Thursday, September 17, 2009

Theories of Antibiotics and Probiotics

The theory behind probiotics is to use lots of beneficial microorganisms to out-compete pathogenic microbes for food sources, thereby starving the pathogens.

The objective of antibiotic use is to quickly kill the pathogenic microbes in the body to prevent further illness or death. The problem with this approach is that all the microbes are killed, leaving the body susceptible to bacterial infection. Extended use of antibiotics also leads to severe digestive problems including chronic constipation, diverticulosis, and a host of other problems. Antibiotics are helpful when there are severe cases of microbial infection. However, their use should always be followed up with the use of a probiotic to recolonize the gut.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


We'd like to make use of this space to expand on information relating to digestion. It would be great to get some discussions going on here that relate to probiotics and health. From time to time, when we find some relative information here, we'll post articles that relate to this field. Please also send links to articles when you find them if you think they'd be helpful to our readers.

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EM America