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"Probiotics for Health" (Simon & Schuster) - 100 Amazing and Unexpected Uses for Probiotics
"Probiotics: How To Use Them To Your Advantage" is your guide to understanding why you don’t have enough probiotics and what you can do about it. There are things you do and take everyday which are detrimental to your gut microbiota, and things you aren't doing, but should, which would help it. This book is written by me, Jo Panyko, your friendly host and creator of this website, and it complements the website.
Books by Jo Panyko - All of my books on one page for your convenience.
Best Probiotic - What is the best probiotic? Is there such a thing?
Flora - Lots of useful information about the microbes within you, including where they live, how they interact with your body, how they are classified, and other tidbits.
Health Benefits and Effects of probiotics - There are numerous conditions that may benefit from probiotics
Side Effects of Probiotics - There aren't many, but it is good to know what they may be
Sources of Probiotics- Foods, drinks and supplements
me – Jo Panyko Bailey, author of Power Of
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CFU - What does Colony Forming Unit mean? Does it matter with probiotics?
CFUs - Why it is important to know what you are getting in a probiotic supplement
Flora - Know the basics about flora, the microbiome and probiotics.
Genetics and Probiotics - Do your genetics define you and your state of health?
Human Microbiome Project - Updates and what they mean to you
Microbes - Other "nerdy" information about probiotics such as air requirements, staining, spores, fermentation types and laboratory-study lingo.
Pathogens - Research on pathogens and the microbiome
Probiotics Classification - Knowledge about probiotics classification helps you make better health decisions
Probiotic Microbes - Which ones they are and how they are different
Bacillus, General -Some are deadly, some are probiotics?
Bacillus clausii - An alkaline-tolerant spore bacterium
Bacillus coagulans - Should you be taking these soil organisms as probiotics?
GanedenBC30 - Probiotic expansion in processed foods
Bacillus indicus - An interesting bacterium with pigmented cells
Bacillus licheniformis - An opportunistic pathogen or a probiotic?
Bacillus subtilis - Soil organism or probiotic? Or both?
Bifidobacterium, General – Bifidobacterium (bifidobacteria), the probiotic LAB superstars.
Bifidobacterium animalis – These beasts are probiotic good bacteria
Bifidobacterium bifidum - A common probiotic bacteria with uncommon health benefits
Bifidobacterium infantis - Sounds like an innocuous strain. Is it?
Bifantis - A special B. infantis, not widely advertised by this name anymore
Bifidobacterium lactis – Bifidobacterium lactis is a sub-species of Bifidobacterium animalis
Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 - Also known as Howaru Bifidus, B lactis DR10, Bifidus DR10 and HN019
HOWARU Bifido - Lactic acid bacteria also known as B. lactis DR10, Bifidus DR10, and B. lactis HN019
Bifidobacterium longum - Probiotic bacteria with a long list of health benefits
Bifidus DR10 - One of many names for the same probiotic bacterium
Bifidus Regularis - In Dannon Activia Yogurt. Is B. lactis DN-173010, one of the probiotics for constipation to help keep your colon healthy
Lactobacillus, General - Lactobacillus, the other probiotic LAB superstars.
Lactobacillus acidophilus - The popular probiotic bacteria.
Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1- Also known as L. acidophilus DDS-1
Lactobacillus acidophilus NAS - A Natren "super strain"
Lactobacillus brevis - Anti-viral, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory potential
Lactobacillus bulgaricus LB51 - A special anti-cancer probiotic?
Lactobacillus bulgaricus - A yogurt starter culture that is also a probiotic
Lactobacillus casei - Biogenic amine producer or probiotic?
Lactobacillus plantarum - A common probiotic bacteria with stellar benefits
Lp299v - A patented probiotic strain for IBS and cardio health
Lactobacillus reuteri - Commonly-occurring probiotic bacteria
Lactobacillus rhamnosus - Probiotic bacteria with impressive health benefits
Lactobacillus rhamnosus DR20 - One of several names for the same probiotic
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG - Also known as "LGG", has many health benefits
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1- Stellar for a UTI or a vaginal infection
Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 - Impressive immunity results from this multi-name probiotic species
HOWARU Rhamnosus - A probiotic bacterium with many names and immune function benefit
Lactobacillus sporogenes - Is this really a Lactobacillus?
Leuconostoc mesenteroides - From beneficial bacteria to probiotic
Saccharomyces, General - Can yeast be a probiotic?
Saccharomyces boulardii - "The Special Forces Probiotic" yeast superstar
Saccharomyces boulardii Sources - Saccharomyces boulardii is the "Special Forces Probiotic" yeast superstar. Here is where you can find it.
Saccharomyces boulardii Suggestions - Need help deciding how to take Saccharomyces boulardii? Here are a few suggestions.
Streptococcus, General - Some can be deadly and some are actually probiotics
Possible Side Effects of Probiotics - There are just a few side effects of probiotics, compared to all of the health benefits. Know what they are.
Constipation - Constipation is a regularity problem in the colon which limits bowel movements. Prevention is key.
Causes of Constipation -Know the causes of constipation so you can take preventative action before it becomes chronic constipation
Relief for Constipation - Conventional - Relief for constipation is big business since constipation problems affect nearly everyone at least once. Are constipation medications such as laxatives your only choice?
Probiotics for Constipation - Are probiotics for constipation a good choice? Or are laxatives your best bet?
Diarrhea - Anti-diarrheal medications can increase your risk of heart problems.
GERD -GERD is a Common Complaint with Indigestion. How Do You Get Heartburn?
GERD and Probiotics -Is There Help for GERD with Probiotics? Reflux affects a lot of people, and it’s important to know if probiotics can help.
GERD Symptoms - GERD Symptoms and Complications Involve More Than Indigestion and Heartburn
Antacids -Antacids like Tums are often used for GERD. Some people eat them like candy, figuring that they are helping their bones. Is this the best way to control stomach acid, reflux and indigestion?
H2 Blockers -H2 blockers such as Zantac or Pepcid are often used for GERD. Can they be used long-term to control stomach acid, reflux and indigestion? Here’s a look at these drugs.
Proton-pump Inhibitors - Proton pump inhibitors like Nexium or omeprazole (Prevacid) are often used for GERD. Is this the best way to control stomach acid, reflux and indigestion? Here’s a look at PPIs.
Indigestion - Indigestion is a cry from your body for help. Are you listening or just covering the symptoms with medications?
Necrotizing Enterocolitis - Necrotizing enterocolitis is a serious gastrointestinal tract disorder which can affect premature infants. Probiotics can help prevent it.
Vaginitis - The cause of your vaginitis doesn't have to be a mystery.
Aerobic Vaginitis (AV) - A bacterial infection with vaginal discharge that is often mistaken for BV (bacterial vaginosis). Knowing the difference could mean being cured – or not.
Aerobic Vaginitis Symptoms and Treatment - How to know if you have this bacterial vaginal infection and what to do about it.
BV (Bacterial Vaginosis) - You could have it and not know it. Is it increasing your risk for infections, especially in pregnancy?
BV (Bacterial Vaginosis) Diagnosis - BV is a type of vaginitis that needs to be diagnosed by a healthcare practitioner, especially in pregnancy. Here is how it’s done.
Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) - Conventional Treatment - What is the treatment of bacterial vaginosis? Are antibiotics such as clindamycin the answer?
Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) with Probiotics - Can probiotics help with treatment of bacterial vaginosis?
Candidiasis (Vaginal Yeast Infections) - Is Candidiasis to blame for your vaginitis? Learn how to recognize the causes and symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection
Vaginal Yeast Infections Diagnosis - Vaginal yeast infection may or may not be easy. Here are things to consider before self-treating your vaginitis.
Yeast Infection Treatment - Vaginal, Conventional - Yeast infection treatment for the vagina depends of the type of yeast involved. Is it Candida? Learn about your options for relief of your vaginitis.
Yeast Infection Treatment - Vaginal, Probiotics - Yeast infection treatment and probiotics? How are they related? Do probiotics show promise for this type of vaginitis?
Acne - Acne is an imbalance from the inside out, so are antibiotic creams and pills the best choice?
Acne and Probiotics - Acne and probiotics may seem totally unrelated, but here's why they may make a perfect pairing for your gut health and breakouts.
Autoimmunity - Probiotics have actions for autoimmunity prevention and progression. Find out how.
Cholesterol - This probiotic is shown to help reduce LDL cholesterol.
Chronic kidney disease - Chronic kidney affects 1 in 3 Americans. Find out what you can do to care for your kidneys, including what probiotics may have to offer.
CKD - Learn about the risk factors, early symptoms and assessment of chronic kidney disease
- Depression may have some of its roots in the gut. Probiotics may help.
Heart Disease and TMAO - Maybe the cause of heart diseases like atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction starts in your gut. Can probiotics help?
Insomnia - The inability to fall asleep or stay asleep can have disastrous consequences. "I can't sleep" is not an option.
Lavender oil - Lavender oil as Silexan helps with Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Lymphoma - Lymphoma is a scary disease. As with almost any cancer, the causes are multiple and varied. Probiotics may have a role in lymphoma prevention – that of a protective role against it.
MRSA Infection - Studies show that gut dysbiosis may set the stage for a worse prognosis
NAFLD - Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease benefits from diet and lifestyle interventions, including probiotics.
Osteoporosis - Bone density is not the most important factor. This is.
Parkinson's Disease - Is there a link between the gut and Parkinson's?
TMAO Reduction - Studies suggest ways to reduce trimethylamine-N-oxide levels
TMAU (Trimethylaminuria) - The causes, types and triggers for this metabolic disorder characterized by body odor.
TMAU (Trimethylaminuria) - Can probiotics and dietary elimination help this FMO3 metabolic disorder?
Triclosan Toxicity - Learn about what the antibacterial chemical triclosan may be doing to you and your gut microbiome.
Sources of Probiotics - General information about foods, drinks and supplements that contain probiotics
Probiotic Foods - Add some of these foods and drinks to your menu.
Chocolate - Mmmm, can it really be good for you for probiotics?
Fiber - Why this nutrient is so important for health
Honey - Honey is a prebiotic and a probiotic. Are all types equal?
Sauerkraut - Sauerkraut is a gluten free, fermented cabbage food. Does it contain probiotics?
Beet kvass - What is it, how do I make it and what is in it?
Kefir - What is it? What is it good for?
Kefir - How to Make Kefir - video
Kefir - Cost Analysis of Homemade vs. Store Bought
Kombucha - What is It? What is in It?
Kombucha Benefits - Are They True or Hype? Is It a Probiotic Drink?
Activia - Activia yogurt products contain Bifidus Regularis, AKA B. lactis DN 173-010, one of the probiotics for constipation.
GoodBelly - Probiotic Drinks with L. plantarum 299v
Probiotic Supplements - Why my reviews of probiotic supplements are better than others you may find
Alflorex - A probiotic supplement in the UK and Ireland with the Bifidobacterium infantis 35624 strain of bacteria that is advertised to help with IBS. Is that what this strain is best for?
Align - A probiotic supplement with the Bifidobacterium infantis 35624 strain of bacteria that is advertised for help with digestive issues. Is that what this strains does best?
BioClinic Naturals Probiotic-Pro12 - A multi-species probiotic supplement with 12 gastric-resistant strains of beneficial bacteria
Bio-Kult Advanced Multi-Strain Formula - A multi-species probiotic supplement with 14 gastric-resistant PXN strains of bacteria
Clear-Biotic - Clear-Biotic is marketed to treat skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema.
Culturelle - Culturelle is a probiotic supplement that contains a significant amount of the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG that is valuable, especially for immune function.
Earth's Pearl Probiotic - A time-release supplement marketed to be "The World's Best Probiotic".
Fem-Dophilus - Fem-Dophilus is a probiotic supplement valuable in feminine health
FloraFemme - A Vaginal Probiotic Suppository for BV and Vaginal Yeast Infections
Florastor and FlorastorKids - Patented forms of the probiotic yeast, Saccharomyces boulardii
GutPro - A "clean" multi-strain probiotic supplement in powder, infant-powder and capsule formulations
Healthy Origins Probiotic - A probiotic supplement with FloraFIT® single strains of multiple bacteria.
Hyperbiotics PRO-15 - A shelf-stable probiotic supplement marketed as "The Perfect Probiotic". Is it true?
iFlora Multi-Probiotic - A multi-species probiotic supplement with 16 different bacteria strains.
Jarro-Dophilus EPS Higher Potency - A shelf-stable probiotic supplement with 8 different bacteria strains
Leaf Origin Essential Cultures - A shelf-stable probiotic supplement with 15 different bacteria strains
MegaSporeBiotic - An all-Bacillus supplement with interesting claims
Mercola Complete Probiotics - High potency with 10 strains including Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 and Lactobacillus brevis
Natren's Healthy Trinity - With Lactobacillus acidophilus NAS, Lactobacillus bulgaricus LB51 and Bifidobacterium bifidum Malyoth
NOW Probiotic-10 - High potency with 10 documented strains
PB8 - A gluten-free, dairy-free probiotic supplement with 8 different bacterial strains. No longer a Nutrition Now, Inc. product
by Probiotic America - An industry-leading multi-species probiotic supplement?
Perfect Pass Probiotic- An allergen-free, all-Bacillus probiotic supplement.
Prescript-Assist - New formula with controversial microbes in it.
Primal Defense HSO Probiotic - Garden of Life's "Homeostatic Soil Organism" probiotic supplement. What are these HSO's and is this supplement a good one?
Probifia Pearls - Contain only Bifidobacterium species and marketed for colon health.
Raw Probiotics Women - An unusual supplement based on Bulgarian yogurt and milk kefir
Renadyl - A probiotic supplement with research to show its efficacy in helping chronic kidney disease (CKD)
Renew Life Ultimate Flora RTS Probiotics - Room-temperature stable probiotic supplements that are available in a variety of formulations
Renew Life Ultimate FLora RTS Colon Care - Six room-temperature Bifidobacterium strains for digestive and colon health. This supplement is discontinued as of early 2015.
Renew Life Ultimate Flora RTS Senior Care - Six room-temperature Bifidobacterium strains for digestive balance, promotion of regularity and colon support.
RepHresh Pro-B - Balances yeast and bacteria in the vagina and female areas.
Theralac - Does it restore regularity and regulate the immune system?
trunature Digestive Probiotic - A gluten-, dairy- and soy-free probiotic supplement with 10 billion CFU of beneficial bacteria per capsule.
Ultimate Flora Men's Complete - A high potency, 90 billion CFU, "clean" supplement for adults
Ultra Jarro-Dophilus -A potent 50 billion CFU probiotic supplement with 10 beneficial bacteria strains including BB536.
UP4 Probiotics - Multiple formulations, each containing Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1
VSL#3- A high-potency probiotic for the IBD ulcerative colitis, an ileal pouch and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
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