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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?

Potosi Nutrition
(573) 438-3237
109 Lawrence St
Potosi, MO
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
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Ande Ryneveld
(417) 326-5701
451-B S. Springfield Ave.
Bolivar, MO
Specialty
Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Herbology, Homeopathy, Kinesiology, Matrix Energetics, Nutrition, Reiki, Wellness Centers
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New Life Natural Foods and Bookstore

Nutrition Works, Llc
(417) 849-2332
6800 N 26th St
Ozark, MO
 
Leanna Marie Hoffman, MD
Saint Joseph, MO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Heartland Regl Med Ctr -East, Saint Joseph, Mo

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Burton Creek Weight Loss Solutions, Llc
(417) 256-2111
805 N Kentucky Ave
West Plains, MO
 
Boyd Earl Terry, MD
(573) 882-8157
1 Hospital Dr,
Columbia, MO
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: University Hospitals And Clini, Columbia, Mo
Group Practice: University Of MO Dept- Surgery

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Wellness Restoration Centers Of Missouri
(314) 846-8840
6060 Telegraph Rd
Saint Louis, MO
 
Paul Mayo
(636) 207-3087
627 Pinellas Drive
St. Louis, MO
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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David William Robinson, MD
(314) 436-5100
Fenton, MO
Specialties
Preventive Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Forest Park Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo

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Combined Health Care Professionals
(816) 453-5545
5140 North Antioch Road
Kansas City, MO
Services
Yeast Syndrome, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Supplements, Stress Management, Reiki, Preventive Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Metabolic Medicine, Medical Intuition, Massage Therapy, Internal Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Gastroenterology, Functional Medicine, Fitness/Exercise, Energy Medicine, Endocrinology, Dreamwork Therapy, Diabetes, Dermatology, CranioSacral Therapy, Cardiovascular Disease, Bio-identical HRT, Biofeedback, Bach Flower Es
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American Holistic Medical Association

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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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