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How does yogurt promote intestinal health?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine
Yogurt containing live active cultures has been demonstrated to help maintain the normal intestinal micro flora balance and suppress harmful bacteria in the intestine. Yogurt can aid in the treatment and prevention of antibiotic associated diarrhea, traveler's diarrhea, and acute diarrhea in children.

Lactobacillus acidophilus has been shown to protect against stomach ulcers by suppressing the growth of Helicobacter pylori, a known ulcer-causing bacterium.
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