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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?

Joseph Robert Montante, MD
(303) 494-8096
4740 Table Mesa Dr Ste B
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1975

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Inger Giffin, M.S., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac.
(970) 227-3077
4115 Boardwalk Dr., Suite 100
Fort Collins, CO
Specialty
Acupuncture, Energy Healing, Herbology, Nutrition, Reiki, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Associated Hospitals
Wisdom Ways Acupuncture

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

ITC Compounding
(303) 663-4224
The Proven HCG Diet available here,651 Topeka Way, Suite 600
Castle Rock, CO
Specialty
Bioidentical Hormones, Chelation Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Integrative Medicine, Naturopathy, NHRT, Nutrition, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
& Natural Wellness Pharmacy

Larry Eckstein, M.D.
(303) 448-9707
2760 29th Street, Suite 2-D
Boulder, CO
Services
General Practice, Auriculotherapy, Arthritis, Acupuncture, Yeast Syndrome, Wellness Training, Stress Management, Rehabilitation Therapy, Pain Management, Nutrition, Homeopathy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Paula Miriani
(303) 725-5807
Denver, CO
Specialty
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

Alternative Naturopathic Center
(303) 933-3479
Denver, CO
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Acupuncture, Chiropractors, EFT / TFT, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Iridology, Life Coaching, Magnetic Therapy, Naturopathy, NHRT, Nutrition, Psychotherapy, Spiritual Counseling, Wellness Centers

Diana Horowitz, L.Ac., MS, NCCAOM
(720) 404-9926
6650 W. 44th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO
Specialty
Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Energy Healing, Nutrition, Reiki, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yoga
Associated Hospitals
Opal Acupuncture

Martin Woodbury, CBP,Jane Woodbury, CBP, BSW
(303) 651-3730
Phoenix Wellness Center,8127 Anchor Drive
Longmont, CO
Specialty
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

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

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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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