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The Science Behind Enemas

There has been a lot of discussion about the use of enemas to treat various gut issues. I thought it was time to go over the science behind the subject. This article ends with abstracts from a number of studies.

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Probiotic bacteria help conquer ‘superbugs’ | TribLIVE

Probiotic bacteria help conquer ‘superbugs’ | TribLIVE.

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Kandil often suggests probiotics as a supplemental treatment, including for patients with colon inflammation, diarrhea or infections.

Others take probiotic pills in concert with prescribed antibiotics, which can scrub a patient’s gut of bacteria — good and bad — in an effort to wipe out infection. Taken alone, antibiotics might leave the body vulnerable to debilitating bugs, such as C. diff, that can overwhelm immune defenses, doctors said.

The White House last week presented a five-year, $1.2 billion plan to fight the superbugs.

Doctors suspect probiotics prevent harmful bacteria from polluting the bloodstream.