Prominent Ayurvedic Practitioner, Sivakumar Varma and world probiotic authority Natasha Trenev have joined forces in a modern application of ancient health promoting knowledge. The result is a back-to-basics gateway to the ultimate health of the digestive tract. Both Sivakumar Varma and Natasha Trenev are driven by the desire to serve humanity and have, as a result, combined their knowledge and resources to help anyone achieve and maintain optimal health.
Sivakumar Varma has been studying Ayurveda from boyhood. His father, an Ayurvedic physician, and his mother, a western medical doctor, sent him to different Masters to learn the many disciplines of Ayurveda and yoga. He then entered Ayurvedic College, graduating as an Ayurvedic Practitioner with a specialty in mind-body healing. He now runs one of the largest Ayurvedic healing centers in Canada, Revitalize Health Centre. Natasha Trenev's family involvement with cultured milk products containing live bacterial strains (probiotics) can be traced back over seven centuries. Her father was appointed the official court supplier of cultured dairy products to the royal court of Yugoslavia.
Selected probiotic strains are now increasingly recognized as a health promoting science in their own right. As a developmental scientist, Natasha has spent years studying the effects of beneficial bacteria; has written several books on the subject, and founded her own specialized probiotic manufacturing company - Natren. She introduced the category of probiotics to the U.S. Her work is so respected that her 1995 probiotic product labeling standards were read into the U.S. congressional record, and are currently cited by many as the probiotics industry standard.
Ayurveda originated in India and has been evolving over thousands of years, making it one of the world's oldest systems of health promoting practices. Ayurveda means "the science of life". Ayurvedic health promoting practices offer a unique blend of science and philosophy which to integrates and balances body, mind, and spirit to promote well ness.
Ayurvedic practitioners consider a healthy metabolic system, good digestion and proper excretion to be the basis of good health. No wonder Sivakumar Varma considers the use of single strain probiotic bacteria, known to support the gastrointestinal tract and aid digestion and elimination, to be an important complementary health modality.
Both Sivakumar Varma and Natasha Trenev are passionate about inspiring and assisting people to create health, therefore they've combined the powerful sciences of Ayurveda and probiotics. Ayurveda views every person as individual and unique. The science of probiotics also tells us that every person is unique. About 1000 different bacterial species can be found in the human gut, and each individual is host to its own subgroup of around 160 of those species, like a distinctive fingerprint. The composition of an individual's gut flora is effected by various factors including age, diet, heredity, environment, stress and medication.
BACK TO THE BASICS
Here is a simple example of how well Ayurveda and probiotics work together. According to Sivakumar Varma, the pursuit of optimum health must begin in the small intestine; therefore, he recommends starting with MEGADOPHILUS® which contains Lactobacillus acidophilus. Lactobacillus acidophilus prefer to reside along the walls of the small intestine, where most of the digestive process takes place. Natasha Trenev identified, obtained and concentrated a single strain of acidophilus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, DDS-1 super strain which likes to grow on a dairy food source. She also obtained the Lactobacillus acidophilus, NAS super strain which prefers to grow on a vegetarian food source. She then developed a system to keep the bacteria's potency viable by maintaining it in its intrinsic supernatant. Natasha was the first to introduce a potency guarantee of each strain through a clearly designated expiration date. She called her product MEGADOPHILUS. MEGADOPHILUS launched the probiotic revolution in North America. Each serving of MEGADOPHILUS provides a minimum of 2 billion colony forming units (cfu) of Lactobacillus acidophilus, DDS-1 super strain in the dairy cultures, or Lactobacillus acidophilus, NAS super strain in the dairy free vegetarian/vegan cultures.
Dairy milk is one of the original foods that these bacteria thrive on, which is why they are called lacto bacilli, meaning milk bacteria. Ayurvedic practitioners highly recommend fermented dairy products, as milk is considered the pure love of the cow for her calf. Natren is one of the few custom probiotic manufacturers to still use fermented dairy as a growth medium for beneficial bacteria.
"An increasing number of our customers are telling us that they came to Natren because other probiotic products didn't work for them."
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