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Probiotics: bacteria that help maintain the natural balance in your intestines. There are all sorts of products on the market that now include them from pills to yogurt to supplements in pill form that get added to water. But how do you know you need these in your diet? While anyone at any time can add the yogurt to their daily diet, there are a few considerations before taking a pill every day.
Many people use probiotics to prevent diarrhea, gas, and cramping caused by antibiotics, as they sometimes kill of the good bacteria along with the bacteria that cause sickness. Currently, they are being studied for benefits in colon cancer, skin infections and irritable bowl syndrome. In the meantime, if you’re feeling bloated, cramped or have diarrhea, it could be a good inclusion for your diet while you’re feeling sick.
There is a rare genetic disease known as tuberous sclerosis that has been linked to causing autism. Nearly half of children who are born with tuberous sclerosis develop autism, which was part of the considerations made to a recent study regarding treatment for children who had developed autism after being born with tuberous sclerosis.
The medication that was given to children during this study, which is called everolimus, is typically used to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs. However, the study appeared to demonstrate that it worked as an effective treatment for autism, at least in the cases of children who had developed it after being born with tuberous sclerosis.
The term ‘probiotics’ was first used in 1953 by a bacteriologist named Werner Kollath, defining them as microbes that would stimulate the growth of other microorganisms, leading to a beneficial impact on the host animal. Since this definition of probiotics, there have been many breakthroughs that have determined the possible positive effects they can have on humans.
Probiotics have been known to treat certain forms of gastroenteritis, and it’s no surprise that foods like yogurt, which are full of probiotics, are often suggested to be eaten by those who have severely upset stomachs. Certain probiotics may also be able to reduce cholesterol, the effects of lactose intolerance, and may even be able to help prevent certain kinds of cancer.
If you’re recovering from the stomach flu or some other sort of ailment related to the stomach, you might be surprised to hear people suggest that you eat some yogurt. Considering yogurt is a dairy product and dairy products often don’t go well with stomach issues, you might be wary at first, but there is a reason that yogurt is often suggested in these situations.
The reason behind this is that yogurt is full of probiotics, which are essentially beneficial bacteria, some of which can help heal your stomach and intestinal lining from any of the problems and damage that may have been done to yet while you were sick. Frozen yogurt is often known to have probiotics in it as well, though may contain more sugar that your stomach might not be ready for.
My sister is always looking for new treatments for autism for her son. That’s not unusual for a mother of an autistic child. She likes to read medical journals and go to websites online to catch up on the latest news. She keeps an open dialog with her son’s doctor to make sure he is aware of everything out there. I assured my sister that he is a professional and he probably knows more than she does.
My sister told me about some new tests scientists were doing with probiotics. She says that probiotics help balance out the body’s bacteria. In the case of autism patients, they have an overabundance of a certain type of bacteria and probiotics may be able to help with that. There is more research to be done and a lot more questions need to be answered, but she hopes that one day this treatment will be able to help her son in any way possible.
A TCBY recently opened nearby my house and it’s genuinely one of my favorite places to grab a dessert these days. Not only is it a lot cheaper and better-tasting than the Cold Stone that’s down the lane, but they exclusively serve frozen yogurt, which is technically better for you than ice cream.
It’s a pretty cool place; they play electronic music and have a very modern-looking décor. You basically go in, pick up a cup, and self-serve the frozen yogurt, so that you can mix and match with flavors and toppings, and then ultimately pay for the weight – which is great if the only toppings you like are sprinkles, like myself. The frozen yogurt even has probiotics in it, which they claim have a lot of benefits – although from what I’ve heard, the FDA hasn’t proven for certain whether or not they do.
Though there isn’t yet a whole lot of definitive evidence for this, some practitioners of alternative medicine believe that the intestinal overgrowth of the Candida albicans organism, which they say causes something caused ‘yeast syndrome.’ This yet-proven yeast syndrome supposedly causes headaches, fatigue, and can impair memory.
To combat the Candida albicans, these alternative medicine practitioners advise what they call a Candida cleanse. The Candida cleanse often includes a diet where sugar, white flour, yeast, and cheese are not allowed, because these practitioners have suggested that it is these products that can cause the initial overgrowths.
I’m a big fan of ice cream but I know that it can be quite unhealthy for me, so I was looking for an alternative for a long time that would be a little bit better for me but still taste as good. I couldn’t really find anything that was labeled as ice cream that was somewhat healthy and still tasted great. That’s when I realized that I was looking in the wrong places.
While some people may be against frozen yogurt, I believe that the right kind tastes even better than ice cream, not to mention the fact that it’s healthier for you. My favorite kind of frozen yogurt comes from TCBY. To make it even better, the frozen yogurt is packed full of probiotics that can be used as preventative measures for a number of diseases and disorders.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioners view Candida albicans for a variety of ailments. These conditions can include fatigue, headaches, and poor digestion. Candida albicans, also known as yeast syndrome, can be treated with a Candida cleanse.
A Candida cleanse is similar to a colon cleanse that flushes toxins from the body. Next, CAM practitioners may recommend a Candida cleanse diet to maintain results. Usually this requires the patient to abstain from eating sugar, white flour, yeast, and cheese, all of which are thought to promote Candida overgrowth.
Should you take probiotics while you are on antibiotics? The answer, according to most natural health experts, is an emphatic yes! Antibiotics wipe out good bacteria along with the bad.
Certain bacteria, particularly in our guts, are vital to overall health. Probiotics in the form of pills or powder encourage the growth of healthy bacteria. When you are on antibiotics, or just after you’ve completed a course of antibiotics, make sure to take probiotics.