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Is probiotics good to take during or just after food poisoning?

Is probiotics good to take during or just after food poisoning?

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. Yes, take after poisoning. ...Read more

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How can I take probiotics as supplement. Before food after food. Can probiotics be taken with multi vitamin. Pls help?

How can I take probiotics as supplement. Before food after food. Can probiotics be taken with multi vitamin. Pls help?

Do not matter: Probiotics are bacteria cultures that are taken to promote good bacteria numbers on the gut so it will take some time to make effect. While they multiply and get to the adequate levels. Could be taken with food or not and with vitamin supplements. ...Read more

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Continuous bloating, heavy after food even if little sometimes lazy. Checks showed bacteria and gluten sensitivity. Took probiotics but not better?

Continuous bloating, heavy after food even if little sometimes lazy. Checks showed bacteria and gluten sensitivity. Took probiotics but not better?

Bloating: Many people are gluten sensitive not allergic. Suggest you take daily metamucil and avoid heavy carbs. Probiotics are helpful but not curative. Avoid pasta and bagels. ...Read more

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Should I be taking probiotics or digestive enzymes or both if I'm constantly bloated after eating?

Should I be taking probiotics or digestive enzymes or both if I'm constantly bloated after eating?

Bloating: I see you have gluten sensitivity. A gluten free food plan would be the first place to start. A lab test from your doc will tell you if you need digestive enzymes (which need to be taken w/food). A good probiotic can be helpful. Doctor Ohira's brand is a good one. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Burning in stomach after eating yogurt with probiotics?

Burning in stomach after eating yogurt with probiotics?

Maybe lactose: Many yogurts in this country despite having probiotics still have lots of lactose. You could either try cutting out the yogurt or add lactaid capsules which have the enzyme to digest lactose to see if it makes a difference. ...Read more

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What would lower back, stomach, and pelvic pain, nausea after eating, hands, legs and feet numbness, episodes of hands shaking, severe loss of hair and incontinence be caused by? Stress or probiotics?

What would lower back, stomach, and pelvic pain, nausea after eating, hands, legs and feet numbness, episodes of hands shaking, severe loss of hair and incontinence be caused by? Stress or probiotics?

Could be anything: You describe constitutional symptoms that suggest stress is a part, but certainly hormonal disorders like hypothyroidism come to mind. I would urge you to see your doctor. Stop guessing, share your concerns. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the difference between taking a probiotic in pill form, and consuming fermented foods high in probiotics like kefir?

What's the difference between taking a probiotic in pill form, and consuming fermented foods high in probiotics like kefir?

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. Pros and fermented foods have similar qualities but look for higher number of strains in pros rather than higher amounts. They interact. ...Read more

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Do fermented foods contain probiotics?

Do fermented foods contain probiotics?

Kefir is...: ...naturally fermented milk, similar to yogurt, but thinner and richer in good bacteria than most yogurts. Add it to smoothies, use it on your cereal, or drink a small evening glass. ...Read more

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What are some foods rich in probiotics?

Cultured yogurt: Yogurt (provided that is has an "active culture") is an excellent food source of "probiotics"- or re-culturing the intestinal tract. Also many nutritional products have the ability to provide probiotics---- such as acidophyllis (or lactobacillus acidophyllis). ...Read more

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Which food contains natural probiotics. Plz mention the names?

Which food contains natural probiotics. Plz mention the names?

Many: While a nutritional supplement may be the quickest way to obtain probiotics, you can find probiotics in a number of foods such as yogurt, kefir, tempeh, saurkraut, miso soup and the popular kombucha tea drink. ...Read more

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I don't want to take probiotic pills, and I don't eat dairy/yogurt. What foods can I eat to get probiotics from?

I don't want to take probiotic pills, and I don't eat dairy/yogurt. What foods can I eat to get probiotics from?

Any symptoms?: There is no objective evidence pro-biotics provide any benefit.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is the best recommendation for probiotics? I've been to the health food store & there's so many different ones!

What is the best recommendation for probiotics? I've been to the health food store & there's so many different ones!

Few Clinical Trials: No good answers; trial ; error ; no well designed large clinical trials for specific benefits vs harm in adults to guide selection, such as with prescription agents. Plus the dshea act of 1994 applies. Ok places to start: http://nccam. Nih. Gov/health/probiotics/introduction. Htm; http://cid. Oxfordjournals. Org/content/46/supplement_2/s101.Full ; search for "human probiotics research trials". ...Read more

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28yo, recently started a diet with little/no processed foods & probiotics. Noticed I am going #2 about every 18hrs and is rather soft. Normal?

28yo, recently started a diet with little/no processed foods & probiotics. Noticed I am going #2 about every 18hrs and is rather soft. Normal?

Not unusual: Processed foods tend to be low in fiber. Unprocessed foods are higher in fiber which leads to softer & more frequent stools. Probiotics can also increase frequency of stools. Having up to 2 soft stools a day is normal for those on a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Are taking probiotic supplements as effective as gaining probiotics naturally from food?

Yes: Of course taking foods high in probiotics may be desirable for other reasons, supplements contain a "fixed" amount of probiotics (colonies). Many of the "natural products" like yogurt may have "supplements" added to the product anyway. Your body does not know the difference ...Read more

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Are there any good foods that have probiotics in them or good bacteria to help with c. Diff.

Are there any good foods that have probiotics in them or good bacteria to help with c. Diff.

Foods for c.diff: Some brands of kefir (buttermilk) and some brands of milk have lactobacilli as well as some yogurt brands such as activia. The problem is that those bacteria are in low numbers and you may get more diarrhea from the dairy, so I would still consider commercial probiotic supplement. ...Read more

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I'm vegan and I take b complex but I was wondering if I can also get it from food? Also do probiotics in our bodies really make the b12?

I'm vegan and I take b complex but I was wondering if I can also get it from food? Also do probiotics in our bodies really make the b12?

B12: B12 principally derives from animal sources and eggs. Dairy has little. Select soy can provide some. More vegan foods are being supplemented with B12, as B12 deficiency is common among vegans. Check with your favorite health food store. Probiotics will not enhance b12 uptake. See www. Vegetarian. Org. Uk/factsheets/b12factsheet. Html ...Read more

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How long does gastritis take to heal? Had it for 7 weeks now, been taking probiotics, zantac, (ranitidine) buscopan and eating fresh food and its getting worse

How long does gastritis take to heal? Had it for 7 weeks now, been taking probiotics, zantac, (ranitidine) buscopan and eating fresh food and its getting worse

Time for a change...: Zantac (ranitidine) in doses less than 100mg (otc dosing is 75mg) effectively inhibits basal & nighttime acid output by the stomach. However, food-stimulated acid production & tobacco/ nsaid/ alcohol injury may need bigger "guns." prescription-strength doses of zantac (ranitidine) are 150-300mg twice daily. Stop tobacco, nsaids, & drinking alcohol, & ask your doctor if time to switch medication or to get further testing. ...Read more

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Is better to take probiotics with food or at empty stomach?

Experiment with both: Apart from certain probiotics such as saccharomyces boulardii, in clinical testing, most probiotics are inconsistent in their effectiveness in restoring normal intestinal flora functioning. Though pre-meal dosing may work in some people, a post-mealtime dose may work on others. In most cases, it doesn't harm the patient- but is it worth the extra health resource dollars? That'is debatable. ...Read more

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Please help with chronic bloatedness & gas. Have tried Probiotics, Activated Charcoal & Bavispas But not helping. I exersice daily & watch food intake?

Please help with chronic bloatedness & gas. Have tried Probiotics, Activated Charcoal & Bavispas But not helping. I exersice daily & watch food intake?

Bloating: A good next step is to be tested for food sensitivity and avoid the offending foods. At the top of that list is often wheat and dairy. Great Plains Laboratory in KS USA has a good food sensitivity panel. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Having diarrhea (soft stool) for 2 weeks now. Eating junk food frequently, I am on Probiotics on Dr's prescription for the past 3 days, any solution?

Having diarrhea (soft stool) for 2 weeks now. Eating junk food frequently, I am on Probiotics on Dr's prescription for the past 3 days, any solution?

Consider testing: Diarrhea can have a number of causes including infection and malabsorption. You might consider eliminating foods such as dairy and wheat from your diet as lactose deficiency and celiac disease can cause diarrhea from malabsorption. Also avoid fatty foods. If you've had recent travel you may have infectious diarrhea & should check stool for parasites. Peptobismol &loperamide are good OTC treatments ...Read more

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Foul smelling gas. Constant stomach rumbling. Flatulence 400-500 times a day. Diet modification/food journal + probiotics no help. Now what?

Foul smelling gas. Constant stomach rumbling. Flatulence 400-500 times a day. Diet modification/food journal + probiotics no help. Now what?

Proper workup: You need a workup for malabsorption / maldigestion. Your primary care physician can begin it. Gluten enteropathy can present like this and so can Whipple's and a bunch of others. I'm sorry that a search for an easy fix wasn't successful, but not really surprised. Good luck. ...Read more

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I developed food allergy for first time after taking antibiotics for 4 months. Do I consult a doctor or this will just go away? Do I need probiotics?

I developed food allergy for first time after taking antibiotics for 4 months. Do I consult a doctor or this will just go away? Do I need probiotics?

4 months?: I am wondering why you took antibiotics for such a pronged period. And this may well have changed your GI flora. But to develop "allergies" seems unrelated to the antibiotics as such. By all means take "probiotics" or pick up food with probiotics within: fresh natural organic yogurt, kefir drinks, goodbellly drinks etc... ...Read more

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I've had diarrhea for 3 years. Daily. Stool cultures are normal. Abdominal scan normal. Don't eat gluten, dairy or processed food. I take probiotics.

I've had diarrhea for 3 years. Daily. Stool cultures are normal. Abdominal scan normal. Don't eat gluten, dairy or processed food. I take probiotics.

Need a workup: With your diabetes and hashimoto's, you may have an uncommon entity called autoimmune exocrine pancreatitis. This is a call for your physician. Whipple's, mild cystic fibrosis, a vipoma, a gastrinoma, menetrier's, and a few dozen other entities need to be ruled in or out. Trust you are HIV negative. ...Read more

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Why does my five year old have a boil on her upper thigh? I give her multivitamins, immune booster probiotics and a large variety of food..

Why does my five year old have a boil on her upper thigh? I give her multivitamins, immune booster probiotics and a large variety of food..

It happens: Unfortunately, bug bites and other itchy things happen. When the kid scratches the area the skin may be opened further and any germ under the kids fingernail is planted in the wound. This may be a germ that enjoys the extra nutrients of the wound and digs down creating a boil. Normal kids are not decontaminating their fingers wit good hand washing every few minutes. So this happens. ...Read more