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Do you take a probiotic supplement or purposely eat probiotic foods?

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Do you take a probiotic supplement or purposely eat probiotic foods?

lynnlato | May 15, 2013 12:58 PM

I have had some unrest in my GI tract lately. I was concerned that it might be related to my Type 1 Diabetes so I visited a GI Dr. She thought my issues might be minor and recommended I try Florastor and see if it helps reset my GI good health.

I did some reading and I had no idea that these yeast-based probiotics were so widely used for everything from GI issues to help battle the common cold. They also are recommended for folks suffering from stomach viruses (said to reduce symptoms) and for people who travel abroad.

In addition to the dietary supplements, some foods that can help keep your GI balanced are pickles (refrigerated), kimchi, probiotic yogurts, kefir, aged cheeses, sauerkraut, etc. Who knew?!

Do you take and find this supplement helpful? Do you purposely eat some of the above foods (or others) to maintain good gut health? This is new to me and I'm just curious what other's experiences are. Thanks!

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