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Do probiotics really help you lose weight or is it another gimmick?

Do probiotics really help you lose weight or is it another gimmick?

No, sorry: Probiotics will help you digest foods better and promote your immune system. For losing weight, eat palm sized portion lean protein + complex carb every 3hr;3 tsp fat/oil/day, 4 fruits &4veggies/day. Exercise 30-50 min/day 6 days perweek. You can spread out the xercise -- not all in one block... Like 3 20min blocks/day. 80-100 oz water/day important for cells to work optimally! ...Read more

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Best way to get probiotics? Pills or yogurt

Best way to get probiotics? Pills or yogurt

Pills: The pills usually have higher concentrations of probiotics. ...Read more

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More probiotics in oikos or activa yogurt?

More probiotics in oikos or activa yogurt?

Probably Greek: Dannon -- the company that makes activia -- was charged with false advertising on its claims of medical benefit from eating it. Probably the greek yogurts like oikos or fage would contain more of what you're looking for. http://tinyurl.com/meqe55m still, there may be far less probiotic colonies in any yogurt you buy than in specific preparations made for this purpose. ...Read more

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If I eat a lot of probiotic yogurt, will it help my digestive issues?

If I eat a lot of probiotic yogurt, will it help my digestive issues?

Potentially: but you haven't told us your symptoms or condition. Consider providing amplifying information and re-asking. ...Read more

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Will i need to take enzymes if i already take probiotics in yogurt everyday?

Will i need to take enzymes if i already take probiotics in yogurt everyday?

Enzymes: If you eat the average yogurt that you buy at the grocery store - the cultures are already dead. There are special yogurst that have more rhobust priobiotics. There are many, many different types of enzymes that aid our body. ...Read more

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Why do they add probiotics to yoghurt which already should have lactobacilli?

Why do they add probiotics to yoghurt which already should have lactobacilli?

Probiotics: There are a number of different bacteria that are probiotics. Many probiotics are killed by stomach acid so often different probiotics that survive stomach acid digestion are prescribed. ...Read more

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A homemade yogurt has same health benefits as what available in thr market? Will homemade yogurt has lesser probiotic?

A homemade yogurt has same health benefits as what available in thr market? Will homemade yogurt has lesser probiotic?

Depends: To be considered "probiotic" the yogurt has to have active cultures (of beneficial bacteria). In the store, a product can say it, but it does not mean it has to have any, or what type. That is why probiotics can be problematic. Nobody has to guarantee that the bacteria are in it and alive and of a type that can help. How to keep your own healthy bacteria in homemade yogurt? Beats me. ...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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What are the pros & cons of taking lychee extract & probiotic for weight loss?

What are the pros & cons of taking lychee extract & probiotic  for weight loss?

Frauds: I am sure you have lived long enough to know when you are being fleeced. Right? This product is designed to separate the gullible from their money. It will not in any way lead to real or lasting weight loss. Period. End of discussion. No if's ands or buts. Do not put it in your mouth. ...Read more

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How safe are probiotics vs yogurt?

How safe are probiotics vs yogurt?

Yogurt tastes better: These contain the "good organisms" living symbiotically with you. Certain condition such as use of antibiotics often kill-off too many of these good bugs and leave us more susceptible to illness from other bad bugs. Probiotics basically replace some of the loss of the good bug and hopefully restore the balance. Both are safe, but yogurts taste better? And contain calciums/vitamins. Good luck. ...Read more

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Probiotic yogurt drinks hype or benefit?

Probiotics: Probiotics may be helpful -- but yogurt drinks may not contain all the labels say they do. You might check consumerlab.Com for particular products. It's $33/year to subscribe and has been a very useful resource for me. (no, i don't work for them!). ...Read more

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If you eat yogurt every day, do you need additional probiotics?

No: The quality of the products are highly variable and only 4 have been tested in controlled trials with mixed results. Unless you are coming off a course of antibiotics, have acute diarrhea, or frequently suffer from GI or vaginal infections, yogurt should serve you quite well. ...Read more

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How much yogurt do you have to take to get the probiotic benefit?

How much yogurt do you have to take to get the probiotic benefit?

Highly variable: Yogurts contain many different strains of probiotics & the amount of live probiotics in yogurt is quite variable, so it is basically impossible to answer your question.While yogurt & other fermented foods like kefir & sauerkraut can be good sources of probiotics, i advise people take standardized products like culturelle & dr.Ohhira's probiotics to make sure they get therapeutic amounts.See comment:. ...Read more

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I don't want to take probiotic pills, and I don't eat dairy/yogurt. What foods can i eat to get probiotics from?

I don't want to take probiotic pills, and I don't eat dairy/yogurt. What foods can i eat to get probiotics from?

Any symptoms?: There is no objective evidence pro-biotics provide any benefit. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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If I take probiotics can I get weight gain?

Not likely: Probiotics help to promote a healthy colon. ...Read more

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Can you get dependent on probiotics supplements or probiotic yogurt ?

No: Only dependence would be having a favorable digestion and better health because of ot. ...Read more

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Lost 7 pounds of weight accidentally while on probiotic supplement for 4+months. Cant seem to gain weight. How to gain back the weight?

Lost 7 pounds of weight accidentally while on probiotic supplement for 4+months. Cant seem to gain weight. How to gain back the weight?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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Do probiotics help process lactose? I noticed that the weeks I drank yogurt with probiotics I was able to tolerate products with lactose I wouldn't normally be able to consume without taking Lactaid pills.

Do probiotics help process lactose? I noticed that the weeks I drank yogurt with probiotics I was able to tolerate products with lactose I wouldn't normally be able to consume without taking Lactaid pills.

Very Good!: While scientific evidence regarding the use of probiotics in treating lactose intolerance is quite mixed, in the general population, since it seem to be working in you, I would be tempted to continue it for now. . See attached. ...Read more

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Does probiotic yogurt help with gerd?

Does probiotic yogurt help with gerd?

Probiotic Yogurt: is like a drop in the ocean for gerd and other conditions. Use a probiotic from the health food store. Dr. Ohira's is a good brand. In general, look for a VARIETY of strains in the product rather than highest numbers in terms of strength. DGL is another good product but no space left. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Burning in stomach after eating yogurt with probiotics?

Maybe lactose : Many yogurts in this country despite having probiotics still have lots of lactose. You could either try cutting out the yogurt or add lactaid capsules which have the enzyme to digest lactose to see if it makes a difference. ...Read more

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Can probiotics cause weight gain ever?

Can probiotics cause weight gain ever?

No weight gain: Probiotics are bacteria that should normally inhabit the colon. There numbers are estimated to be 200 trillion in an optimaly healthy bowel. There job is to not only break down food, but to provide defense against harmful bacteria in our food, produce b vitamins and vitamin k, and provide for the conversion of thyroid hormone (t4) to its active hormone t3, (liothyronine) they do not cause weight gain. ...Read more

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Can I take antibiotics with (at the same time) yogurt or probiotic drinks ?

Probiotics: Right now, researchers are studying whether probiotics can help fight or prevent infections in the stomach or intestines, including a serious infection called Clostridium difficile (also known as “C diff”). I routinely give my patients probiotics when antibiotics are given. There are no contraindication to take them at the same time. ...Read more

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Yogurt with probiotics better for digestive tract management than regular yogurt?

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

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Is an allergic reaction possible with probiotics such as florajen3? I've had l. Acidophilus in yogurt, but i'm worried about b. Lactis/longum.

Is an allergic reaction possible with probiotics such as florajen3? I've had l. Acidophilus in yogurt, but i'm worried about b. Lactis/longum.

Yes! EvenWithNothing: Reactions, allergic & otherwise, are always under the internal control of the individual exhibiting the reaction & theories as to what may have triggered the behavior (reaction) are always just that, theories, guesses, rarely with significant scientifically verified evidence of accuracy, no matter the degree of the person guessing. Why? Control and complexity are within the individual reacting. ...Read more

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Can i eat yoghurt 14 hours after my last dose of ciprofloxacin? I haven't been taking any probiotics while on cipro and i feel like i need them.

Can i eat yoghurt 14 hours after my last dose of ciprofloxacin? I haven't been taking any probiotics while on cipro and i feel like i need them.

Yes: Although yogurt should not be taken at the time you take ciprofloxacin, you can eat yogurt 2 hours before or 2 ours after taking it. Although probitoics may be killed by the medication, it is not harmful to take while on the medication. Taking probiotics after finishing the antibiotic is particularly helpful. ...Read more

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Would plain low fat yogurt with live & active culture be sufficient as probiotics needed to help with clindamycin. When best time to eat the yogurt. ?

Would plain low fat yogurt with live & active culture be sufficient as probiotics needed to help with clindamycin. When best time to eat the yogurt. ?

Yes and whenever. : Probiotics are a good idea whenever you're taking antibiotics, and worth continuing for a week or so afterwards. Yogurt is good, but a probiotic tablet of e coli or acidophilus may help a little more. It really doesn't matter what time of day you take the supplement. ...Read more

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Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant ?

Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant ?

The Align: Probiotics are commonly recommended to restore/maintain healthy gut flora. I am not so sure this will help directly with lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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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