Probiotics for Women May Help Manage Menopause Symptoms Here’s everything you need to know

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Image:Kseniya Ovchinnikova/Getty Images If you hear the word germs, chances are the first ones that come to mind are the ones that make you sick. But not all germs are bad. There are trillions of so-called germs living symbiotically with humans inside your gut. What we’ve learned over the years is that there’s a lot … Read more

Probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics: the garden of microbes in the gut

Probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics: the garden of microbes in the gut

July 4, 2023 at 7:01 am EDT (Illustrations by Chelsea Conrad/The Washington Post) Comment on this storyComment Think of your gut microbiome as an intestinal garden, teeming with trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that play a crucial role in your health. Whether the beneficial microbes in your gut thrive or are displaced by unwanted … Read more

Probiotics show promise as a treatment for depression

New search a JAMA Psychiatry suggests that probiotics, commonly advocated for their digestive benefits, could be an invaluable tool for reducing symptoms associated with major depressive disorder (MDD). This study, led by Viktoriya L. Nikolova of Kings College London, focused on participants whose depressive symptoms remained unaffected despite antidepressant treatment, a situation termed an incomplete … Read more