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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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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