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 conventional medicine and agriculture. Consider that in Latin, probiotic 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 are 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, and fungus destroying properties when exposed to Candida albicans. As Pürblack supersedes all other shilajit’s efficacy, these helpful qualities are most likely even more pronounced.
In a healthy human body, unfriendly bacteria make up about 15% of microbes’ total population.
Usage of antibiotics & sanitizing hand gels upsets this delicate balance, causing a potentially explosive 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.” This means that if one’s immune system and body are resilient, very few bacteria will pose a real threat.
Similarly, a healthy plant does not need pesticides, as it will resist bugs & disease naturally.
Then, taking Pürblack to eliminate unwanted visitors is only the first step. One must consume probiotics regularly 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 rare vitamin K2. This vitamin is essential to absorb Vitamin D. What if all these people deficient in Vitamin D are 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.
To fulfill the need for probiotics, one has many options. 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 worldwide, from amazake to Zha cai. All that matters is that you consume at least two or three different probiotics sources along with your Pürblack. Your body will love you for it!