Preventing the Common Cold with Probiotics?
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DESCRIPTION: Though prebiotics may be preferable, probiotics may reduce the risk of upper respiratory tract infections.
Probiotics do play an established role in helping to prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea and may speed recovery from acute gastroenteritis. See my last video, Preventing and Treating Diarrhea with Probiotics (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/preventing-and-tre When should they be taken? That's the subject of my next video, Should Probiotics Be Taken Before, During, or After Meals? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/should-probiotics-
How else might we reduce our risk of getting an upper respiratory infection? See:
• Can Gargling Prevent The Common Cold? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/can-gargling-preve
• Are Cats or Dogs More Protective For Children's Health? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/are-cats-or-dogs-m
• Sleep & Immunity (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/sleep-immunity/)
• The Risks and Benefits of Neti Pot Nasal Irrigation (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/the-risks-and-bene
You can tach a video of white blood cells chomping actually down on foreign invaders in my video Clinical Studies on Acai Berries (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/clinical-studies-o A must-see for biology geeks!
The immune boosting fruit and vegetable video I reference is Boosting Immunity Through Diet (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/boosting-immunity- See also Kale and the Immune System (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/kale-and-the-immun and last week's video Boosting Immunity While Reducing Inflammation (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/boosting-immunity-
Have a question for Dr. Greger about this video? Leave it in the comment section at http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/preventing-the-com and he'll try to answer it!
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