Non-Pathogenic Supplements Baxley GA

Probiotic, prebiotic; good bugs, bad bugs. Every time we turn around, another study champions the benefits of these gut-friendly supplements. But what are they? What do they do? Why should we take them?

Frederick L Trowbridge, MD
(404) 321-0880
Decatur, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
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Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1968

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Archbold Integrative Medicine Center
(229) 228-7008
2705 East Pinetree Boulevard
Thomasville, GA
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Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Acupuncture, Women's Health, Pain Management
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American Holistic Medical Association

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City Of Gainesville
(770) 503-3330
430 Prior St Se
Gainesville, GA
 
David Lee, D.C., Ph.D., C.Ad.
(770) 973-7533
4463 Towne Lake Pkwy., Suite 300
Woodstock, GA
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Acupressure, Acupuncture, BEST, Biofeedback, Bioidentical Hormones, BioMeridian Testing, Chiropractors, Color Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Distance Healing, EFT / TFT, Electro-dermal screening, Energy Healing, EPFX (QXCI) / SCIO, Flower Essences, Guided Imagery, Healing Touch, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, Laser Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, Magnetic Therapy, Massage Therapy, MicroCurrent Therapy, Myofascial Release, NAET, Naturopathy, Neuro-
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Wellness Revolution Clinics

High Mountain Healthcare & Life Wellness
(706) 745-2229
63 Pleasant Hill Road
Blairsville, GA
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Yoga, Women's Health, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Fitness/Exercise, Family Practice, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease
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American Holistic Medical Association

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The Robbins Health Alliance
(770) 564-1399
1324 Rockbridge Road
Stone Mountain, GA
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Other, Reiki, Supplements, Preventive Medicine, Yeast Syndrome, Weight Management, Rheumatology, Reflexology, Orthomolecular Medicine, Nutrition, Metabolic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Internal Medicine, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Fitness/Exercise, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Dermatology, Chiropractic, Bio-identical HRT, Arthritis, Aromatherapy, Allergy, Acupuncture
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Rev. Dr. Carolyn Porter
(770) 663-3977
10180 Hickory Flat Hwy
Woodstock, GA
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Angel Readings, Channeling, Energy Healing, Life Coaching, NHRT, Nutrition, Past Life Regression, Spiritual Counseling, Wellness Centers
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Where Miracles Happen Healing Center

City Of Gainesville
(770) 503-3330
430 Prior St Se
Gainesville, GA
 
Women for Holistic Gynecology
(404) 733-6334
One Baltimore Place, Suite 350
Atlanta, GA
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Women's Health, Weight Management, Nutrition, Gynecology
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Daniel B Caplan, MD
(404) 727-5728
2040 Ridgewood Dr NE
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1962
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Hospital: Childrens Healthcare Of Atlant, Atlanta, Ga; Emory University Hosp, Atlanta, Ga

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Primer on Probiotics

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By Nora Simmons

Probiotic, prebiotic; good bugs, bad bugs. Every time we turn around, another study champions the benefits of these gut-friendly supplements. But what are they? What do they do? Why should we take them? We asked Angelica S. Vrablic, PhD, a leading expert in nutrition research and a probiotic guru, to give us the lowdown. Here’s what we learned:

1. Probiotics are non-pathogenic (not capable of causing harm) bacteria that naturally live in our gut.
2. Probiotics help keep our intestines healthy and our digestive and urinary tracts running smoothly. These immunity boosters keep infection-causing bacteria (think salmonella and ulcer-inducing H. pylori) from thriving in our intestinal tracts by crowding them out and producing proteins that kill them.
3. The body doesn’t make probiotics on its own; we have to supply them, either by eating fermented food or taking supplements. Back in the good ol’ days, when Grandma pickled her garden-grown cucumbers, fermented the cabbage patch into sauerkraut, and cultured her own yogurt, our diets supplied all the healthy flora we needed. But now almost all fermented foods (even those found in natural grocery stores) contain added sugars and have undergone pasteurization, which kills the good bacteria along with the bad. “If you can find unpasteurized fermented foods (kimchi, pickles, and sauerkraut), buy pasteurized yogurt to which the probiotics have been added back, and eat plenty of prebiotics, you don’t need to supplement,” says Vrablic. But if you’re like most of us—and be honest—you need to supplement.
4. And you should. Every day. Especially after you’ve taken antibiotics. “Antibiotics kill bacteria, and because probiotics are bacterial cultures, they can’t survive. Your gut will desperately need to recolonize its healthy flora,” says Vrablic. “But wait until you finish your antibiotics before starting your probiotic supplements.” As long as you’re not on antibiotics currently, you can take probiotics at any time of the day, with or without food. And they’re totally safe; even a first-time probiotic user can confidently take the recommended dose every day.
5. So what is a prebiotic? Simply put, a prebiotic is food—a complex carb (fiber)—for your probiotic bacteria. For example, Lactobacillus acidophilus feed on the lactose from milk; they then produce lactic acid and thus yogurt. Common prebiotics include inulin (carb from chicory), pectin fiber (from citrus fruit), and almonds. Many probiotic supplements will contain a prebiotic formula too.
6. You can find formulas that specifically target different digestive issues: Lactobacillus acidophilus for gassy stomachs and lactose intolerance; bifidobacteria for intestinal problems and deeper digestive issues; or Lactobacillus rhamnosus for general gut and immune support. But Vrablic recommends finding a good all-around daily supplement that includes several strains so that you cover all your bases.
7. When you choose a supplement, rem...

Author: Nora Simmons

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