Probiotics: Useful or Useless? - Lake Harding Association

Probiotics: Useful or Useless?

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Mic the Vegan

I am going to Europe next week, do you guys want a travel vlog? ‘How to be vegan on the go’? Gonna hit Dublin, Paris, and Greece. Any recommendations are also welcome 🙂

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Roksanda Kosmajac

NO just eat Non-GMO or pref. Organic Red Radishes 1 bunch every day….sliced & sea salted, also 1-2 large Pink Grapefruits (with at least 2-4 seeds inside), this way you will get all the Hydrochloric Acids & Enzymes to break down ALL your plant foods… NO NEED for PROBIOTICS…it's actually TOXIC for you!

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ash S

Everybody leaves me, even my bacteria. lmfao

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ash S

I had fun fixating on the tiny dot in your hair

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Stephanie Ukkola

Probiotics have been very helpful for me. Lifesaver when I was recovering from sepsis. After I had my baby I had frequent breast infections they put a stop to. And they have helped me from getting yeast infections, UTIs. It seems that whenever I stop taking them something bad happens!

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Amore Love

so basically just go vegan.

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Raw Bacon

Stop eating Vegan and you won't have gut problems……..Retards shoving more and more fiber down their throats destroying their digestive systems.

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alexia moon

Brasilian vegans, please translate his videos. ♡

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Stephanie Gilley

Hi Mic, can you please do a video on this statement: Vitamin K2, MK-4 cannot be sourced from vegan sources. Should I be taking these as a supplement? After going vegan a year ago I stopped my vitamins. I am supplementing B12 with nutritional yeast but I used to take a K2 – MK-4 supplement, and am wondering what you think on these nutrients. Thank you. As far as probiotics go, I just drink kombucha 1-2 times a week.

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Marie Johnson

HA! OMG "3 billion little killers!" Dead.

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Marie Johnson

Damn, Mic. This is…disappointing. That said, I accept the findings and now would like to see an "Effectiveness of PREbiotics/ prebiotic FOODS" video from you!

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Breno Arantes

Humane Hancock is doing a great job out there. Let's help him by subscribing to his channel: https://youtu.be/zSXRudpOYjk

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Banished From The Dwarf Planet

It's best to just eat rotting possum carcasses to get your daily allowance of bacteria.

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Akira Kurosawa

Malnourished.

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Citizenthirteen

When a gastroenterologist doesn't know what you have they lump you into the IBS diagnosis. I took probiotics and Imodium for decades until I tried a WFPB diet . I figured it would be a disaster as I'm eating likely 100 fold the fibre I used to eat. I figured Imodium would be consumed like popcorn from the cramps and diarrhea. I have completely reversed this terrible condition and consume no probiotics or Imodium anymore . Absolutely incredible and life altering. It took a few months though so don't give up. It takes time for your gut micro biome to change from rotting flesh eating bacteria to veggie , legume and starch eating bacteria.

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SM

Have tried so many brands and strains of probiotics over 20 years whilst being vegetarian, vegan and other. A waste of time and money in my opinion. My saving grace was going carnivore 90-95% grass fed meat butter, dripping, raw egg yolks etc to 5-10% plant foods. No more probiotics, no more supplements, no more raw powders or juicing or smoothies and I’m feeling human again. Strange but true.

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Mic the "veganism cures AIDS" Vegan.

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Idylchatter

You tell me, I found that phage tech seems to be rather handy at killing off the overgrowth of bad guys and feeding them to the good guys.
https://www.amazon.com/Probiotic-plus-Ultimate-Prebiotic-Patented/dp/B00WZ4VQ52

LBBPTop Contributor: Pets
5.0 out of 5 starsHas Helped Calm IBS March 17, 2017 Bindy
Without going into all the details (you're welcome), I've suffered for years from bouts of IBS. In the past couple of years the bouts were more frequent, and lately were occurring 2-3 times a week, ranging from a discomfort level of 6 on the good side, and a 9 on the worst, usually ranging from 7-8. And, of course, the odds of having a leaky gut exponentially rise when the body suffers from IBS.
I've been taking Dr. Tobias for six weeks and have seen a definite improvement in digestive health — more regular, a better color to stool, and have only had four minor bouts IBS of discomfort, the worst being a 5.

I've made a concerted effort to discover what foods can trigger IBS, and of course those are everything high on the "Yummy" or "But, But, I LOVE That" Index. So, when I can't help but eat trigger or gassy foods (or something higher on the Scoville scale than Cubanelle peppers), taking a capsule before and after a "suspect" meal seems to go a long way in keeping things in check.

So, this prebiotic is certainly something to think about in your fight against IBS or other digestive-tract issues.
Don't want to overstate – but these pills have been pretty miraculous for me. October 30, 2017
Wow, what a relief to find this product. This is going to sound like a fake review but this is the honest truth. I have been trying various strains of probiotics for years to try and address the bloat and digestive issues I have had for years. None of them have worked particularly well. It turns out I needed a preboitic remedy instead! Very quickly (within 1-2 days) the bloat started resolving and now after taking one a day on and off for 30 days my stomach is flat and so much more comfortable. It feels like a miracle. I still have to resolve some acid reflux issues – it has not cleared that all up although I feel like that situation has improved some, but just getting rid of the bloat alone is so incredibly appreciated. It is a very BIG step toward getting my tummy sorted out and I am so grateful. If probiotics have given you only so so results or if you have bloat that has been difficult to resolve I would definitely give these a try.
S & J
5.0 out of 5 starsFantastic July 1, 2017
I started seeing positive results from taking this supplement within about a week and it has continued since. After trying countless probiotics and other strategies to help improve my gut, I finally found something that actually works! My digestion in general has improved markedly, and I've found that I'm able to consume certain foods that previously gave me issues.

MY BACKGROUND:
I've had a variety of digestive issues for decades, and though I've tried many probiotics, I've always had only either temporary or less than optimal results. I've always wondered why I've had to take tons of probiotics just to maintain a semi-normal digestion pattern and I think I figured out why: my gut environment has not been hospitable to the good bacteria that I'm ingesting — i.e., the probiotics that I've been taking simply don't stick around. This is because I've had (I believe) an unhealthy presence of bad bacteria (probably due to stress and a somewhat weak digestive system) which has made it difficult for the good bacteria to optimally establish in my system.

HOW THIS PRODUCT WORKS:
This is a prebiotic meaning it is a product meant to create a better gut environment in which good bacteria (that promote better digestion) can establish themselves and flourish. There many different types of prebiotics, but this one deals with (a relatively new?) science that uses bateriophages. Bacteriophages are viruses that attach themselves to the cell wall of certain bad bacteria and disable them. The bacteriophages in this product (particular strains of myoviridae and siphoviridae) then release the nutrients in the bad bacteria in your gut, which feeds the good bacteria. In short, they help your good bacteria by eliminating its competition (the bad bacteria) and promoting an environment in which they can grow.

SAFE?
It appears safe to me. Bacteriophages in general are actually extremely plentiful in the world — in soil, sea water, and intestines of animals. Bacteriophages have been used since at least the early 20th century to combat certain bacterial infections. It appears that more research has begun recently to more precisely determine the role bacteriophages have in human health (there aren't many studies currently, but scientific interest in this area appears to be growing). As to why it may be something our bodies actually need supplementation of, perhaps it has something to do with our food production process — how we treat our soil and water and process our food — that eliminates much or all of the beneficial bacteriophages that we would otherwise naturally consume. I'm not sure if this is true, it's just a theory of mine. Either way, I'm going to continue taking this supplement.
5.0 out of 5 starsRelief, relief, relief!
May 23, 2017
Having had digestive issues for 40 + years and then taking these prebiotics along with probiotics and having a normal functioning digestive system what can I say? Thank you Dr. Tobias, you have cured what five MD's have failed to cure.
Capel Campbell
5.0 out of 5 starsI am in my 70's and have difficulty losing weight … April 15, 2017
I am in my 70's and have difficulty losing weight = with this prebiotic and my probiotic I am able to lose about a pound a week – no other changes.
Jason Elliott 5.0 out of 5 starsDoes what it claims March 14, 2017

This is the first prebiotic I've used, so I really can't compare it to others, However, I've experienced no negative issues with it whatsoever, and I've definitely seen some very positive benefits after incorporating this product with daily consumption of probiotic foods such as homemade sauerkraut and yogurt.

The constant fatigue and brain fog I'd suffered from for as long as I can remember were gone in just two days and I feel years younger, with way more energy, much greater clarity of mind, and quite a bit of fat loss as well. Although in my late 40s, I've had occasional to frequent zits since my teens, and they've ceased and my splotchy face looks much clearer. My constant sugar cravings disappeared completely, and as a result I've seized the opportunity to eliminate desserts and candies (except for dark chocolate and locally produced honey) from my diet altogether and don't miss them! I wake up easier in the morning, definitely feel more rested, and getting up and around is much easier than it used to be.

You can't argue with the results, and I will be re-ordering this product, while continuing its use along with dailly probiotic food consumption.
4.0 out of 5 starsGiving This A Try! ByWisdom Walkeron August 26, 2018
I am pretty fit but have had chronic bloating. Through and ad on BBC, I watched Dr. Gundry's long promo video about his studies, achievements, and most importantly, the impact of lectin and the need for PRE-biotics. In spite of the unnecessary lengthy video and the excessive marketing, I learned a lot and was reminded about the importance of the gut. I saw his pre-pro product but I thought it was too expensive. I kept shopping and found Dr. Tobias, so I decided to give it a shot. Additionally, I purchased some probiotics with pectin. Also, despite my workouts, I was not getting desire results (slight weight loss). I listened to a summary on Whole30 and learned some more. In short, with a combination of a modified diet, power juicing, intensified exercise, and consumption of Dr. Tobias PRE-biotics I have made considerable progress. I have lost about 4-5 pounds. Although not 100% my bloating condition and appetite are better. Sugar consumption is down also. So, needless to say, overall I am doing better. I hope to see even better results with the bloating, but I believe that if I stay on track, with God's help, I will continue to achieve desired results. Thank you!

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jhilkeDai

what's your take on this Carnivore diet? https://youtu.be/isIw2AN_-XU

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Adventures on Vancouver Island

It’s a thing…. multiple studies now proving VSL#3 probiotics treat ulcerative colitis.

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Ethical Being

Thanks for the video. A personal anecdote – A couple of years ago I had to go to hospital with a severe lung infection. I was put on intravenous anti-biotics for two weeks and then tablets for another two weeks. Needless to say my gut was pretty messed up afterward. Probiotics were recommended by my doctor, however I decided to just eat plenty of healthful plant foods including cabbage, greens, beans (you know the drill) and I bounced back quite quickly by simply eating prebiotic foods. Cheers

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Gregory Skaff

Very informative.

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RemarkableSean

Mic, can I help contribute to your videos by doing any preliminary research or data gathering for you? I want to start learning about doing useful and effective nutritional research.

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Janice H

Probotic in form of real vegan wholefoods like fermented foods is best

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Jonathan Wiggins

Can we have a prebiotic video?

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Patrick

"EVERYBODY LEAVES ME, EVEN MY BACTERIA" actual best

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J Carson

Could you please be less robotic in your videos? You come across as condescending. but because I love your videos, I just only have one wish, for you to sound more human. Lol

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Aleen R

Probiotics, prebiotics and fermented veggies saved my quality of life! If these didn’t exist I’d have severe gut problems!

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Lindsay Peckham

How do you feel about kombucha?

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Rhiannon Blackiston

Can you please do a video on vegan keto. I know you did a video on keto diet but not vegan keto.

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albino_panda

It would be interesting to look at studies that focused on people who eat fermented foods in terms of gut biomes. Kim chi, sauerkraut, etc. Thanks for doing the good work!

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Arab Vegan عربي نباتي

Pills as Medicine : Fails.
Food as Medicine : Wins

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Bryan B

If only the native Americans had probiotics to fight off that Mayflower virus!

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Kingman1359

@MicTheVegan What about probiotic foods like sauerkraut, coconut kefir, or kombucha? are those similar to probiotics as in they don't affect your GI tract? Or are they beneficial due to the fact that they are inside of food?

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Lisa Lightning

So is there any reason for a healthy vegan to eat yogurt or kombucha? Should I return my instant pot I got mostly to make yogurt?

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Borex 973

Please do a Video on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7azfyJO222c

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Brianna Parker

Mic can you do a video about Fed Up type documentaries and your take on the sugar debate?

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Naz

This is anecdotal but I’m vegan, I eat plant based whole foods most of the time and suffer from IBS. I then started taking Bioceuticals IBS probiotics and it made a huge difference. I went from going to the toilet nine times a day to now only twice a day and the quality of my stool is much better too. Just something to think about if you suffer from IBS.

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LeanLogicNick

The premise is built off the idea that "probiotics" don't even exist outside of pills at the drug store. This video is misguided.

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Extraterrestrial Horse From Uranus

This is awesome, right when i needed to take antibiotics too! 🎯

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GnarlyKicks

more vegan kimchi in my life nom nom nom

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Janola Bleach

Some of you might find this helpful. https://youtu.be/EFF30jfTubU

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Will D

mic the vegan Could you do one on 'Autophagy'? Seems to be a new pet regime of the keto community.

https://youtu.be/rDzIbkyr5QQ

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Kitty Gemma

I've been taking probiotics for just over a year due to digestive issues. They have helped as long as I stick to eating a healthy diet. It did take a to find the right type of the right amount of bacteria and I have found out that anything above 3 billion is good enough for my gut.

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Crunchy Tina

I would love to see a video on enzyme supplements!

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Natural Powers

You'd have to study vegans, Dietary antibiotics in animal products kill your microbiome or probiotics. Probiotics help me with allergies so much!
Going Vegan meant not killing off my microbiome(where 70% of your immune system is). Then in 90 days when my microbiome was flourishing, no allergies!

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Natural Powers

Wait, so I can sell my super healthy vegan poop for transplants? Where?!

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Pamela Gauthier

Dairy free yogurt cured my yeast infection ^_^ I inserted it intravaginally ^_^

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Cassidy

I'm curious about fermented foods. Does this video only apply to probiotic supplements are does this apply to the natural fermentation of food as well?

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Qypsy Q Traveler aka Pamela Prizant-Brooks

I have taken Florify probiotic by Melaleuca, BUT I don't need them. I eat fermented foods, and drink kombucha.

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abcdefg hijklomop

I fart a whole lot with Probiotics.

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Hardin9

👽 @Mic The Vegan @06:48 Great lecture generally, but next time LEAVE OUT THE SJW PROPAGANDA, that has ZERO RELEVANCE TO VEGAN ACTIVISM!

And this kind of propaganda is what makes it so easy for Right Wing Media to Attack Vegan Activism! People who are not of an SJW mindset are NOT going to be receptive our message if every time they talk to a Vegan Activist, the message is delivered using Feminist and SJW talking points, that crap has NOOOOOOOOO relevance to this subject matter! Vegan Activism is it's OWN subject matter, it's OWN cause, and it stands on it's OWN MERIT!

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Lex R

I'm in pharmacy school and we talked about this in class. A study also showed that sometimes the probiotic bacteria will take over from your natural flora. This could potentially cause problems when you stop the probiotic treatment. Also, as a side note, researchers have been developing a pill form of fecal transplantation. So that's really cool!

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new jersey

I’m gluten-free, plant based, starch vegan since Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis 9 months ago. No medication except CBD 1200mg, Vitamins B12 and D3. Just started to make my own probiotic with Kefir grains. On the way to reversing the damage caused in my gut from ignorance! Thanks for the information on your videos. 🙏🏻❤️

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Bjørn Vind Abildtrup

Maybe we are all just microorganisms in higher dimensional digestive tracks and when we die our souls turn into higher dimensional poop

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メロン ジュツWoxy

I love you Mic, your topic's and research source's are awesome 🦊

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Chen Polat

Needs a follow up video about probiotics in food and probiotics for women and their role in preventing UTIs and yeast infection

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addycatstar

Dr. Mike does a really good job talking about probiotics and the lack of research done on it. The stool transplant is only used to sometimes treat difficile colitis which occurs when the overuse of antibiotics eats away to many healthy bacteria. Its not commonly used because there are other options…

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sylvia Villanueva

Mic,What's your opinion on kombucha?

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Zayah

"Cant sit here" … I lost it 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Bart Kay - Nutrition Science Watchdog

Mic and I to debate nutritional science! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcgKusMOxKQ

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StrawbunnyMilk

You look like a Jesus who got a haircut

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Vegan Atheist- Coral

Great info

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Faint Signals from Vega

I enjoyed it. Thanks Mic. 💓

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Ned K

Mic are you a doctor ? Or certified nutritionist ? or just another Vegan guy reading studies off of Internet and talking against meat . …

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Banished From The Dwarf Planet

When your biotic finally gets out of the amateurs and becomes a PRObiotic.

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ExploringDelores

Cringy

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Kelly H

Huh? I am so confused by the presentation 🙁

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Kyle Boyd

So this is actually my area of research. You're totally correct about the probiotics not taking in quite a few 'resistive' individuals. We have started working around this problem by combining probiotics, with 'probiotics' to make what has been coined 'synbiotics'. Basically this provides a highly dense usable food source for the probiotics, increasing the colonization rates. Specifically, I am researching how synbiotics could help maintain bone mineral density in an aging population. If you would like to discuss this more, I would love to!

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Jack Fruth

5:36 “So the average American.” …. i thought this was a factual channel that didn’t pedal bullshit pseudoscience? The average Anerican’s diet is awful but they arent immunocompromised. These medical terms actually have meaning.

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Sab 10

You are amazing 😍 love your channel ❤️

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Joesdf Joesdfg

Subscribed because of this video. I love the medical info… peruse studies and look at the latest research + experiment on my own health 🙂 .Been wanting a fecal transplant for a few years now … about time it is becoming easy to get over the mail and administer yourself 😀 . A sample from some old Chinese plant based herbalist would be wonderful …

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The present moment

Probiotics are awesome. Make you own probiotics like kimchi and kefir

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TheRoshan

Very funny and informative!

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Tristian Green

So basically as a healthy vegan I don't need to worry about buying probiotics?

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Keane Waah

I don’t have a history of GI issues but my doctor actually suggested that I take a course of probiotics when I was starting a new medication that was metabolized in the gut and was having some GI side effects. Her logic was that the medication might be impacting the bacterial composition and that probiotics might help and it wouldn’t hurt to try. They helped within a few days. I’m sad there aren’t any studies on it, but they seemed to help my gut adapt to the new medication. It might be that my diet was good enough for them to help, or maybe they were a placebo.

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corey ziolkowski

Iv been mostly plant based for 9 months now and have recently started taking probiotics to help aid my gut now that my gut has the right food in it. I figured that would be the best way to get good effects from the probiotics pills?

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Nicholas Dietschler

What about fermented foods?

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Abi Act Natural

Hey 🎤 Mic! 😄 could you do a video about Kombucha? I’ve heard some negative things about Kombucha recently from vegans, and am wondering if it has any health benefits or is just another form of soda, as some pie old are saying? I’d love to hear your perspective as you do such a great job of accessing the science! 🙂

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Cecily Lind

Kombucha?

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Phil McMeel

Mic, please help!
I've been getting distinct abdominal cramps for a while now from what I believe to be my vast increase in bean consumption since turning vegan in May '18. I never really eat beans often before (apart from the salt laden tinned Heinz ones) but now I love kidney, black beans etc. All the online info I can find just points straight at probiotics but I'd really rather avoid silly supplements for 1000 reasons. Do you know if there's anything else I can do to avoid eliminating them from my diet? Any help greatly appreciated, really love your videos

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yerbamatedude

U dont need to take a supplement.. just eat kimchi, kombucha, kefir, etc

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yerbamatedude

Avacados are good prebiotic.. just combine some avo and kimchi.. its a great combo that is good for digestion and it taste amazing

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William Calhoun

They’ve worked for me, but I’m just beginning veganism. They were recommended after a heavy course of antibiotics (I could literally feel everything living in my gut DIE)

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Anti-3 TV

Do one on vaccines

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Cara Lawrence

Hi Mic, have you heard of much about Graves disease (hyperthyroidism) and the potential affect of a vegan diet? My doctor is not great with alternate lifestyle and just keeps pushing more meds and honestly, between prednisone, carbimazole, and betablockers I'm swelling like a balloon and going crazy. I'm in the process of going whole food vegan, I haven't eaten meat in years but I drink coffee (probably too much, going to cut it out for awhile) and I feel like I"m hitting my head against a wall.

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DEEPAK hiranandani

Good. It's not simple, so those caveats and conditions have to be stated. However in some ways it could be considered a simple issue: I recall Dr. Fuhrman say in a video that of one regularly takes plenty of prebiotic food (i.e. the whole plant food diet we all aim for) then the good bacteria will be there and will thrive. So I think a whole food eating vegan who is not having any obvious health problems need not take prpbiotocs. But of course they may be medically advised for some particular condition, such as following a course of prescribed antibiotics as you pointed out.

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Dillan Erb

Great video! Do you have one addressing the Dr. Sebi/Alkaline Diet claims?

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Rayan Agarm

7:35 exagg

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Rayan Agarm

7:35 exagg

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Paul Wilson

I can't understand why probiotics aren't taken as an enema.

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Jeanne Amato

Good to know, makes sense.

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TheDtfamu89

Fecal transplant😟

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DEEPAK hiranandani

'Hope you you had fun fixating on it.' Wow. 😀. I didn't even notice… But a good video as always. Dr. Fuhrman too, said, or implied, basically if one eats plenty of prebiotics, as I should think most of your viewers do being vegans, then the good bacteria will colonize and flourish.

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Celeste Wilcott

A tiny dot oh noooo, Vegan Deterioration and Frank Tufano have probably already diagnosed it as vegan plague, aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh, run for the hills.

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Lloyd Christmas

Thanks a lot Mike.

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Conundrum

Gene transfer?!

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Christopher Wallbank

I'd think adding probiotics would increase bloating and flatulence especially yeast (boulardii) which has CO2 as a byproduct

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Caroline Görtz

You're so great at reading studies and getting the science! Thanks for going into it and helping me understand it!

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Probiotic Maker

Thanks for helping people stop wasting their money. Please educate people to make their own 11 types of probiotics with less than a minute of prep. Natural and fresh is best.

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