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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Natural Health Resources
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Natural Health Resources
Probiotics Guide: How to Pick the Right Probiotic- Gut Bacteria Overview | Thomas DeLauer
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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
House Call with Dr. Mark Hyman: The Benefits of Prebiotics and Probiotics and The Truth about Wine
On this weeks House Call: Prebiotics & Probiotics Scott, a 10-Day Detox participant wants to know, what are the best prebiotics and probiotics to take and how to keep his gut healthy. Wine: Should We Drink It?
The Ultimate Health Podcast: Dr. William Davis - Gluten Free Isn't Enough • Undoctored • The Importance Of A High Potency, Multi-Species Probiotic
Dr. William Davis is author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Wheat Belly, the book that turned the nutritional world by storm by challenging the conventional wisdom of “healthy whole grains.” He is also author of the NY Times bestseller, Wheat Belly Cookbook, and he has a new book on shelves titled Undoctored. Dr. Davis has discussed his views on major media including The Dr. Oz Show, Fox TV, and has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, and others.
The Wellness Mama Podcast: Debunking Probiotic Myths With Just Thrive Founder Tina Anderson
My job is basically a great excuse to sit down and chat with the people who inspire me most! Today is no exception as Tina Anderson, co-founder and CEO of Just Thrive probiotics, joins me on the podcast. We’re gonna jump into a lot of probiotic myths flying around and talk about the science behind this very important aspect of health. Personal note on Tina: She has a fascinating background as a trial lawyer who then became in-house counsel for a pharmaceutical company. What she saw and learned launched her into a passionate career in the field of natural health. To share her discovery with the world, she and her husband created a unique supplement that contains superior probiotic strains from renowned researcher Dr. Simon Cutting. I know you guys have been wanting me to talk about about this and I hope today’s episode answers all of your great questions!
The Ultimate Health Podcast: Sandor Katz - Wild Fermentation • Probiotic Supplements vs. Fermented Foods • Ferment At Home
Sandor Katz is a fermentation revivalist. His passion for fermentation grew out of his overlapping interests in cooking, nutrition and gardening. Sandor's fermenting journey began by making a batch of sauerkraut and he's since earned the nickname Sandorkraut. He's taught hundreds of food workshops around the United States and his book Wild Fermentation has been called a classic. Sandor's latest book, The Art of Fermentation, received a James Beard award and was a finalist at the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
Optimal Health Daily: Q&A - Should Everyone Take Probiotics? What are Probiotics and Should You Take Probiotic Supplements?
Learn True Health with Ashley James: The Best Probiotic, Fix Digestion, Gut Health, Healing From The Inside Out, GERD, Acid Reflux, Constipation, Diarrhea, Gas, Bloating, Nausea, Indigestion with Wade Lightheart
Probiotics are something that we shouldn’t take for granted. Those who suffer from digestive issues are most likely familiar that probiotics are live bacteria that greatly aid in digestion. However, my guest Wade Lightheart cautions against taking just any brand of probiotics. This episode is jampacked with information on what is the best probiotics to take and how to improve our digestive health!
Revolution Health Radio: All about the Gut Microbiome and Probiotics, with Raja Dhir
Your gut health is connected to the well-being of nearly every system in your body. In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, I talk with microbiome expert Raja Dhir about the gut microbiome and the impact probiotics have.
Dr Ruscio Radio: Your Questions on Supplements, Probiotics, Elemental Diet
Today we will cover listener questions, including: Magnesium while fasting; Is the elemental diet and fasting okay if you are underweight?; Probiotics; Is the inulin in the probiotic okay?; Noticing white tongue while on the elemental diet; Dosing for NAC; and more.
Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth - Raja Dhir - The Truth About Probiotics
In this episode, Sal, Adam and Justin speak with Raja Dhir, co-founder and co-CEO of Seed. His background and how he got into the field. (3:07) How science is more objective than any other discipline. (6:15) Meshing translational science with traditional science. (9:35) The state of affairs with consumer health today: Breaking the myths in the current space. (14:30) What got him excited about getting into the field of the microbiome? (20:45) Understanding the field of microbiome science. (30:11) How EVERYTHING affects the microbiome and why human intervention is a two-way street. (36:21) How we can potentially reverse food allergies. (47:09) Understanding the vaginal microbiome and the groundbreaking science in the field. (50:27) Are there things you can do to strengthen your gut lining permeability? (58:08) The importance of being critical when it comes to scientific research. (1:06:30) Can you inherit the microbiota of people you live in close quarters with? (1:09:27) The common myths surrounding probiotics. (1:14:37) The critical work SeedLabs is currently doing. (1:27:05) The microbiome connection to sports performance. The fine line between hard work and overtraining. (1:31:44) The fascinating story of his dogs and their link to the woolly mammoth. (1:36:15) Why they believe in taking a hard science approach + their next big ventures.
The Fat-Burning Man Show by Abel James: Summer Bock - New Year’s Resolutions, Cleanses, Probiotics & The Golden Poo
We’re here with a master fermentationist, avid outdoorswoman, and good friend, Summer Bock. You’re going to learn how to upgrade your gut health with probiotics, how to properly complete a cleanse, and I’ll even share a few tips to help you with your New Year’s Resolutions.
On The Line with Estée Lalonde: Probiotics with Marie Drago (Founder of Galinée)
Joining me on today’s episode is Marie Drago, who is the founder of skincare brand Galinée. We talk all about skincare science in this one and learn about how Galinée has evolved, what probiotics are in skincare and why they’re important. As well as... fecal matter transplants?! This is a good one!
Keto Answers: Dr. Michael Ruscio - Strategies for Improving Gut Health, How Histamines Might Be Sabotaging Your Health, and Choosing the Right Probiotic
Gut health has been such a buzz lately that most people understand its importance on a basic level. This could mean adding in prebiotic-rich foods, taking probiotics, and drinking or eating things like Kombucha and Kefir to promote an optimal gut balance. But what if we told you that this approach could be making things worse if you’re not targeting it towards what your body specifically needs? It’s true. And if you’re continually doing this, it’s no wonder that your issues have only slightly improved. The good news is that this is a sign that you’re moving in the right direction and, with the help of this podcast episode with Dr. Michael Ruscio, you can keep moving that way. To do that, Dr. Ruscio shares the exact steps he uses in his clinical practice to help his patients improve their gut health. He’ll also jump into why probiotics may not be working for you and how to find ones that will, immunoglobulins on gut health, dietary histamines, the best diets for gut repair, sugar alcohols on the gut, and so much more. Tune into the episode now to learn what it really takes to improve your gut health.
Tips with Toni: Probiotics
What's the deal with probiotics? What are they? What foods have them? Do I need to be eating these foods on a regular basis? What are the benefits? All of your questions about probiotics will be answered on this episode of Tips With Toni!
Nourish with Maggie McDaris, RD: Probiotics
This week, we are breaking out the microscope and talking about bacteria- specifically probiotics. We will also spend a little time talking about the gut microbiome and ways to foster a healthy one.
The Probiotic Life - Series
The Probiotic Life is platform to share stories and conversations with people who have devoted their lives in some way to better human life and heal our planet. I interview people who are involved in the art and science of working with microbes, and have changed the way they live because of the interactions or lessons they've learned from nature, and more specifically, from their area of discipline.
The Balanced Blonde Podcast: Charity Lighten - Founding Silver Fern Probiotics, Gut Health, Cancer, and Being Healthy Over Being Skinny
Jordan chats with Charity Lighten, chief nutritionist, CEO + co-founder of Silver Fern Probiotics. They talk all about gut health and how to create a better environment in your own body + outside of it, too! Charity also opens up about what it’s been like since her husband’s cancer diagnosis, and how she’s tried to use her years of research to help him heal. Jordan was so happy to connect with Charity, she is SUCH a positive light and plethora of knowledge!
Falling Through the Cracks: Probiotics with Natasha Trenev
Our society and lifestyle leads us to having an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in our body. With exposure to chemicals, pollution, stress, and antibiotics, our good bacteria die, leaving room for the bad bacteria to live. We still don’t fully understand the symbiotic relationship we have with this bacteria, but sharing what we do know about them is Natasha Trenev, who has made is her life’s work and passion education people on the importance of these microorganisms.
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