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Probiotics and Ulcerative Colitis: What Do We Know?

The gastrointestinal tract contains millions of tiny bacteria, which are beneficial and necessary for health. One way gut bacteria can be altered in a beneficial way is through the use of probiotics. Learn more about what they can do.

By Constance Pietrzak, M.D.

Truth About Probiotics and Prebiotics for IBD

Are probiotic and prebiotic supplements really effective for IBD and IBS? A nutritionist answers your top questions about the latest research.

By Nancy Monson

Are Collagen Supplements Good or Bad for You?

Our bodies produce less collagen as we age, so there is a huge market for collagen supplements. But should you take them?

By Ask HealthCentral

Researchers Raise Doubts About the Benefits of Probiotics

Millions of people use probiotic supplements to enhance digestive health and counterbalance the effects of antibiotics, but are they beneficial? Maybe not.

By Diane Domina

Do Probiotics Really Work for Digestive Issues?

Probiotics claim to help balance out or restore gut flora. But do they really work, and when’s the best time to take them?

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Alternative forms of feeding: Parenteral Nutrition

Sometimes a person with cancer cannot properly nourish their body through eating and drinking, and their doctor may recommend alternative modes of nutritional support. If the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is functioning normally, a feeding tube is usua...

By Amy Thomas

A Closer Look at Probiotics

What are probiotics, who should take them, and where do you find them? Interest in the reported health benefits of probiotics has grown in the past decade, and researchers continue to investigate how the supplements can treat or prevent specific illn...

By Amy Thomas