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How To Take Probiotics With Or Without Food
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
I'm taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and can't have any calcium, iron or zinc. I need to take it with food or it makes me sick. Can u recommend a breakfast food?
How long does it take for antibiotics to kill gut flora, and do I need to take care to avoid any foods-bever. after finishing a course? For how long?
It's complex.: Because there are so many different bacteria in the gut, any one course of antibiotics does not kill all of them. Therefore, the colonic flora changes in percentages of various bacteria, but not all of the bacteria are killed. When you finish the antibiotics, your usual colonic flora eventually returns over the course of several weeks, unless a second infection with C. difficile occurs. Eat normally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello sir, please tell me do i need to take probiotics or other medicine to restore healthy bacteria and immunity after treatment with mebendazole?
No: There is no strong evidence that pro-biotics affect GI health or immunity. Return to you your usual diet. 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take Zoloft (sertraline) and klonopin. Is it better to take it with water or milk. And with food or without.?
Can Yakult be used by someone with gastroenteritis or is it better to buy probiotics in capsules and sachets?
Not certain: Although it will not be likely to hurt you (despite being very high in sugar content), there is still not convincing evidence of improvement in gastroenteritis with probiotics in general. More research still needs to be done. Yakult is probably a waste of money in this setting. ...Read more
Not mandatory : A little bit of something with a little bit of fat helps absorption ...Read more
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
Can you tell me if you have a food intolerance, how long does it take for your body to react to the food your intolerant to?
Varies: Intolerance can be a minor reaction in some with minor gas or cramping over a several day period.If or when it is a true food allergy, it could begin as soon is the material touches your lips. Some people can ingest food that they are intolerant to over decades and never realize it is happening. ...Read more
Fiber: Fiber has to be ingested to do the body good. As such, I know of no good way to get fiber if you don't either get it in the diet or via supplementation. Bran, beans, berries, whole grains, peas, greens, nuts, seeds, squash, and potatoes are all possible dietary methods to get fiber. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do the grapefruit diet make you constipated and is there a vitamin i can take to help with constipation while on the diet?
Can if you: Are not drinking enough fluids meaning at least 80-100 ounces caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. Also grapefruit has a chemical that interferes with many different meds affecting their potency. If you are on any meds check to make sure their absorption is not affected by grapefruit ingestion. ...Read more
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