Thank you for checking out this video today. The question today is, is it okay to take probiotics and antifungals at the same time?
Many people think that you need to separate these things. That you need to take a probiotic when you get up and then an antifungal a bit later in the day. You don’t need to do this. That’s like saying to me, “Should I eat yogurt well away from food? Should I have sauerkraut well away from food?” These fermented and cultured kinds of foods are best eaten with a meal, and it’s the same with the probiotics. Probiotics you take with food. Don’t take them away from food. I don’t care what the manufacturer says. Take them with food. They’re bacteria and bacteria thrive in an environment that’s warm and moist.
If the company tells you not to take a probiotic because they’re going to get killed by the stomach acids, don’t take the product because these guys obviously don’t know what they’re talking about. Bacteria do survive the stomach bypass. In many cases, they do.
What I should say also is don’t take a probiotic and antifungal when you’re having three glasses of wine and couple of pieces of pizza. That’s a pretty dumb thing to do, isn’t it? You’re not going to do that. Why would you even want to take products when you’re eating and drinking those sorts of crappy foods? Probiotics and antifungals work best when you’ve got a very good quality diet. When you’re eating lean meats, steamed vegetables, cultured and fermented foods. You’re drinking plenty of water. Exercising regularly. Going to bed on time. Spending not too much time on the computer. Understanding the connection between stress and disease. When you’re using an intelligent approach like this, you’re going to get the best effect from your antifungal and probiotic product.
Take them together. Take them with meals. Take them twice to three times per day as a norm. There are some exceptions with some people, but generally with most people, I recommend they take them with food at regular intervals. If you skip one here are there, don’t worry. It’s not a big problem. That’s like if you don’t go for a walk one day, it’s not a big problem. Just go for a walk the next day. You don’t have to be anal about things. Some patients actually set their iPhones beeping off to take pills at certain times. That’s a bit over the top. You don’t need to do that kind of ridiculous stuff. Take them with food at regular intervals and you’ll be fine.
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