Definition of Probiotic:

Derived from the Greek word for "life."  Probiotic refers to organisms and substances which contribute to intestinal microbial balance.  They are beneficial or "friendly" intestinal bacteria.

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Adult Acne

...the condition
“...Probiotic replacement at the end of an antibiotic cycle is recommended.”

Allergic Rhinitis / Hay Fever

...the condition
“...Acupuncture, butterbur supplements, honey, and probiotics are other alternative remedies...”
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Allergy to Cow's Milk

...recommendation Probiotics
“Oral administration of probiotic bacteria has been shown to stabilize intestinal integrity, promote local IgA production and reduce intestinal inflammation in atopic individuals with cow's-milk allergy.”

Antibiotics a treatment
“...After a course of antibiotics, make sure to repopulate your colon with friendly bacteria afterwards: use a broad spectrum probiotic to reintroduce good bacteria and thus keep pathogenic (bad) bacteria and yeast in check...”

Bacterial Dysbiosis

...recommendation Probiotics
“...According to most researchers, normal probiotics should be more numerous than the cells of the intestinal lining itself...”

Carbohydrate Intolerance

...the condition
“...Probiotics: Probiotics containing lactobacillus acidophilus can help reduce the digestive discomfort associated with carbohydrate malabsorption...”

Crohn's Disease

...recommendation Probiotics
“Use of a good probiotic product can help keep the bacterial flora in balance and reduce inflammation...”

Digestive Habit Changes a treatment
“...Use probiotics if possible...”

Estrogen-balancing Medications a treatment
“...Probiotics and calcium-d-glucarate can help in preventing bound estrogens from being 'unbound' and reabsorbed from your intestines...”

Giardiasis Infection

...recommendation Probiotics
Probiotics may interfere with giardia infection through a number of mechanisms, including competition for limited adhesion sites; competition for nutrients that would otherwise be utilized by...”

Helicobacter Pylori Infection

...the condition
“...A 2002 trial demonstrated that a mixed probiotic acidophilus preparation failed to eradicate the H. pylori infection in the patients upon whom it was tried...”
...recommendation Increased Water Consumption
“...Most ulcers can be treated with water consumption and regular use of a good probiotic product.  (Am J Gastroenterol May 1999;94: pp.1200-2...”
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Lactobacillus Acidophilus a treatment
“...As a class, they have been referred to as probiotics, since they stimulate organismal growth is the intestines...”

Myeloproliferative Neoplasm

...the condition
“...magnesium, calcium, zinc, and selenium; Omega-3 fatty acids such as fish oil, 1 – 2 capsules or 1 – 3 tablespoonfuls oil, 1 – 3 times daily, to help decrease inflammation and help with immunity; A probiotic supplement containing Lactobacillus acidophilus, 5-10 billion CFUs (colony forming units) a day, when needed for maintenance of gastrointestinal and immune health...”

Parasite Infection

...the condition
“...Preventing Re-infection ... Periodically consume curry meals (highly anti-parasitic) followed by probiotics treatment (to re-establish healthy intestinal flora)...”

Probiotics a treatment
“...They are called probiotics, the opposite of antibiotics, because they aid in creating a healthy balance of microflora in the gut...”

Soil Based Organisms a treatment
“...SBOs are soil-based probiotic organisms found in healthy soils which produce and release powerful enzymes that prepare and purify soil to support plant growth...”

Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection

...the condition
“...A sufficient intake of probiotics or friendly bacteria can help keep yeast regrowth to a minimum...”
...recommendation Probiotics
“...Even just taking probiotics orally will increase the colonization of these organisms in the vagina and help prevent infections from occurring.”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...recommendation Probiotics
“The use of probiotics to help keep candidal overgrowth from occurring is a common part of many antifungal programs.”
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