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You Are What You Absorb is an educational web site for healthcare practitioners and others interested in probiotics and wellness.
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The Role of Probiotics in Healthcare

Today, in health care, there is a return to a more natural and holistic approach. Probiotics are proving to be one of the most effective natural treatments available for today's wellness seekers.

"Probiotics are live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host," according to the World Health Organization (WHO).   The word 'probiotic' means 'for life', and healthcare providers understand that basic principle. Probiotics have been proven to be beneficial in the treatment of diarrhea, urinary tract infections, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, eczema, and allergies, among other ills. Many physicians are recommending probiotics to restore gut microflora after use of antibiotics. 

But few supplements contain true probiotic strains as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), which requires identification, deposit in an international culture collection, safety assessment and documented efficacy. However, Vidazorb® probiotic supplements do.