MEDICAL CORNER …. Good bacteria wanted!!

MEDICAL CORNER .... Good bacteria wanted!!

Probiotics are live bacteria that may confer a health benefit on the host.

In the past, there were other definitions of probiotics. The first use of the word “Probiotic” as microorganisms that have effects on other microorganism was accredited to Lilly and Stilwell (1965), expressed as follows: Substances secreted by one microorganism that stimulate another microorganism.

Again, the term was used in 1971 by Sperti to describe tissue extracts which stimulated microbial growth. The word was later described by Parker in 1974 who advanced the meaning of the term by adding the word organisms to the definition, thereby describing probiotics as “Organisms and substances that have a beneficial effect on the host animal by contributing to its intestinal microbial balance”.

Later, the definition was greatly improved by Fuller in 1989, whose explanation was very close to the definition used today. Fuller in 1989 described probiotics as “live microbial feed supplement which beneficially affects the host animal by improving its intestinal microbial balance”.

He stressed two important facts of probiotics: the viable nature of probiotics and the capacity to help with intestinal balance. Alternative expert review indicates there is insufficient scientific evidence for supplemental probiotics having a benefit.

Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria are the most common types of microbes used as probiotics, but certain yeasts and bacilli may also be used.

Probiotics are commonly consumed as part of fermented foods with specially added active live cultures, such as in yogurt, soy yogurt, or as dietary supplements.

Probiotics are also delivered in fecal transplants, in which stool from a healthy donor is delivered like a suppository to an infected patient.

We ALL are ONE!! Be proactive for your health!!

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

6 thoughts on “MEDICAL CORNER …. Good bacteria wanted!!

  1. Would you happen to know the source of the “poster” above…Wanted: Good Bacteria?
    As who created it?was it a person or an organization?
    Thanks! as a librarian by trade, I’m just curious.
    It is well presented.


    • Good day!! Thanks for the visit. It’s interesting because when I post something I always try to give credit to the source. When I see a picture/poster that I like,
      I save it. The sources that I use are varied:,, …. etc. They are frequently pages
      that I follow through Facebook … related to alternative medicine, GMOs, etc. Sorry that I couldn’t find the exact source for this one!


  2. Pingback: Oral Probiotics: An Introduction « Health and Medical News and Resources

    • Hi!! Sorry for delay … the best way would be to consult with your physician. He/she knows your medical history/past history and family history. This should be evaluated individually. Thanks for visiting and commenting! Peace …


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