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Whats a microbicide?

Whats a microbicide?

A microbicide: Is any compound or substance whose purpose is to reduce the infectivity of microbes, such as viruses or bacteria. ...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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What is a good probiotoc to buy?

What is a good probiotoc to buy?

Buying priobitics: 1.Multiple strains are more likely to provide balance than a product w a single strain. 2.You need to have enough of the probiotic to make a difference. It is better to have a product that contains billions versus millions of viable bacteria per gram. 3. Cultures need to be alive to start with. With the exception of Greek or Bulgarian Yogurt and specialized probiotic yogurts – the average ...Read more

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Is beano a probiotic?

Is beano a probiotic?

No it is not: Beano is not a Probiotic. Beano is an enzyme. A probiotic is either a bacteria or yeast. An enzyme is a protein, a protein is like a machine in cells. Beano is an enzyme that breaks sugars down to simple sugars that your body can absorb more easily. A bacteria can also break down food into something that body can absorb more easily. ...Read more

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Is probiotic a medicine?

Is probiotic a medicine?

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. 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. Natural med. ...Read more

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Whats a good home remedy for a vaginal cyst?

Whats a good home remedy for a vaginal cyst?

None: Vaginal cysts are atypical and usually indicate a fluid filled sac that is under the skin which usually requires surgery to remove them. If the cyst is more on the outside of the vagina around the opening then soaking in a warm tub with epsom salts, aveeno (oatmeal) bath or other products can help them drain on their own. ...Read more

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What is a good diet plan for a swimmer?

What is a good diet plan for a swimmer?

Nothing special: I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet for athletes, as well as everyone else. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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What is a good over-the-counter med to take for a yeast infection?

What is a good over-the-counter med to take for a yeast infection?

yes: If the symptoms go away (itch, burn, discharge) with the otc meds, ok, if not, needs to be seen. ...Read more

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What is a good exercise plan for me?

What is a good exercise plan for me?

Exercise: Learn the mediterranean diet and get a minimum of half hour of aerobic exercise a day and three times a week light weight work. If any symptoms arise check with your doctor. The aerobic exercise is better done daily, note the 'minimum' three days a week. Walking, jogging, swimming, treadmill, bike any aerobic exercise is good. A machine isn't an exercise machine if you don't use it, its furniture. ...Read more

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What is a good multivitamin i could take?

What is a good multivitamin i could take?

The Best!: The best multivitamin is none. If you have a specific vitamin or iron deficiency, then take those. Unless you have multiple vitamin deficiencies or have a very restricted diet, multivitamins are useless and may harm you. Save your money and exercise more. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for a IBS ?

What is a good home remedy for a IBS ?

Probiotics: Hello Kameka, Probiotics (beneficial bacteria) are often helpful in IBS patients. You can purchase them over the counter. Pamela Svendsen, MD ...Read more

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What probiotic is good for gastritis and a sensitive stomach?

Align probiotic: There are many probiotics on the market. Align probiotic is one that is recommended frequently by many physicians. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good brand of multivitamin?

Docs, what's a good brand of multivitamin?

Why taking?: In the absence of known deficiency, multivitamins are unnecessary. Common deficiencies are vitanin d in people who don't get much sun exposure and vitamin B12 in vegans who don't supplement. Multivitamins are now increasingly seen as unhealthy if not needed. Check with doctor before taking any and always check label to make sure you know what you are taking. Do not take above 100% of rda. ...Read more

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Is a probiotic drink good for you? What does it do?

Is a probiotic drink good for you? What does it do?

Depends.: It depends on what else is in it. Probiotics supposedly repopulate your gut with good bacteria. Most people have sufficient amounts of good bacteria in their digestive systems. I do use them when people who are taking antibiotics get GI distress as the antibiotics kill off the good gut bacteria. ...Read more

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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

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

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What is a good soap for a women vagina?

What is a good soap for a women vagina?

No soap: Just rinse with clean water. Soaps can cause itching and reactions. If you must use something other than water, consider a medicated douche which you can buy at the pharmacy. ...Read more

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What's the probiotics?

What's the probiotics?

Probiotics: "pro"-biotics put good organisms into your gut (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) & include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachromyces boulardes, to name a few. Most are available over-the-counter & need to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation. ...Read more

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What do ProBiotics do?

Restore gut flora: We have trillions of bacteria in our intestines, most of which are friendly & support digestion, improve immune function, affect weight, influence gene expression etc. Antibiotics can kill many friendly bacteria, creating a serious long-term disruption of our flora. Probioitcs can help restore the balance friendly microbes in our GI tract. See http://bit.ly/1lbM1xS for more info. ...Read more

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Probiotics . Good for u?

Probably good: However, people respond to probiotic differently to the same strain of probiotics . Some conditions appear to respond to one and not the other. While the issues are far from resolved, i would be inclined to think that it does more good than harm overall. I myself take one daily. ...Read more

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Is probiotic a medicine?

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. 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. Natural med. ...Read more

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What are probiotics for?

What are probiotics for?

Replace bacteria: healthy for humans; in many areas of our body, skin, intestinal tract, perineal area, etc. While human cells contain about 30,000 genes, adult humans carry over a 1,000,000 genes, the additional ones being part of the human microbiome, a slowly evolving area of research & understanding due to the fantastic complexity of which bacteria are symbiotic, commensal &/or pathologic in what locations. ...Read more

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What are probiotics for ?

What are probiotics for ?

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. 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. ...Read more

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Do probiotics really help?

Do probiotics really help?

Help with what?: Probiotics MAY help. They are usually still alive, if stored properly all the time from production, through shipping, to being on the store shelf. The living microorganisms get weaker and die over time. The problem is that nobody can really tell how much live material was in the package to start, how much is alive when one buys it, how much survives at home, nor how much goes to one's intestine. ...Read more

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Who should take probiotics?

Who should take probiotics?

Most people: I am an advocate of probiotics. The gut lining has a difficult time maintaining the balance of healthy bacteria with stress, disease, poor sleep, poor nutrition, antibiotic or medication use. Recent studies have shown benefits even pregnant patients. Probiotics can help with immune function, regulate constipation/diarrhea, bloating, help with GI diseases and even skin conditions. ...Read more

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What is the best probiotic?

What is the best probiotic?

Align : I tend to recommend this brand of probiotics for patients with bloating & irregular bowel habits. ...Read more

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How effective are probiotics?

How effective are probiotics?

Very: In this era of frequent antibiotic use and poor dietary habits, probiotics help replete the body's natural flora. They help prevent overgrowth of certain bacteria and keep fungal growth also at a healthy level. There have been studies also proving that probiotics contribute to intestinal health and digestion and regularity. But just like everything else, all things should be done in moderation. ...Read more

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What are the best probiotics?

Probiotics: The best choice is a timed release probiotic with multiple strains and at least millions of cultures. ...Read more

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Does probiotics really work ?

Does probiotics really work ?

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. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Look for multiple strain products. ...Read more

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What probiotic brands are best?

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Probiotics: My favorite is Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care. Also, NOW Foods Probiotic-10. Review with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Could labneh contain probiotics?

Could labneh contain probiotics?

Not positive: But since Greek Yogurt is often a good source of probiotics - my thought is that Labneh might also be. ...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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What are the benefits of probiotics?

Intestinal health: Probiotics help maintain the normal bacterial balance of your intestines. This approach is going to be the next "big" thing in medicine (in my opinion). If you don't have any issues, you probably don't need them, but they won't hurt. If you have irritable bowels, diarrhea, or cramping, trying a medicine like florastor or align can't hurt! ...Read more

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How long do probiotics take to work?

Probiotics: They begin to work within the day of consumption. ...Read more

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When should someone take probiotics?

Probiotics Use: I commend you for your desire to have good Health. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for digestive system. Probiotics can be helpful for • Irritable bowel syndromeInflammatory bowel disease (IBD) • Infectious diarrhea (caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites) • Antibiotic-related diarrhea ...Read more

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Do fermented foods contain probiotics?

Do fermented foods contain probiotics?

Kefir is...: ...naturally fermented milk, similar to yogurt, but thinner and richer in good bacteria than most yogurts. Add it to smoothies, use it on your cereal, or drink a small evening glass. ...Read more

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What probiotics are the best to use??

What probiotics are the best to use??

Multistrain,: controlled or delayed release with millions of cultures. ...Read more