Preventing the Common Cold with Probiotics?

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21 Jul 2020

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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 ( When should they be taken? That's the subject of my next video, Should Probiotics Be Taken Before, During, or After Meals? (

How else might we reduce our risk of getting an upper respiratory infection? See:

• Can Gargling Prevent The Common Cold? (
• Are Cats or Dogs More Protective For Children's Health? (
• Sleep & Immunity (
• The Risks and Benefits of Neti Pot Nasal Irrigation (

You can tach a video of white blood cells chomping actually down on foreign invaders in my video Clinical Studies on Acai Berries ( A must-see for biology geeks!

The immune boosting fruit and vegetable video I reference is Boosting Immunity Through Diet ( See also Kale and the Immune System ( and last week's video Boosting Immunity While Reducing Inflammation (

Have a question for Dr. Greger about this video? Leave it in the comment section at and he'll try to answer it!

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