Probiotics: Nature's Internal Healers

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Penguin, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 250 pages
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Probiotic organisms are the body's first line of defense against harmful microorganisms we inhale or ingest. Kept strong, this bacterial army prevents a range of illnesses. "Probiotics" reviews the beneficial bacteria, tells how to use supplements to keep them strong and effective, and includes relevant information on their antibiotic, antiviral, and anti-cancer capabilities.
 

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Contents

Yogurt Yesterday and Today
9
Your Gastrointestinal Tract
19
Your First Line of Defense
29
Your Diet and Friendly Bacteria
39
Babies and Friendly Bacteria
55
The Foes of Friendly Bacteria
65
The Antibiotic Action of Friendly Bacteria
73
The Antiviral Activity of Friendly Bacteria
89
Food Poisoning
173
Gastroenteritis
187
Hyperthyroidism
189
Intestinal Neurosis
190
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
191
Lactose Intolerance
192
Listeriosis
194
Osteoporosis
195

The AntiCancer Capabilities of Friendly Bacteria
97
Choosing the Right Probiotics
113
THE DISORDERS
135
General Guidelines for Taking Probiotics
137
Acne
141
Aging Skin
142
Ankylosing Spondylitis
143
Anxiety
144
Botulism
146
Candidiasis
147
Canker Sores
158
Clostridium perfringens Poisoning
159
Colitis
160
Crohns Disease
163
Dental Problems
165
Depression
166
Diabetes Mellitus
168
Diaper Rash
169
Diarrhea
171
Dry skin
172
Radiation Sickness
196
Rheumatoid Arthritis
198
Salmonellosis
199
Scalded Skin Syndrome
200
Skin Problems
201
Spastic Colon
204
Stress
205
Toxic Bowel
206
Toxic Liver
209
Toxic Shock Syndrome
212
Ulcerative Colitis
213
Urinary Tract Infection
215
Vaginitis
217
Yeast Infection
218
A Final Word
219
Glossary
221
Bibliography
225
Index
241
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