Non-Pathogenic Supplements Monroe LA

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?

Diet Center Of Monroe
(318) 323-3438
807 Stubbs Ave Suite 2
Monroe, LA
 
Natural Wellness Center
(318) 387-3000
2106 N. 7th St, Suite 132
West Monroe, LA
Services
natural holistic medicine

Robert L Fortier Bensen, MD
(228) 897-2337
301 S Jefferson Davis Pkwy
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: St Tammany Parish Hosp, Covington, La; Northshore Reg Med Ctr, Slidell, La; Memorial Hospital At Gulfport, Gulfport, Ms; Gulf Coast Comm Hosp, Biloxi, Ms
Group Practice: Center For Functional Medicine

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Health Enhancements
(337) 234-3784
214 Rivergate Drive
Lafayette, LA
Services
Guided Imagery, Stress Management, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Child Nutrician Program
(504) 433-9233
119 Keating Dr
Belle Chasse, LA
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

Natural Wellness
(318) 387-3000
405C Stella St
W. Monroe, LA
 
Dr. Conrad Adams
(225) 924-0604
4664 Jamestown Ave, Suite 140-C
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Blood Chemistry Analysis, Energy Healing, Guided Imagery, Healing Touch, Hypnotherapy, Integrative Medicine, Medical Intuitive, Meditation, Metaphysics, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Past Life Regression, Psychotherapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Spiritual Counseling, Therapeutic Touch, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Alpha Motivation Institute

Steven Patrick Unkel, MD
(318) 368-2238
811 James St Ste A
Farmerville, LA
Specialties
General Practice, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Union General Hospital, Farmerville, La

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Jenny Craig
(225) 926-2751
9634 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA
Alternate Phone Number
(225) 926-2751
Services
Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Jenny Craig
(985) 624-2399
2186 Florida St Ste A
Mandeville, LA
Alternate Phone Number
(985) 624-2399
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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