I have had a really rough month, with the worst asthma attack I can remember having, which resulted in a course of steroids and a Z-pack (antibiotics.) Now my stomach is extremely unhappy with me. What concrete, supported-by-actual-science steps can I take to finish recovering? [more inside]
I love Kefir. Not only is it delicious, I generally feel better when I am drinking it. My stomach problems are generally better when I am drinking it regularly. I have been a big fan and drinker of the Liberte Kefir, but I would really like to try making my own because the store bought stuff is pricey. TELL ME ALL YOU KNOW ABOUT KEFIR! [more inside]
I'm on a course of antibiotics, so I'd like to begin re-colonizing myself with some helpful gut flora. Totally willing to get whatever from wherever; there are Whole Foods and various hippie stores (no slight intended) around where I can purchase food or pills, if I need something not available at a mainstream big box retailer or grocery store. [more inside]
Why is candida kefyr an ingredient in kefir? Is it beneficial, neutral, or harmful? [more inside]
I'm taking Augmentin (an antibiotic) for a sinus infection. My doctor said I should also take Florastor, a probiotic, to avoid stomach issues. But won't the Augmentin kill anything that Florastor manages to grow? I know, YANMD, but if you have any experience taking antibiotics and probiotics at the same time, please tell me how that worked for you. Did it help with antibiotic-related tummy trouble?
What have been your experiences of taking Yakult? [more inside]
Best probiotic supplement for an allergic cat? OR: Probiotic/digestive supplements with short ingredient lists. [more inside]
Probiotic vitamin tablets: How can bacteria be made into a tablet? Aren't they alive? How can they be dried? [more inside]
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? [more inside]
Some tablets containing probiotic bacteria claim to help with autistic disorders. How? Is it bunkum or could it actually help?
I'm looking for sources for the probiotic Lactobacillus GG in Canada. Can someone help?