Probiotics

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Probiotics for Your Health!

What are Probiotics?  – from pro and biota meaning “for life”

They are live microorganisms which may provide a health benefit to you.  Bacteria have a reputation for causing disease so you might wonder why tossing down a few billion microbes of bacteria a day is good for your health.  We’re talking about Good Bacteria!” 

Why are Probiotics beneficial?

Scientific research suggests that probiotic bacteria can:

Improve digestive function

Help with side effects of antibiotic therapy

Help reduce the risk of certain acute and common infectious diseases

Improve tolerance to lactose

Enhance immune function

Probiotic supplementation are being recommended by digestive disease specialists because of the frustration from conventional medicine, such as irritable bowel syndrome.  Probiotic therapy can help treat several gastrointestinal ills, delay the development of allergies in children, and treat and prevent vaginal and urinary tract infections in women.  The best cases for probiotic therapy has been in the treatment of diarrhea by shortening the course of infectious diarrhea in infants and children.

Probiotic therapy may also help people with Crohn’s disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  Because many disorders are so frustrating to treat in conventional medicine, many people are giving probiotics a try before opting for surgery.

Video from Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) examining probiotics launched today. Sponsored in part by CDRF, “Germs with a Positive Attitude” features Drs. Todd Klaenhammer and Mary Ellen Sanders.

If you or someone you know is experiencing any gastrointestinal issues, weakened immune system, allergies, infections, or chronic headaches, please call Health Life Institute at 801-317-1647.  We can help!

Sources:

California Dairy Research Foundation, usprobiotics.org

David Knight, Health Point Productions, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, microwarriorsmovie

The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide, “Health Benefits of Taking Probiotics,” 2000–2006 President & Fellows of Harvard College

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