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How Necessary are Probiotics?

Some diseases are caused by bacteria, so it is normal to be a little cautious about taking a supplement that contains bacteria. Dr David Warwick of Warwick Chiropractic has been reading some scientific evidence that shows that probiotics can prevent and treat some sickness.

The meaning of the word probiotic is “for life.” This tells us that although they contain bacteria, they are good bacteria’s for our immune and digestive systems. Although these are good, our digestive system still needs a little bit of bad bacteria to stay balanced. Irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, H pylori, bladder cancer recurrence, C-Diff (a gut infection to do with antibiotics), pouchitis (problem after colon removal, eczema in kids, and countless more diseases can be treated or cured with probiotics, according to studies done dating back to the 1990s.

There are different types of probiotics, because of the contrasting bacteria strains which have different uses. This is why probiotics can help us in so many different ways. So one probiotic can help prevent cavities, but could never survive in the stomach acid, and vice versa. A study done by Harvard.edu shoes that probiotic therapy can treat diarrhea. Lacotbacillu GG can shorten the span of diarrhea in young children and even babies. When compared with a placebo, PBS reduce antibiotic caused diarrhea by 60%.

Not only can probioticss prevent diarrhea, but are also essential in vaginal health. PBS are known to reduce or even completely rid of yeast infections in women. Lactobacilli also helps with bacterial vaginosis. This can complicate pregnancies and eventually lead to pelvic inflammatory disease. Another use is treating UTIs in women.

Next month, Warwick Chiropractic will be discussing more about probiotics, so stay tuned.

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