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The world of probiotics is extensive, including commercial probiotics and the plethora of food based probiotics such as kraut juice, sauerkraut, milk kefir, fermented garlic, fermented fish, salami, kimchi, Kombucha, probiotic pickles, dilly carrots and more. It’s difficult to know if they are a scam or which one to take, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. 


The truth of the matter is, many food probiotics have undergone extensive testing, published in studies across the world. Some have shown to shut down MRSA, Staph, strep, C. diff, others have shown to digest glyphosate. Some have shown to reverse lactose intolerance and others have stopped the flu or the common cold dead in its tracks. Yet others are simply a waste of money. 

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We live in a world where everyone is sick. Our intestinal flora has taken a beating and our health symptoms show the suffering. Rebuilding that flora is done by supporting the microbiome in a manner specific to what each person needs. Using commercial probiotics and food-based probiotics is becoming commonplace, knowing which one to use when and how to use each, is a different story. 

These questions are all answered in the new book Probiotic Foods Vs Commercial Probiotics.

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, a medical doctor with two postgraduate degrees: Master of Medical Sciences in Neurology and Master of Medical Sciences in Human Nutrition and author of Gut and Psychology Syndrome says, “In her book Probiotic Foods Vs Commercial Probiotics (the author) has done the hard work of reviewing solid scientific literature on the use of probiotics for different clinical applications. She has compiled information not only about commercial probiotics, but very importantly about homemade fermented foods, such as kefir, yogurt, fermented breast milk and fermented vegetables. This book will be a valuable tool for clinicians, Certified GAPS Practitioners and other health practitioners to deepen their knowledge about how to use probiotics in clinical settings. The book is full of useful clinical gems, and I am sure that even a seasoned clinician will find something new to learn in its pages. I would like to thank Becky for doing this work! I warmly recommend this book!” (Campbell-McBride, Natasha. “Re: from Dr Natasha.” Message to Becky Plotner 19 January 2019. E-mail.)

Sally Fallon, President of The Weston A. Price Foundation and author of Nourishing Traditions said, “I thought it was just excellent – one of the best I’ve seen, and believe me a lot of books come across my desk. I just thought it was excellent. I’m particularly pleased on the emphasis on food, using fermented foods. I was very interested in what she had to say about probiotic supplements and some of the additives they contain.”

For a limited time, the book is available at a discounted price for the first few introductory weeks. It is currently available in Kindle format and will be available in hard copy soon. 

*Nourishing Plot is written by Becky Plotner, ND, traditional naturopath, CGP, D.PSc. who sees clients in Rossville, Georgia. She is a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, through The American Naturopathic Medical Association and works as a Certified GAPS Practitioner who sees clients in her office, Skype and phone. She has been published in Wise Traditions, spoken at two Weston A. Price Conferences, Certified GAPS Practitioner Trainings, has been on many radio shows, television shows and writes for Nourishing Plot. She serves on the GAPS Board of Directors and has recently been named “The GAPS Expert” by Dr. Natasha and will serve teaching other Certified GAPS Practitioners proper use of the GAPS protocol. Since her son was delivered from the effects of autism (Asperger’s syndrome), ADHD, bipolar disorder/manic depression, hypoglycemia and dyslexia, through food, she continued her education specializing in Leaky Gut and parasitology through Duke University, finishing with distinction. She is a Chapter Leader for The Weston A. Price Foundation. becky.nourishingplot@hotmail.com

“GAPS™ and Gut and Psychology Syndrome™ are the trademark and copyright of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. The right of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted by her in accordance with the Copyright, Patent and Designs Act 1988.

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