I had to go on an antibiotic last week and now I am worried that it has killed off any "good" stuff in what is left of my guts. Does yogurt really help anyone with IBD? Are there any recommended brands? Any advice is welcome. Thanks in advance.
short answer - some people,Does yogurt really help anyone with IBD?
For those willing to try something different and make your own probiotic yogurt. Save tonnes of $$ and acquire knowledge in regards to WHAT genus of bacterium you are consuming and WHAT it is doing for you!! People will have dairy sensitivities at the beginning but this is normal. Over time, it will get better!
Knowledge base: Breaking the Vicious Cycle - Making Probiotic Yogurt
Understand only 3 strains are required. Heal your small bowel first so you can absorb food properly and then allow the SCD diet to take care of your large bowel to starve out the pathogens.
I purchase my 3 strains from Glengarry Cheesemaking Supplies in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The product I purchase is Abiasa - Yogurt Type IV.
I follow the SCD how to do method and utilize the Abiasa as my starter. End result - 750 billion counts / 250ml. Thousands of people follow this recipe with great success.
Streptococcus Thermophillus - lives in your mouth (1st part aiding in digestion) KEY
Lactobacillus Acidophilus - thrives in your small bowel (most important in upkeep of your villis) Villis are the tiny hairs which absorb the broken down food molecules.
Lactobacillus Bulgaricus - aids people who suffer lactose intolerance. The organisms break the milk sugars down for absorption. When taking the probiotics within milk based yogurt, this KEY.
Always store your bacteria in the freezer to help shelf life of the friendlies.