The skinny on probiotics
How beneficial are they to your health?
- Duration 3:23
- Date Mar 18, 2012
How beneficial are they to your health?
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This public hearing a lot about robotics these days -- what exactly are -- -- well there often referred to as good bacteria in our bodies.
How beneficial art robotics to our health well with that doctor Siegel -- talk about that.
-- -- hit the headline on this which is we have good bacteria.
And we have bad bacteria and they balance each other out it's an ecosystem we have them fighting each other all the time when the bad bacteria predominate we get disease.
-- by out of means for a life and it goes back to the days of the ancient Greeks were they were deliberately using sour milk and they did this in biblical times do.
In fact the Persian version of the old testament says Abraham was drinking sour.
-- to keep himself alive longer that's a -- by out of in 1953 of scientists named it -- by -- and ever since then.
We've been studying it what does it mean can we give pro by products are we starting to find out that more and more we can give pro by -- to help our GI tract especially.
After we've wiped out the good bacteria with -- antibiotics.
After you've had antibiotics are friends if you've been -- with them it's a good idea to take -- -- -- a good idea to replace with -- about it.
But we need more studies it's looking like it may have -- use for dental procedures -- -- actually wipe out the bad bacteria in your mouth and we talked about that on a previous week.
And it also believe it or not a study in 2009 in pediatrics.
Shows it may help your immune system in fighting off -- it's a very good thing provider.
Have another different sources you can get -- -- like a drug or powdered form but you can also get -- -- -- as we mentioned is there a difference.
Well we don't know yet it's in sauerkraut it's in soy milk it's in it's in soy sauce it's it it's in Kiefer.
It's it shouldn't but what we look -- -- actually using yogurt that's where we're used to -- and I think David probably have some additional -- well.
We learned a lot -- due date studies Africa desk a person to person who's but it's going back to this is basic and activists have -- these are good.
Put a good bacteria is a good or -- organism that we actually need them.
Win the balance school is off all of a sudden you have your immune system that's an influx you have -- risk of infection.
Are you may even have some inflammation that's one of the reasons behind also -- colitis and crohn's.
I yogurt actually -- one of the sources we get a lot of these but you're right you can also take to -- pills and many.
Foods such as opposed flowers and others have this always a big source of it and fermented -- is another source so.
You should not take it on a regular basis unless you're getting.
Very recurrent infection and inflammation and like that could help.
And that's the next question doctor Siegel is there a risk to taking too much.
You know we don't know that yet but I've been looking through the research on this and it seems like the biggest problem is starter and we you know we've talked about better that's one of our favorite topics on the show -- You can get -- if you're not tolerating your pro by ought to stop it and you should look out for that but beyond that.
There's no evidence of any major health risks with robotics and they're different products this 400 different kinds of -- -- study.
-- a big problem that we're having right now he's effective in most hospitals there's a huge.
Misuse of antibiotics which is going to wipe out some of these not just bad actors but good bacteria is as a result -- opportunities -- parasites fungus.
I'm also something such as -- deficit we've heard the CD is causing severe sickness in the hospital can become prominence of those in those cases.
You know cutting -- antibiotics and helping prop up -- by out of it would be very helpful and I have.