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Primal Defense Probiotic
More evidence 4 VSL3: There is a good amount of research proving VSL #3 is safe and effective: http://vsl3.com/hcp/scientific-info/ While Primal Defense makes many claims and is supported by testimonials, I'm unaware of any research studies proving it's effective and some question its safety. See http://www.curezone.org/forums/am.asp?i=278134 Thus,while Primal Defense may be useful for some, VSL #3 has proven benefits. ...Read more
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
No info: There is no info on the effect of oregano oil on probiotics but intuitively one would think not. If you are concerned about potential effect then it would make sense to temporally separate the two products by taking each well away from the other. ...Read more
What probiotic is good for candida yeast gnc 50 ultra 50 probiotic complex or gnc multi strain probiotic conplex 10 billion cfus ? Plz suggest me thx.
Probably won't help: No probiotic is likely to be effective in treating a yeast infection. If that's what you have, you need treatment with a proper anti-yeast antibiotic. However, if you're talking about "systemic" candidasis, it's an urban myth; there is no such thing, and no treatment makes any difference. Discuss with a scientifically trained physician. Good luck! ...Read more
When comparing primadophilus bifidus (5 billion cfu) and b. Infantis (1 billion cfu), which is better to take? How does one choose the best probiotic?
Probiotics: The best you can take would probably be cultured unpasteurized yogurt. Any and all others are ok. ...Read more
When replenishing good bacteria during/after antibiotics, which is better -- probiotic supplements or increasing intake of yogurt, kefir, etc.?
Little difference: Probiotics have had a lot of good press in recent years, but scientific proof behind them is weak. Yogurt or kefir probably will have no effect; theie bacteria do not survive in human intestines. None of these will do any harm; use whatever works best for you. But you don't need to do much; normal bacteria will repopulate naturally in a few weeks, with no special treatment. ...Read more
Is it best to take probiotics within 12 hours of antibiotics? I'm fighting h pylori. Would the probiotics help fight antibiotic resistance?
Variable per person: Your question is excellent, but the response is individualized based on a patient's goals with probiotics. GI transit time, diet, use of probiotics, co-morbidities that may require use of antibiotics or other medications that affect gut flora, as well as the underlying pathology found in the gut may all alter benefit. Typically your "back to normal" in 3-4 days w/lots of probiotics to choose from. ...Read more
Very safe: It is possible for people to react to anything and a small proportion of people might be allergic to medicinal mushrooms, but the vast majority of people will have a wide variety of health benefits. Host defense is an excellent product. See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/qaa400053/are-mushrooms-good-for-your-health.Html. ...Read more
I'm eating better and walking 30min daily, I worry about gut bacteria and read that the lectin in legumes& tomato kills good gut bacteria sois it bad?
Gut bacteria: I'm eating better and walking 30min daily, I worry about gut bacteria and read that the lectin in legumes& tomato kills good gut bacteria sois it bad? ANS: congrats on better eating and activity. I would worry about other things. The best diet to eat for health is the DASH Diet. Get this book and read and follow: ISBN 9780743410076 Good luck. Can do 2nd opinion any time. ...Read more
Harvard's recent research: "gut flora is key to either gaining or losing weight, pill on the horizon". What food alters bad bacteria into good ones?
Doubtful: Body weight is calories in versus calories out. I could only find articles about obesity and gut bacteria in obscure journals (help me, anyone?) and i suspect this is just one more fake internet story. I bet dimes-to-dollars this "pill" never appears, but until it does, why not head down to the gym and have a really good time working and eating with fitness-focused friends? ...Read more
How to heal autoimmune disorder? Vegan diet? Juicing? Just eat greens? What's best way? Against antibiotics-
Nothing specific...: There are no specific foods studied in the scientific literature that boost the immune system but eating a healthy diet in general is good for all aspects of health. A diet rich in fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean meats, and healthy fats will certainly make you feel good. ...Read more
Probiotics gives lactobacillus acidophillus & bifidobacterium. Whey: beta lactoglobulin & alpha lactalbumin. Can both provide similar benefits?
No: Probiotics and whey provide different benefits. They both have "lacto" in their names, which may be the source of your confusion. Lacto means related to milk. Lactobacillus is a bacteria that can grow in dairy products. Whey is the thin, clear liquid that is left when milk has curdled; it is high in protein. Probiotics are good for intestinal health. Whey is primarily a protein source. ...Read more