The Power of Probiotics

The Power of Probiotics

Improving your Health With Beneficial Microbes

Book - 2007
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Get information you can trust to make the right decisions about probiotics

The Power of Probiotics is a consumer-friendly guide to the selection and use of probiotics that have been proven 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.

The Power of Probiotics presents an expert review of the scientific evidence for probiotics, illustrated with summary tables and diagrams for quick reference. Each chapter starts with a series of FAQs with clear and concise answers before moving into more in-depth analysis from the book's authors, who combine more than 20 years of research from the patient clinic and the bench laboratory with extensive experience in writing and translating medical articles for consumer-oriented publications. This unique book presents definitions and descriptions of probiotics and a history of their uses, a review of medical conditions prevented and/or treated by probiotics, available products (with brand names), uses with other medications, and risks and side effects.

The Power of Probiotics examines the treatment and/or prevention of:
allergies
cancer
colds and flu
constipation
dental health
diarrhea
high cholesterol
indigestion
inflammatory bowel diseases
pseudomembranous colitis
stomach ulcers
stress
urinary tract infections
vaginal infections
weight loss
and much more! The Power of Probiotics is an essential resource for health-conscious consumers who are interested in natural alternatives to conventional medicines. Health professionals, educators, and students will also benefit from the book's extensive references.
Publisher: New York : Haworth Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780789029010
0789029014
9780789029003
0789029006
Characteristics: xv, 236 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: McFarland, Marc.
McFarland, Lynne V.

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