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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


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Is milk good or bad for indigestion?

Is milk good or bad for indigestion?

IT IS NOT GOOD: Milk is not good for indigestion and better be avoided due to possibility of lactose tolerance. ...Read more

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Is palmetto good or bad for digestion?

Is palmetto good or bad for digestion?

No relationship: Saw palmetto has been suggested for the improving of urinary outflow related to prostate enlargement. It does not change digestion in any known way. ...Read more

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Is culterelle a good probiotic? Can it cause bad breath if taken daily?

Is culterelle a good probiotic? Can it cause bad breath if taken daily?

Yes, not known to: There are many good probiotics but the strain in culturelle has been used in over 800 research studies (more than any other strain) and has been found to be both safe ; effective for a variety of health issues. Some people have mild gas ; bloating when they start taking it ; it may help kill unfriendly flora, but it is not known to cause bad breath. Visit http://www.Culturelle.Com/ for more info. ...Read more

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Is having vitamins and supplements for good health actually good or bad?

Is having vitamins and supplements for good health actually good or bad?

Good if good quality: There are many different vitamins ; supplements. There is strong evidence that good-quality vitamins and appropriate supplements can be beneficial for both preventing and treating a wide variety of health problems, but many are poor quality, have toxic additives or are not appropriate for everyone. Thus, like all therapeutic agents they are best used wisely. See http://bit.Ly/18xyule. ...Read more

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Does hummus have good bacteria?

Does hummus have good bacteria?

Generally, no.: Hummus is a middle eastern / arabic food dip or spread made from cooked and mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. Hummus is high in iron and vitamin c and also has significant amounts of folate and vitamin b6. I do no think that hummus is naturally probiotic (rich in 'good bacteria'); however, hummus could be infused with bacterial to make it probiotic. ...Read more

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Is rice good or bad for you?

Is rice good or bad for you?

Neither: Have you heatd the expression: "everything in moderation?" rice has alot of starch, which is not good especially if you don't try to eat it in moderation. That means a little is okay but alot is not. They say to avoid eating too much of the white foods, like: bread, pasta, potatos and rice. Less is more and better when it concerns starchy foods. Finally, brown rice is better for you than white is. ...Read more

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Are femine douches good or bad for you?

Are femine douches good or bad for you?

Generally bad: The vagina is an amazing organ- it keeps itself clean without the help of any soaps or douches. There are "good" bacteria in the vagina that help keep out the "bad" bacteria, and douching too much can lead to a change in the bacterial flora of the vagina. This can predispose to infections such as bacterial vaginosis. You can clean with water and gentle soap around the outside of the vagina. ...Read more

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Took alot of antibiotics this year and wonder if a probiotic drink like kefir would help replace good gut/body bacteria?

Took alot of antibiotics this year and wonder if a probiotic drink like kefir would help replace good gut/body bacteria?

Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace and good health. Doctor Ohira brand is a good probiotic. Look for many strains rather than higher numbers. Kefir is good but many strains of probiotics working together is best. ...Read more

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Is milk good or bad for sinusitis?

Is milk good or bad for sinusitis?

Depends: Good or bad, depends on if you are allergic to milk or milk products. If you have symptoms of nasal congestion, runny nose, cough and you continue to be exposed to foods containing milk or milk products you can theoretically be predisposed to sinusitis. ...Read more

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Is ozone good or bad for your health?

Is ozone good or bad for your health?

Both.: Ozone in the stratosphere(the "ozone layer") protects animal and plant life by blocking harmful UV radiation. Ozone at lower levels and ground level is a pollutant, and a health hazard at higher concentrations. ...Read more

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Is eating phlegm good or bad for you?

Is eating phlegm good or bad for you?

Neither: Phlegm or mucous is a natural body secretion and swallowing it is natural and not harmful. Blowing your nose and expectorating are also ways to get rid of excess mucous. ...Read more

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Is sparking water good or bad for you?

Is sparking water good or bad for you?

Water is your FRIEND: H2O is your friend & deserves your attention by drinking it. So long as it is clean & free from added sugars, unnecessary & artifical flavors, toxins, & heavy metals, it can be sparkling or otherwise. Rumors about bad effects of carbonated water haven't been substantiated. Neither have all the positive hype except people with sparkling H20 machines at home tend to drink much less soda pop. BRAVA! ...Read more

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Are all probiotic good or bad, which ones?

Are all probiotic good or bad, which ones?

Sorry, but...: Probiotics are organisms, not "good or bad", that supplement your colonic flora. Peer review literature shows 1 in 4 patients treated are clinically improved with probiotics. Different probiotics benefit different symptoms. Probiotics are generally harmless, but they are not a panacea & their use should not substitute for a good medical evaluation followed by appropriate directed therapy. ...Read more

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Is coffee good or bad for diabetes?

Is coffee good or bad for diabetes?

Diabetes And Coffee: Coffee is good for prevention of diabetes.In a study it was found if you drink more than6/7cups regular or decaf coffee daily you have 35% less chance of developig diabetes as compared to those who drink less than2cups a day. Those who drink4to6cups of coffee a day reduce their risk by28%.It may be due to antioxidant effect and mineral like magnesium&chromium, which helps body use insulin. Not caff. ...Read more

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M58, is citrus fruits good or bad for diabetic.

M58, is citrus fruits good or bad for diabetic.

Ok as long: As you don't overdo it and account for the carbohydrates!! ...Read more

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Honey and milk mix together is good or bad for health?

Honey and milk mix together is good or bad for health?

Depends on you: It can help with a sore throat maybe, and some people believe honey has many benefits and it might! however, for overall general, bad health, its not the whole answer. If youre diabetic, definitely not the answer. Otherwise, if you use it to supplement other health modalities, and not diabetic, couldn't hurt! best of luck. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as too much probiotics? I try to eat yogurt daily and started taking a probiotic (25 billion) to prevent bacterial vaginosis.

Is there such a thing as too much probiotics? I try to eat yogurt daily and started taking a probiotic (25 billion) to prevent bacterial vaginosis.

Very safe: We have about 100 trillion bacteria in our intestines so 25 billion is a relatively small and safe amount. Some probiotics contain much higher amounts yet are considered safe. See http://www.health.harvard.edu/vitamins-and-supplements/health-benefits-of-taking-probiotics ...Read more

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Handjob good or bad for our health?

Handjob good or bad for our health?

NO EFFECT: Just b careful as it will lead 2 more intimacy soon. B sure u use a condom when it happens, b sure ur partner is on bcp also. ...Read more

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Is ginger good for a diabetic or good for anything? I use it with tea and coffee. They taste good with it.

Is ginger good for a diabetic or good for anything? I use it with tea and coffee.  They taste good with it.

YES- many benefits: Yes, ginger improves Insulin sensitivity ; lowers cholesterol ; inflammation so it is very good for diabetics- see http://bit.Ly/15zcnkz. In fact ginger is very good for everyone- it has a wide range of health benefits. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice;dbid=72 for details. ...Read more

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