Fermented foods are vital to optimum health yet are all but absent from many peoples’ diets. Our ancestors commonly consumed lacto-ferments such as sauerkraut (fermented cabbage & sea salt), kimchi (spicy Korean-style sauerkraut), and kefir (fermented milk). These foods are essentially pre-digested by billions of microorganisms, namely lactobacillus. There are massive amounts of health benefits attributed to consuming probiotic-rich foods; these include enhanced digestion, improved immune function, and alleviation of depression. Did you know that for every cell containing your unique DNA, there are ten bacterial cells? Estimates state that in the healthy adult intestinal tract, there are over 500 species of bacteria. However, most of them belong to two phyla: Firmicutes (clostridium, streptococcus, and staphylococcus) & Bacteriodetes (flavobacterium). Essentially, we are walking fermentation vessels.
With this newfound information, consider the insanity that is our bacteriophobic society. Everywhere you go, there are hand-sanitizing wipes, antibacterial hand soaps & gels, & Lysol. The most glaring threat to our bacterial balance is the widespread use of antibiotics in both conventional medicine and agriculture. Consider that in Latin, probiotic literally means ‘for life’. What, then, does antibiotic mean? Furthermore, why would you ever again consume one of these toxic anti-life pills, now that you know its true meaning? There is a plethora of solutions to “deal” with bad bacteria, including Pürblack Live Resin. In lab tests, shilajit demonstrated potent activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. Coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus
subtillis, as well as fungus destroying properties when exposed to Candida albicans. As Pürblack supersedes the efficacy of all other shilajit, these helpful qualities are most likely even more pronounced.
In the healthy human body, unfriendly bacteria make up about 15% of the total population of microbes. Usage of antibiotics & sanitizing hand gels upsets this delicate balance, causing a potentially cataclysmic series of events leading to total immune system collapse. Why are we constantly trying to kill bacteria, when they are critical to our existence? Louis Pasteur, the man responsible for the process of pasteurization so loved by our fearful society, made a famous statement on his death bed. I quote, “The bacteria is meaningless; the terrain is everything.” What this means is that if one’s immune system and body are resilient, very few bacteria will pose a real threat. Similarly, a healthy plant has no need for pesticides, as it will resist bugs & disease naturally.
Clearly then, taking Pürblack to eliminate unwanted visitors is only the first step. One must consume probiotics on a regular basis to maintain an optimum balance of biota. If you have consumed antibiotics at any point in your life, then a more rigorous inclusion of ferments in the diet is recommended multiple times a day. The bacteria in these foods greatly assist in the assimilation and utilization of nutrients. For example, many fermented foods contain the rare vitamin K2. This vitamin is essential to absorb Vitamin D. What if all these people who are deficient in Vitamin D are actually getting enough sun, but not enough K2? It is interesting to consider the correlation between said deficiency and the widespread absence of cultured foods in American’s diets.
In order to fulfill the need for probiotics, one has many options. Personally I prefer to get them from cultured beverages like Kombucha & Jun. Kombucha is fermented black tea & sugar while Jun makes use of raw honey and green tea. Both are fermented using a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast), which feeds on the alkaloids & sugars in the liquid to produce detoxifying compounds, as well as massive amounts of beneficial bacteria. Having a bit of Pürblack with your daily Kombucha is a fantastic recipe for immune system restoration.
There are hundreds of other ferments that different cultures use across the globe, from amazake to zha cai. All that matters is that you consume at least two or three different sources of probiotics along with your Pürblack. Your body will love you for it!