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05/03/2012 08:16 PM

probiotic debate

GlitchyMomma
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Thoughts?
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05/03/2012 08:18 PM
purpleyogamat
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Thoughts about what?

05/03/2012 08:29 PM
beeincharge
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My doctor recommends florastor 4x per day along with acidophilus. I am posting a link to an interesting article about this.

http://articles.cnn.com/2009-03-10/health/ healthmag.probiotics.stomach_1_boulardii-probiotic- saccharomyces?_s=PM:HEALTH


05/03/2012 08:34 PM
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The more the better. Healing is in the gut. Probiotics are great for healing your gut and replenishing the flora and good bacteria that abx kill off. Probiotics help to build up your immune system as well.

You can't go wrong with taking probiotics, and if you're on abx, you absolutely don't want to be without them. I'm not on abx and I take billions of probiotics daily.

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/health- benefits-of-probiotics/

Gary


05/03/2012 08:42 PM
cmany
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There is also a probiotic shot you can take...called Yakult...I love them...and use them on my kids after stomach bugs...helps to get them back on track quick...

There is a knock off brand...and it is filled with sugar...Yakult is the only one that I have seen that is acceptable...you can find it by the yogurt...


05/03/2012 09:01 PM
GlitchyMomma
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There are opposing views that exist about taking probiotics while on antibiotics. Abx can't tell the difference between the good and bad.

So abx would be less effective because there would just be a larger population, even when the dosage is spaced away from one another.


05/03/2012 09:18 PM
purpleyogamat
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Ah... okay.

Well, imo, if we don't replace the good bacteria it will lead to serious yeast issues. So even though there may be some validity in the "antibiotics won't work as well" (not sure there is validity) I'd rather have that then a systemic yeast infection.

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05/03/2012 09:22 PM
GWB
 
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Agree with you purple! I think there's plenty of evidence that probiotics are beneficial while on abxand not taking them is, in my opinion, taking a big risk.

Gary


05/04/2012 07:21 AM
mysticthecat
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There is one well known LLdoc I know of that says to get off ALL supplements, even pro-biotics. Because they feed the bacteria. Using that logic, I guess we should even stop eating?!

The LL doc we just went to said to use pro-biotics, use vit D (cuz he's low) and the rest of his sups are up to us. I kinda hate that... when they don't give their opinion.

I have my kid on sups and probiotics.

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