Probiotics: What you need to know
Probiotics are to health what the little black dress is to fashion. While it might appear to be trendy, it really is always in style.
The reason you hear buzz about probiotics and then crickets is because of research. From my years as a health editor, every lab coat I’ve interviewed touts the benefits of these gut-friendly bacteria. And they all say we are just at the beginning of learning what probiotics can do for our health.
Back in the early 2000s, the research was based around vaginal infections. Then about 10 years later, it was all about digestive health, including irritable bowel syndrome, cholitis, Chron’s and more. But with our immune system stemming from our gut (that’s why healthy really is all about diet), medical researchers are predicting probiotics can play an even larger role in our overall health.
Now, that’s not to say what we’ve heard about probiotics is all true, which is why I reached out to a gut-specialized naturopathic doctor, Dr. Sara Celik, on behalf of Renew Life, clears up the myths and focuses on the facts about probiotics.