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Probiotics –The Immune Boost You May Need

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Probiotics are living bacteria that can promote health when we include them in our diet through foods. Here’s an excerpt on why families should include probiotics in their diet.

  • Enhanced immunity — the gut is your immune command center, overseeing regulation of immune responses including inflammation. Probiotics have been shown to boost immune function.
  • Reduction of diseasecausing bacteria — when beneficial probiotics populate your gut, the majority rules and unhealthy bacteria become the minority.
  • Prevention of allergythe allergic response may be related to an excessive or imbalanced immune response; probiotics are used for the prevention and reduction of allergic symptoms.
  • Treatment of antibiotic associated diarrheacaused by the use of broad spectrum antibiotics, the associated diarrhea can be reduced by the use of probiotics.
  • Read the whole story on how to include them in your diet.

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  1. Ann Haydu on July 23rd, 2010 1:25 pm

    Thanks, Melissa, for putting together this great information. I was especially interested to read the expert interview. I have read plenty of studies on prebiotics and probiotics but am very interested in how the medical professionals are applying what we know with their patients. Very informative.

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