March 23, 2010
A daily high-potency probiotic is definitely an excellent start, especially since she is taking antibiotics so frequently. Even though antibiotics are sometimes necessary to fight off bad bacteria in the body, the downside is that they usually end up killing a lot of the good bacteria at the same time—and those good bacteria are our first line of defense against illness, infection and poor digestion. (Keep in mind the digestive tract is home to roughly 80 percent of your body’s natural defenses, so when that healthy internal balance is upset, it can take a serious toll on our overall well being.)
Is your mother-in-law still taking probiotics or did she stop after completing the 7-day dose of Ultimate Flora Super Critical 200 Billion? Because of her history with bladder infections, she may benefit from taking our Ultimate Flora Vaginal Support 50 Billion formula. It is formulated especially for women and contains 45 billion Lactobacillus cultures to support a healthy bacteria balance in the vagina and urinary tract. Our Ultimate Flora Critical Colon formula may also be effective for restoring a balanced digestive environment and relieving her digestive distress, so she may want to add one or both of these formulas to her daily regimen.
Finally, try to catch Brenda Watson’s newest PBS special (The Road to Perfect Health) this month if you can. In it, Brenda talks about how so many health problems seen today—including inflammation-related issues such as Giant Cell Arteritis—all stem from an unhealthy digestive system, and she provides valuable advice about the important diet and lifestyle habits that can help restore digestive balance and heal the body from the inside out. Best of luck to you and your mother-in-law.
I am trying to get some help for my 90 year old mother-in-law.
She unfortunately several health issues, but let's see what can be done if anything.
She suffers from Giant Cell Arteritis and has been taking Prednazone for 10 plus years. She has high blood pressure, sometimes her sugar is elevated, she has had problems with diverticulitis several times in the past and also suffers from frequent bladder infections. After several recent attacks treated with antibiotics she started having diarrhea and stomach cramps and the doctor said she had C-diff and treated her with another antibiotic (Vancomyacin 1/2 tsp of 125ml) for that. I asked him at the same time if it was OK for her to take some powerful probiotics and with his blessing she took Ultimate Flora Super Critical 200 bill. for 7 days. She is still taking the antibiotic and should continue for about another week. (3 weeks in all)
She now thinks she might be getting another bladder infection.
I would love some advise on how to get her back on track as she gets very despondent from all the ups and downs.
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