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Culturelle Digestive Health
Is there a problem or any risks or concerns in taking culturelle for digestive health once a day on a long-term and/or permanent bases?
No: It is just wise to re-evaluate why you are taking it. Pro-biotics are especially helpful after taking antibtiotics to restore friendly bacteria but the composition of one's diet has a much greater effect on the micro-flora of the intestinal tract. Eating 6 equal meals has a beneficial effect. Eating 7 servings of vegetables and and colorful fruits grow the right bacteria. ...Read more
Great question!: Cellulose is an insoluble fiber, the kind that most of us don't eat enough of. It helps to move contents through the GI tract, helps the colon to do its work better, decreases chances for diverticulitis, and maybe also for several kinds of cancer. Can you tell I'm a fan?? ...Read more
Fruit/Vegetable: Almost all fruits and vegetables are good for you. Bananas help with soothing the stomach and stopping diarrhea. Pineapple and papaya help with the digestion of your food. Eat fruit separately from your meals, because it is better digested this way. People individually may have food allergies, but most people do not. Remember to eat a variety of fruits/vegetables to get all you need. ...Read more
Possibly: You may be suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. If you job causes you stress, this can make irritable bowel syndrome worse. However, you should she your health care provider to rule out anything more serious than irritable bowel syndrome. There are also medications that can be used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more
How much activity do I need every day in order to maintain good digestive health? What are some workouts I can do?
Many things: A broad term to describe problems within the gastrointestinal tract, which can go anywhere from the mouth to the anus. ...Read more
Mind-Gut: There is a clear mind-gut connection. Many people experience abdominal symptoms at times of stress and anxiety. This may be in part due to a change in eating habits and routine, but involves emotional impact as well. Fundamentally, a disturbance in your mental and psychologic wellbeing can frequently cause a disturbance in your physical well being. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers