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What is the best herbal treatment for diarrhea and abdominal cramps,and does probiotics beneficial for the situation?best regard.

What is the best herbal treatment for diarrhea and abdominal cramps,and does probiotics beneficial for the situation?best regard.

See answer: If this is truly irritable bowel (i.e,, no bowel inflammation has been seen), peppermint oil may be helpful especially for the crampy pain. Probiotics are a mixed bag but certain probiotics containing Bifidobacteria strains have been helpful. ...Read more

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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Is it beneficial to take both probiotics and acidophilus?

Same thing: Acidophilus is a probiotic, so you really don't need to take both. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to give my 6 mnth old probiotics? She always has tummy issues. We have dr. Appt today and i was going to ask, but curious. Opinions?

Is it beneficial to give my 6 mnth old probiotics? She always has tummy issues. We have dr. Appt today and i was going to ask, but curious. Opinions?

No benefit no harm.: Probiotics such as yogurts available in the grocery stores have not proven to be beneficial in rigorous studies. It does not mean there is no benefit. We may learn more in future. ...Read more

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Are probiotics (lactobacillus planetarium 299v 10 billion cfu) safe and/or beneficial for somebody to take that is recovering from acute pancreatitus?

Are probiotics (lactobacillus planetarium 299v 10 billion cfu) safe and/or beneficial for somebody to take that is recovering from acute pancreatitus?

Conflicting research: Some studies have shown benefits and some have shown harm! the study that showed harm involved infusing probiotics directly into the small intestines in patients ill with very severe pancreatitis. See http://www.Criticalcarenutrition.Com/docs/manuscript_editorial_probiotics_in_pancreatitis.Pdf however, there is no evidence of harm in taking oral probiotics while recovering. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink and eat raw milk products like raw yogurt? I hear it is more beneficial to the gut due to getting good probiotics out of it.

Unpasteurized? Why?!: Pasteurization is not a gimmick to be avoided, it is life-saving! if you are going to risk drinking/eating unpasteurized dairy products you best know and trust the supplier well. If you're looking to enhance your intake of probiotics, then take a safe commercial probiotic supplement along with drinking safe milk. ...Read more

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How long after taking Plan B can I take probiotics?

How long after taking Plan B can I take probiotics?

I was unable: to find any references which show that probiotics and Plan B interact. ...Read more

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What's the probiotics?

What's the probiotics?

Probiotics: "pro"-biotics put good organisms into your gut (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) & include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachromyces boulardes, to name a few. Most are available over-the-counter & need to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation. ...Read more

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What do ProBiotics do?

What do ProBiotics do?

Restore gut flora: We have trillions of bacteria in our intestines, most of which are friendly & support digestion, improve immune function, affect weight, influence gene expression etc. Antibiotics can kill many friendly bacteria, creating a serious long-term disruption of our flora. Probioitcs can help restore the balance friendly microbes in our GI tract. See http://bit.ly/1lbM1xS for more info. ...Read more

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Probiotics . Good for u?

Probably good: However, people respond to probiotic differently to the same strain of probiotics . Some conditions appear to respond to one and not the other. While the issues are far from resolved, i would be inclined to think that it does more good than harm overall. I myself take one daily. ...Read more

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Is probiotic a medicine?

Is probiotic a medicine?

Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace and good health. Natural med. ...Read more

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What are probiotics for?

What are probiotics for?

Replace bacteria: healthy for humans; in many areas of our body, skin, intestinal tract, perineal area, etc. While human cells contain about 30,000 genes, adult humans carry over a 1,000,000 genes, the additional ones being part of the human microbiome, a slowly evolving area of research & understanding due to the fantastic complexity of which bacteria are symbiotic, commensal &/or pathologic in what locations. ...Read more

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What are probiotics for ?

What are probiotics for ?

Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do probiotics really help?

Do probiotics really help?

Help with what?: Probiotics MAY help. They are usually still alive, if stored properly all the time from production, through shipping, to being on the store shelf. The living microorganisms get weaker and die over time. The problem is that nobody can really tell how much live material was in the package to start, how much is alive when one buys it, how much survives at home, nor how much goes to one's intestine. ...Read more

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Who should take probiotics?

Most people: I am an advocate of probiotics. The gut lining has a difficult time maintaining the balance of healthy bacteria with stress, disease, poor sleep, poor nutrition, antibiotic or medication use. Recent studies have shown benefits even pregnant patients. Probiotics can help with immune function, regulate constipation/diarrhea, bloating, help with GI diseases and even skin conditions. ...Read more

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What is the best probiotic?

What is the best probiotic?

Align : I tend to recommend this brand of probiotics for patients with bloating & irregular bowel habits. ...Read more

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How effective are probiotics?

How effective are probiotics?

Very: In this era of frequent antibiotic use and poor dietary habits, probiotics help replete the body's natural flora. They help prevent overgrowth of certain bacteria and keep fungal growth also at a healthy level. There have been studies also proving that probiotics contribute to intestinal health and digestion and regularity. But just like everything else, all things should be done in moderation. ...Read more

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What are the best probiotics?

Probiotics: The best choice is a timed release probiotic with multiple strains and at least millions of cultures. ...Read more