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Probiotics for Cancer Treatment

According to Globocan, a World Health Organization research project on cancer, globally there were 12.7 million new cases of cancer and 7.6 million cancer-related deaths in 2008. The most prevalent cancers around the world are lung cancer, breast cancer, and…
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Probiotics for Urinary Tract & Vaginal Yeast Infection

There are over 300 million cases of urinary tract infections (UTIs), bacterial vaginosis, and yeast vaginitis worldwide every year. These conditions affect women’s urogenital tract and cause significant pain and discomfort, and even serious complications such as kidney infections. However,…
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Probiotics for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

If you’re one of the five million people around the world living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) you know how distressing and painful this condition can be. Inflammatory bowel disease, which affects men and women equally, often refers to two…
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H. pylori, Ulcers and Probiotics

If you develop an ulcer you’re most likely a victim of the Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria. About two-thirds of the world’s population has H. pylori bacteria living in the lining of their stomachs. Worldwide this organism causes 50 percent…
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Probiotics vs Antibiotics

Should You Take Probiotics While On Antibiotics? Antibiotics Antibiotics have been around for years, and are beneficial for us in many ways. Even though correct usage of antibiotics reduces complications and mortality rates due to infections, over use and abuse…
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Kefir Information

In 1908, the Nobel-prize winning Biologist, Elie Metchnikoff, was the first to say that our digestive system might be aided by lactobacilli, which is a friendly bacteria – probiotics.  He mentioned the people of the Caucasus Mountains could attribute their…
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Using Probiotics to Treat Candida

Recent studies show that probiotics may help to treat candida albicans. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, probiotics are live microorganisms that can provide several health benefits when taken…
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Probiotics and Eczema

Eczema is a persistent skin condition that’s very difficult to treat. However, new research indicates that probiotics may be able to relieve eczema. Probiotics are friendly or healthy living microorganisms (mainly bacteria) that occur naturally in your body. But, most…
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Probiotics, Strengthening the Immune System against Infections

In the early 1900s the Russian immunologist Elie Metchnikoff theorized that taking yogurt with lactic-acid producing microorganisms throughout life could be the primary factor explaining the difference in life expectancy among various ethnic groups. In a study published in the…
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Prebiotics

Prebiotics were first identified and named by Marcel Roberfroid in 1995; he defined prebiotics as follows: “A prebiotic is a selectively fermented ingredient that allows specific changes, both in the composition and/or activity in the gastrointestinal micro-flora that confers benefits…
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