Wednesday, November 11, 2009 by: Paul Louis, staff writer
(Natural News) Most health conscious people know of the positive effects on digestion from using probiotic supplements. Many take probiotic supplements after using antibiotics to replace the good intestinal flora bacteria indiscriminately killed during antibiotic use.
This practice is so well known that MD’s have begun recommending probiotics during and after antibiotics.
But there is new evidence that probiotic benefits go beyond that. One area of investigative research is building the immune system’s resistance to allergies that affect the skin. An obvious example of a skin’s allergic reaction is eczema, which tends occur often with infants.
A recent Dutch study gathered over 150 pregnant women with allergic disease histories in their families. During the last six weeks of pregnancy, they were given either three strains of probiotics or an inactive placebo pill. Neither they nor the doctors knew which was which.
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