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Lactobacillus Reuteri (L-Reuteri) is a lactic acid strain of bacteria in the Lactobacillaceae family of bacteria. It used to be common in humans and most animals but a steady diet of toxins and pharmaceuticals like Advil, glyphosate, pharma drugs of all kinds plus food additives like polysorbate 80 that is found in many processed foods including ice cream and can slowly kill off L-Reuteri and other beneficial gut bacteria that can allow can overgrowth of bad gut bacteria leading to a common condition called SIBO.

Polysorbate 80 is a common food additive that acts as an emulsifier, a solubilizer, and a surfactant. It's generally—but not universally—considered to be a safe substance, although it may cause problems in special cases. One of these cases is in people with Crohn's disease. In this disease, the lining of the gastrointestinal tract is inflamed. Polysorbate 80 may worsen the inflammation.

Research performed at Georgia State University has raised the idea that polysorbate 80 is not as harmless as is generally believed. The research suggests that the chemical changes the composition of the bacterial population in the intestine, promoting the growth of pro-inflammatory bacteria. These bacteria may cause mild gut inflammation even in people who don't have Crohn's disease. The inflammation may then increase the risk of a person developing metabolic syndrome. This syndrome involves a number of unhealthy conditions, including obesity and insulin resistance. Insulin resistance increases the blood sugar level and is often a precursor to type 2 diabetes.


L-Reuteri has immense benefits, a few include:

  • L. Reuteri Improves Sex Drive

  • L. Reuteri Stops Balding And Improves Hair Quality

  • L. Reuteri Promotes Thyroid Health

  • L. Reuteri can make weight loss effortless

  • L. Reuteri Promotes A Cavity-Free Mouth

  • L. Reuteri boosts dermal collagen, reducing wrinkle depth

  • L. Reuteri can fight h-pylori infection in the stomach

L-Reuteri was first isolated in 1962 and has been widely studied since. I could go on about the benefits of this magical microbe but suffice to say it’s darn good for you. In people that suffer from SIBO, L-Reuteri has antibiotic properties that can help reset proper gut bacteria balance.

Several beneficial effects of L. reuteri have been noted. First, L. reuteri can produce antimicrobial molecules, such as organic acids, ethanol, and reuterin. Due to its antimicrobial activity, L. reuteri is able to inhibit the colonization of pathogenic microbes and remodel the commensal microbiota composition in the host.

L-Reuteri can help fight off many types of inflammation which are in many cases caused by the gut bacteria being out of balance, IE having SIBO.

SIBO stands for small intestine bacterial overgrowth. This is a very common condition that is responsible for many of the ailments we suffer with, everything from inflammatory diseases such as Crohns, to arthritis, to food intolerances.

SIBO is a common condition, affecting millions of people around the world, but is still a relatively unknown condition and often goes undiagnosed for years, if not decades. Studies have shown it is the most common cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). A study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology in 2003 showed that 84% of IBS patients had SIBO. Leading SIBO researcher and gastroenterologist, Dr Mark Pimentel from Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles says ‘most of IBS is actually SIBO’.

SIBO is bad stuff! I was diagnosed with SIBO in 2021, January after I took a SICO breath test. I was put on Lauricidin a coconut-derived product that can help kill off bad bacteria. Now I am treating myself with Candibatin BR from Metagenics. I have seen benefits in less than 10 days already.

Making The yogurt is easy, just mix organic (UHT) high temp pasteurized 1/2-1/2, with 2 tbs potato starch per quart and 20 crushed probiotic pills. Then place it into your Instantpot on the yogurt setting for 36 hours.

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In today’s episode, I share another recipe for bread that is very soft, slightly luscious, and amazing. This is a simple bread that I originally made using boiled potatoes but found that to take a long time and be a pain in the rump.

Using potato flakes is much easier and the results are the same.

This bread also freezes very well, so I made two loaves and froze one of them. I also used the bread both toasted and not toasted to make sandwiches, they are delicious. This makes perfect egg salad sandwiches and also a great Italian w ham, salami, mortadella, provolone, shredduce, and roasted peppers.

I hope you give this a try. Be sure to tag @harvesteating on Instagram with the photo of your bread.

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