Probiotics

Yogurt as a Probiotic, A Review

Yogurt as a Probiotic, A Review

Yogurt is a “go to” probiotic for many people. A lot of doctors and pharmacists will advise their patients to eat yogurt when taking an antibiotic. They like it too because it is low in fat and is in a good position on the FDA food pyramid. In

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Why I am Split on Recommending Kefir, A Review

Why I am Split on Recommending Kefir, A Review

Most people in the health blogosphere focus on the positives of kefir; it is the bee’s knees! However, what about the negatives of ingesting the probiotic drink? Why do so many of the clients I coach seem to be intolerant of the beverage? It is chocked full

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H. pylori, Evil Mastermind or Ally? Part 2

H. pylori, Evil Mastermind or Ally? Part 2

More and more people are contacting me with H. pylori overgrowth. Some just have symptoms of overgrowth; others have tested positive for the bacteria. One person I coached had multiple H. pylori tests done; they kept coming back negative. Even though this person had a prior infection,

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Why Supplementing With Probiotics May Make You Ill – Part 3: Mislabeling

Why Supplementing With Probiotics May Make You Ill – Part 3: Mislabeling

Probiotics are supposed to improve digestive health, yet they sometimes make people ill – could probiotics cause them to develop overgrowth? Why do supplements hailed for improving digestive health make some people worse? Is it the shift in the microbiome that makes people ill? Or is it

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AO+ Mist – Skin Probiotic Review

AO+ Mist - Skin Probiotic Review

Here at Fix Your Gut, we talk a lot about the gut microbiome, but what about the skin microbiome? We do just as much, if not more to manipulate the bacteria of our skin, and it may not be to our advantage. Our modern hygiene practices encourage the

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H. pylori, Evil Mastermind or Ally? Part 1

H. pylori, Evil Mastermind or Ally? Part 1

Here at Fix Your Gut we have discussed at length about H. pylori. There is a lot of ongoing research being done to determine H. pylori’s coexistence with humans. Is it commensal, or severely opportunistic? Is it normal flora? Jason Hooper and I have both written about

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