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My older dc are 4 and 6. They are healthy, no allergy or leaky gut problems. But for general health, what strains of bacteria are good and/or brands of probiotics, what would you recommend. Thanks.
 

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They can use what is recommended for grown ups. Go to a hfs and ask. Generally it's the same as is in yogurt and kefer etc. but in a much higher dose.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">They can use what is recommended for grown ups. Go to a hfs and ask. Generally it's the same as is in yogurt and kefer etc. but in a much higher dose.</div>
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It's the other way around--yogurt and kefir (at least homemade) have a lot more beneficial bacteria than most storebought probiotics.<br><br>
Can you do dairy? If so I would recommend making your own yogurt or kefir. Otherwise, try water kefirs or lacto-fermented foods--I really think they are more effective than all but the strongest probiotic powders/capsules.
 

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I planned to make the kids yogurt (they can do dairy, thank goodness), I just wondered what kind of probiotics to use in the starter culture. Dd (allergic) and I are taking bifidus and acidophilus, but I didn't know if there was something better for the non-leaky gut people in our family. I guess I'll just start with the probiotics we have. Maybe I'll add l. reuteri, too.<br><br>
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I probably wasn't very helpful, was I...sorry! I think if there's nothing specific you're trying to fix the regular yogurt starters (or whatever you have) will probably be fine...JMO though.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I probably wasn't very helpful, was I...sorry! I think if there's nothing specific you're trying to fix the regular yogurt starters (or whatever you have) will probably be fine...JMO though.</div>
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LOL, no, I think *I* just wasn't very clear about what I was after! I have a bad habit of doing that. . . just ask my dh<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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