Tuesday, November 25, 2008

From NPR - The Human Gut is a Real Melting Pot - How antibiotics can harm the gut

You've probably heard a lot over the past couple years about taking Probiotics following a round of antibiotics to restore a healthy balance in your digestive tract. This NPR interview, of Dr. David Relman of Stamford University, discusses fascinating new research regarding the role healthy bacteria plays in supporting our overall health (to include digestion and our immune system)and how antibiotics can negatively impact the balance of good and bad flora in the gut.

Listen here

Two of the most well researched Probiotics include:

1) Read about Culturelle (available at WalGreens and WalMart)
2) Read about Saccaromyces boulardi(available at many health food stores and online)

Read what The Mayo Clinic says regarding Probiotics

David Relman, M.D., is associate professor of medicine, and of microbiology and immunology at Stanford University. He is also chief, infectious diseases section, at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in Palo Alto, California.