Video: Probiotics After Antibiotic Therapy

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I often mention that antibiotics don’t kill viruses, they’re essentially for dealing with bacterial infections. Besides killing the bad bacteria, though, they also kill good bacteria. Most of you know that your body, especially your intestinal tract, has tens of trillions of bacterial cell that help digest your food. This “good” bacteria is so numerous that there are more bacterial cells in your body than, well, you cells.

If the good bacteria becomes collateral damage in your war against infection, the lack of them can compromise your gut, giving one in three antibiotic users diarrhea and having negative effects on your body’s immunity, digestion, and detoxification ability.

Fortunately, there are ways to replace your body’s good bacteria after taking antibiotics. Ingesting, as you suggest, probiotics is one of them. A probiotic is a substance which stimulates the growth of microorganisms, especially those with beneficial properties. In this video, Joe Alton MD talks basics about probiotics and the right way to get stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria during and after antibiotic therapy.

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Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

Joe Alton MD

Joe Alton MD

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