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Probiotic Digestive Advantage
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
All have them.: If the ada says it is real yogurt with active cultures, then you have your probiotics, but others tout specific strains of bifidus and lactobacilli as being better. There is little hard evidence that this is the case. ...Read more
Possibly: Probiotics can generate new "good" bacteria in your gut and digest foods more e3ffectively and may decrease incidence of gerds. It depends what is causing gerds. If you have h. Pylori bacteria inyour stomach, you are more suceptible to gerds and probiotics will not wor. If you have a hiatal hernia , you are more susceptible to gerds and probiotics will not work. ...Read more
It depends...: This depends on the cause. At 21 a lack of digestive enzymes (or low hydrochloric acid) is less likely than an imbalance of flora. Probiotics may help but if you have intestinal parasites or overgrowth of candida anti-microbial herbs may help too. You may also have gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance or other food sensitivities, or magnesium/other nutrient deficiencies. Find ; treat the cause! ...Read more
Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant ?
Is probiotics a goodthing to takeafter taking doxycycline?I developed gastritis n GERD.Heard probiotics repopulates bacteria.Any bad probiotic effects
Probiotics: Most people don't need probiotics after taking a course of antibiotics, since the normal bacterial flora of the gut repopulates rapidly after stopping antibiotics. If you have a history of C. difficile, it may be useful to take probiotics, however. Otherwise, studies do not support their routine use. Having said that, there are not usually many side effects, if you do decide to try them. Good luck ...Read more
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
Yes: People have consumed raw milk throughout history until the relatively recent advent of pasteurization. Raw whey protein is easier to digest and absorb than whey protein that has been pasteurized. When milk is heated it changes the 3-dimensional configuration of the proteins which makes it more difficult to digest for some people. See http://tinyurl.com/jc47msn ...Read more
Which digestive enzyme brand is better for acid reflux issue and digestive problems: swiss natural or jamieson ?
Neither: Gerd or acid reflux disease results in irritation of the lower aspect of the esophagus resulting in changes in the lining (barrett's), some having scarring and difficulty swallowing, lung problems, and abdominal pain. Digestion should not be affected, and there should be no reason to take any enzymes unless you have other problems such as with your pancreas. ...Read more
Probiotics: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Go for multi strain, controlled release probiotics with millions to billions of cultures. ...Read more
I'm taking probiotics and prebiotics. Do enemas kill good bacteria in the intestines? (using water/chamomile/coffee for enema)
Yes: But a healthy child does not need them. ...Read more
Is probiotic powder effective?Is buttermilk or curd a probiotic?Any natural probiotics?Doc has asked me to take probiotics but need a reliable brand
Perhaps, marketing: yet few clinical trials, little reliable data. Like many OTC products, labels does not even match the contents. While some data about probiotic benefits with clostridium difficile & ulcerative colitis exists, few reliable brands. Thus natural fermented products likely a better option for now. Study the: "Human Microbiome Project" for insights; >another decade to sort out some of the complexity. ...Read more
Yes: Probiotics help repopulate your intestines with the normal bacterial flora that helps us digest our food. That does not mean that more are better or that supplements are better than eating a well balanced diet. They are particularly helpful after an illness, a course of antibiotics, or exposure to harmful bacteria that disrupt the normal balance. ...Read more
Difference between align pro-biotic and activia pro-biotic yogurt ? Which is better for stomach troubles and bad breath ?
Number of bacteria: Align probiotics contain billions more of the beneficial bacteria and is therapeutic to restore normal bowel flora for improved bowel function when the normal flora have been thrown out of balance by disease or antibiotics. Activia is for restoring a better balance of beneficial bacteria when the bacterial balance is only slightly off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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