Non-Pathogenic Supplements West Palm Beach FL

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?

Lawrence Weinstein
(561) 200-3583
Bethesda Health City
Boynton Beach, FL
Business
Cardiology Associates of South Florida
Specialties
Nutrition, Internal Medicine
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: MedicareMedicaidHealthy District of Palm Beach CountyUnited HealthBCBSAetnaCignaGHIHumana
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Delray Medical Center, Bethesda Medical Center, Boca Raton Community Hospital
Residency Training: Mt. Sinai and St Lukes Roosevelt New York
Medical School: Mt. Sinai Medical School, 1984
Additional Information
Member Organizations: AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY
Awards: American Red Cross Hero Appreciation Award for Head of Pharmacy Delray Medical Center
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,French,German

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David Schnitzer D.O.M., NCCAM Dipl.
(561) 615-4535
Specializing in addictions and pain mgmt.,400 Executive Center Drive, Suite
West Palm Beach, FL
Specialty
Acupuncture, Herbology, MicroCurrent Therapy, Nutrition, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
Associated Hospitals
Balance Point Acupuncture

David C Dodson, MD
(617) 332-3431
1411 N Flagler Dr
West Palm Beach, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton L F, Ma

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Lisa Marie Derosimo, MD
(561) 586-3646
Jupiter, FL
Specialties
Family Practice, Nutrition
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1996

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Glenn Farinacci
(917) 992-0209
1730 S. Federal Hwy, #208
Delray Beach, FL
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Daisy Merey, MD
(561) 659-6756
200 Butler St Ste 1
West Palm Beach, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition, Family Medicine
Gender
Female
Languages
French, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian
Education
Medical School: Centro Biomedico Cuauhnahuac Esc De Med, Cuernavaca, Morelos
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Columbia Hosp, West Palm Bch, Fl
Group Practice: Dr Merey's Ideal Weight Clinic

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Daisy Merey, MD
(561) 820-1437
525 S Flagler Dr Apt 23D
West Palm Beach, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition, Family Medicine
Gender
Female
Languages
French, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian
Education
Medical School: Centro Biomedico Cuauhnahuac Esc De Med, Cuernavaca, Morelos
Graduation Year: 1979

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Asa Margareta Nyman, MD
(561) 799-6881
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Nutrition
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Karolinska Inst, Med Fak, Stockholm, Sweden
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Jupiter Med Ctr, Jupiter, Fl

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Dara Wittenberg
1420 Highland Lane
Del Ray Beach, FL
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Reiner Chiropractic & Wellness
(561) 689-4700
5768 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL
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

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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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