Pro- and pre-biotics are some very unique kinds of drugs. Not only that you put something new into your system, but – in the case of probiotics – you put in something alive. In order for this to go well and safe, you must do it properly. Check out the blog post I wrote recently with how-to tips for a successful probiotic supplementation. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Only do this under a clinicians supervision if you have, or were ever told you have impaired immunity as a result of a disease condition or temporary immunosuppressive treatment that you receive (such as chemotherapy). If you underwent gut resection or are pregnant or nursing, you must only proceed under a properly trained clinician’s guidance. If you are in doubt of whether or not taking a probiotic or prebiotic is right for you, ask in the comments or in the forum or better yet contact me by email.

For more information about probiotics, keep reading.

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The History of Probiotics

The first publication indexed by PubMed to mention probiotics was published in 1954. The bar graph below shows the publication history of probiotics.


The graph shows the number of articles about probiotics published each year as indexed by PubMed.gov. Click the graph to learn more about the publication history of probiotics.

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Do probiotics impact cancer risk?

The graph below shows the number of publications each year that investigated probiotics and their involvement in cancer.


The graph shows the number of articles about probiotics and cancer published each year as indexed by PubMed.gov. Click the graph to learn more about the publication history of probiotics and cancer.

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Do probiotics impact type 2 diabetes?

The graph below shows the number of publications each year that investigated probiotics and their involvement in type 2 diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus.


The graph shows the number of articles about probiotics and type 2 diabetes published each year as indexed by PubMed.gov. Click the graph to learn more about the publication history of probiotics and diabetes mellitus.

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Do probiotics impact stress?

The graph below shows the number of publications each year that investigated probiotics and how they affect stress.


The graph shows the number of articles about probiotics and how they impact stress published each year as indexed by PubMed.gov. Click the graph to learn more about the publication history of probiotics and stress.

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Do probiotics impact allergies?

The graph below shows the number of publications each year that investigated probiotics and their role in allergies.


The graph shows the number of articles about probiotics and their impact on allergies published each year as indexed by PubMed.gov. Click the graph to learn more about the publication history of probiotics and allergies.

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How do probiotics affect gastrointestinal motility?

The graph below shows the number of publications each year that investigated probiotics and their role in constipation and diarrhea.


The graph shows the number of articles about probiotics and their impact on gastrointestinal motility, specifically constipation and diarrhea, published each year as indexed by PubMed.gov. Click the graph to learn more about the publication history of probiotics and gastrointestinal motility.

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Dr. Alice’s Recommended Probiotics

Here is a list of probiotics the I have personally reviewed and that are available on Amazon (links provided). In my opinion these are among the safest and most effective. In fact, I personally use the Garden of Life Women’s and my husband takes the one for Men. To find other products that I recommended and help support my mission of bringing you reliable information please check out my shop!

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