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Probiotics Dr Ohhira
Safe and beneficial: The form of streptococcus in many probiotics (and yogurts) is streptococcus thermophilus, considered a friendly bacteria that is a normal part of healthy intestinal flora. This is a very different strain of strep than pathogenic alpha and beta-hemolytic streptococci that cause infections. See http://www.probiotic.org/streptococcus-thermophilus.htm ...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
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
See below: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Recurrent disease is related to colonization of your sex partner, inconsistant condom use and is halved with estrogen contraceptives. ...Read more
Suggestions for an OTC intervaginal probiotic? Is there an prescription version i can ask my dr about?
Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
I'm still looking for probiotic supplements high in bifidus factor as for blood type a written in "eat right for your type" by dr. Peter. Help thanks.
Question the need: I used to be open-minded about d'adamo's blood-type diet but no longer put much stock in it- see http://www.Earthsave.Org/health/bloodtyp.Htm for a well-written critique. I think probiotics may help most people but don't know if you really need high biidus vs. Other strains, but jarrow bifidus balance ; source naturals bifidyn powder are good sources. ...Read more
Is it beneficial to give my 6 mnth old probiotics? She always has tummy issues. We have dr. Appt today and i was going to ask, but curious. Opinions?
No benefit no harm.: Probiotics such as yogurts available in the grocery stores have not proven to be beneficial in rigorous studies. It does not mean there is no benefit. We may learn more in future. ...Read more
Ive read conflicting info on probiotics to heal gut. Yes, if gut flora is just off, but may make SIBO worse? No holistic dr by me, trying to heal self
Depends on probiotic: It's complicated. There are many different probiotics and some common ones may aggravate SIBO. Prescript-Assist and Sacchromyces Boulardii are likely to help. See http://chriskresser.com/treating-sibo-cold-thermogenisis-and-when-to-take-probiotics and scroll down to the section on "The most effective treatment for SIBO" for a good discussion of treatment by a reliable authority. Good luck! ...Read more
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
I read dr. Peter j. Book and he said a blood type can't digest protein well. I'm skinny. Is it take high bifidus probiotic as he said to gain weight?
Not reliable....: Source if information. Can't endorse recommendations. Can't address your individual concern here in this forum. ...Read more
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