The gut is very important to health, so it makes sense that we focus a lot of time and energy on keeping it happy! Probiotics, the live beneficial/helpful bacteria found in food and supplements, play a big role in gut health. These good bacteria are used to aid digestion, and may help reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, urinary tract infections, and upper respiratory infections, among other conditions. If you’re taking antibiotics, pair 'em with probiotics, which can help replace the beneficial bacteria that are lost during the course of your treatment. You can introduce probiotics into your system through supplements, but there are a bunch of foods that are good sources as well. Lots of yogurts and kefir are high in probiotics, as are fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, and a Wana favorite, kombucha, which is fermented with a probiotic yeast instead of bacteria (try one flavored with ginger!). If you’re eating fermented foods, just make sure they’re “lacto-fermented” or “naturally fermented” and not pasteurized as that kills the probiotic bacteria.
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Videos about Probiotics
How to Fix Your Gut Bacteria for Weight Loss: Prebiotics and Probiotics- Thomas DeLauer
Digestion, Gut Microbiome Probiotics & Prebiotics -- Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN
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Books about Probiotics
Gut Crisis: How Diet, Probiotics, and Friendly Bacteria Help You Lose Weight and Heal Your Body and Mind
Gut Crisis is the ultimate guide to gut health. Poor food quality, the overuse of antibiotics, and other factors are creating an imbalanced state in your gut bacteria and damaging your gut lining. This eventually leads to inflammation that underlies chronic health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, autoimmune disease, heart disease, and degenerative brain disorders. This book reveals a hidden health crisis taking place around the world and talks about the most recent and effective treatment programs. It gives practical advice based on what the ancients have known for centuries: by healing your gut through diet, lifestyle, and simple procedures, you can heal your body and mind. Gut Crisis includes practical issues that affect everyone: What disorders are caused by an imbalanced state of gut bacteria? How do gut bacteria affect your cravings and emotions? What are the effects of probiotics? What is your personal Gut/Brain Nature? What can you do to heal your gut?
The Probiotics Revolution: The Definitive Guide to Safe, Natural Health Solutions Using Probiotic and Prebiotic Foods and Supplements
If the thought of bacteria conjures images of germs that should be avoided at all costs—and certainly not ingested—think again! Some friendly bacteria, called probiotics, are not only beneficial to your health, they’re essential. Now an internationally recognized scientist at a top U.S. medical school—one of the leading researchers in the field—sheds light on the extraordinary benefits of these natural health superstars. Thanks to an explosion of research in recent years, one thing is clear: probiotics, the healthy bacteria that inhabit the digestive tract, are the body’s silent partners for good health, optimizing the power of the immune system to fight disease and the “bad” germs we fear. But how do they work? And in the face of factors like stress and poor diet, which decrease their numbers, how do you keep your supply well stocked? Here is an up-to-the-minute, highly accessible guide to probiotics and the foods and supplements that contain and support them—many of which may be in your diet already. Discover: The key role of probiotics and prebiotics in restoring healthy balance to our bodies, improving immune system functioning, and curbing inflammation How to use probiotic foods and supplements to prevent and relieve allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, yeast infections, and the negative side effects of antibiotic use New evidence that probiotics may help fight asthma, cardiovascular disease, breast and colon cancer, autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia—and even obesity Natural sources of prebiotics, the nutrients that help make the digestive tract more hospitable for probiotic bacteria The Probiotics Revolution also includes a step-by-step plan for incorporating the many food sources of probiotics and prebiotics into your diet, a complete buyer’s guide to probiotic supplements, and how to introduce probiotics to your family and children.
The Complete Prebiotic and Probiotic Health Guide: A Vegetarian Plan for Balancing Your Gut Flora
In recent years, there has been a great deal of research exploring the relationship between maintaining an optimal balance of healthy bacteria in our gut, known as "healthy gut", and the impact of a healthy gut on overall health and disease prevention and treatment. There are two bacteria key to a healthy gut: probiotics and prebiotics. Probiotics are healthy bacteria that naturally live and flourish in the colon of our digestive systems. Prebiotics, on the other hand, are non-digestible carbohydrates that also live in the digestive system where they act as "food" for the beneficial probiotics. Unfortunately, there are some lifestyle choices, such as poor diet and overuse of antibiotics, that can seriously compromise healthy levels of probiotics and prebiotics. The Complete Prebiotic and Probiotic Health Guide is a guide to achieving and maintaining an optimal balance of prebiotics and probiotics in the digestive system. Written by one of North America's leading gastroenterologists, the book explains what and exactly how probiotics work, as well as how they are linked to diseases like inflammatory bowel disease and urinary tract infections. The health benefits of prebiotics are also covered and their role in diseases such as colon cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, weight loss and calcium absorption. To get you off to the best possible start with respect to both prebiotics and probiotics, The Complete Prebiotic and Probiotic Health Guide has 175 tempting recipes that promote optimum amounts of each. Foods like yogurt, kefr, sauerkraut and miso soup are covered for their positive probiotic benefts, and such foods as asparagus, chicory root, garlic, onions, and dietary fiber, which optimize prebiotics, are also covered. This is a comprehensive and practical choice for making important changes that can have a profound effect on health and well-being.
Gut Insight: probiotics and prebiotics for digestive health and well-being
Gut Insight will teach you about probiotics (friendly bacteria) and prebiotics (fibers that feed those bacteria) and how they can positively influence your health. Positive effects include: enhanced immunity, reduction of pathogenic bacteria, increased mineral absorption, prevention of allergy, freedom from constipation, lactose intolerance, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, and irritable bowel. Learn what probiotics and prebiotics are, why they are necessary for gut health and immunity, which foods contain them, and how to integrate them into meals and snacks. You will find resources for shopping using natural foods and specialty probiotic foods. Our guide to prebiotic food sources, familiar and exotic, serves as a resource for using these plant foods. Web links help you to quickly find information on these foods.
Podcasts about Probiotics
Ben Greenfield Fitness: Dangerous Probiotic Myths, The Probiotic Ben Greenfield Uses, Anti-Aging Effects Of Probiotics, Should Males Vs. Females Take Different Probiotics & Much More
Do probiotics really seed or populate your gut? How do you decide which strain or species of probiotic to take? Do certain compounds enhance the efficacy of probiotics? Should probiotics be personalized? I tackle all these probiotic questions and many more in today's episode with Raja Dhir.
The Paleo Solution Podcast: Dr. Ruscio - Gut Microbiome, Pro and Prebiotics, and Thyroid Disease
This week we have my good friend Dr. Michael Ruscio back on the podcast. Listen in as we discuss the gut microbiome, research, treatment, prebiotics and probiotics, gut microbiome variation around the world, and thyroid disease.
The Chalene Show: How to Avoid Probiotic and Prebiotic Scams
Probiotics, Prebiotics, Leaky Gut, Glyphosate, Round Up, Monsanto, Weight Lose Resistance, Hormone Regulation, Healthy Digestion, Should you take Probiotics Daily, Should you take Prebiotics Daily
The Intermittent Fasting Podcast: IF Supplement Guide, LDN, Prebiotics Vs. Probiotics, Digestive Support, The Source Of Cravings, Tips For Boredom Munchies, And More!
The Fat-Burning Man Show by Abel James : Dr. Michael Ruscio - How to Dodge Keto Hype and Upgrade Gut Health with Probiotics, Prebiotics & Real Food
Did you know your gut is responsible for producing about 90% of your serotonin? There’s a lot going on in that gut of yours, and today we're here with Dr. Michael Ruscio talking about the link between your gut, your body, and your brain
- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Probiotics in depth. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Probiotics in depth.
- Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Systematic review with meta-analysis: the efficacy of prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics and antibiotics in irritable bowel syndrome. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Systematic review with meta-analysis: the efficacy of prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics and antibiotics in irritable bowel syndrome.
- PLOS One. Choosing an appropriate product for your patient: an evidence-based practical guide. PLOS One. Choosing an appropriate product for your patient: an evidence-based practical guide.
- American Family Physician. Probiotics for gastrointestinal conditions: a summary of the evidence. American Family Physician. Probiotics for gastrointestinal conditions: a summary of the evidence.
- Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Probiotics for preventing acute upper respiratory tract infections. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Probiotics for preventing acute upper respiratory tract infections.