Tip of the Day
February 9, 2006
According to Dr. Robert Rountree, "Probiotics bolster our defenses against disease and play a vital role in digestion. Probiotics help manufacture B vitamins such as niacin, folic acid, and biotin, produce natural antibiotic substances that kill bad bacteria (such as salmonella and E. coli), and manufacture lactase, an enzyme essential for the digestion of dairy products. When taken as a supplement, probiotics can lower blood cholesterol levels.
For two decades, I have prescribed probiotics to my patients, and I'm sure they can benefit just about everyone, especially people who are taking antibiotics or have chronic gut problems, traveler's diarrhea, eczema, chronic fatigue syndrome, or chronic yeast infections."
(Source: Immunotics: Your Personal Immune-Boosting Program, by Robert Rountree, M.D., and Carol Colman.)