HEALTH ISSUES THAT MAY RESPOND TO PROBIOTICS:
“My stomach hurts when I eat and I don’t know why!”
“I had antibiotics and now I’m constipated.”
“I had antibiotics and now I have diarrhea.”
1.) Because antibiotics. 🙂 Antibiotics destroy the beneficial bacteria or healthy flora that normally inhabits our digestive tract and can allow “bad” bacteria to grow. Hospitals may now consider probiotics as a cost-effective treatment when C-Dif grows too much after antibiotics1.
3.) Beneficial bacteria regulates whether we have constipation or diarrhea – even diarrhea caused by C-Dif4 and have even been found “promising” to help with inflammatory bowel disease. The following abstract recommends specific strains that were found effective to some degree in medical literature.5
4.) Healthy gut flora keeps us slim. A double-blind study found that a particular strain of lactobacillus rhamnosus was shown to lower the weight of obese men and women6.
5.) Probiotics are said to be our “second brain” because they even affect how we think. Dr. Perlmutter says it is more accurate to call gut flora our “first brain”! (from Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – For Life )
Beneficial bacteria is all around us. We even have bad bacteria that lives in our intestinal tract that doesn’t cause a problem for us until it grows over a certain percentage. This time of the year, sugar in seasonal goodies may cause a candida overgrowth and UTIs 7. A bonus reason to consider probiotics! For my favorite #probiotic reset, see our resources page.
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