Friday, February 04, 2005

More about probiotics.

I was reading an article in Prevention magazine on the benefits of including probiotics in you good health plan.

Seems the good bacteria alleviate a host of digestive system complaints - from bloating to irritable bowel. Also helpful for sinus and urinary tract infections.

According to the research, there are moderate benefits for infections and eczema. And be sure to consult the Doc FIRST! if you have any serious problems. Find one that will work with you.

I still think the best way to get a healthy dose of healty, live bacteria, is with a natural food product, like KEFIR (this being my first choice) and YOGURT... not capsules or pills. If you buy kefir or yogurt at the store , make sure it says LIVE cultures on the package.

See my earlier post on 1/26/05, "Kefir or Grow Your Own Probiotics at Home" to find out how you can make KEFIR at home. It's easy.

Add Fructooligosaccharides, or FOS to keep the B. Bifidum happy too.

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