Non-Pathogenic Supplements Uniontown PA

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?

Masontown Chiropractic
(724) 583-9777
7 N Washington St
Masontown, PA
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
Saturday:Closed

Angela M Esherick
(724) 632-6801
1070 Old National Pike
Fredericktown, PA
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
Saturday:Closed

Michael Reece, ND
(717) 859-4222
4233 Oregon Pike
Ephrata, PA
Services
Oncology, Nutrition, Naturopathy, Homeopathy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Christine Renee Gerbstadt, MD
(814) 949-6841
1701 12th Ave Ste G2
Altoona, PA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Nutrition
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1989

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Ronald Thomas Stanko, MD
(412) 648-6365
200 Lothrop St
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1973

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Chalk Hill Chiropractic
(724) 329-5575
3184 National Pike
Farmington, PA
 
Jrmc Physician Services Corporation - Dean Ornish
(412) 653-1391
236 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Keith Ward Sweigard, MD
(215) 886-0174
500 York Rd
Jenkintown, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Abington Mem Hosp, Abington, Pa
Group Practice: Internal Med Assoc Of Abington

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Helene B. Leonetti, MD, PA
(484) 707-8927
3330 Hamilton Boulevard
Allentown, PA
Services
Women's Health, Sex Therapy, Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Bio-identical HRT
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Johnson Chiropractic Wellness Center
(570) 323-8961
455 Hepburn Street
Williamsport, PA
Specialty
Chiropractors, Kinesiology, Nutrition, Thermography, Wellness Centers
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Offering Advanced BioStructural Correction

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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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