-seniors-162340600.html

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-01-higher-dementia-linked-common-drugs.html
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Happy New Year - 2015.

Progurt Team - Monday, January 12, 2015

We wish you a wonderful 2015. We hope that you enjoy the best of health and live long and happy. We wish you a wonderful day today.  “Happy the man and happy he alone, he who can call today his own” (the Roman poet Horace, written 30 years before the birth of Christ.) Yesterday cannot be changed and we cannot change by any worry tomorrow, but we can live the best we can today. So says all wise men.  As all disease begins in the gut, we must strive each new day to have a fit and healthy gut, mind and body. Progurt has been developed to restore healthy human strains of bacteria to your gut to help your mind and body to function optimally.  More...

Beautiful Healthy Babies and Progurt

Progurt Team - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Beautiful healthy babies are no accident, according to our favorite author and expert in the field of women’s reproductive health, Jan Roberts.

Jan Roberts, author, clinical nutritionist, pharmacist and parent has spent the past two decades promoting preconception health care to health professionals, prospective parents and students throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

Ms Roberts recommends: “ The mother must ensure her own gut health well before conception. Only then can she hope to establish the healthiest possible gut population in her child, which should be healthily well-established by age 2-3 years. It also makes sense that the best probiotic for the job is one that contains multiple human strains, and that those strains are the most fragile ones, those most easily destroyed by modern diets and lifestyles. Progurt ... for the whole family, 15 billion good bacteria in one teaspoonful of a yogurt you simply make at home.”

We at Progurt congratulate Jan Roberts for her invaluable contribution women’s reproductive health.

http://betterbabies.blogspot.com.au/
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Probiotics as a therapeutic treatment for Osteoporosis.

Progurt Team - Monday, December 08, 2014

Among the numerous positive effects of probiotic microorganisms and prebiotic carbohydrates observed in clinical studies some are of specific relevance to female health.

Besides the therapeutic applications of probiotic bacteria in order to maintain a balanced intestinal and urogenital flora, as well as in the case of irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and urogenital tract infections, further aspects are the promotion of bone health and osteoporosis prevention. Some further conditions are, namely anorexia nervosa, the premenstrual syndrome as well as prevention or alleviation of climacteric and menopausal disorders.

A recent study in humans showed a positive effect of probiotic on bone metabolism and bone mass density. Most of the investigated bacteria were Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium . The positive results of the probiotics were supported by the high content of dietary calcium and the high amounts of supplemented probiotics. Some of the principal mechanisms include (1) increasing mineral solubility due to production of short chain fatty acids; (2) producing phytase enzyme by bacteria to overcome the effect of mineral depressed by phytate; (3) reducing intestinal inflammation followed by increasing bone mass density; (4) hydrolysing glycoside bond food in the intestines by Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria. These mechanisms lead to increase bioavailability of the minerals.
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Emaciated or Obese. Both are a form of malnutrition and gut disfunction.

Progurt Team - Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Malnutrition, whether Emaciation and hunger or Obesity is causing human suffering on an increasing global scale and increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer – now the leading causes of death in the world.

Many developing countries face multiple burdens of malnutrition, with people living in the same communities – sometimes even the same households – suffering from undernutrition, hidden hunger and Obesity.

Today, more than 800 million people – about 11 per cent of the global population – are chronically hungry. Emaciation and undernutrition is the underlying cause of almost half of all child deaths, and a quarter of living children are stunted due to inadequate nutrition.

Another worrying form of malnutrition – obesity – is also on the rise. More than 500 million adults or more it is estimated are obese as a result of poor “Western-type” diets, which include massive amounts of sugar, foods containing growth hormones and antibiotics and “missing” strains of gut bacteria.
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Progurt as a probiotic may modify the intestinal microbiota of babies.

Progurt Team - Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Progurt is becoming increasingly well known to consumers as a probiotic that may modify the intestinal microbiota of newborn babies.

Studies have shown that oral probiotics may reduce both the severity and incidence of Necrotinising Enterocolitis in very low birth babies.

At birth, the neonatal intestinal tract is virtually sterile. As the human intestine is naturally exposed to a contaminated bacterial environment, the bowel becomes quickly colonized after birth with a variety of bacterial species.

In contrast, the preterm newborn intestine tends to be colonized by different microorganisms, predominantly coliforms, enterococci and bacteroides species. Even among low birth weight babies receiving breast milk, studies have found that the Bifidobacteria commonly found in the term newborn gut, were undetectable in the intestinal flora during the first 1 to 2 weeks after birth and did not predominate until after the third week of life. The combination of an increase in potentially pathogenic, microorganisms together with a decrease in normal flora found in preterm babies is one of the factors that render these infants at increased risk of developing necrotonising enterocolitis (NEC).

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23544806
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Catalyst. Gut Reaction. Part 2.

Progurt Team - Wednesday, October 08, 2014

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