Probiotic Replacement Therapy

Another fad goes the way of Gwyneth Paltrow’s vaginal eggs.  CBS News reports, “Probiotics may not be that helpful – and could actually do some harm“.

Probiotic Replacement Therapy – Fish Semen, the Next BIG Thing

Probiotics may not be as helpful as you think – and may even be harmful in some cases. Researchers studying the human digestive tract found probiotics have questionable benefits and may delay the return of normal bacteria when taken on antibiotics.

Probiotics are found naturally in products like yogurt, sauerkraut, and pickles, and probiotic supplements are widely marketed for their ability to maintain gut health. It’s common for doctors to recommend taking probiotics, which are pills of live bacteria, during a course of antibiotics to counteract what antibiotics do, which is wipe out bacteria – both the good and the bad.

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