Saturday, October 15, 2016

Probiotics- Brands Recommended?

Here's part of a thread among doctors about their use of probiotics. Favorite brands, etc. Read from bottom up. 


The Bacillus Subtilis Story:




"For many years afterwards, cultures of Bacillus subtilis were sold worldwide as a medicinal product (sold in the U.S. and Mexico, for example, under the brand name Bacti-Subtil) rapidly becoming the world's leading treatment for dysentery and other intestinal problems. Unfortunately for Americans, this popular bacterial supplement that cures intestinal infections began losing favor in the late 1950's and 1960's, upon the advent of synthetic antibiotics which were heavily touted by the giant pharmaceutical companies as "wonder drugs," even though they cost five times as much as Bacti-Subtil, and took three times longer to accomplish the same results."


Read more:


Probiotic containing Bacillus subtilis: Bio-Identical SBO Probiotics Cosortia



Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2016 1:20:08 AM
Subject: Probiotics- Brands Recommended?

Thought a good conversation on probiotics would be helpful since there are so many on the market today and so many opinions about them.  Do you have a preference and why or why not?

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Drug to Stop Neuroinflammation

A question remains about whether the root cause of the inflammation (bacteria, virus, other?) remains. But at least researchers are looking at inflammation as part of neurodegeneration.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Taipei, Oct. 4 (CNA) A woman has been infected with Lyme disease

Woman confirmed to be infected with Lyme disease

Taipei, Oct. 4 (CNA) A woman has been infected with Lyme disease after getting bitten by a tick in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control reported Tuesday.

The CDC said that the patient is a 60-year-Taiwanese woman who lives in Massachusetts with her family.

She developed numbness on the right side of her face and rashes on her limbs Sept. 11 and sought medical treatment in the U.S. She returned to Taiwan Sept. 14 and sought medical treatment Sept. 19 after her symptoms did not improve.

The CDC said that during the Lyme disease incubation period (Aug. 11-Sept. 8), the woman had contact with wild deer, which are the tick's normal host.

Taiwan has had two confirmed Lyme disease cases so far this year, both imported, one from Sweden and the most recent one from the U.S.

The CDC said that there have been 12 confirmed Lyme cases in Taiwan since 2007, all imported.

Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by bacteria of the Borrelia type. The most common sign of infection is an expanding area of redness, known as erythema migrans, that begins at the site of a tick bite about a week after it has occurred.

The rash is typically neither itchy nor painful. Approximately between 25 and 30 percent of infected people do not develop a rash.

Other early symptoms may include fever, headache and fatigue. If left untreated, symptoms can include loss of the ability to move one or both sides of the face, joint pain, severe headaches with neck stiffness, and heart palpitations, among others. Months to years later, repeat episodes of joint pain and swelling may occur. 

(By Chen Wei-ting and Lilian Wu)