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Depends: If you are using it for bowel regularity, any yogurt with active cultures will do well. If you are doing it to supplement clostridium difficile treatment, the two options are lactobacillus or saccharomyces cerevisiae - you doctor can prescribe them. The main contraindication to either is if you have an impaired immune system. ...Read more
Bad idea: The "macrobiotic diet" is almost 60 years old. People died from its1960's form from scurvy. It was hyped in the 1980's by a physician who fooled himself into thinking he'd cured his cancer; despite the internet claims, he is dead of it. The principal 1990's proponent of using the diet against cancer died of cancer just afterwards. If you want a "natural" diet, get with a holistic evidence-based dr. ...Read more
Macrobid: This antibiotic is used quite commonly for treating Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). The doctor should have a culture report that shows what antibiotics will work against the bacteria found in the urine. Sometimes a patient's allergies or the bacteria's resistance causes the doctor to choose a certain antibiotic. I've seen many patients get better on Microbid (nitrofurantoin). See doc if no better ...Read more
Repeated Bladder infections even with daily macrobiotic. Dx bilateral phleboliths & 3 stones 3yrs abnormal pap & many health issues. Concern?
Lean meats: Lean meats are healthier, so one should trim away excess fat before grilling. Also, steaks are safer than ground beef, because ground beef is more prone to bacterial contamination (unless the burgers are cooked well-done). Of course, be sure to have plenty of vegetables with each meal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best way to gain weight quickly, safely abd inexpensively? Also, what foods should I eat?
Why?: Why do you want to gain weigh? Even if you are underweight, increasing your weight rapidly is not a good idea. Eat a well balance diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and low in saturated fats. You may wish to add fish and chicken in moderation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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