The Power of Probiotics: Improving Your Health with Beneficial Microbes [NOOK Book]

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The Power of Probiotics is a consumer-friendly guide to the selection and use of probiotics that have been shown to be effective in the prevention and treatment of human diseases. This jargon-free reference resource provides practical advice on how and when to use probiotics and how to select the best commercially available products, based on usefulness, quality, and safety, to lower the risk of disease and maintain a positive health image. The book offers objective information on evaluating product claims, ...
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The Power of Probiotics: Improving Your Health with Beneficial Microbes

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Overview

The Power of Probiotics is a consumer-friendly guide to the selection and use of probiotics that have been shown to be effective in the prevention and treatment of human diseases. This jargon-free reference resource provides practical advice on how and when to use probiotics and how to select the best commercially available products, based on usefulness, quality, and safety, to lower the risk of disease and maintain a positive health image. The book offers objective information on evaluating product claims, making sense of regulations and labeling, and sorting through manufacturing and marketing issues.
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What People Are Saying

Sheryl Berman
A PERFECT RESOURCE FOR CONSUMERS AND HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS in a field that is expanding by the minute. . . . A comprehensive, readable and at times humorous review of the current state of probiotics. The authors approach information in a user friendly format with an emphasis on the practical use of probiotics. They even give background on each of the health conditions with treatment options and guidelines for usage. . . . AN INDISPENSABLE GUIDE for the person who wants to make sense of all the information available on these amazing microbes called probiotics. (Sheryl Berman, MS, PhD, Dean, School of Natural Health Sciences, Department Chair of Basic Sciences, Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington)
Gerard Corthier
OFFERS A COMPLETE REVIEW OF THE TOPICS IN AN EASY TO READ FORMAT. Each chapter includes a Frequently Asked Questions allowing a good understanding of the topic by non specialist readers. . . . Specialists will appreciate to find at the end of each chapter the quoted references supporting the text. . . . The authors have produced A GOOD SCIENTIFIC WORK. . . . The clear illustrations and the synthetic tables permit a quick reading of only some book chapters if necessary. . . . A SUCCESS . . . the scientists of the domain should read this complete and interesting review. (Dr Gerard Corthier, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Directeur Unite Ecologie Physiologie Systeme Digestif, Cedex, France)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317824954
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents


Foreword   Christina M. Surawicz     xi
Preface     xiii
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction     1
Frequently Asked Questions     1
What Are Probiotics?     3
History of Probiotics     5
Medical Conditions for Probiotics     6
The "Ideal" Probiotic     9
Properties of Current Probiotics     11
How to Evaluate Scientific Studies     16
Regulations for Probiotics     20
The Future of Probiotics     23
Traveler's Diarrhea     25
Frequently Asked Questions     25
Risks for Traveler's Diarrhea     28
Prevention of Traveler's Diarrhea     33
Treatments for Traveler's Diarrhea     40
Conclusions and Observations     45
Acute Diarrhea     47
Frequently Asked Questions     47
Acute Pediatric Diarrhea     49
Acute Adult Diarrhea     65
Overall Conclusions     69
Antibiotics-Associated Diarrhea and Colitis     71
Antibiotics-Associated Diarrhea     71
Clostridium Difficile AAD     82
Conclusions     92
Vaginal andUrinary Tract Infections     95
Bacterial Vaginosis     95
Candidal Vaginitis     101
Urinary Tract Infections     106
Summary     109
Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Digestive Problems     111
Crohn's Disease     111
Ulcerative Colitis     116
Pouchitis     119
Irritable Bowel Syndrome     122
Lactose Intolerance     126
Constipation     128
Summary     130
Allergies     131
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)     133
Adult Allergies     140
Miscellaneous Disorders     143
Rheumatoid Arthritis     144
Cancer     146
High Cholesterol     149
Dental Health     153
Diabetes     155
Hepatic Encephalopathy     156
Hospital Infections     157
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)     158
Immunity     159
Sexual Dysfunction     162
Stomach Ulcers     162
Stress     165
Weight Loss     166
Conclusion     167
Probiotic Products on the Market     169
Frequently Asked Questions     169
Alphabetical Listing of Probiotics     171
Conclusion     180
Buying the Best Product     181
Frequently Asked Questions     181
The Five Questions     182
Where to Find Information     187
Conclusion     188
Safety of Probiotics     189
Frequently Asked Questions     189
Risks in General     190
Reported Adverse Effects     193
Quality Control     197
Contraindications     199
Special Concerns     199
Drug Interactions     200
Conclusions and Observations     200
Notes     201
Index     229
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