How to Be Healthy With Probiotics, From a Nutritionist

Why bother with probiotics? As a savvy consumer reading health information, you want to know if these things matter in order for you to be healthy, or if you are being scammed by marketers. Believe me, they really are powerful (as the website name suggests!), and without them, you could not live for very long!

I'm Jo, a probiotics, microbiome and nutrition educator, consultant and speaker, and the author of several books on probiotics. I created this website to help you understand probiotics so you can make better decisions concerning your health!

To have them work for you to be healthy, or even be healthier, you have to know a little bit about what you are doing.

Explore this nutrition guide for your answers and please contact me with your questions or comments via commenting on the site, Facebook, Twitter or my contact page.

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So, What Are Probiotics?

They are officially defined as, “Live organisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host” by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Most, but not all, of them are taken into the human body through the mouth. And from there, most people think that they live only in the colon.

You’ll see that they live in more places than that. And you’ll see that these beneficial microbes are not just lactic-acid bacteria, like Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species, but include other species and some yeasts. Find out more here:

Know Your Probiotic Flora

Why Take Probiotics?

Probiotic microbes do many incredible things in assisting you to be healthy so they may benefit a variety of conditions like IBS, Diarrhea, Constipation, Bacterial vaginosis, Candida, allergies and many others. Visit these pages to know more and to learn about side effects, too:

A common misconception is that you have to “take” these beneficial bacteria and yeasts in the form of a pill or powder supplement. Throughout history, people all over the world consumed fermented, healthy foods and drinks and benefited from the health-promoting organisms they contained. It’s only in more recent history that scientists have isolated the different microbes and formulated supplements.

Check out how you can get beneficial microorganisms from healthy whole, raw foods and drinks here:

You’ll also find out about when and why you might use supplements and fortified foods and drinks for wellness.

Get Started!

Tap into the potential of these microscopic allies and let the Power of Probiotics help you to be healthy!

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