Probiotics are beneficial, live microorganisms (in most cases,bacteria) that are similar to those found naturally in the humanintestine. Also known as "friendly" or "good" bacteria, probioticsare the cornerstone of any successful health program because theyrestore a healthy balance between friendly and bad bacteria in theintestinal tract, a balance that is critical for the health of theentire body. Probiotics are associated with treating everythingfrom IBS to certain forms of cancer, allergies, eczema, and eventhe effects of aging.
Probiotics For Dummies reveals how taking the rightprobiotics—in the form of food and supplements— as partof a total health program benefits one's overall health, as well asimproving specific conditions. This hands-on, essential guidefeatures 20 probiotic recipes and gives you a step-by-step plan forinfusing probiotics into your diet to improve the health of the GItract, alleviate allergies and asthma, restore reproductive andurinary tracts, bolster the immune system against disease, enhanceweight loss, and more.
- Advice on how to ingest the right probiotics
- 20 probiotic recipes from breakfast to dessert
- Information on naturally occurring probiotic compounds as wellas the effectiveness of supplements
Probiotics For Dummies gives you everything you need tomake informed decisions about adding probiotics to your dailydiet.