298 – Maintaining Intestinal Probiotic Balance

Many factors influence the health of your microbiome

My Interview with James LaValle

James LaValle

Digestive Health

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There is no product that has as much traction in the marketplace right now as probiotics. The understanding that probiotic bacteria have a profound beneficial effect on human nutrition has crossed over into the main stream. Probiotics can be found in many different products, even foods and beverages. One might even assume that all probiotics are good for human health and that you can take as much as you want. People assume that one probiotic may be equally good as any other product. Most people don’t realize how much modern life can adversely affect your probiotic balance.

Most people also don’t know how to compare probiotics. Most people think more bacteria is better than fewer. Not necessarily true. Most consumers like to believe that all probiotics are equally effective. Again not true. Users also believe that all probiotics will remain stable and viable through the expiration date. This is also not true. So how does one make a smart choice?

There are many challenges for consumers in finding the best products. That’s just part of the process. Consumers need to understand that there are also many lifestyle factors that affects your microbiome. There are also health challenges that can disrupt your intestinal balance. The more challenging the circumstances, the more vital it is to understand these distinctions. In this interview with James LaValle, we will discuss these issues.

Factors Influencing Intestinal Flora


  • Antibiotics
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Radiation
  • Chemotherapy
  • Corticosteroids
  • NSAIDs
  • PPI and H2 Acid Blockers

Dietary Intake

  • Sugar
  • Bactericidal chemicals in drinking water
  • Pesticides and heavy metals in food
  • Alcohol

Physical Issues

  • H. Pylori infection
  • Poor Gastrointestinal pH
  • Poor Bowel transit time
  • Stress 
  • Allergies

You can learn more by watching the video by James LaValle. Source Total Health Magazine YouTube Channel.

You need to examine your life and try to understand what are the factors that are most likely affecting you and what are the things that you can do something about. You must be proactive is seeking out your solution. 

Things to consider when choosing your probiotic. 

  • The reputation and history of the company may the the most important. Choose products from reputable companies.
  • Type of strains. Are they human strains? Have they been clinically studied? Are potency and shelf life guaranteed?
  • Read the reviews. Consumers are overwhelming positive about Kyodophilus.
  • Multiple variations. Does the company have different products for different needs? Kyodophilus is a family of products.
  • Try it. The best product is the one that works best for you. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

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Wakunaga, the parent company of Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract and Kyodophilus has over 750 studies on their products. Far more than any other supplement company by far. They have proven over and over again that their products are effective for supporting a wide range of human health concerns. One way to discover good companies is to look at the science behind their products. We have many interviews with the actual doctors and researchers who conducted these studies. 

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About James LaValle, RPh, CCN
Jim LaValleJames LaValle is a nationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board certified clinical nutritionist, founder of Metabolic Code Enterprises, Inc. He founded and practices at Progressive Medical Center  in Orange County, CA.  LaValle has 27 years of expertise in natural therapeutics application and drug/nutrient depletion issues and uncovering the underlying metabolic issues that keep people from feeling healthy and vital. As such he has written hundreds of articles for a variety of industry journals and publications, and has lectured for thousands of healthcare professionals and consumer audiences globally on these topics. He was a founding author of the NHI on Demand database and spearheaded the Lexi Comp databases relating to natural therapeutics.

He is author of 16 e books and 20 books and was named one of the “50 Most Influential Pharmacists” by American Druggist magazine and was one of only nine Americans selected to participate in the inaugural Dietary Supplement Education Alliance; Dietary Supplement Information Bureau.





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