Tag Archives: probiotics

Athletes May Benefit from Probiotics

Probiotics are foods or dietary supplements that contain large amounts of beneficial bacteria normally found in our lower intestines. Their health benefits over a range of health conditions are only just starting to be realised. In a recent clinical trial (Journal of Sports Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, 2011), it was shown that endurance athletes that […]

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Probiotics as a Treatment for Constipation in Kids

In adults, probiotics are frequently used to succesfully manage many gastro intestinal issues, including constipation. A recent pilot study (Nutrition Journal, Feb 2011) tested the effects of probiotics for the treatment of constipation in children. A group of children ranging from the ages of 3-16 were used in the study. The study’s results were very […]

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Probiotic Therapy and IBS

Probiotic Therapy and IBS Reviewed Another 2010 article, entitled ‘Probiotic Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome’, in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, reviewed the potential benefits of probiotics in people with IBS. In addition to providing further education on IBS, this paper describes the physiological basis of administering probiotics into the gastrointestinal tract. The paper also reviews the […]

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Low FODMAP Diet

Low FODMAP Diet Under Scientific Review In February 2010, The Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology published a review article entitled ‘Evidence-based Dietary Management of Functional Gastrointestinal Symptoms: The FODMAP Approach’, putting further scientific merit of the low FODMAP diet in managing the symptoms of IBS. The paper identifies that diet therapy has emerged as the […]

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Probiotic Supplements in Sport

Probiotic Supplements in Sport Reviewed Probiotic bacteria are defined as live food ingredients that are beneficial to the health of the host. Although they are found in some food products such as yoghurt and some fermented foods, most probiotics are consumed as an oral supplement. Numerous health benefits have been attributed to probiotics, including effects […]

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