Gut Check: Debunking the “Probiotics Are Harmful” Myth - Dr. Michael Ruscio, DC

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Gut Check: Debunking the “Probiotics Are Harmful” Myth

The real evidence supports using probiotics for SIBO, IBS, and more

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In this episode, I debunk the myth that probiotics are harmful. 

Recently, some thought leaders have been suggesting that lactobacillus probiotics should be avoided in those with SIBO. 

But the problem with this take is the research that was favored versus the data that was dismissed… 

Tune in to hear more. 

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00:00 Intro 

00:26 A myth based on bad science

02:27 What the data ACTUALLY shows

03:59 What data should you trust?

05:34 Keep an eye out for bias

06:22 Data shouldn’t be dismissive

07:17 Probiotics for SIBO: The truth

07:50 Smart doesn’t mean unbiased

08:58 No need to avoid lactobacillus

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Music featured in this video: “Modern Technology” by Andrew G, 

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