Dr. David Brownstein, M.D
Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

Tags: obestiy | yogurt | H. pylori | probiotics

Choose the Right Probiotic

David Brownstein, M.D. By Tuesday, 28 May 2019 04:20 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Years ago, I told a fellow doctor that people who take antibiotics should take a probiotic during the course of the antibiotic treatment, and continue taking the probiotic for two weeks after the course is finished. He laughed at the idea.

“Why not have them just eat yogurt?” he asked.

The reason is that yogurt is not a good source of probiotics. It generally contains too much sugar, which negates the positive effects of the probiotics in it.

If you do eat yogurt, it should come from whole organic milk with no added sugar.

When choosing a probiotic, make sure that you pick a product that has not been made with gluten. Many patients suffer from gluten sensitivities, and you may just be trading one problem for another.

In dairy-based probiotics, the fermenting process often neutralizes the substances that bother those with allergies or sensitivities.

However, severely allergic people should avoid probiotics made from dairy.

Probiotics have also been found to help with cases of diarrhea, urinary tract infections,3 vaginal infections,4 and eczema in children.5

Furthermore, probiotics may reduce side effects from antibiotic treatment from H. pylori. Different microbes have even been found that may point toward a treatment for obesity.

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When choosing a probiotic, make sure that you pick a product that has not been made with gluten.
obestiy, yogurt, H. pylori, probiotics
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 04:20 PM
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