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Primer on Probiotics
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
The West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders
Dates: 6/2/2013 – 6/5/2013
La Quinta Resort & ClubLa Quinta
49-499 Eisenhower Drive
Planning for the 2011 2nd Annual West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders is well underway and an outstanding program is in the final stages of development. Look for a sneak peek of the exceptional topics, faculty and sponsors on WCSAD.com soon! June 2-5, 2011 at the La Quinta Resort & ClubThis expanded three-and-a-half-day event dedicated to continuing education and networking in the field of addictions, is expected to draw hundreds of regional, national, and international participants, lecturers and faculty. WCSAD combines workshops and seminars on timely industry topics with an unmatched showcase of the industry's products and services. Your presence at WCSAD will help maintain and increase your competitive edge in the addictions industry. In addition to exhibits, the WCSAD will offer a variety of sponsorships that provide excellent opportunities for increased visibility, multiple acknowledgments and a higher profile. Many sponsorships include exhibit and marketing discounts. This year at the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders we had a record attendance of 822! Attendees represented 37 states and 7 countries.
Desert Arthritis Walk
Dates: 11/6/2013 – 11/6/2013
Palm Desert Civic Center ParkPalm Desert
43900 San Pablo Avenue
The 2010 Desert Arthritis Walk is our annual signature event that raises funds and awareness to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability and helps fund arthritis research, health education, and government advocacy initiatives. The event features a 3k and 5k course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. Pet owners are invited to bring their dogs along for the walk. For more details and to register, go to www.DesertArthritisWalk.com.