Aug
02
2011

However, some research has been done, replicated and generally accepted with relation to specific disorders. Diarrhea as a result of rotavirus infection and as a side effect of taking antibiotics has been allayed by probiotics. Also, research is currently underway with regard to probiotics as prophylactics for chronic sufferers of urinary infections. However, the head researcher for this study cautions, “It is not for prevention of infection in healthy adults.” Nevertheless, conclusions by unqualified individuals are being drawn from this kind of research and used to make claims like the one in my nutrition store’s “newsletter.” Read the entire post…

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Jul
26
2011

It has become a common problem in the health industry to take a poorly researched concept and blow out of proportion its potential in the interest of capitalism. Probiotics are no exception. The actual research into probiotics has been limited and in some cases poorly designed, and the results have been misinterpreted, over-generalized and misrepresented by the supplement industry. So is there a use for probiotics or not? Read the entire post…

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Jul
19
2011

Salmonellosis Common Food Poisoning

Posted by: Sherrie in Categories: Food and Food Safety.
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Salmonellosis is garden-variety food poisoning. Not very exciting by itself, but do you know what actually causes it? How about what things could have it and make you sick? Before you take a sip of that eggnog, nibble that cookie dough, or pick up your pet lizard, think again … and read this! Read the entire post…

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