The probiotic group showed improvement (less crying and fussing) at all time points and the probiotic group was twice as likely to show improvement over the placebo group. These results were pronounced for breast-fed babies but, at least in these studies, the results were considered insignificant and conflicting for formula-fed babies. The study concluded that L. reuteri was recommended as a colic remedy for breast-fed babies and that further research was needed as to its effectiveness for formula-fed babies.
While purely conjecture on our parts, this conclusion would fit with the general scope and theory of probiotics. By establishing a more balanced and beneficial bacterial environment in ones body, this in turn contributes to overall well-being both emotionally and physically.
The human race has evolved and survived due to, in no small part, a very active and synergistic partnership with bacteria. From digestion, to immune support, to emotional stability and beyond, these micro "critters" play a super-role in keeping us alive and healthy. This is as true for our children as it is for us adults.
Building a healthier gut for your child is a subject and activity that is well worth exploring.
Chances are that you probably learned most of your oral health practices at home from your parents or your siblings. Perhaps you picked up a few at school, from friends or even from surfing the web or social media.
Nothing wrong with it, but we have all learned by now that just because it is on the internet does not mean it is true! So, to help you get your dental and oral care facts straight, here are some common are oral health care myths and misconceptions:
Probiotics has become quite a “buzzword” these days. There certainly are tons of claims, from preventing diarrhea to promoting cardiovascular health and even boosting your immune system as a whole. It has been over a century since probiotics were first “discovered” and it would seem that the science has held up.
Assuming that probiotics can do a body good, a very important question remains–is it better to get your probiotics from real food sources or from probiotic supplements?