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Question What You Read Everywhere!

If you follow my blog and keep up with the news, you’ve heard about a pair of recent studies published in the medical journal, Cell, that found probiotics may have very limited value. Unfortunately, the mainstream media — seemingly everyone from CBS News to Forbes — jumped on the bandwagon to dispute the value of probiotics without looking at their …

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Probiotics Proven to Reduce the Risk of Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea

Nonadherence to antibiotic treatment due to diarrhea is a common concern among healthcare professionals when treating infection. Probiotics, more researchers are finding, can greatly reduce antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) when taken two hours after the first antibiotic dose. Several studies support the nutraceutical use of probiotics including two analyses steered by behavioral scientist Susanne Hempel, co-director …

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Celebrate Holiday Gut Health

The holiday season is upon us and that means traveling, eating rich foods and celebrating with family and friends. With all these activities, there is no time to have an unhappy tummy. Taking a daily probiotic can help maintain the normal intestinal activity despite the changes in diet, hectic schedule and travel. Dependent upon the …

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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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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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How To Avoid Traveler’s Diarrhea

Dear EndoMune subscribers, It is summertime and that often means going on a vacation. This newsletter will give you some tips on how to avoid a common gastrointestinal illness while traveling. During the peak travel seasons, we are bombarded by the Internet and television with all kinds of travel offers. Some trips are just a …

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Probiotics in the Medical News

Endomune Subscriber, I am amazed by the number of new medical articles on probiotics. The scientific evidence of probiotic benefits keeps expanding. In May 2012, two major medical journals published reports about the advantages of probiotics. Why take a probiotic when prescribed an antibiotic? A 53-year-old woman reports severe watery diarrhea with cramps. She is …

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