Should You Take a Probiotic?

Maddie Oatman says, a few years ago, after a gnarly bout of giardia earned from a few months studying in India, and the ensuing rounds of antibiotics prescribed to kill the bugs, I began to take a probiotic supplement to recoup. I was hoping for something to help me digest, and for some new microorganisms to repopulate my intestine and fend off bad bacteria.


Obesity May be Linked to Harmful Bacteria

Trying to lose weight? You are not alone! The United States has the highest, rate of obesity in the world.

In 2010, more than 35% of American adults were obese as well as 17% of American kids, and it is estimated that 50% of adults will be obese by 2030. Obesity has been attributed to many things, including our overconsumption of processed grains, sweetened foods & sodas. Our sedentary lifestyles does not help either.


Probiotics Symposium September 21-22, 2012

The annual Probiotics Symposium was held at the fabulous Solamar Hotel downtown San Diego Sept 21-22 2012. It was great venue. The hotel provided healthy meals and excellent service.

The first presenter was Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD who spoke about the systemic manifestations of gastrointestinal dysbiosis.

Probiotics Symposium
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Symposium Highlights, Immune Function: Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Enzymes.

On October 1 and 2, 2010, Health Education and WorldLink Medical, in partnership with Klaire Labs, a division of ProThera Inc., sponsored the Fourth Annual Probiotic Symposium on Immune Function: Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Enzymes, held in New Orleans.


American Academy of Pediatrics Reviews Use of Probiotics, Prebiotics

The currently known health benefits of probiotics and prebiotics, including those added to infant formula and other food products for children, are reviewed in an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) report published online November 29 in Pediatrics.



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