The combination of quality high fat dairy in the diet along with probiotic foods is proving powerful. The Journal of Gastroenterology did a test where they used three groups of women, one was fed a placebo, one was fed milk the other was fed fermented milk. Then after several weeks they evaluated the women with functional MRIs while showing them a threatening anxiety producing photograph. The women who were fed the probiotic fermented milk had changed perceptions of the anxiety producing photograph vs prior response.

The same results were found in several other studies. The most recent one was just published.

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The Internationale Journal of Pediatrics reported a study with fermented milk because, “Inconsistent data exist about the role of probiotics in the treatment of constipated children.” Their goal was to determine the effectiveness of probiotics in childhood constipation, using a test group of 56 children aged 4-12 who suffered from chronic constipation.

“Each sachet of Protexin was composed of seven probiotic bacteria including Lactobacillus casei PXN 37, Lactobacillus rhamnosus PXN 54, Streptococcus thermophiles PXN 66, Bifidobacterium breve PXN 25, Lactobacillus acidophilus PXN 35, Bifidobacterium infantis (child specific) PXN 27, and Lactobacillus bulgaricus PXN 39, TVC: 1 billion CFU TVC . The placebo was supplied by Nikooteb company, the provider of probiotics in Iran, as innocent powder in identical sachets and stored in a cool and dry place until use,” they reported.

Fourteen males and ten females completed the study with the conclusion of, “Our study showed that probiotics were significantly effective in improving the stool frequency and consistency in intervention group at the end of the 4th week.”

The studies are consistent. Going back to 2007, for the space of time, many different studies are finding probiotics assist in constipation.

PubMed reported a study in 2007 saying, “The main objective of the present study was to assess the efficacy and safety of a fermented milk combining Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus casei that is widely available in Canada, in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. The daily administration of a lactobacilli-fermented milk was safe and effective in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea in hospitalized patients.”

The European Journal of Clinical Nutrition said in 2007, “The study included 29 healthy elderly subjects aged 60–81 years.”

Test subjects were given 3.5 ounces of fermented yogurt a day.

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, author of GAPS (click here to learn more) and auto immune disease specialist who focuses her care through fixing the microbiome through probiotic foods recommends building up to 2 cups of fermented milk a day to repopulate the gut flora to establish homeostasis.

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The Nutrition Journal also reported in 2007 a study using probiotics, with the same results.

Iranian Journal of Pediatrics printed a report in 2010 on synbiotics in childhood constipation with the same results.

World Journal of Gastroenterology reported in 2011 using bifidobacterium-containing yogurt in constipated pediatric test subjects. The study revealed the same results.

Ėksperimental’nia i Klinicheskaia Gastroėnterologiia tested children in 2012 with intestinal disorders with the same results.

World Journal of Gastroenterology reported a study on probiotic supplements in 2013 showing the addition of the probiotics increased the ease and decreased deification transit time.

Clinical Nutrition published a study in 2013 on chronic constipation using microbial cells showing the same results.

The Journal of Research in Medical Sciences reported in 2013 reported on their study comparing lactobacillus with mineral oil vs mineral oil by itself. This study showed the same results as those above.

The Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology reported a study in 2013 using fermented milk where they found, “Our findings demonstrate that the daily administration of a fermented milk combining L acidophilus CL1285 and L casei is safe and effective in the prevention of AAD (Antibiotic-associated diarrhea). It also suggests a possible protective effect against CDAD (C difficile-associated diarrhea), but the study was not designed to evaluate this hypothesis.”

The final report says, “Overall, the lactobacilli-fermented milk was well tolerated.”

The same publication reported another study in 2003 showing the same results.

Yet contrary reports are still published directly to medical professionals.

MedScape reported in 2013 saying, “Both probiotics and control group showed significant increase in stool frequency versus baseline. Probiotics did not increase stool frequency significantly versus control, and in fact at one point of time at week 2, control had significantly higher stool frequency compared with probiotics.”

Secondary efficacy outcome was not remarkable saying, “Compared with baseline, stool consistency improved significantly with probiotics but not with control. However, compared with control, the improvement in stool consistency with probiotic intake was not significant within the 4-week intervention. Magnitude of change in stool consistency, or effect size, was small but statistically significant in favor of probiotics.”

The problem with their study may be that not all fermented probiotics are created equally, most are not worth the money.

The best results come from home brewed raw dairy sourced from pastured cows who are grass fed.

Click here to learn more about the best rated probiotics for healing gut damage without feeding intestinal pathogens.

Click here to learn about the probiotic count of home brewed ferments.

Click here to learn which probiotic could be appropriate for you and your situation. 

Click here to learn how to make your own home brewed probiotic sour cream.

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