The Probiotics Revolution

The Probiotics Revolution

The Definitive Guide to Safe, Natural Health Solutions Using Probiotic and Prebiotic Foods and Supplements

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If the thought of bacteria conjures images of germs that should be avoided at all costs—and certainly not ingested—think again! Some friendly bacteria, called probiotics, are not only beneficial to your health, they’re essential. Now an internationally recognized scientist at a top U.S. medical school—one of the leading researchers in the field—sheds light on the extraordinary benefits of these natural health superstars.

Thanks to an explosion of research in recent years, one thing is clear: probiotics, the healthy bacteria that inhabit the digestive tract, are the body’s silent partners for good health, optimizing the power of the immune system to fight disease and the “bad” germs we fear. But how do they work? And in the face of factors like stress and poor diet, which decrease their numbers, how do you keep your supply well stocked?

Here is an up-to-the-minute, highly accessible guide to probiotics and the foods and supplements that contain and support them—many of which may be in your diet already. Discover:

The key role of probiotics and prebiotics in restoring healthy balance to our bodies, improving immune system functioning, and curbing inflammation

How to use probiotic foods and supplements to prevent and relieve allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, yeast infections, and the negative side effects of antibiotic use

New evidence that probiotics may help fight asthma, cardiovascular disease, breast and colon cancer, autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia—and even obesity

Natural sources of prebiotics, the nutrients that help make the digestive tract more hospitable for probiotic bacteria

The Probiotics Revolution also includes a step-by-step plan for incorporating the many food sources of probiotics and prebiotics into your diet, a complete buyer’s guide to probiotic supplements, and how to introduce probiotics to your family and children.

Baker & Taylor
If the thought of bacteria conjures images of germs that should be avoided, think again! Some friendly bacteria, called probiotics, are not only beneficial, they're essential. Thanks to recent research, it is clear that the healthy bacteria that inhabit the digestive tract are the body's silent partners for good health, optimizing the power of the immune system to fight disease and the "bad" germs we fear. Here is a guide to probiotics and the foods and supplements that contain and support them. Discover: the role of probiotics and prebiotics in restoring healthy balance to our bodies, improving immune system functioning, and curbing inflammation; how to use probiotic foods and supplements to prevent and relieve allergies, bowel disease, yeast infections, and the side effects of antibiotic use; natural sources of prebiotics, the nutrients that help make the digestive tract more hospitable for probiotic bacteria.--From publisher description.

Baker
& Taylor

Explains how to use common probiotic and prebiotic foods and supplements to naturally restore the body's healthy balance, enhance immunity, and curb inflammation, discussing their potential role in preventing and treating a variety of ailments.
Explains how to use common probiotic and prebiotic foods and supplements to naturally restore the body's healthy balance, enhance immunity, and curb inflammation, discussing their potential role in preventing and treating allergies, yeast infections, asthma, chronic bowel diseases, and other ailments. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2007
ISBN: 9780553804928
Branch Call Number: 615.329 Huf
Characteristics: xiv, 412 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Wernick, Sarah

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