Probiotics: As good as advertised?

“Take a few billion bacteria and call me in the morning.” With all the advertising attention paid to probiotics these days, it seems that this unlikely remedy might be the best prescription for many ailments. Are the results as good as advertised, and are these “good” bacteria really safe? Recent research sheds some light on the subject.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be more than just an Irritation

Over 55 million Americans suffer with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It is extremely common and often ignored. Symptoms of IBS include diarrhea, constipation, abdominal cramps and bloating. For some people, symptoms are mild; many don’t even seek treatment for the condition. For others it can be very distressing and make it difficult to carry on normal daily activities.