DR LA PUMA’S FOOD AND NATURE COMMUNITY

Join Dr La Puma’s Community and get his weekly Healthy Bites to feel your best with what you eat and what you experience outside--get insights, healthy recipes, featured pets and recommended household, culinary, literary, botanical and natural products to make your life easier, healthier and more fun.

Add your email below and we'll send you a confirmation. We never sell email addresses.


Hack Your Health Bonus: Get a FREE Download of A Green Rx: How to Use Nature to Look, Feel and Actually Be Less Stressed, Healthier and Happier when you sign up now!


TOOLS & RESOURCES

Free Healthy Recipes

Chef MD

Quizzes

REFUEL

Healthy Bytes

Search
Generic filters
Exact matches only
Filter by Custom Post Type

Probiotics for Diarrhea and Immunity: Science & Yogurt

By DrLaPuma 8 years agoNo Comments
Home  /  Wellness and Mental Health  /  Probiotics for Diarrhea and Immunity: Science & Yogurt
yogurt-probiotics-berries

The FTC’s probiotic record-setting $21m award to 39 states because of Dannon’s exaggerated claims that 1 serving of DanActive drink or Activia yogurt helps prevent colds and flu is in itself a little exaggerated.

The real data? You need 3 servings of Activia daily not 1, to “relieve temporary irregularity or help with slow intestinal transit time.”  The Wall Street Journal broke the story today (I’m quoted).

Probiotics effectively shorten acute diarrhea (not cold/flu) episodes by a day: the Cochrane Review validated the data with 63 studies just last month.  Some strains are better than others. But the Review found these results to be independent of the strain. This is a patented Probiotic Ultra Blend – 15 Billion CFU/g – for digestion issues.

The best scientific studies–randomized clinical trials–have also found probiotic strains effective in treating childhood Helicobacter pylori gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic ulcerative colitis, and preventing childhood eczema. And preventing relapse in Crohn’s disease.

One caveat: look for low sugar foods with added live culture probiotics.

Putting extra sugar in yogurt with active probiotics may improve palatability and get people to eat more yogurt.

But if a marketing team is clever enough to put carrots in vending machines and actually sell them, and to create pre-sliced apples that don’t brown for 4 weeks, then getting Americans to eat 3 servings of lower-sugar yogurt daily (instead of chips, candy and cake) cannot be far off.

Category:
  Wellness and Mental Health
this post was shared 0 times
 000
About

 DrLaPuma

  (925 articles)

CLOSE
CLOSE
Top
Password Reset
Please enter your e-mail address. You will receive a new password via e-mail.