Probiotic Bacteria - The Foundation of Good Health

Modern science has rediscovered one of the ancient secrets of optimal wellness: good health begins in the gut! Since the work of Nobel scientist Ilya Metchnikov in the early 20th century, biologists have been examining the role of friendly lactobacilli, aka lactic acid bacteria, in human digestion, immune support, neurotransmitter production, and many other physiological functions. These good bacteria, numbering over 400 strains in the human body, comprise what can be considered the largest organ in the body, without which we simply could not live.

The most effective probiotic cultures evolved in fermented foods in nature, each one a consortium of master strains that give rise to all the sub-strains so important for human health. The nature-bred consortium provides greater viability -- the strength of the probiotic to establish its colonies in the gut. LIGHT YEARS AHEAD gives us the result of modern science applied to the ancient folk practice of fermenting foods for superior nutritional support. In one organic formula you can supply a plethora of pure nutrients, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and of course, the consortium of balanced families of the hardiest strains of lactobacilli natural to your digestive system!!!


Fermented Whole Foods Probiotics

To the people of the Caucasus Mountains in the republic of Georgia, the Kefir they have used to prevent and treat illness for over a thousand years is a wonderful blessing they call a gift from God. Kefir has antibiotic and antiviral properties, which may help explain the long lives and good health for which the natives of the Caucasus are known.

In 1908, Ilya Metchnikov wrote in his book, “The Prolongation of Life,” that the secret to longevity that he found in the Russian mountains was the yogurt that the people were making and eating. The Russian-born zoologist and microbiologist received the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 1908 for his work in phagocytes, cells that function as part of the human immune system. Metchnikov devoted the last decade of his life to investigating means of increasing human longevity and advocating the consumption of lactic acid-producing bacteria.

Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have been used to ferment foods for at least 4000 years. Without understanding the scientific basis, people used LAB and kefirs (bacteria and yeast complexes) to produce cultured foods with improved preservation and with different characteristic flavors and textures from the original food. A wide variety of foods, including sausage, ham, wine, cider, beef, sauerkraut, olives, and pickles contain LAB and other GRAS (“generally recognized as safe”) microorganisms. LAB are used for many fermented milk products from all over the world as well, including yogurt, cheese, butter, buttermilk, kefir and koumiss.

The makers of our organic whole food probiotic were pioneers in the field of fermented priobiotic superfoods. Extracting friendly flora from organic foods, our craftsmen utilize these healthiest and purest lactobacilli to ferment organic grains and vegetables. After several weeks of digesting these foods, the bacteria, and the nutrients they produce are ready for harvest and packaging for your convenient use. Just add to pure water or your favorite beverage and enjoy!

Customer Testimonials

I have had the pleasure of working with the Living Foods organic whole food probiotic for over a decade with many of my clients and friends. There is nothing available that is more powerful in my experience in restoration. Due to toxins in the environment and the generally poor nutrient quality of most foods today, this probiotic superfood is critical for overall health maintenance. I highly recommend it to everyone!

Charles Cornwallis, PhD

There is not enough I can say about this organic, gluten-free whole food probiotic -- LYA is a wonder! I use it often and it has helped many lives and now we cannot do without it. My prayer is that we are able to always get a continuous supply. We will continue to recommend this superfood to all whom we meet.


"It seems like I have tried almost every probiotic supplement on earth. I have never been so surprised by the results of a few days use of a probiotic until now with Light Years Ahead. It is amazing!"


Evidence from clinical research demonstrates that adding 'good' bacteria to the diet promotes a healthy digestive and immune system."

Dr. Allan Walker, Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Begin strengthening your good flora today!