Probiotics

Low Carb Diets and the Gut

Low Carb Diets and the Gut

The human diet has an enormous impact on the quantity and quality of bacteria in the gut. In 2013, a team of scientists showed that a change in diet can radically alter the microbiome after just four days 1. Will eliminating carbs have a direct impact on

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Why Supplementing With Probiotics May Make You Ill – Part 2: MMC Issues

Why Supplementing With Probiotics May Make You Ill – Part 2: MMC Issues

Probiotics are supposed to improve digestive health, yet they sometimes make people ill – especially if they have SIBO. Why do supplements touted for improving digestive health make some people worse? Is it microbial die-off in people with SIBO? If they continue taking the probiotics, will they

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Why Supplementing With Probiotics May Make You Ill – Part 1: Histamine

Why Supplementing With Probiotics May Make You Ill - Part 1: Histamine

Probiotics are important in maintaining our gut flora, but they can still cause issues just like any supplement and most issues with supplementation go unreported on the natural health blogosphere. Everyone writes about the pros of taking probiotics, but what are the cons? The cons of taking

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Do I Recommend Florastor (Saccharomyces boulardii), a Review

Do I Recommend Florastor (Saccharomyces boulardii), a Review

I know that I have been bashing HSOs lately with hard science. Maybe I should recommend a “HSO” probiotic for a change. There is only one “HSO” I can recommend as a probiotic supplement and that “HSO” is Saccharomyces boulardii. Saccharomyces boulardii is a strain of beneficial

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