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

Guthrie Clinic Ltd.
(570) 888-5858
1 Guthrie Sq
Sayre, PA
 
Albert Edward Bothe, MD
(570) 271-7936
MC 30-08 100 N Academy Avenue,
Danville, PA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1971

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Free 2b Me Nutrition Services Inc
(215) 517-7777
25 Washington Lane
Wyncote, PA
 
Chalk Hill Chiropractic
(724) 329-5575
3184 National Pike
Farmington, PA
 
Mary McLaughlin
(724) 524-1527
105 South Pike Rd
Sarver, PA
Company
Natural Pathways to Health
Industry
Ayurvedic Practitioner, Herbalist, Homeopath, Naturopath, Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Anxiety, Autism, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Concerns, Stress

Therapies : Acupressure, Counseling, Holistic Medicine, Homeopathy, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Mega-Vitamin Therapy, Natural Hormone Replacement, Nutritional Counseling, Exercise, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Natural Health, Pediatrics
Insurance
Receipt provided for reimbursement
Professional Affiliations
American Board of Homeotherapeutics, American College of Nutrition, American Institute of Homeopathy, American Naturopathic Medical Accreditation Board, Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania, National Center for Homeopathy, National College of Natural Medicine, National Institute of Alternative Health Care

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Makeda Benjamin
811 West Street, Apt #2
Homestead, PA
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Greater Phila Health Action, Inc.
(215) 744-1302
4510 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA
 
Jrmc Physician Services Corporation - Dean Ornish
(412) 653-1391
236 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 
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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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