Would-be intestinal bacteria snob seeks counsel
January 27, 2008 12:13 AM Subscribe
So, thanks to the doctor, I'm on some weapons-grade antibiotics, and it looks like all the friendly symbiotic bacteria in my tract are going to be/may already have been destroyed. I guess this is sort of an opportunity, so I'm wondering, anyone have any recommendations for what to repopulate my intestines with?
posted by evariste to Health & Fitness (25 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I know there are yogurts that advertise what gut flora and fauna they provide, and some probiotic milks, too. I've seen something called acidophilus advertised.
I read about one yogurt that has some kind of awesome Romanian strain of bacteria a few years back, but now I can't remember what it was!
I guess it's probably futile and I'll just end up with the bacteria from my first post-antibiotic meal dominating my guts, but I'm kind of a nerd, and I feel like I should try to take charge of what I repopulate my digestive tract with, since I have the opportunity. Any and all interesting ideas are welcome!