Bacteria Prevention Treatment Little Rock AR

Probiotics not only prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing disease, they also enable the body to absorb and use such crucial minerals as calcium, zinc, and iron, and they help manufacture thiamin, riboflavin, and vitamins B6, B12, and K.

Walmart Supercenter
(501) 868-4659
19301 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, AR
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(501) 868-9854
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Whole Foods Market
(501) 221-2331
10700 N. Rodney Parham
Little Rock, AR
 
Target
(501) 771-4220
4000 Mccain Blvd
North Little Rock, AR
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Walmart Supercenter
(501) 945-2700
4450 East Mccain Blvd
North Little Rock, AR
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(501) 945-9400
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Target
(501) 776-4360
7377 Alcoa Road
Bryant, AR
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Walmart Supercenter
(501) 565-0274
8801 Baseline Road
Little Rock, AR
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(501) 565-1164
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walmart
(501) 223-0604
700 S Bowman Rd
Little Rock, AR
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(501) 221-0096
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walmart Supercenter
(501) 851-6102
12001 Maumelle Boulevard
Maumelle, AR
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(501) 851-6459
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walmart Supercenter
(501) 833-0972
9053 Hwy 107
Sherwood, AR
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(501) 833-0701
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walmart Supercenter
(501) 847-2857
400 Bryant Ave
Bryant, AR
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(501) 847-4615
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Good Germ Warfare

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By Sara Altshul

Billions of one-celled beneficial bacteria call your blood, bones, and vital organs home. There they wage war against the harmful bacteria in your gut, mounting a constant defense to protect their turf and, coincidentally, your health. Called probiotics, these helpful bacteria play an essential role in many of the gut’s life-supporting metabolic functions.

Probiotics not only prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing disease, they also enable the body to absorb and use such crucial minerals as calcium, zinc, and iron, and they help manufacture thiamin, riboflavin, and vitamins B6, B12, and K. Probiotics may also stimulate mucus formation, which enables helpful microbes to cling to and colonize the gut’s walls (primarily in the colon) and reinforce the barrier that keeps harmful invaders out.

Only about 1 percent of the bacteria we harbor potentially provoke disease. In a healthy body, the beneficial bacteria keep the dangerous ones in check by competing with them for food and muscling them out of spaces to occupy. In addition, some good bacteria produce a mild acetic acid solution—healthy for our guts but toxic to harmful bacteria.

This triumph of good over evil in our internal bacterial world enables us to enjoy vibrant health. But should something upset the system, dysbiosis can occur, allowing disease-causing bacteria to get a toehold and multiply.

Even subtle changes in the number of good bacteria in the gut can produce a host of common symptoms and result in an obvious lack of wellness, according to S.K. Dash, PhD, a probiotic researcher and author of A Consumer’s Guide to Probiotics (Freedom Press, 2005). The result: digestive problems, including diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and indigestion. Other problems can include lowered immune function, frequent bouts of infectious disease, urinary tract infections, and prostatitis—even fertility problems and an increased risk of cancer, notes Dash.

Many holistic health practitioners see excellent results with probiotics therapy. Mitch Kennedy, ND, frequently prescribes them to his patients from his Avon, Connecticut clinic, Health With Nature. “I have successfully used probiotics to shorten the duration of common colds, viral respiratory infections, sinus infections, urinary, bladder, and prostate infections, and diarrhea—both viral and infectious ‘traveler’s’ types,” Kennedy reports.

When good bugs go AWOL
The balance of your internal bacterial population can tip in an unhealthy direction for many reasons—including stress, a poor diet, various drugs, and chemotherapy, says Sheryl Berman, PhD, dean of the School of Natural Health Sciences at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington.

According to many experts, antibiotics top the list for creating bacterial chaos. Although certainly life-saving at times, these drugs not only kill their intended target, harmful bacteria, they wipe out the beneficial ones, too. “Almost any antibiotic will cha...

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