I’ve been having stomach problems for a long time now, but the other night they were so bad that I ended up in the hospital because of the pain. After X-rays, EKG’s and all the other stuff, it turns out my digestive system is a mess. One of the things I’m doing to help fix that long term is to begin taking a probiotic.
According to WebMD: “Probiotics are bacteria that help maintain the natural balance of organisms (microflora) in the intestines. The normal human digestive tract contains about 400 types of probiotic bacteria that reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a healthy digestive system. The largest group of probiotic bacteria in the intestine is lactic acid bacteria, of which Lactobacillusacidophilus, found in yogurt with live cultures, is the best known. Yeast is also a probiotic substance. Probiotics are also available as dietary supplements.”