Should You Be Taking Probiotics?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: A healthy gastrointestinal tract is a good basis for a healthy immune system.
Air Date: 4/22/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Felicia Stoler, PhD
felicia stoler close upDr. Felicia Stoler is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and expert consultant in disease prevention, wellness and healthful living. She has a Bachelor's from Tulane University, a Masters in applied physiology and nutrition from Columbia University and her Doctorate in clinical nutrition from UMDNJ. Felicia serves on many local, state and national committees related to health and wellness. Felicia is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and is a Fellow of the ACSM. Felicia is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is on the House of Delegates.

Dr. Stoler hosted the second season of TLC's groundbreaking series, Honey, We're Killing the Kids!, which took aim at the unhealthy lifestyles of families, across the country, in an effort to motivate them to make positive changes. She is the author of Living Skinny in Fat Genes™: The Healthy Way to Lose Weight and Feel Great (Pegasus) which was featured in USA Weekend among the top "must have" books in 2011. She has been a contributor for and written several book chapters. Stoler authored the ACSM's Current Comment on Childhood Obesity.

Felicia has been on many national and local television and radio programs across the U.S. She is one of the most sought-after nutrition/fitness experts for TV, radio, newspapers and magazines. Felicia is passionate about helping people live healthier lives – and practices what she preaches. She maintains a private practice and provides consulting and public speaking. Felicia is the mother of two children and step mom of one – living in NJ.
Should You Be Taking Probiotics?
Probiotics are all the buzz these days, but you may wonder if they would really help you as advertised. Are probiotics effect at easing bloating, gas, feeling full and a myriad of other uncomfortable feelings?

Plus there are so many other questions surrounding the use of probiotics.

For instance, do you get enough healthy bacteria if you just eat yogurt? Or do you have to take a supplement?

Does that supplement have to be a tablet or can it be chew able? How long do probiotics last in the fridge?

Felicia Stoler, PhD, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to give you the skinny on probiotics.