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Probiotics Benefits + Myths | Improve Gut Health | Doctor Mike

August 21, 2019


– Look down at your arm. They’re on you right now. In fact, they’re everywhere. On your skin, in your
mouth, on your teeth, just crawling, breathing, and
farting all over the place. – Aw, come on! – Relax. I’m just talking about bacteria, and I know reflexively you’re thinking, well, bacteria, that must be a bad thing. Not really. You have more good bacteria
than bad bacteria in your body. Our bodies are home to over
100 trillion good bacteria, well over 1,000 species, and somewhere between seven to 9,000
strains of these species. Not only are these bacteria good for us, but they’re practically
essential to our survival. This symbiotic relationship between us humans and good bacteria’s
known as mutualism, and it’s basically when
both parties are benefiting from living together or existing together. If you ever seen a rhino
with a little bird sitting on top of its back, it’s
called an oxpecker bird. That bird is eating ticks and parasites off the rhino’s back. So the bird is benefiting
because it’s getting fed. The rhino’s benefiting ’cause it’s getting less ticks and parasites on its back. Everybody’s winning. (screams excitedly) The type of good bacteria I wanna talk about today lives
primarily within your gut, and you’ve heard the term, probiotic. It’s become a mega industry,
into the hundred-billions of people selling supplements, selling foods that are probiotic-rich. But do we really know what
the term probiotic means? Probiotics are live microorganisms, basically bacteria and sometimes yeast, that gives some sort of
positive health benefit to the person taking them. In order for me to best
explain how probiotics work, we need to understand how the gut works. Now, the job of the gut, and we’re talking about the small intestine
and large intestine, is to extract energy from foods, absorb certain nutrients, like vitamins, minerals, and really get rid of the waste. When you’re taking probiotics the majority of the probiotics end up in the end of your intestinal system,
also know as the colon. Found within your GI track or your gut is something known as a microbiome. This is the ecosystem that
contains bacteria, fungi. Those things are actually
essential to your survival, because unfortunately your
digestive system can’t extract all the necessary nutrients from all the different types
of foods you’re consuming. So when we’re talking
about the good bacteria within your gut, we’re actually talking about the bacteria that’s helping you get some of the
nutrients from your food to improve your body’s immune function, to support the integrity of
the wall of your intestines. This is the job of the good bacteria. – I just wanted to say thanks, partner. – Our knowledge and the
majority of the research done on the microbiome is fairly new, with the majority of the studies popping up in the last 20 years. Within this recent research we found that the gut microbiome
is incredibly important to our health, but we don’t
totally understand it just yet. We’ve seen relationships
between irregularities in the microbiome and diseases like diabetes, obesity, heart disease, mental conditions like
depression, anxiety. But it’s really a
cause-and-effect dilemma. Basically the chicken or the egg. We’re not sure what came first, the irregularities of the microbiome or the illnesses themselves. The gut-mind connection is
what truly gets me excited. Just imagine this for a second. The bacteria found within
your gut can be controlling your emotions, your depressive, anxiety symptoms, your
moods, your appetite even. That’s what preliminary
research is showing. After hearing the links of
all these serious diseases and the gut-mind connection, you probably wanna keep your microbiome as healthy and diverse as possible. So how do we do that? Well, first of all, you
wanna focus on your diet. No surprise here. Focus on eating vegetables,
whole grains, legumes. These are fiber-rich foods. Fiber-rich foods are
basically known as prebiotics, as they serve as food for the probiotics. Next you wanna consume
probiotic-rich foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi. These foods naturally
contain that good bacteria we’ve been talking about. I know some people resort to
taking probiotic supplements, but I’ll touch on that shortly. Now, there have been ways that you can actually hurt your microbiome. First and foremost is a diet
rich in refined carbohydrates. I’m talking about white
breads, white pasta, white rice, sugars, even
artificial sweeteners. Next up is bad sleep. If you don’t get enough sleep, I’ve talked about the
consequences of that in the past, but it also hurts your microbiome. ‘Cause guess what. The bacteria in your gut
also have a circadian rhythm. They like for you to get quality sleep. Next is antibiotics. When you use antibiotics inappropriately or you overuse them, you actually kill off that good bacteria in your gut and you can create an
overgrowth of harmful bacteria. Last, but not least, is stress. Yep, those folks who are more stressed out and experience chronic
stress for an extended period of time have a disruption
of their microbiome, both with higher amounts of bad bacteria and lower amounts of good bacteria. – Stop getting worked up over small things. – Now, probiotic supplements. Multi-billion dollar industry. Marketers are quick to make health claims about the benefits of
taking their supplements, but in reality the picture
is so much more complex. Like I said earlier, there’s seven to 9,000 different strains of good bacteria inside your gut. Increasing the number of
a specific strain can have different impacts depending
on which condition you have. Probiotics in general are
considered a safe supplement, but there are harms and they do exist, especially if you have
a weakened immune system or you have certain illnesses like cancer. There’s been a recent study that came out of Israel showing
that taking probiotics can actually harm your microbiome, depending on which probiotic you take. My recommendation when it comes
to probiotic supplements is that the average healthy person should not be taking a daily probiotic. It hasn’t been proven
to give enough benefit to warrant the risks, and
especially spending money on a supplement that may not give you any benefit whatsoever. Now, the conditions where
I have seen evidence to prove that there exists a benefit is in traveler’s diarrhea,
antibiotic-associated diarrhea, very specific conditions known
as necrotizing enterocolitis in young children, last but not least, those who have inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis. Notice that these are
very specific instances where I reach for probiotics
as a possible treatment option. For those of you considering
starting to take a probiotic, first and foremost,
please have a conversation with your doctor or health professional on whether or not you should
be actually doing this. Next I want you to not
skip proven treatments for your condition and instead
go for unproven treatments. Make sure you pay attention to the label. There are a few things to look out for. One, the expiration date
and storage instructions. Second, look at the CFUs. That’s the colony-forming units. Look for a number bigger
or at five billion. And finally look to get
enteric-coated probiotics because those are less
likely to get destroyed by the acid in your stomach. The future of probiotics and even probiotic supplements
is very interesting. The potential for unlocking so many new health secrets is really immense. I’m excited about it. You should be excited about it. That’s why I’m gonna be
linking some further reading down below in the description. Please dive in and check out the articles that I’m recommending. Jump into my comments section. If you have any questions
about anything I’ve said here, if you have any comments or some stories you’d like for me to
share, write it down below because I’m interested
in what you have to say. And as always, stay happy and healthy. Think about those red-billed
oxpeckers (chuckles). So when we’re talking
about the good bacteria inside your gut, ew. Do you mind? It’s a probiotic thing. So this is actually, maybe you have good
bacteria in your mouth. How much bigger is he than me? It’s pretty crazy, no? (scoffs) (downtempo music)

100 Comments

  • Reply Prathamesh Kadam July 16, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    I have serious gut problem if get slightly nervous, angry , any anxiety, guess work (prediction) . My digestion system is hurt either i face gastrist or stomach upset( irritable bowles) . I m practising yoga and pranayam its 30% better now but its too irritating on my performance days. I am from india any good recommendation of books and videos or consultations i am open to it . Thank you nice video

  • Reply Jesse Salas July 16, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Slowdown on the coffee …

  • Reply Demenyi Robert July 17, 2019 at 10:33 am

    What about natural probiotics like sauerkraut, leavened cucumber?

  • Reply Annu Shangika July 17, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Can you please make a video on fermented food please doctor…Thank you so much

  • Reply Alex 163 July 18, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    I find probiotic supplements being a bit an exaggeration but eating food that actually contains them should definitely be good for people without any particular condition. my 2 cents.

  • Reply pga21 July 18, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    good presentaion thanks

  • Reply Hunnybean July 19, 2019 at 1:57 am

    There was a link between bacteria in the gut and colon cancer

  • Reply Eloy N. July 19, 2019 at 2:53 am

    LOVE THAT HUGE DOG! LOVE HIM!! What was his name?

  • Reply Dan Scott July 19, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    3:55 "whole grains"? Well, Dr. William Davis (Wheat Belly) would disagree and for very good reasons.

    https://youtu.be/Mz1bYRgXfQg

    I might add that it's not only "refined carbohydrates" 4:30 but rather a diet high in carbohydrates PERIOD. Eating a lot of foods like "whole grains", vegetables, fruit, beans and whatever carbohydrates deemed as "healthy", spike insulin. Over time, this causes insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome (type 2 diabetes), which is at an all time high.

  • Reply DeFalt Markowicz July 20, 2019 at 7:53 am

    So.. what if I just do an anema using yogurt? Will that get the probiotics in there quicker?

  • Reply yougotservedyo July 20, 2019 at 8:00 am

    I take a 50 billion daily, not sure if it does anything yet

  • Reply Happy Comfort July 20, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    I definitely understand that a person may not need probiotics as a supplement normally. My hubby definitely does not! But I do have to say that I had bad stomach aches etc. from the time when i was a child and when I first heard about probiotics I decided to try them because I always had stomach pain. WoW! It was amazing how much they helped me! I was diagnosed with IBS as were many in my family. Even though we eat fairly healthy. But those probiotics definitely help my IBS! They changed my life to some extent since I didn’t have to be stuck home with terrible stomach pain and other issues most of the time. They didn’t completely take it away , but mostly. Which was awesome! I do have to say that if I eat a very bad junkie diet for a few days I still get really messed up sometimes. SO i try to eat vegetarian/vegan mostly.

  • Reply L Barc July 21, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Thank you thank you thank you!

  • Reply Carla Conte July 21, 2019 at 2:45 am

    How about eating a yogurt daily?????; you don't need a billion products, just a yogurt a day…… you can even make it at home

  • Reply Pika Bamboo July 21, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    I want too know more about S.boulardii..

  • Reply Steve Jobbs July 21, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    What about Semi-ProBiotics?

  • Reply omg wth July 22, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Only 1 word… "KEFIR" .

  • Reply Özlem Solak July 22, 2019 at 9:05 am

    lovely n friendly n healthy dog

  • Reply khayam ali July 22, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    I took a probiotic once a day for 2 weeks after finishing a antibiotic. I think they gave me a infection

  • Reply Maximilian Reimers July 22, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Was lactose intolerant, began eating joghurts with probiotic bacteria B. bifidum, L. acidophilus, and L. bulgaricus and since then I'm good again, yay 🙂

  • Reply trâm yến July 22, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    How about the product combined enzyme and symbiotics, can we use it daily? Pls advise and tks Dr.

  • Reply rose 93 July 22, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Its weird how i bought a probiotic earlier at the grocery and then this shows up on my YouTube feed.

  • Reply Shar Roon July 23, 2019 at 3:23 am

    For what it's worth I have an L-glutamine and probiotic supplement that really helps me with indigestion. It is one of the best supplements I have ever taken.

  • Reply Bruno Bedeschi July 23, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Fell like drinking Yakult right now

  • Reply Aestheticbeats July 23, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    If you are someone who suffers from digestive problems and weak immune system, probiotics might be the best option for you to treat all these problems and more!!
    Check out this article that explains everything you need to know about probiotics:http://aestheticbeats.com/probiotics-fix-your-gut-issues-and-improve-your-overall-health/

  • Reply gohn k July 24, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    How come my doctor never mentioned gut health

  • Reply shattmanta July 25, 2019 at 6:01 am

    DR. MIKE!!!!!! I have Crohn's Disease and have tried MANY medications, diets, and supplements. I have had 3 surgeries(1 emergency rectal fistula repair and 2 bowel resections). I am currently at baseline with my condition but have minor flairs about once a month and a major flair about once every year to two years(was diagnosed at age 13, am now 26, male). My older sister has Crohn's as well and experiences more frequent and severe flairs than I do. I've read all the books, consulted about a dozen doctors, etc. I would LOVE if you made a video specifically about IBD and related conditions. The facts, the myths, etc. I'm sure there's a lot of misinformation out there and it seems like all Doctors do is throw medications at us and suggest diets that provide little to no health benefits other than symptom management. Thanks! love your channel.

  • Reply Nur Deanna July 25, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    How about if you're pregnant and have problem pooping?

  • Reply Ibz Prime July 25, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    I like the way you talk, I mean ur accent, the words u used, its very clear, I can easily understand.

  • Reply Monse Her July 26, 2019 at 7:09 am

    Can you talk about Candida or Helicobacter pylori please

  • Reply peace and love July 26, 2019 at 8:29 am

    I drink fermented milk with vinegar and it's great.

  • Reply Dasha Casciero July 26, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    So here's a question… does kombucha harm your gut microbiome? Or, does it fall into the kimchi and yogurt category?

  • Reply Brittany109 July 26, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    I feel like you need to post a video on what vitamins, supplements, probiotics, etc. are not a scam cause it feels like everything is a scam. And I don’t want to purchase anything that is a scan

  • Reply Dennis Shumaker July 26, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Probiotics are one of biggest SCAMs ever
    1) most probiotics never make it to the gut, they're destroyed before they get there
    2) even if they do get there, there's no proof that they are helping or getting used
    3) most probiotics have only 3 to 10 strains of bacteria. The gut as up to 1,000 unique strains
    4) there is no way that we can accurately tell which strains are absent/extinct or which are unhealthy just from poop.
    5) most likely the strains that probiotic supplies are not targeting an individual's strains that are weak. Like I said there are upto 1,000 unique strains.
    6) if you want a better approach to restoring your gut flora, try a FECAL TRANSPLANT.
    We dont have pill or liquid alternatives to a fecal transplant. And the fecal matter used will not have 1,000 strains of bacteria.

    We have a VERY LONG WAY TO GO – the science is still very primitive and new

  • Reply Ashutosh S July 26, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Thank you

  • Reply Comrade Chicken Nugget July 26, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    :13 daddy's cummies? Yeah of course…what about them?

  • Reply Joy Wood July 27, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Hi, because of my stomach issues my Doctor recommended I take probiotics daily. I was taking a product called Bio-K but over a long period of time it got too expensive for me. I now make my own by making kefir with kefir grains and 10% half and half. My question is "how much probiotics are in homemade kefir, how much per day should I take to satisfy my stomach problems and what time of day should I be taking it? Thanks

  • Reply Sarah Cusack July 27, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Lol dr mike summarizes my microbiology summer course. Gotta brag on myself, got an A😏😏

  • Reply Peter Luong July 27, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Can some please tell me that good bacteria in the fermented foods survive in the stomach acid to go to the colon?

  • Reply Andy Way July 28, 2019 at 12:55 am

    what are your thoughts on kombucha

  • Reply thomas chavira July 28, 2019 at 1:32 am

    I have severe gastritis. I started on a couse of Bio K and digestve enzymes, and im feeling an almost immediate relief. Constant burning sensations in my gut is diminshing. I feel calmer, not as anxious. I ve been told by a Gastrologist that also have food intolerances. Im hoping all of this will be cleared by the supplements.

  • Reply Glorife Picpic July 28, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Have h pylori i treat antibiotics for one month now after take 50 billion probioti how long I take the probiotic?

  • Reply fuze all July 28, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Great job on the editing really funny I subscribe you really good. And whoever disliked these videos ur dumb get a life.

  • Reply ananta chakravorty July 28, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Are u really a doctor?????

  • Reply Nicholas Grisham July 28, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    What about Kombucha

  • Reply Jerzee July 29, 2019 at 3:57 am

    Is it just me or is his forehead yellow?

  • Reply Honney Singh July 29, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Hey i like dog 🐶🐕🐩 at the end

  • Reply Caylee Stewart July 29, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Hi Dr Mike!! I recently just finished my online summer class for college, I’m trying to be a nurse or a NP. Anyways this class I just finished taking the final exam this weekend, was called “Intro to Microbiome Me”. This whooooooole 8 min video was this class summed up in 8 weeks. That’s just mind blowing 😂
    Everything I learned in this class was pretty much everything you mentioned, I’m glad this class that taught me right! Thank you for your videos they help me learn so much!👍🏻❤️

  • Reply Chelby W July 30, 2019 at 4:09 am

    TIL bacteria fart

  • Reply Andrea Davila July 30, 2019 at 6:59 am

    would you recommend probiotics, specifically the yogurt kind, for treating bacterial vaginosis?

  • Reply Daisy Romwall July 30, 2019 at 7:27 am

    I drank a lot of soda and quit. I thought taking a probiotic might help me gain gut health after only drinking diet soda for years straight and avoiding water. Yes, I know that's unhealthy and I drink lots of water now and quit soda. I do drink an energy drink sometimes. I have no idea if the probiotic helps.

  • Reply 49Princesse July 31, 2019 at 4:47 am

    OMGosh you had me at your dog 😍😍😍
    Hahaha everything was interesting but when your dog came in I died 😍💝😌
    But thanks for the tips, will make sure of getting my diet right…

  • Reply maxim jones July 31, 2019 at 7:04 am

    I heard if you french kiss your dog every morning (tongue in your throat) you'll get your RDA of probiotics from your dog and save money too.

  • Reply George P July 31, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Thanks for finally simplifying your video titles 💪🏽

  • Reply Josh Black July 31, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Lol did he say don't take probiotics but then recommend them?

  • Reply Dean Lee August 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    It's amazing how probiotic or microbial cells work in our body. It has to be strains specific as you mentioned and one interesting human clinical trial has proved that by taking specific strains probiotic has immunobiotic effects in colorectal cancer patients. Do check this link. It is published under BMC Gastroenterology journal: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12876-019-1047-4

  • Reply Paul Quito August 1, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    Thank you so much for your video. I will be taking antibiotics because I was diagnosed with H pylori and I want to get you advice if I should take a probiotics during or after the treatment….once again thank you so much

  • Reply Dmitrij Weremij August 2, 2019 at 9:58 am

    такой сэкси

  • Reply jakuuste Mau August 2, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Has anyone experiences better mental health of using probiotics? just curious

  • Reply Mackie Wood August 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Would love to get a video of your opinion on Plexus supplements (Biocleanse/Probio5)!!

  • Reply Nitin Negi August 3, 2019 at 3:43 am

    Best probiotics for ibs constipation with loose stool sir…?

  • Reply S S August 3, 2019 at 6:35 am

    I just hit the like button just for you Doc….u oh man look handsome ❤

  • Reply Abu Jinna August 3, 2019 at 7:14 am

    How many days to take it doc?

  • Reply Ray Correa August 4, 2019 at 2:01 am

    I have chronic diarrhea and sometimes constipation. Doctors say ibs I think its something more. I took probiotic in the past and seen some improvement in digestion. I haven't took any in a long time, can probiotics help

  • Reply Araz Barwari August 4, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    The reason why I'm watching this.. that I helped my gf with her homeworks about PROBIOTICS..that's why I know littil bit about it..eventually thanks to my gf I've learned something..by the way she graduated from pharmacy school..😊😊☺☺😍

  • Reply Nyome Coverdale August 5, 2019 at 2:45 am

    Literally me, I have crohns and drinking kombucha helps.

  • Reply Jennifer August 5, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Is there a particular brand that's recommended that fits his qualifications?

  • Reply Sideways August 5, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Dr Mike my mom is epileptic, a nurse, and has a Vagus Nerve Stimulator (basically a pacemaker for her nervous system, as she describes it). It’s an implant that’s been in use for 20-25 years now, but when she had surgery a few weeks ago her anesthesiologist seemed very uncomfortable and unfamiliar with the device.

    Is it unreasonable for us to expect doctors to be familiar with such medical implants, and is there any way for us to help doctors pick up on new info quickly in potentially life or death situations like surgical anesthesia?

  • Reply George Stone August 5, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    Quit OVER PRESCRIBING ANTIBIOTICS. WE CANNOT GET THEM OVER THE COUNTER.

  • Reply Cosmin Sovu August 6, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Sooo …i need some probiotics from Bear? Yes please!

  • Reply JD Donahue August 6, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    510 mg of sodium! No Thanks…….

  • Reply Noor Hamarsheh August 7, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    It's not Israel it's palistine

  • Reply Kwang Oh August 7, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Funny thing, I just read the probiotics of skin care…as in people who don't bathe and then stop smelling. According to them. There's even bacteria selected to break down the urea from sweat into nitrates so that you can have your skin adjust to that. Should be an interesting video should you do it.

  • Reply Rose Chand August 7, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Well done Dr Mike …
    I am struggling with giving probiotics to my son .he is 20 having bloating and some pain when he eats . He had been on antibiotics a few years ago long term for PANDAS.
    I think it's SIBO. We started the FODMAPS diet and it has reduced the bloating .
    Wondering if adding LIMITED strains of probiotics could help.

  • Reply Erica Espinosa August 8, 2019 at 2:47 am

    I quit methadone 3 months ago and was taking it for over 6 years. I'm still having trouble with digestion and diarrhea at times. My gut is so screwed up that when I eat healthy I feel I'm not always absorbing the food. Eating can be hard for me with certain foods. I used to like yogurt but get repulsed by it with my picky appetite. I hope taking for a short time some probiotics help. I hope that this is one of those times I can take the supplement instead.

  • Reply Jenna Proctor August 8, 2019 at 4:12 am

    I've been having to take a of antibiotics recently and worried about my gut bacteria because of this, I've tried to eat better, hope it helps

  • Reply Roeanne Smith August 8, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Just looking at this doctor makes me feel better…am sick right now but I suddenly forgot am sick… my forever crush🤗

  • Reply TheChristianGodLovesUsAllBut MightSendUsToHell August 9, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Doctor caliente:

    How to know for sure if my gut is healthy or not? Is there a test?

  • Reply Daniel August 9, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Would you recommend a probiotic for someone who eats 170-200g of protein and 400g of carbohydrates a day? Mainly from clean whole food sources and supplements.

  • Reply SHIVAM TIWARI August 10, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Please tell me if I can take probiotics along with levocitrizine 5mg?

  • Reply Dharma Dharma August 11, 2019 at 5:10 am

    I took antibiotics for 10 days this year then suffered for 4 months with GERD where I felt like I was choking and dying half the time. ER visits and all. Awful experience. Now I love my gut.

  • Reply Kim’s Try It Channel! August 11, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Is there anything you’d recommend doing to prevent or reduce the duration of Crohn’s Disease flare ups?

  • Reply Paul K August 12, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Lets do a video where you only say one thing before we cut to another shot

  • Reply Reign August 13, 2019 at 3:51 am

    Probiotics helped my dry eyes

  • Reply Michael Miller August 14, 2019 at 12:52 am

    Beautiful green shirt!

  • Reply Michael Miller August 14, 2019 at 12:56 am

    Very informative video!

  • Reply Michael Miller August 14, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Sweet doggie!

  • Reply kyle August 14, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    I’ve really struggled w/restoring my flora after I was mistakenly prescribed antibiotics. I suffer from BV and slow bowels 2 years later. Probiotics don’t even make it into our gut’s mucosal cells in order to give lasting results. Idk what the hell to do because eating foods is pointless because I can’t absorb them well. And I’m a nursing student w/2 jobs do fixing poor sleep & stress is so hard. I wonder if I can do a FMT

  • Reply mod trend August 14, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    I was advised by a surgeon to take probiotics to help me lose weight for a surgery I needed because he had used them when he lost excess weight. I had really bad digestive problems for years and after taking probiotics for a couple months I began to lose weight and my digestive problems cleared up. I also began a low carb diet at the same time so I'm not sure if it was because of the probiotics or the change in diet but I suspect it was a combination of the two?

  • Reply Stephen Barnes August 15, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    I just wanted to to say that you for sharing and careing 😀

  • Reply Gary Baker August 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    there is nothing wrong with white rice. It is one of the easiest to digest grains.

  • Reply mvandeven August 17, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Why does it feel like this guy is selling me something?

  • Reply LIVING LARGE with JC August 17, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Youre so handsome doc , i love you 😍🥰

  • Reply LolloRosso August 17, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    I'm taking probiotics because they seem to help me with my GERD. I've tried PPIs by themselves and got bad stomach pain, probably because they messed with my microbiome (which was probably already messed up to begin with to cause the GERD). Unfortunately, taking the probiotics by themselves doesn't seem to really do the trick either. My gastro said that I should keep taking both the PPIs and probiotics, if it seems like that combo works for me, even if the studies aren't fully conclusive. I find the topic of the microbiome fascinating and more interesting related information seems to be released all the time. For instance, I have celiac disease, and there are theories that some people with the genetic predisposition develop the condition because of an unhealthy microbiome in the gut.

  • Reply Sylura Lindsay August 18, 2019 at 3:21 am

    What about taking live probiotics with ginger in a drink? Is it healthy or not to drink it sometimes? It does help me

  • Reply Swapnil Mankame August 18, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    1:45 "Jabba the gut"? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply Leona Arnaud August 18, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Oh la la!
    New subscriber here!

  • Reply RB classes August 19, 2019 at 4:55 am

    great video doc…..can you throw some light on how to remove pesticides from fruits and veggies??? Thank you….

  • Reply arrington wall August 19, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    what about kombucha? Would you recommend a healthy individual drinking it on a weekly basis?

  • Reply Bears 25 August 20, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Sugar dosen't create a bad microbiom Antibiotis, Stress and Sleep Deprivation destroy the gut and set the stage for the imbalances once you have an imbalance it's wise too cut down on sugar after the fact despite having such a high refined sugar diet is bad non the less but. Probiotics feed of any sugar present.

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