Are There Side Effects/Complications When Taking Prebiotics and Probiotics?

IN THIS ISSUE VOL 22 (6.4) 2018 Are There Side Effects/Complications When Taking Prebiotics and Probiotics? Click here to download the full pdf version.   Edward A. Layne, M.D., Editor Prebiotics and Probiotics Side Effects Prebiotic foods that contain increased fiber can produce excess gas in some patients. This problem can usually be solved by decreasing the amount of fiber taken with each meal or by taking the fiber as vegetable …

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How can I find good Prebiotics and Probiotics?

IN THIS ISSUE VOL 22 (6.3) 2018 How Can I find Good Prebiotics and Probiotics? Click here to download the full pdf version.   Edward A. Layne, M.D., Editor How can I find  good Prebiotics and Probiotics? It is always best to begin with food-based [natural] Prebiotics and Probiotics, if these can be tolerated. These include fiber rich natural foods, such as fruits, greens, grains, and vegetables. Foods that contain …

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How Do I Know If I Should Be Taking Prebiotics and Probiotics

IN THIS ISSUE VOL 22 (6.2) 2018 SHOULD I BE TAKING PREBIOTICS AND PROBIOTICS? Click here to download the full pdf version.   Edward A. Layne, M.D., Editor   How do I know if I should be taking Prebiotics and Probiotics? Most nutritionists agree that you should be eating high-fiber foods as a normal part of your daily diet. High-fiber foods contain Prebiotics and support the good bacteria that live …

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What are Prebiotics and Probiotics?

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IN THIS ISSUE VOL 22 (6.1) 2018

WHAT ARE PREBIOTICS AND PROBIOTICS?

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Edward A. Layne, M.D., Editor

What are Prebiotics?

Prebiotics are natural foods that support the normal bacteria or “good bacteria” that live in your gut (gastrointestinal tract). Prebiotics serve as food for the normal bacteria that live in your gut. Some of these Prebiotic foods are bananas, grains, green vegetables, onions, garlic, soybeans, and artichokes. As a rule, natural foods that are high in fiber, can act as Prebiotics for your normal bacteria.

What are Probiotics?

Probiotics refer to  the “good bacteria”  that lives in your gut or gastrointestinal tract. Probiotics may come in natural foods such as yogurt and sauerkraut, as prescription supplements such as “Align™”, or as over-the-counter supplements such as “Intestiflora™”. These  “probiotics” natural foods and supplements contain samples of the normal bacteria that lives in the gut. 

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