Joan Rothchild Hardin
A Guide For Choosing Probiotics
This is for those of you seeking reliable information on how to choose probiotics that will help you achieve good health – acutely useful during this pandemic. It’s an article by Dr David Williams, a respected expert on nutritional supplements.
The term ‘probiotics wasn’t even in use when Dr Williams first began studying digestive health. “During his early travels, he experienced firsthand the digestive health benefits of lactic acid yeast and traditional fermented foods. Always eating and drinking what the locals ate and drank, yet rarely suffering from “tourista,” Dr. Williams became convinced that the fermented foods and drinks of the native cultures—along with the bottle of lactic acid yeast that he never left home without—helped protect and even promote his digestive health. As early as 1989, Dr. Williams devoted an entire issue of his Alternatives newsletter to the importance of bacterial balance, documenting the myriad health benefits of good bacteria in his seminal article ‘The Key to Solving a Thousand Problems’.” (Williams, 2019)
ABOUT DR DAVID WILLIAMS
“Dr. Williams grew up on a farm in a small town in the Texas panhandle, an experience that keenly developed his problem-solving abilities and instilled in him the importance of simple values such as honesty and helping your neighbor. After graduating from Southwest Texas State University, Dr. Williams began working as an adjuster for a health insurance company. He observed that accident victims who received chiropractic care experienced better long-term outcomes than those who received conventional medical treatments. This insight prompted Dr. Williams to earn his Doctor of Chiropractic degree and led him to establish what became the largest non-invasive medical facility in central Texas at the time. His highly individual and holistic approach to treatment attracted many people with difficult concerns. To help these patients, Dr. Williams began devoting more time to research. Later, he sold his practice to pursue research full time.” (Williams, 2019)
“Over the last couple of years there’s been a surge in popularity of probiotic supplements. This has created a lot of marketing hype, resulting in several misconceptions and myths. Because of these myths, people do not experience the full benefits of probiotics. This is the primary reason why many people give up and stop using them completely.” (Williams, 11/30/19)
Here’s Dr Williams’ article:
BEST PROBIOTIC SUPPLEMENT: 7 MYTHS, DEBUNKED
Williams, D. (2019). Healthy Directions. See: https://www.healthydirections.com/dr-david-williams
Williams, D. (11/30/2019). Best Probiotic Supplement: 7 Myths, Debunked. See: https://www.healthydirections.com/best-probiotic-supplement-7-myths-debunked?key=350555&utm_campaign=PP-35&utm_source=loy-email-all&utm_medium=email_channel&utm_content=hd-350555-ETB-4-ETS-46-PP-35-O-1-S-14_williams-eletter-051820&utm_leadgen_overlay=false&pf=0&of=HD%20website&et_s=ETS-46&et_b=ETB-4&sg=S-14&sp_rid=anJoYXJkaW5AdXNhLm5ldAS2&sm_rid=anJoYXJkaW5AdXNhLm5ldAS2&sm_mid=42499111&spdate=May%2018,%202020&emaildid=5951936&spMailingID=42499111&spUserID=Mzg3MDYzOTM2MDMzS0&spJobID=1761369393&spReportId=MTc2MTM2OTM5MwS2
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