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Antibiotics: Are They Helping or Hurting

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found a link between increased antibiotic use and clostridium difficile, a diarrhea causing bacteria. According to the researchers, antibiotics wipe out the good bacteria that fight against infections and, as a result, cause a rise in c. difficile infections. Data collected from the 13.7 million hospitalized children concluded that

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Probiotics and Flu Season

The temperature is dipping and you all know what that means – cold and flu season is upon us. No one wants to end up stuck in bed for a week with uncomfortable, draining flu symptoms. Happily, there are a few basic things you can do to prevent the onset of the flu: Get the

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How to get rid of diarrhea

Taking probiotics may be helpful in preventing diarrhea, but a review of more than 63 studies by the Cochrane Library suggests that it can help to get rid of diarrhea quicker. This review of nearly 8,000 patients — including 56 focused on infants and young children — concluded the use of probiotics shortened the course

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Give Your Good Bacteria A Fighting Chance

All bacteria are bad, right? While this may be the most common assumption, it’s far from correct. Recent innovations in medical science have tested the impact of good bacteria against the disease causing powers of bad bacteria. The result? A wealth of evidence to support the claim that maintaining a lifetime of good health is

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Big Problems From Bad Gut Bacteria

Recent studies on the digestive environments of individuals of varying age, weight and habitude have indicated that obesity may impact the balance or growth of good and bad gut bacteria. While no definitive research has yet been released, preliminary studies show that at least 26 different strains of separate intestinal bacteria appear in the gut

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Probiotics: Naturally Good

Probiotics are bacteria that help maintain the natural balance of the intestines’ microflora. The largest group of piobiotic bacterica, Lactobacillus acidophilus, is found in naturally in the intestines — as are many good gut bacteria used in probiotic suppliments. Studies support the theory that probiotic supplements are not likely to harm the user. Rather, research

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