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Are Probiotics A Scam Treatment
Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more
Depends: I advocate for juicing to help patients with energy and getting their 7-9 servings of fruits/veggies. I don't think you necessarily have to go on a juice cleanse unless an integrative physician recommends it. I think its better to eat natural, try elimination of foods that don't agree with you and a green drink or two daily to replenish (kale, spinach, cucumbers, apple, banana, ginger/lemon). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a probiotic for chronic diarrhea/IBS-D? if so would Phillips colon health or florastor be good brands to buy?
What is the most effective, preferrably natural, way to abolish candida? I have tried all the creams, fluconazol, nystatin, probiotics & coconut oil.
No single best way: Different strains of candida are sensitive/resistant to diff. Treatments so there is no single best way. It is ideal to do a culture with a lab like genova or doctor's data that will do sensitivity testing to see what works best, but it doesn't always grow on culture. No treatment will work without a very low starch diet for several months. I advise consulting a holistic md with expertise in this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nature made multi vitamin probiotic is it good for you? And what benefits does it have versus taking a regular non probiotic vitamin?
WhoKnows;$$forSeller: The success of select single molecules from nature in helping ? certain human symptoms, rarely chronic disease has lead to wide spread beliefs that there is a nearly magical supplement for many/most human issues; mostly marketing with little relation to reality. The best source of most vitamins ; microorganisms is eating real food, hflc, not processed lchf junk sold as food. Study dietdoctor.Com. ...Read more
No guarantee: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 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 genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. >>. ...Read more
What are investigations to find small bowel bacterial overgrowth and available treatment methods?
Get GI doc to help: Stool cultures and stool analysis, along with EGD endoscopy can pinpoint problems in the small bowel to find out if overgrowth is an issue, along with a detailed history of you eating and drooling, GI -related signs and symptoms. If you don't feel you are getting good advice from your GI, maybe you should seek s consultation on HealthTap ! ...Read more
Is probiotic powder effective?Is buttermilk or curd a probiotic?Any natural probiotics?Doc has asked me to take probiotics but need a reliable brand
Perhaps, marketing: yet few clinical trials, little reliable data. Like many OTC products, labels does not even match the contents. While some data about probiotic benefits with clostridium difficile & ulcerative colitis exists, few reliable brands. Thus natural fermented products likely a better option for now. Study the: "Human Microbiome Project" for insights; >another decade to sort out some of the complexity. ...Read more
Is garlic washing a natural and effective option for group b strep treatment in labor for home birth?
Alpha-adrenergics: Medications called alpha-adrenergic blockers help relax the muscles of the prostate gland. They include: •alfuzosin (uroxatral) •doxazosin (cardura) •silodosin (rapaflo) •tamsulosin (flomax) •terazosin (hytrin) it usually takes about 6 weeks before these medicines start working. Many people do not get relief from these medicines. Aspirin, ibuprofen, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. ...Read more
Probiotics have: Been shown to help many patients with ibs but all probiotics are not the same nor helpful. I use florastor or align and tell patients to avoid the others in healthfood stores that have not been tested or proven as the 2 above have. ...Read more
I ve taken many antibiotics and probiotics tablets don't suit me, please can u advice of natural sources ie non dairy foods containing live good bacteria ?
Fermented: Miso, tempeh, sourkraut, sourdough bread, kombucha.Get a more detailed answer ›
Aperstaltic bowel: This is an area of bowel that is not moving. Common problems associated with this are diabetes or medications, calcium channel blockers for example are common to cause this. Electrolyte problems or magnesium and calcium are possible. Hypothyroidism another. I hope that is a good start to think about. ...Read more
Overrated, dangers: Our body does a perfectly good job of getting rid of toxins on its own. There’s no evidence that these types of diets are needed. There are possible risks from lengthy or repeated fasts: vitamin deficiencies, muscle breakdown and blood-sugar problems. The report, fruit juice drinks tied to diabetes: american diabetes assn. Ties fruit juices to diabetes was published in nutrition news 7-24-08 #105. ...Read more
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