Probiotics are the good bacteria in your gut that represent your first line of defenses against disease, and a whole host of other health benefits.

When most people think of probiotics, they think of yoghurt drinks, and manufactured products often containing lactobacilli.  Did you know that the lactobacilli were grown and harvested in a lab, and then added to the drink (the drink is a good medium to support the life of the bacteria)?

Another thing to think about is how good bacteria got into our gut in the first place.  Over the centuries, bacteria on the food we ate (before we became germophobic) would colonise and populate our gut, providing huge benefits.  Doesn’t it make more sense then to re-populate our gut bacteria with bacteria that originate in the soil?  Well, with our soils  widely depleted of good bacteria through over-zealous, profit-inducing use of herbicides and pesticides, this is not as easy as you might think.

The following articles are about probiotics and you can read more about prebiotics here, if interested.  If you have any comments or questions, please leave a comment at the end of the relevant article and I’ll do my best to answer it.

Why Today’s Man Should Take Probiotics

Quality probiotic supplements redress the balance of good-to-bad bad bacteria in a man’s gut. It’s an effective and natural way to treat digestive problems.

Probiotics for Effective Weight Loss

Small trials have shown that certain probiotics are effective for weight loss and weight management. More research is needed, but so far so good.

How Safe Are Probiotic Supplements

In general, probiotics are perfectly safe to use for most healthy people. They also provide a plethora of health benefits to the host body.

Probiotics Especially for Pet Dogs

Probiotics for canines are shown to be beneficial for treating and preventing gastrointestinal and digestive disorders in domesticated dogs.