Probiotics: The Complete Guide to Beneficial Bacteria and Human Health was designed as a beginner’s guide to probiotic supplementation. By probiotic supplementation, we refer to both probiotic food products and probiotic supplements that come in pill form, capsule, or even powdered mixes.
The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 presents the preliminary information regarding probiotics in the country and around the world. A short “story of probiotics” can be found in the section “What is Probiotics?” If you wish to discover the side effects of probiotics, head over to the section “Known Side Effects,” which is also found in Part 1 of this book.
Part 2 of the book contains the heart of my research regarding probiotics. If you are interested in how bacterial imbalances occur in the human body, you can find more information about this topic in the section “Good Bacteria vs. Bad Bacteria.”
For a general overview of the health conditions that you can address with probiotic supplementation, head over to “Rays of Hope: Probiotics, Diseases and General Wellness.”
This section of the book contains information regarding colic in infants, the seasonal problem hay fever, diarrhea (infectious diarrhea, traveller’s diarrhea, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, etc.), U.T.I. or urinary tract infections, I.B.D. or inflammatory bowel disease, and many more.
For insight as to what researchers are discovering right now about probiotics, you can check out the section “Completing the Probiotic Puzzle.”
Ready to eat some probiotic-rich food? I have prepared a list of my top ten probiotic foods in the section “Quick Facts: Foods Rich in Probiotics.” For an extensive discussion about the various facets of probiotics, I have also prepared a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section in “Quick Q & A: The Vital Facts About Probiotics.”
For an in-depth discussion of the two main groups of beneficial bacteria, read the section “In Focus: Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria Strains.”