Tag Archives: Probiotics

Probiotics for Prenatal Depression and Anxiety: Underscoring the Need for More Research

Although we have data on the reproductive safety of various medications used to treat anxiety, many women would understandably prefer to avoid medications when possible.  Many women ask about alternative treatments, including dietary supplements, herbal remedies and probiotics. While these treatments are often considered to be “safer” because they are natural, it is important to… Read More »

Can taking probiotics cause acne

This makes sense too, especially when you consider the numerous functions that your gut performs on a daily basis. Similar to your skin, your gut is also a barrier, protecting the rest of your body from unwanted microorganisms. If your gut is the barrier, your gut flora arguably acts as a police force of sorts… Read More »

How much probiotics for antibiotics

Taking probiotics when your gut health is weak may not be a good idea Credit: Getty Images. How long does it take for probiotics to work? User comments. What a new study found. Meta-analysis: Probiotics in antibiotic-associated diarrhoea. A couple studies have shown that cocoa polyphenols also increase healthy Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus in the gut… Read More »

Online information about probiotics often misleading

As probiotics grow in popularity, a recent study investigates the reliability of online information. They find that the majority of “top” websites provide information that lacks scientific evidence. As scientists have become increasingly interested in the role of gut bacteria, so have the public. In parallel with the microbiome’s rise to fame, probiotics have grown… Read More »

Study finds probiotics not effective in treating children with viral intestinal infections

A quick Google search for ‘probiotics’ reveals several websites suggesting the benefits of probiotics for gut health and their efficacy in treating common stomach bugs. However, the published literature on probiotics suggests a much different story. Researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and other paediatric hospitals across Canada worked with lead researchers at… Read More »