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Probiotics Antibiotics Good or Bad

Probiotics Antibiotics: Good and Bad?
Probiotics Antibiotics Good or Bad

Morgan Chilson in a recent article on newsmax.com, says that one in three people who take antibiotics get diarrhea. The good news! Research has found that probiotics help reduce the risk of suffering from that particular unpleasant side effect.

She goes on to say that one of the most well-researched aspects of probiotics is the effect it has on the gut, and specifically diarrhea symptoms. In 2012 there were numerous studies on antibiotics and probiotics, and researchers determined that people who took probiotics at the same time they took antibiotics were 42% less likely to have diarrhea as a side effect, says WebMD.

WebMD says that by affecting good bacteria, as well as bad, antibiotics can disrupt the delicate microbial balance in the intestines, but the live microorganisms marketed as probiotics can help restore this balance to reduce diarrhea risk.

Gastrointestinal disease researcher Eamonn Quigley, MD, of Ireland’s University College Cork told WebMD that there is a lot of good news because there is a lot of extremely high-quality research going on now.

“Up until now, most of the noise about probiotics has been generated by marketing, but it may soon be generated by the science.”

U.S. News & World Report points out that antibiotic associated diarrhea can even allow a disease-causing strain of bacteria, Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, to proliferate in the gut.

C.diff infections can be very dangerous to some people, particularly people with immune problems. The reports says “some experts hypothesize that even in cases where antibiotics do not cause noticeable GI symptoms, the ecological changes they precipitate in the gut can have adverse effects on longer-term health.”

Research that comes out of Japan shows Dr Ohhira’s Professional Probiotics is effective in counteracting the effects of c difficile.

World Report writer, Tamera Duker Freuman, says that certain probiotic strains have been shown to be more effective in treating antibiotic-associated diarrhea, mainly Saccharomyces boulardii and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG. She says to keep in mind that eating more yogurt or other foods that contain probiotics don’t make the dosage high enough to help fight off AAD.

FYI – Both these strains are contained in Primal Defense Ultra from Garden of Life.

Dr Joel Fuhrman recommends G-Bombs

Dr Joel Fuhrman M.D.

Dr Joel Fuhrman M.D. interview by Dr Oz was rerun on TV recently. He, too, has great concern about the negative, long term effects of using antibiotics.

Dr. Fuhrman is the Research Director of the Nutritional Research Foundation and a member of the Dr. Oz Show Medical Advisory Board. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1988) and has he has also received the St. Joseph’s Family Practice Resident’s Teaching Award becasue of his contribution to making sure their residents are educated.

He takes a very serious preventive medicine approach. He has come up with an acronym, “G-BOMBS”, that you can use to remember the most nutrient-dense, health-promoting foods. He suggests that you ought to eat these every day, and that they ought to make up a large proportion of your diet. He says that these foods are extremely effective at preventing chronic disease and promoting health and longevity.

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most serious health threats today. Infections from resistant bacteria are getting more and more common. Some pathogens have even become resistant to multiple types or classes of antibiotics that are used to treat bacterial infections.

The loss of effective antibiotics makes it very difficult to fight infectious diseases and manage the possible complications in infectious which is common in vulnerable patients who may be undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, dialysis for renal failure, and surgery.

Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses like colds, flu, most sore throats, bronchitis, and many sinus and ear infections. Instead, symptom relief might be the best treatment option for viral infections.

Bottom Line …… use antibiotics when antibiotics are needed, that is to fight bacterial infections when absolutely necessary.

When you use antibiotics appropriately, you do the best to encourage your body to heal. However, taking antibiotics for viral infections, like colds and flu, including most sore throats, bronchitis, and also a variey of ear infections will not help get rid of the infection.

Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics wins Best Supplements Award 2014

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics wins Better Nutrition Magazine’s ‘Best of Supplements’ Award 2014

Once again, Better Nutrition Magazine chose Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics as a 2014 “Best of Supplements” award winner in the Probiotics Category. This is the sixth time.

Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira, Ph.D.

Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira, Ph.D.

The award was presented to them during the Natural Products Expo EAST that was held September 18-20 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

The way it works is that the magazine’s editors conducts retailer surveys and tallied up both reader and staff votes. Then their Supplement Advisory Board, that consists of naturopathic physicians, health writers, and nutrition educators, evaluate the nominated supplements for quality of ingredients, reputation, and the science behind the products. The award winners will now be featured in their November 2014 issue of Better Nutrition Magazine.

Ross Pelton Talks about Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics Formula

Ross Pelton, RPh, CCN, Essential Formula Inc.’s scientific director. He says, “Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics uses 12 beneficial strains in an exclusive manufacturing process that allows the bacteria to thrive for three to five years in fermentation vats while producing numerous other beneficial byproducts. Besides the diverse strains of bacteria, you also benefit from numerous immune-enhancing components that are normally only produced after the probiotics have set up housekeeping in your gut. Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are a phenomenal and one-of-a-kind product that promotes good health.”

The genius behind the scenes is Dr Iichiroh Ohhira, PhD, who formulated this product. He has conducted more than 30 years of university-based, scientific research studies, which have shown that the products are safe and effective in dealing with digestive distress. Essential Formulas Inc. is the sole distributor of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics products in the United States. Their president and CEO says, “Dr. Ohhira’s is an exceptional product and like no other on the market today. It’s always exciting to be honored for quality, efficacy, and it’s stellar scientific credentials.”

We are proud to say that we have been selling Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics ever since Essential Formulas started selling in the USA. Our customers love them, not only because they are so effective for all kinds of digestive challenges, but also because they are so easy to take. The small blisters packaging fits easily into a pocket or purse. The don’t need to be refrigerated and they’re safe for infants, kids and seniors a like. Forgot to mention another important factor – they’re dairy free. The professional formula is the one that I recommend the most. I get excellent results when I suggest them.

Dr Ohhira's Professional Probiotic Formula 30 capsMany of our customers who are dealing withchronic digestive complaints like crohns, colitis, Leaky Gut and IBS take advantage of our on-going special – when you buy 12 Professional Probiotics Formula 60 cap boxes (blue box), you get 2 additional boxes at no charge. This puts the pricing as low as wholesale prices.

The special we offer on the Original formula (green box) is also an excellent deal. When you buy 12 boxes of Dr Ohhira’s Original 

Dr Ohhira's Original Probiotic Formula 30 capsFormula, you get one box for nothing. Our customers are very appreciative of the fact that we are able to extend that type of volume discount to them.

We have tons of educational material on our website about Dr Ohhira and all sorts of clinical studies that he has done. He developed the proprietary TH10 strain from the Malaysian food delicacy, tempeh. This TH10 has been proven effective in vitro against the many virulent pathogenic organisms like E coli-157 that causes food poisoning, Bacillus cereus that causes of intestinal anthrax, MRSA – the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, H. pylori that leads to peptic ulcers, as well as L clostridium that often results in morning sickness, migraine and cluster headaches.

Needless to say I am a big fan of Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics and if you haven’t experienced their benefits yet, I encourage you to try them.


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