Probiotics and Prebiotics
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Probiotics and Prebiotics in Food

PROBIOTICS yogurt kefir milk buttermilk soy/nut milks fermented soft cheeses (also gouda, cheddar, swiss, parmesan) kombucha tea sauerkraut (unpasteurized) kimchi miso soup tempeh sourdough bread olives sour pickles (not pickles made in vinegar) PREBIOTICS leeks asparagus chicory Jerusalem artichokes kale (and other dark leafy greens) garlic onions whole grains (barley, …

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Intestinal Bacteria in Research Articles

Earlier this month, the article by LittleLab4CF, Fecal Microbial Transplants and the book “Gut” discussed the importance of having and feeding the right bacteria in our GI tracts. Our gut bacteria influences our immune systems, the comfort/pain level we have when digesting foods, and our ability to extract nutrients from …

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Fecal Microbial Transplants and “Gut” by Guilia Enders

Over the years, CysticFibrosis.com member and moderator LittleLab4CF has helped many people with GI problems in the forums and through private messages. His insight and advice come from years of personal experience with GI disease and from being a scientist. Below are some of his thoughts on Fecal Microbiota Transplants …

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Bugs into Drugs: Beyond Fecal Transplants

Read about the drug company: Vedanta “Vedanta is a little different. It focuses on isolating specific bacterial strains that scientists believe can have a specific biological effect, and making those into “rationally defined” drugs. That’s different than a fecal transplant, in which physicians take feces loaded with incredibly diverse bacteria …

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What is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet?

From left to right: onion, ginger, garlic, fresh turmeric Anti-inflammatory foods are often discussed by people with chronic inflammatory diseases. What foods are helpful? What studies are behind these claims? How can you cook with these foods? Inflammation is a response of the immune system – sometimes to invaders (infection) …

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Enzymes – Frequently Asked Questions

  Newly Diagnosed/Infancy The doctors want me to give the enzymes to my baby in food but he’s only a week old? I thought we weren’t supposed to give solids that early. My baby nurses by grazing. When do I give more enzymes? I’m supposed to give ½ an enzyme. …

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Bubby’s Enzymes

This is a video of a toddler taking his enzymes. Perhaps your small child can relate! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSfi4pmKwmo

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Enzyme FAQs

Newly Diagnosed/Infancy The doctors want me to give the enzymes to my baby in food but he’s only a week old? I thought we weren’t supposed to give solids that early. My baby nurses by grazing. When do I give more enzymes? I’m supposed to give ½ an enzyme. How …

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