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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?

People House
(303) 480-5130
3035 W. 25th Ave.
Denver, CO
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EFT / TFT, EMDR, Energy Healing, Guided Imagery, Herbology, Kinesiology, Life Coaching, Massage Therapy, Meditation, Metaphysics, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Nutrition, Past Life Regression, Physical / Exercise Therapy, PSYCH-K, Psychotherapy, Somatic Therapy, Spiritual Counseling

Venus Moshrefi, MHA, RRT, CNC
(719) 219-9646
212 Washington Street, Suite F
Monument, CO
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Acupressure, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Biofeedback, Bioidentical Hormones, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Chelation Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Ear Coning, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Guided Imagery, Healing Touch, Herbology, Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, Life Coaching, Lymphatic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Neurofeedback, NHRT, Nutrition, Polarity Therapy, Psychotherapy, Reiki, Spiritual Counseling, Stone Massage, Therapeutic Touch, Wel
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Center for Wholistic Health & Healing

Greg Shim, L.Ac.
(303) 660-4357
One Oakwood Park Plaza, Suite 106
Castle Rock, CO
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Acupuncture, Herbology, Nutrition, Physical / Exercise Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
Associated Hospitals
Castle Rock Family Acupuncture

Martin Woodbury, CBP,Jane Woodbury, CBP, BSW
(303) 651-3730
Phoenix Wellness Center,8127 Anchor Drive
Longmont, CO
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Animal Health, Biofeedback, Bioidentical Hormones, Detoxification Foot Bath, Electro-dermal screening, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Homeopathy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Laser Therapy, Life Coaching, Nutrition, Pilates, SpectraVision, Wellness Centers

Dr. Hal A. Huggins, DDS, MS
(719) 593-9616
5082 List Drive
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Blood Chemistry Analysis, Holistic Dentistry, Integrative Medicine, Nutrition

George Lemuel Baker, MD
(970) 923-4527
PO Box 6522
Snowmass Village, CO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition, Pediatrics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1960

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Eric Holmes
(720) 299-7935
2929 W. Floyd Ave., #319
Denver, CO
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Sports Nutrition
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International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Paula Miriani
(303) 725-5807
Denver, CO
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Angel Readings, Animal Communicator, Animal Health, Breathwork, Channeling, Crystal Therapy, Distance Healing, Energy Healing, Medical Intuitive, Meditation, Medium, Metaphysics, Nutrition, Past Life Regression, Physical / Exercise Therapy, Pranic Healing, Psychic, Reconnective Healing, Reiki, Remote Healing, Spiritual Counseling, Yoga, Yuen Method
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Metaphysical Fitness

Colette Monat, MA, CN, CH
(719) 632-8323
2211 W. Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO
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Distance Healing, Ear Coning, Energy Healing, Guided Imagery, Healing Touch, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, Meditation, Nutrition, Past Life Regression, Reiki, Remote Healing, Spiritual Counseling
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Alternative Holistic Healing

Frontier Medical Institute
(303) 233-4247
2801 Youngfield Street, Suite 117
Denver, CO
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Weight Management, Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Men's Health, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Functional Medicine, Fitness/Exercise, EFT, Chelation Therapy, Cardiovascular Disease, Bio-identical HRT, Acupuncture
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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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