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Powerful Detox Benefits of Probitoics

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Probiotics may be known for their gut healing powers, but do you know about their detox benefits?
Air Date: 7/30/14
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Powerful Detox Benefits of Probitoics
You've likely been hearing about probiotics for the past few years but you may still be a little hesitant to incorporate them into your meal planning.

Probiotics are healthy microorganisms (good bacteria) found in food and supplements that provide healthy benefits to your body such as aiding in digestion.

It sounds weird to be taking something containing bacteria, but the good bacteria found in probiotics helps aid off harmful bacteria, as well as chemicals and toxins found within your body.

For example, Bisphenol-A toxin (BPA), an endocrine disruptor linked to over 40 diseases and found in canned food liners, thermal printer receipts, your money and anything containing plastic, can build up inside your body.

However, two probiotic strains -- Lactobacillus casei and Bifidobacterium breve -- have been shown to reduce the presence of BPA.

What are some other strong detox benefits from probiotics?
  • Kimchi
  • Lactobacillus bacteria
  • Lactobacillus casei
  • Bifidobacterium breve
  • Bifidobacterium Bifidum

Dr. Holly shares why probiotics are beneficial to your health, which probiotics you should be taking and the powerful detoxing benefits associated with probiotics.