Non-Pathogenic Supplements Opa Locka FL

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?

Arlene L. Kasner, L.N., P.A.
(954) 986-6400
3475 Sheridan St
Hollywood, FL
 
Catherine Popkin, MD
(954) 436-1400
601 N Flamingo Rd Ste 309
Pembroke Pines, FL
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Nutrition
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Reg Hosp, Hollywood, Fl; Memorial Hosp -West, Pembroke Pnes, Fl
Group Practice: Adult Center For Gstrntrlgy

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Matt Stock, BS
(954) 801-7308
2865 Morning Glory Cir.
Davie, FL
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Stacy Winton
(954) 966-4440
3331 SW 49th St
Hollywood, FL
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Derek Hantsbarger
(954) 321-4916
5070 SW 29th Way
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Arlene L. Kasner, L.n., P.a.
(954) 986-6400
3475 Sheridan St
Hollywood, FL
 
Peter Hellberg
6001 Palm Trace Landing Dr. #108
Davie, FL
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Anna Lepeley
(305) 318-8872
3626 SW 2nd St
Miami, FL
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Kenneth Neal Krischer, MD
(954) 584-6655
910 SW 40th Ave
Plantation, FL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1973

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Adrian Legaspi Sauter, MD
(305) 856-2961
4306 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Escuela Med Militar, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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