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Probiotic yogurt drinks hype or benefit?

Probiotic yogurt drinks hype or benefit?

Probiotics: Probiotics may be helpful -- but yogurt drinks may not contain all the labels say they do. You might check consumerlab.Com for particular products. It's $33/year to subscribe and has been a very useful resource for me. (no, i don't work for them!). ...Read more

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Activia (Definition)

Is a brand of yogurt by dannon, to improve intestinal motility. It is considered a functional food & contains ...Read more


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Greek yogurt or regular yogurt healthier?

Greek yogurt or regular yogurt healthier?

Toss-up: Greek yogurt has more protein and both have some amount of probiotics, which are healthy bacteria to maintain a healthy gut. They probably make no difference for someone your age. Beware of any additives to either yogurt such as fruits and sugar as they make the product less healthy. Limit your dairy in general, but if you pressed for an answer, i would say greek is slightly better. ...Read more

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What are some yogurts with live cultures or lactobacillus acidophilus supplements?

What are some yogurts with live cultures or lactobacillus acidophilus supplements?

Stonyfield,Culturele: If you really want the benefits of lactobacillus acidophilus i advise taking it as a supplement, as most yogurts have little if any live cultures. Stonyfield farms is one brand that does have live cultures. For supplements good brands include culturelle, bio-k+, primal defense, dr. Ohirra's & probiotic pearls. See http://www.Probiotic-info.Com/probiotic-supplements-compared/ for more info. ...Read more

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Yogurt with probiotics better for digestive tract management than regular yogurt?

Yogurt with probiotics better for digestive tract management than regular yogurt?

All have them.: If the ada says it is real yogurt with active cultures, then you have your probiotics, but others tout specific strains of bifidus and lactobacilli as being better. There is little hard evidence that this is the case. ...Read more

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Are probiotic drinks like yakult healthy for kids?

Are probiotic drinks like yakult healthy for kids?

Probiotics: Some studies have shown beneficial effects of probiotics. Yogurt is rich in those friendly bacteria as well as protein and calcium. ...Read more

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Does eating lots of plain yogurt cure candida infections?

Does eating lots of plain yogurt cure candida infections?

Live cultures: The average yogurt you buy at the grocery store has dead cultures. Consider eating yogurt with live cultures or kefir. 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on. ...Read more

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Yogurt with acidophilus and bifidus good for yeast infection?

Yogurt with acidophilus and bifidus good for yeast infection?

When taken orally: It may be beneficial. Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). ...Read more

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Is activia yogurt good for heartburn?

Is activia yogurt good for heartburn?

People: who have tried it have given very mixed reviews. See: http://www.probiotics-lovethatbug.com/activia-yogurt-1.html. Dairy products can worsen heartburn in some people. ...Read more

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Can eating greek plain yogurt help you with bacterial vaginosis?

Can eating greek plain yogurt help you with bacterial vaginosis?

Probably not: But there is no reason not to try it. It is excellent for your bowel flora (the microorganisms in the gut) and tasty. Bacterial vaginosis is an imbalance of bacteria in the vaginal vault and can be perpetuated by sex with the same partner, failure to change the ph of the vagina, and so on. ...Read more

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More probiotics in oikos or activa yogurt?

More probiotics in oikos or activa yogurt?

Probably Greek: Dannon -- the company that makes activia -- was charged with false advertising on its claims of medical benefit from eating it. Probably the greek yogurts like oikos or fage would contain more of what you're looking for. http://tinyurl.com/meqe55m still, there may be far less probiotic colonies in any yogurt you buy than in specific preparations made for this purpose. ...Read more

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Does eating yogurt with active cultures prevent a yeast infection?

Does eating yogurt with active cultures prevent a yeast infection?

Helps balance gut: The active cultures in yogurt products help the gut populate with benign bacteria. When these species are available in the gut, there is less opportunity for yeast to increase in high numbers during antibiotic use or other conditions. There is always some yeast in the poo, it does not eliminate them.The moist environment of the genitals that allows the yeast to grow. Helpful but not total preventn. ...Read more

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Does eating fermented foods such as soy sauce, kimchi, yogurt cause gum recession?

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Does eating fermented foods such as soy sauce, kimchi, yogurt cause gum recession?

Gum recession: Gums recede for a number of reasons: age (40 and up), vigorous tooth brushing with a hard toothbrush, poor oral hygiene, tobacco chewing and gum disease. The food that you mentioned do not cause gum recession. There is a treatment for this condition. Rec.: see your dentist or periodontist for consultation and x-rays. ...Read more

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Yoplait drinkable yogurt.. Are they good or bad diet food?

Yoplait drinkable yogurt.. Are they good or bad diet food?

Not really diet food: You need to check the labels carefully, because some of these are very high in sugar. This makes them not so good for "diet food." if you like yogurt, get one that has 5g or less sugar in it (could be greek yogurt, higher in protein) and put your own fresh fruit in it. Blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries are high fiber fruits that will be better. ...Read more

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Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant ?

Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant ?

The Align: Probiotics are commonly recommended to restore/maintain healthy gut flora. I am not so sure this will help directly with lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Is activia yogurt( 0% fat) safe get pregnant?

Is activia yogurt( 0% fat) safe get pregnant?

Safe: It's safe to take it during pregnancy. But it has no effect on conceiving pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does probiotic yogurt help with gerd?

Does probiotic yogurt help with gerd?

Probiotic Yogurt: is like a drop in the ocean for gerd and other conditions. Use a probiotic from the health food store. Dr. Ohira's is a good brand. In general, look for a VARIETY of strains in the product rather than highest numbers in terms of strength. DGL is another good product but no space left. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Home remedies to cure yeast infections/plain or greek yogurt?

Home remedies to cure yeast infections/plain or greek yogurt?

Live Active Culture: You want your yogurt to say "live active culture" however you would need 12 yogurts to equal one "probiotic " pill. So my recommendation would be to find a reputable company and take a probiotic , especially when taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can yogurt rid/prevent yeast infections?

Can yogurt rid/prevent yeast infections?

Maybe yes, maybe not: The average yogurt in your grocery store has dead cultures. A yogurt with live cultures may be helpful.Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. If you have a yeast infection avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented).>. ...Read more

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Do fermented foods contain probiotics?

Do fermented foods contain probiotics?

Kefir is...: ...naturally fermented milk, similar to yogurt, but thinner and richer in good bacteria than most yogurts. Add it to smoothies, use it on your cereal, or drink a small evening glass. ...Read more

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I have try to baby ... But I am eating activia yogurt .. Is it good activia yogurt or bad to try to baby ? Please tell me

I have try to baby ... But I am eating activia yogurt ..  
  Is it good activia yogurt or bad to try to baby ?  Please tell me

It's fine: The bacteria contained in yogurt, including the one you ask specifically about, is perfectly fine to eat when trying to conceive and/or during pregnancy and lactation. It is normal, good bacteria for your system and will do you or you chances of conceiving and your pregnancy no harm. ...Read more

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Can i give regular activia yogurt to my 8 month old?

Can i give  regular activia yogurt to my 8 month old?

Probably: Activia is cows milk based, so if your infant is on cows milk formula, he/she will likely tolerate it. Some people would prefer yobaby or other formulations lower in sugar, but the live cultures in activia tend to be better for gas and constipation (from my experience, not proven in research). And he/she is old enough to begin some healthy table foods, soft and not loaded with salt, sugar etc. ...Read more

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Can my one year old have activia yogurt? I've heard yes and no please explain to me

Can my one year old have activia yogurt?  I've heard yes and no please explain to me

I think it's fine: Activia and many other similar products are fine for kids as early as a year old & i occasionally use it in younger kids. ...Read more

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R frozen fruits n veggies just as healthy as non frozen? Is activia yogurt healthy as they say on tv?

R frozen fruits n veggies just as healthy as non frozen? Is activia yogurt healthy as they say on tv?

The experts disagree: mostly there is a small (20-50%) decline in vitamins in frozen versus the very freshest fruits/vegetables (but fiber is unchanged and that's much higher than NOT eating fruit/vegetables). The bacteria / helpful microorganisms in probiotics are HARD to study and HARD to keep alive. The studies vary on whether the probiotics can live all the way to the colon. ...Read more

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Is activia yogurt good for heartburn?

People: who have tried it have given very mixed reviews. See: http://www.probiotics-lovethatbug.com/activia-yogurt-1.html. Dairy products can worsen heartburn in some people. ...Read more

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Is activia yogurt( 0% fat) safe get pregnant?

Safe: It's safe to take it during pregnancy. But it has no effect on conceiving pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to feed my 1 yr old activia yogurt?

Yes : This is one of many dairy choices you have for your 1 yo. Use it with comfort. ...Read more

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I try to concieve .. I eat activia yogurt . Is this safe ? Please answer me ...

Medical Myths: There is no benefit with taking yogurt and fertility. There is also no health concerns with eating yogurt regularly. Many cultures include yogurt in daily meals. But, there is no health benefit for fertility. ...Read more

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4wks pregnant and have bad constipation only at night. Can i take activia greek yogurt and is it ok to eat more that once a day?

4wks pregnant and have bad constipation only at night. Can i take activia greek yogurt and is it ok to eat more that once a day?

Sure: That is great. If that does not help then try a fiber like benefiber. Be sure to drink lots of fluid and eat lots of frits and veggies! ...Read more

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Hi I have activia Greek plain nonfat yogurt and it contains 6g sugar and it also says "active culture" can I use it to cure yeast infection?

Messy alternative: If you are experiencing vaginal yeast issues, using an otc anti-fungal cream for 7 nights in the vagina is much more effective. Yogurt with live cultures can help maintain the gut flora and often help prevent yeast issues that occur after antibiotic use. ...Read more

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Difference between align pro-biotic and activia pro-biotic yogurt ? Which is better for stomach troubles and bad breath ?

Difference between align pro-biotic and activia pro-biotic yogurt ? Which is better for stomach troubles and bad breath ?

Number of bacteria: Align probiotics contain billions more of the beneficial bacteria and is therapeutic to restore normal bowel flora for improved bowel function when the normal flora have been thrown out of balance by disease or antibiotics. Activia is for restoring a better balance of beneficial bacteria when the bacterial balance is only slightly off. ...Read more

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Can I use strawberry activia yogurt after a yeast infection to insert into my vagina?

Can I use strawberry activia yogurt after a yeast infection to insert into my vagina?

Please don't: Yeast medication is available at any pharmacy without a prescription. Monistat is one popular brand but there are many to choose from. Please don't insert food into the vagina. This does not work and is quite messy. ...Read more

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Is there a good diet to follow while taking prevpac(h.Yplori) to prevent side effects? Like activia yogurt and probiotics?

Is there a good diet to follow while taking prevpac(h.Yplori) to prevent side effects? Like activia yogurt and probiotics?

Yes: Always take probiotics with and especially after antibiotics. Saccharomyces boulardi is the yeast against yeast, and beneficial. Lots of probiotics are good. Consider kombucha and kefir. ...Read more