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Gut Check: Should You Avoid Probiotics if Using Antibiotics?

What the body of evidence shows about taking probiotics with antibiotics

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If you read the recent Washington Post article on the subject, you might wonder “should you avoid probiotics if you’re taking antibiotics?”

Today I’m going to explain why that isn’t the case, by pitting the data from the Washington Post article against the larger body of data that supports the use of probiotics during a course of antibiotics. 

Tune in and be sure to tell me what you think! 

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro 

01:11 The article’s claim 

02:13 The one small study he cited

03:13 What most of the data says

05:01 Evidence hierarchy 

07:00 A note about prebiotics

07:44 Healthy people & probiotics

09:20 Be cautious with health news

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