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Doctor insights on: Non Dairy Probiotics

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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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If a probiotic is listed as vegetarian, does it mean it's dairy free?

If a probiotic is listed as vegetarian, does it mean it's dairy free?

No: Vegan would represent dairy free but vegetarian can include dairy read the ingredients to see goodbelly is 1 vegan probiotic. Many vegan yogurts are available at wholefoods and other stores which contain probiotics and are dairy free. ...Read more

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Probiotics such as yogurt w live cultures are recommended to help control yeast but they advise against dairy? What probiotics to take please Dr?

Probiotics such as yogurt w live cultures are recommended to help control yeast but they advise against dairy? What probiotics to take please Dr?

Look for a brand: that has a variety of strains of probiotics in it, not just one or two. The amount of each one is less important. Use refrigerated probiotics if possible, and you can use the room temp. ones at work or traveling. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I ve to repeatedly take antibiotics due bronchiectasis & can't take dairy, how can I replace the probiotic from natural sources?

I ve to repeatedly take antibiotics due bronchiectasis & can't take dairy, how can I replace the probiotic from natural sources?

Raw yogurt: Raw yogurt contains probiotics but you may have to eat a lot of it to provide the same quantity provided in a capsule. Make sure that you perform postural drainage as well. ...Read more

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Hi dr I'd like to ask about kefir and probiotics and if is it allowed in dairy diet for lactose intolerance patient?

Hi dr
      I'd like to ask about kefir and probiotics and if is it allowed in dairy diet for lactose intolerance patient?

Probably: Probiotic usually contains no dairy. The amount of lactose is usually much lower in yogurt such as kefir but I have found that the more liquidy yogurt may not be tolerated by some lactose-intolerant people and thus you will have to find out yourself as to which brand or type of yogurt you can tolerate. Another approach would be taking lactase tab prior to consuming dairy. ...Read more

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How much/often should I drink probiotics if im eliminating wheat and dairy from my diet? I have an inflamation in my stomach and when i eat it hurts

How much/often should I drink probiotics if im eliminating wheat and dairy from my diet? I have an inflamation in my stomach and when i eat it hurts

Probiotic: Probiotics are usually dosed once a day, with a meal. Make sure you have a brand that delivers active colonies to you. If you have gastritis, the probiotic may not help that by itself. I see you're on omeprazole. Hopefully your doctor has tested you for h pylori which is 1 cause of gastritis. Ulcers can also cause pain with meals, and shortly afterwards as well. ...Read more

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What are probiotics and used for? What lowest amt taken daily recommended? Any brand rec at rx? Allergic to dairy egg peanut soy, gluten sensitivity.

What are probiotics and used for? What lowest amt taken daily recommended? Any brand rec at rx? Allergic to dairy egg peanut soy, gluten sensitivity.

Probiotics: probiotics are not yet studied well enough to recommend routine usage. Except for particular circumstances, such as infection with C. Difficile, the studies that have been done have not shown any benefit in healthy individuals. I would not recommend them yet unless you have been advised by your physician that you should give them a try. Good luck. ...Read more

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Diarrhea for a month, colonoscopy, endoscopy done, all cultures & blood work negative, eliminated red meat & dairy, started a probiotic, what else?

Diarrhea for a month, colonoscopy, endoscopy done, all cultures & blood work negative, eliminated red meat & dairy, started a probiotic, what else?

Full workup: It sounds as if you have had a full work up done for diarrhea and remain symptomatic? Stool studies, colon biopsies and capsule endoscopy may be of utility. Ask your doctor for further recommendations. ...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