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Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans in gut and vagina?

Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans in gut and vagina?

No: Lactobacillus species are in cultured unpasteurized yogurt. In your gut you have hundreds or thousands of different organisms all in competition with each other, including candida. When the relative numbers of these are disturbed the candida can be there in greater number & more likely to produce infection elsewhere. The lactobacilli may, by competition, decrease the number of candida. ...Read more

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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Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?

Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?

Candidal overgrowth: This urban myth has not been scientifically proven, but it has not been disproved. The "balance" between bacterial flora and yeast cells in the intestinal tract (colon) is generally regulated by what you eat. If you choose to add unpasteurized yogurt to your diet it may well change the character of your stools, since it contains lactobacilli. Same available as a probiotic for oral use. ...Read more

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Can cooking e coli contaminated food kill the bacteria?

Can cooking e coli contaminated food kill the bacteria?

Yes, proper cooking: Thoroughly cooking foods, and proper food-safety habits, kills e. Coli bacteria. The "bad" e. Coli in food poisoning at first causes intestinal symptoms such as diarrhea. If it goes on to damage the blood and the kidneys, more organs get affected, and skin rashes looking like tiny blood spots or like bruises can appear. This second, serious stage of the illness is called hemolytic uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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Does?Eating ?Yogurt kill yeast?Overgrowth in the intestinal tract?

Can help prevent it: If you really have a yeast infection in the GI tract you will need long term anti yeast medication, you need to see a GI doctor. ...Read more

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Does brewers yeast ferment in the stomach?

Does brewers yeast ferment in the stomach?

Brewers yeast. : If your stomach acid is a normal level, then brewers yeast should be killed there. ...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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Can eating papaya seeds eliminate parasites in your gut?

Can eating papaya seeds eliminate parasites in your gut?

Papaya: In some parts of the world, papaya leaves are made into tea as a treatment for malaria, has been used as a medicine for dengue fever, & is marketed in tablet form to remedy digestive problems. Papain is also applied topically for the treatment of cuts, rashes, stings & burns, & green papaya as an herbal medicine for contraception & abortion. Papaya seeds might contain antibacterial properties. ...Read more

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Can I take bacillus clausii instead of lactobacillus to normalize the gut flora?

Can I take bacillus clausii instead of lactobacillus to normalize the gut flora?

Neither: The normal flora of the gut is a combination of hundreds of different bacteria, and taking any one particular strain will not "normalize" the gut flora, it will just change it. Contrary to many sites that promote the use of various probiotic supplements, we are currently only at the beginning of understanding whether probiotics help with anything. Use cautiously! ...Read more

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When replenishing good bacteria during/after antibiotics, which is better -- probiotic supplements or increasing intake of yogurt, kefir, etc.?

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

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Do the bacteria in my stomach stop food borne illness?

Do the bacteria in my stomach stop food borne illness?

Acid Actions: While there are bacteria that reside in our stomach, it is actually the acid environment and thick mucous layer that protect us from bacterial invasion in bad foods. Unfortunately, most food borne illness are from pre-formed toxins made by the bacteria in the food before we've eaten it. The toxins are often less likely to be affected by the acid and as a result we get ill following consumption. ...Read more

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Can the live cultures in yogurt cause disease when eaten regularly?

Can the live cultures in yogurt cause disease when eaten regularly?

No: Every time you touch your lips with your fingers you bring it germs which make their way into your gut.We all have germs living like hitch hikers in our gut.Some help us, like they do when they convert vitamin K to a n active form. Most of them stink up our farts.The living cultures in yogurt are a balance of good guys that never cause harm. ...Read more

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Will yogurt in vagina or diet prevent yeast infections?

Will yogurt in vagina or diet prevent yeast infections?

Unlikely: Most yogurt available today is pasteurized and does not contain live lactobacillus bacteria. Even if the label says it contains live bacteria, most yogurt has too much sugar to be effective. Stick with regular treatments and take a pro biotic pill. ...Read more

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Are sweeteners in yogurt bad for me?

Are sweeteners in yogurt bad for me?

Yes and no: Some yogurts have artificial sweeteners which i usually avoid and prefer fresh fruit, agave nectar or honey along with the plain version of yogurt.... Preferably greek. ...Read more

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Does sugar really feed bad bacteria in your gut?

Does sugar really feed bad bacteria in your gut?

Yes: Our gut has approximately 100 trillion bacteria living in it. Technically anything you consume is feeding the population. It is part of a healthy and normal GI system. It is referred to as the Human Microbiom. 80% of stool is pure bacteria. If yo\u were to sep;rate out and weight the bacteria..it would be several pounds alone! ...Read more

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Can probiotics from kombucha survive in my stomach?

Can probiotics from kombucha survive in my stomach?

Kombucha--watch out!: Kombucha tea is made by fermenting sweetened black tea with a flat, pancake-like culture of yeasts and bacteria called the "kombucha mushroom." different kombucha brews may contain different types. Since cultures ; preparation methods vary, kombucha tea may contain contaminants such as molds and fungi, some of which can cause illness. See: http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does oil of oregano destroy healthy bacteria probiotics?

Does oil of oregano destroy healthy bacteria probiotics?

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

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What is a good probiotic to take to put good bacteria back in the vagina after over 100 BV infections?

What is a good probiotic to take to put good bacteria back in the vagina after over 100 BV infections?

Probiotic: Good probiotic to take is one with high count of saccharomyces bolardii. You should be taking around 30 million cfus two to three times a day. ...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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Have heard research clostridia bacteria can help cure food allergies- is there a probiotic that contains this stran out yet? Can I get it anywhere?

Have heard research clostridia bacteria can help cure food allergies- is there a probiotic that contains this stran out yet? Can I get it anywhere?

Unaware: I have not heard of a sound study related to using clostridia to cure food allergy. Even if there is one, I would certainly wait for confirmation by other studies before trying it. Clostridia is not considered a probiotic thus there is no such OTC preparation that I am aware of. Avoidance remains the best although researches are ongoing in trying make people tolerant to foods they are allergic ...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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Which bacteria are used as probiotics?

Which bacteria are used as probiotics?

Try for a: refrigerated probiotic, or off the shelf if traveling. Don't be overly concerned w/the numbers, i.e., how many billions in each dose. Look more for a variety of ingredients, i.e., bacteria/yeast in each bottle. PRE-biotics prompt the body to make PRO-biotics and can be good also. Then you would look for l-glutamine which does not have to be refrigerated. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How long does it take for probiotics to work to restore your good bacteria?

How long does it take for probiotics to work to restore your good bacteria?

That is quite: variable depending on a number of factors. There is a much more in depth answer to your question at: http://www.danisco.com/dietary-supplements/faq/ ...Read more

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If people can take probiotics to have more good bacteria, can they take some kind of good fungus?

If people can take probiotics to have more good bacteria, can they take some kind of good fungus?

Yes, and many do: Fungi are not part of our normal flora but yeast are. Many take Sacchromyces boulardii, a probiotic yeast, often sold as Florastor, esp. useful for preventing diarrhea & yeast infections when taking antibiotics. As for good fungi, medicinal mushrooms such as Reishi, Maitake, Shiitake & Cordyceps have many powerful proven health benefits, but, unlike probiotics, these don't live in our intestines. ...Read more

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Could my illness be because my body detoxifying or can probiotics actually promote harmful bacteria?

Could my illness be because my body detoxifying or can probiotics actually promote harmful bacteria?

Probiotics: These organisms can rarely actually produce disease, usually in patients who are immunosuppressed. Do not know what you mean by your body detoxifying. Be more specific and rephrase the question. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors, Is it correct that consuming probiotics makes our body not to produce good bacteria? Thanks.

Not even close: making the laughable assumptions that probiotics have living bacteria in them, that they somehow get through the stomach acid into the colon. 1) the body doesn't make bacteria. Bacteria sit on the outside.. on skin, in colon, any place they can get to. 2) probiotics are by definition good bacteria. If it's bad bacteria then it's called "food poisoning". ...Read more

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Do probiotic supplement feed good and bad bacteria too..?

Do probiotic supplement feed good and  bad bacteria too..?

Gut bacteria: The microbiome is the ecosystem of bacteria in your gut. When it is out of balance we have symptoms. Probiotics feed the good bacteria. Doctor Ohira is a good brand if you are wondering what to purchase. It contains pre-biotics that prompt the body to make pro-biotics on its own, in addition to the ones in the product. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the recommended probiotic to take after treating h pyroli bacteria with tripple action antiboitics.

Not necessary: After you have restored your gut to a normal state and you don't have any further gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea, cramps, etc., probiotics are not known to confer additional benefits. It would have been prudent to use them while taking the antibiotics but if you stopped the antibiotics more than a week ago, they will offer little benefit. ...Read more

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What should I look for in my probiotics? Which strains of bacteria are considered the best or most important?

What should I look for in my probiotics? Which strains of bacteria are considered the best or most important?

Try for a: refrigerated probiotic, or off the shelf if traveling. Don't be overly concerned w/the numbers, i.e., how many billions in each dose. Look more for a variety of ingredients, i.e., bacteria/yeast in each bottle. PRE-biotics prompt the body to make PRO-biotics and can be good also. Then you would look for l-glutamine which does not have to be refrigerated. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When buying a probiotic supplement, what should I look for in terms of bacteria types, amounts, etc.? Any particular brands that work well?

Probiotic: Can't say which bacteria types without knowing the purpose you are using it for. However, do recommend that there are multiple strains, a minimum of 6 million cultures and that it be in a timed release formula. Regarding the brand - Health tap has asked it's doctors not to recommend specific brands or product lines. Your pharmacist can likely help you. ...Read more

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Does oil of oregano destroy healthy bacteria probiotics?

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

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Is there any research on which bacteria(s) in probiotics is (are) most beneficial for gut health?

Is there any research on which bacteria(s) in probiotics is (are) most beneficial for gut health?

It isnt pretty: probiotics require living bacterial cultures. Most of the ones in the store wont have enough live culture. ...Read more

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If you have been using probiotics for years and your gut and everything is healthy, will the good bacteria remain and when you stop using it?

Perhaps: The nature of the intestinal flora is often determined by your dietary intake. If you have large numbers of lactobacilli or bifidobacterium in your colon and your diet consists predominantly of dairy products they may remain there without your ingesting probiotics. Unpasteurized culture yogurt is a great substitute. ...Read more

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