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Probiotics: A Billion Good Bugs

Friendly Bacteria for Your Digestive System


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Can be a great help for those who need them. Report
I thought that probiotics are medicines but actually, they are not. Our digestive system is an idol place for bacteria, so we need to maintain a balance between healthy and bad bacteria. Probiotics are healthy bacteria which help in better digestion. After consuming Yakult for a long time I can see several positive changes in my health, my digestion become strong, I have better bowel moment and also got better immunity. I take it as a regular part of my daily diet. Report
Very informative! Thank you! Report
great. Report
Take a probiotic daily. Report
awesome article Report
What the heck??? Probiotics are found in a lot more than just dairy products - do you work for the national dairy association or something?
How about sourdough bread, sauerkraut, miso paste, kimchi...
Anything fermented will have probiotics. Report
I've been taking probiotics for years now and have really noticed the difference. I feel much healthier now that I did several years ago. I've been reading sits like and a few more to increase my knowledge in this good bacteria. Report
probiotics are not dangerous. Doctors and big pharm don' want you taking them and finding out that the medication that they make billions of dollars on is just ridiculously over-prescribed and mostly needed due to our completely unhealthy lifestyle. We gorge on processed foods, bleached flours and sugars and spend millions on who knows what that is in fast food and we do that so that doctors can prescribe the medications that there friends in the food industry made us sick for. So of course they want you to think that this stuff is not safe to take with "certain" medications. It's not safe cause it will cause a loss of profit to your doctor and to a whole lot of other people and even if your doctor is a real nice guy who would never think like that he was programmed to in med school without even knowing he was being programmed. I'm sure he is a nice guy he just didn't have a chance. Report
If you take certain meds, check with a doctor before eating this stuff, it can change the way your body uses the meds, or the body won't be able to use the meds properly because you gut is making the med warned!! Don't just watch the cutesy ads and buy anything and swallow it down, isn't good for everyone at all. Report
Thank you for making my day and making me smile. Just the thought of that little spider sitting down next to Little Miss Muffet with hopes to share her curds and whey....what a visual!!!
I would didn't real all the comments, so maybe this was addressed before, but there are many, many other probiotic-containing foods other than yogurt! Fermentation and pickling were worldwide methods of food preservation, and they still work great to produce very healthy, yummy food that's loaded with probiotics. In many cases, the fermentation process also improves the nutrient content of food and makes it more accessible. In addition, the lactic acid produced by the fermentation keeps bad bacteria from growing, so it's a very safe way to prepare food at home. Properly fermented food will keep for months.

Think about sauerkraut, home-made pickles, kombucha, kimchi... the list is very long! I've been doing this for about the last year, making kombucha, kimchi, kefir, home-made sauerkraut at home in my kitchen. My digestion is better and so is my energy level! It's so much cheaper and easier to make this stuff at home than to buy it in the store, and it's of course possible to control exactly what's in it.
For example, a bottle of kombucha (a probiotic fermented tea drink) is $3.99 for a 16-oz bottle; I can make a gallon at home in about 4 days for the cost of one cup of sugar and 5 tea bags!

I urge anyone who's interested to check out resources on the web about this; two good sites are and There are also tons of YouTube videos out there with recipes and how-to tips. Feel free to message me if you want more info! Report
I always figured little miss Muffett was eating cottage cheese...

I've been using probiotics for a while now, sometimes by eating yogurt, sometimes by taking wafers and sometimes by taking probiotic gummies. The labels of the pills and gummies say that their probiotics survive the stomach acids better than the probiotics in yogurt, but I don't know...

In any case, I think changing it up a bit is a good thing. I LOVE the flavor of plain, non-fat yogurt mixed with a little bit of fruit, and the wafers are kind of hard to take. Report
If you have IBS you maybe lactose intolerant so be sure your probiotic capsule is dairy free. It should say it on the bottle. Report

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