Medications Side Effects on Your Nutrition

Did you know that most OTC and prescription drugs deplete, or disable your body from absorbing, essential nutrients? In this way, they are doing you more harm than good. For example, aspirin inhibits the body’s ability to absorb vitamin C, and can reduce the levels of iron and folic acid, causing anemia, and a compromised immune system.

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How Probiotics Enable Healthy Digestion and Immune System

Probiotics are preparations of live micro-organisms (usually including lactobacilli, bifidobacteria, streptococci, and some yeasts such as Saccharomyces, and moulds) which are believed to be beneficial to health by restoring microbial balance in the intestine. Probiotics are the “friendly” bacteria that benefit the colon and therefore the immune system. They are produced for human consumption most often in dairy products containing two types of microbes, lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. More recently, probiotic dietary supplements are becoming popular as a way to balance and promote a healthy disgestive system.

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