You Won’t Believe How This Works: Fecal Transplant

By Bret Lashner, MD Just the thought of a fecal transplant – of transplanting fecal matter from one person into another – may make a lot of people think, “ick.” It’s an uncomfortable idea. But consider that a fecal microbiota transplant can help people with stubborn, unhealthy gut flora. These are people struggling with recurring … Read More

Probiotics: What You Need to Know

Probiotic supplements have been touted to improve gut health, balance vaginal flora and strengthen the immune system. They contain beneficial bacteria naturally found in the intestinal tract and in some foods, including yogurt, pickles, soft cheeses and sauerkraut. So, it makes sense to consider adding probiotic supplements to your diet. Studies are under way What … Read More

Probiotics May Not Be Answer for Colic

Probiotics are live bacteria in food that may enhance the good bacteria in our bodies, helping to ease certain gastrointestinal complaints like gas, bloating and diarrhea. So it’s no surprise probiotics’ potential gastrointestinal-soothing benefits have led some anxious parents to try using them to help their colicky, crying babies, too. ‘Jury out’ on using probiotics … Read More

Can Probiotics Solve Your Digestive Woes?

If you believe the commercials, eating yogurt loaded with probiotics (beneficial bacteria) will reduce abdominal bloating and regulate your digestive system. But no one can predict whether consuming Lactobacillus or Bifidus regularis in yogurt or other beneficial bacteria in food or capsule form will make you healthier. Everyone’s different “Either you will improve, or you … Read More

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