Probiotics

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.


Lactobacilli as a Probiotic Supplement

Lactobacillus is a kind of bacterium. It’s found usually in the mouth, intestinal tract, urinary and genital systems. There are in fact many different species of lactobacillus. These are what scientists refer to as “good” or “friendly” bacteria. We not only welcome them but we need them in our system […]


Probiotics Specifically for Women

Research indicates women who take probiotics experience better health, relief and have less difficulty with bowel movements compared to those who don’t.


Probiotics Work for Vaginal Health

Women use probiotics to help treat and prevent vaginal yeast infections and relieve symptoms of intense itching, swelling and sever irritation.


Probiotic Options for IBS Sufferers

IBS is the most common gastrointestinal disorder in the western world. Probiotic treatments can be effective and treating the symptoms of IBS.


Soil-Based Probiotics Unraveled 1

Soil-based organism or SBOs describe a new strain of probiotic supplements that’s exciting researchers. So what is it that makes SBOs to special


The Best Probiotic foods

When we hear the word probiotic, we often think of supplements in the form of milk drinks, but there are many tasty, nutritious foods we can eat to get healthy probiotic bacteria. This article looks at some of the best probiotic foods.