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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.
For several years, members of the scientific community have found links between autism and neurotoxins and bacteria found in the gut. For instance, in 2004, a study was published by the head of the Food Microbiology Sciences Unit at the University of Reading that stated: “We have good evidence to show that children with autism have a gut flora which produces toxins, and that neurotoxins and bacteria in the gut are producing this metabolite.”
To combat this harmful gut flora, taking probiotics has been recommended. Certain probiotics – which introduce healthy bacteria – may combat clostridium which is a harmful bacterium. Probiotics, in conjunction with cleanses, may help restore balance to a digestive tract.
There is so much that is not known about autism. It seems that nearly every week there is a new study out revealing some new fact not previously known. For example, autistic children born in the 1990s are more likely to have gastrointestinal problems than autistic children born in the 1980s.
This has led some parents to remove gluten and dairy from their autistic children’s diets. Some parents claim this has eliminated many behavioral issues, but most parents who see a difference claim that it only eliminates GI tract problems – which are still a great relief to the parents and children. To cleanse the body of other toxins, try chelation, such as PCA-Rx.
As we’ve discussed before on this blog, some bacteria are good and others are harmful to the body. Antibiotics are useful in killing off the bad bacteria, but unfortunately, the medication can also kill off beneficial bacteria. To counteract the loss of good bacteria, probiotics are recommended.
You can take probiotics like BC-30 and Lactobacillus GG while on antibiotics; the probiotics will not interfere with the antibiotics’ efficiency. Supplements should be taken twice daily at mealtime. Continue to use the probiotics several days after your antibiotic regimen is over to help restore the bacterial balance in your digestive system.