Month: October 2010

Probiotics to Treat IBD?

An article in the February 2010 issue of Journal of Medical Microbiology explores the potential of various bacteria strains to address the causes of Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD). Certain types of bacteria produce compounds that can reduce inflammation of the intestinal lining. Nearly six months ago I wrote an article addressing the potential of bacteria …

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Are Bugs in the Gut Good for Your Skin

Over the years, I have reviewed many of the diverse health benefits of probiotics, and the list keeps getting longer. Probiotics have been shown to lessen the risk of: Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms Infectious diarrhea Antibiotic related diarrhea Vaginal yeast infections Recurrent female urinary tract infections Cold and flu illness symptoms in children Allergy related …

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