Non-Pathogenic Supplements Phoenix AZ

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?

Jodine L. Wamlsey
(480) 419-8267
7500 E. Pinnacle Peak Road
Scottsdale, AZ
Business
Body Solutions
Specialties
Acupuncture, Nutrition
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Medical School: Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, CA, 2002
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Acupuncture Association
Languages Spoken: English

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Comprehensive Health Services Inc
(602) 263-8484
3543 N 7th St
Phoenix, AZ
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Nutritionist, Colon Hydrotherapist, Osteopath (DO)

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Love-Life of Arizona
(602) 277-1081
1940 E Medlock Dr
Phoenix, AZ
Industry
Nutritionist, Personal Trainer

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Joyful Health
(602) 943-2822
402 E Las Palmaritas Dr
Phoenix, AZ
Industry
Nutritionist, Personal Trainer

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Intuitive Health Institute
(602) 996-9753
1931 W Sweetwater Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Industry
Nutritionist

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Stacy Maxwell
(602) 265-1774
3201 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ
Company
Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine Center
Industry
Life Coach, Nutritionist
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Cholesterol, Diabetes, Hypertension, Weight Loss

Therapies : Journaling, Nutritional Counseling, Nutrition Education
Insurance
Alternative Health Insurance Services, Banner Health, Call to Inquire, Lifewise

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R C Nutrition Center
(602) 269-5616
4825 N 35th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Industry
Nutritionist, Personal Trainer

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Kids Fundamental Nutrition
(602) 749-0294
9100 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Industry
Nutritionist, Osteopath (DO)

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William E Zachow, DO
(602) 973-3100
1526 W Glendale Ave Ste 109
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Family Practice, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1986

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Patrick Stephen Pasulka, MD
(602) 251-8345
11225 N 28th Dr
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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