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Probiotics are generally thought of as the “good” bacteria in the body.

The community of bacteria and other organisms that lives in our intestinal tract — known as the gut microbiome — has co-evolved with us and can be considered a symbiotic partner helping us perform everyday functions, such as eating our lunch.

For the past 75 years we’ve been bombarding them with antibiotics without realizing that when we were shooting at the bad guys, we were also hurting the good guys. And the rising incidence of chronic conditions from obesity to asthma to allergies may be the price we are paying.

In order to kick gut problems to the curb for good, I invite you to do an experiment — with yourself as the subject — to find the root cause and get rid of your symptoms once and for all.

Fewer people are taking fish oil, vitamin C and calcium supplements, according to a recent survey of dietary supplement users. The survey, conducted by Consumerlab.com, also showed that the number of people using probiotics has increased.

Probiotics have also been associated with reducing stress-induced gut flare-ups in a study published in Gastroenterology, and they are also being explored as a pathway for psychological well-being.

Depending on your age, health requirements and taste buds, not every yogurt will be right for you.

Nothing against Jamie Lee Curtis, but sometimes we’re not in the mood for yogurt — or we don’t have a spoon. These alternative foods will also keep your system on track.

Here’s a fascinating little snippy bit of a story which suggests another use for your favorite probiotic drink. Apparently researchers from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland have been looking at the way that Lactobacillus casei which is commonly found in the human mouth and gut and it should be added is one of…

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Did you know that the number of bacteria in our body outnumbers the number of cells in our body? That is something that I personally find totally amazing. But you know in many ways we wouldn’t be able to live without them. Our bodies even use bacteria for digesting our food along with a healthy…

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