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Probiotic (Definition)

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


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Are probiotics good for small intestine?

Are probiotics good for small intestine?

Yes: Probiotics help repopulate your intestines with the normal bacterial flora that helps us digest our food. That does not mean that more are better or that supplements are better than eating a well balanced diet. They are particularly helpful after an illness, a course of antibiotics, or exposure to harmful bacteria that disrupt the normal balance. ...Read more

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What are some good treatments for antibiotic-associated diarrhea?

What are some good treatments for antibiotic-associated diarrhea?

Stop abx.: Ideally if possible, stop the offending agent in this case the antibiotic (abx). You probably also want to make sure it's not a c-diff infection. The timing of the diarrhea as well as some stool tests can help determine that. ...Read more

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Are flaxseeds good for me?

Are flaxseeds good for me?

Basically no: All the talk about this being a 'superfood' is at best 'overstated'. Health doesn't come from magic food choices. It comes from staying physically fit, avoid tobacco, illegal drugs, foolish lifestyles, and excessive alcohol, and eating sensibly. All the mumbo-jumbo about this-or-that being magic just serves as a distraction. ...Read more

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Is drinking yakult good for diarrhea?

Is drinking yakult good for diarrhea?

Fermented milk: Yakult is a probiotic dairy product made by fermenting a mixture of skimmed milk with a special strain of the bacterium "Lactobacillus casei Shirota." The product has almost twice as much sugar per 100grams as Coca Cola or orange juice (18 grams versus 10grams). There are probably less caloric ways to get your dose of probiotics. ...Read more

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Is yogurt good for constipation?

Is yogurt good for constipation?

Only if it has live: Cultures. Buttermilk, kefir, greek or high probiotic yogurts can ^ growth of healthy gut bacteria and help to keep bowels regular. ...Read more

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Are peanuts good for constipation?

Are peanuts good for constipation?

Constipation: Constipation can be helped by various maneuvers including high fiber diet. Any food that contains high fiber would be a good choice. http://www.laendo.net/english/constipation-89998601. ...Read more

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Are there any good over-the-counter medications for IBS c I have been taking probiotics metamusal and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

Are there any good  over-the-counter medications for IBS c  I have been taking probiotics metamusal and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

IBS: I would recommend that you do a food dairy and see which foods you are allergic (ibs pts have allergies). The most common are dairy and gluten. You can try a to do a food elimination diet where you eliminate an entire food category for 1-2 weeks to see if you improve. I would recommend a high strength probiotic of 80 billion. For constipation i would recommend taking mag 500-1000 mg per night. ...Read more

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Is there a probiotic for chronic diarrhea/IBS-D? if so would Phillips colon health or florastor be good brands to buy?

Is there a probiotic for chronic diarrhea/IBS-D? if so would Phillips colon health or florastor be good brands to buy?

In general one: Pro-biotic is no better than the other although I prefer low fat ACTIVA myself! The chronic diarrhea of IBS-D however needs MORE for treatment than the pro-biotic alone!@ Consult with a Board Certified Gastroenterologist! Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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What probiotic supplements are good for immune support?

What probiotic supplements are good for immune support?

Probably many!: Better to take capsules with high count bacteria (10 billion of more), and ones with more strains of good bacteria (B10- or more). More convenient and better than drinks. Save your money! ...Read more

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Best probiotic for gas and bloating?

Best probiotic for gas and bloating?

There is no one best: Better to take capsules with high count bacteria (10 billion of more), and ones with more strains of good bacteria (B10- or more). More convenient and better than drinks. Save your money! ...Read more

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What fruits are good for bloating?

What fruits are good for bloating?

Many,,,: It's likely many fruits are good for this, as they help move the bowels. Fruits like prunes, apples, and blueberries do this if you're able to have them. Others like cranberries are likely good for urination/ diuresis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What vitamins are good for me?

What vitamins are good for me?

It depends...: Since you are pregnant i'd advise a quality prenatal vitamin. A fish oil supplement featuring dha is also important during pregnancy. Most people benefit from extra vit. D, at least 5000 iu/day and extra vit c 1000 mg 2x/day. It looks like you also have diabetes. Certain supplements like chromium and cinnamon may help. See http://www.Diabeteswellbeing.Com/diabetes-nutritional-supplements.Html. ...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

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What probiotic would work best for gas caused from ibs? Currently take acidophilus

What probiotic would work best for gas caused from ibs? Currently take acidophilus

All not powerful: You want to try different ones and see what is best for you. From joghurt to kefir to health food store tablets. Keep in mind that all are not too powerful. See what is best for you, there is no exact science. Florastor is one that I have seen to be helpful. ...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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Probiotics such as yogurt w live cultures are recommended to help control yeast but they advise against dairy? What probiotics to take please Dr?

Probiotics such as yogurt w live cultures are recommended to help control yeast but they advise against dairy? What probiotics to take please Dr?

Look for a brand: that has a variety of strains of probiotics in it, not just one or two. The amount of each one is less important. Use refrigerated probiotics if possible, and you can use the room temp. ones at work or traveling. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Which is better for IBS: prebiotics or probiotics?

Which is better for IBS: prebiotics or probiotics?

PROBIOTICS 4 IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more

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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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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more