These are the good bugs

Most of us have been prescribed antibiotics at one time or another to fight infection.  But powerful antibiotics are likely to have an impact on the delicate balance of  our intestinal flora, leading to side effects like diarrhoea.

Antibiotics also have a hidden impact on the immune system, which is why we so often get a series of infections one after the other:  the immune system doesn't have the strength to battle invaders.

Take action:

Ask for a probiotic. Many doctors will prescribe a probiotic, but if yours doesn’t, ask your pharmacist for the correct one when getting your prescription filled. Probiotics can be included in your diet at any time to enhance health and improve your body's microbial balance.

Visit our Probiotics and you hub to learn more about the good bugs

(Photo of woman placing hand on her belly from Shutterstock)

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