Non-Pathogenic Supplements La Crosse WI

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?

Gundersen Lutheran - Tomah Clinic
(608) 372-4111
1330 North Superior Avenue
Tomah, WI
Services
Stress Management, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Guided Imagery, Family Practice
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Total Health Nutrition Center
(262) 251-8543
N81 W15062 Appleton Ave.
Menomonee Falls, WI
Specialty
Hair Analysis, Herbology, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Wellness Centers

Watertown Regional Medical Center, Inc
(920) 262-4784
125 Hospital Dr
Watertown, WI
 
Calumet Avenue Chiropractic
(920) 682-6680
3713 Calumet Avenue
Manitowoc, WI
 
Vaishali Zala
(262) 338-1123
205 Valley Ave
West Bend, WI
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
(262) 898-1898
1925 Washington Ave.
Racine, WI
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Herbology, Integrative Medicine, Magnetic Therapy, Massage Therapy, MicroCurrent Therapy, Nutrition, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
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Walk-in Clinic

Janet Yearton, DN, CNC
(815) 943-5963
Healthy Choices and Natural Therapies
Lake Geneva, WI
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Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Chelation Therapy, Color Therapy, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Herbology, Homeopathy, Kinesiology, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Reams Testing, Reflexology, Reiki, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Herb Garden Wellness Center

Mykel Alekzanderh, RM, CPT,CPC,CWC,CRP,CPH
(262) 643-6169
125 E. State St.
Burlington, WI
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Acupressure, Distance Healing, Energy Healing, Life Coaching, Meditation, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Nutrition, Physical / Exercise Therapy, Pranic Healing, Qi Gong, Reflexology, Reiki, Remote Healing, Shiatsu, Tai Chi
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HigherHealth Healing and Wellness

Jenny Craig
(608) 829-1700
W Side Location
Middleton, WI
Alternate Phone Number
(608) 829-1700
Services
Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Jenny Craig
(920) 405-1075
2769 S Oneida St
Green Bay, WI
Alternate Phone Number
(920) 405-1075
Services
Weight Loss, Diet Plans

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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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