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Thursday, July 16, 2009

GoodBelly - the Anti-Antibiotic


I don't even remember what sent me to the doctor. Not even my doctor, but the after-hours emergency clinic you can go to when your regular doctor isn't in the office. But I went and got the requisite dose of antibiotics.

And that's when I got really sick.

Antibiotics kill germs. Wrong. Antibiotics kill bacteria. All bacteria, indiscriminately, the good bacteria along with the bad. Antibiotics famously kill off the bacteria in your colon and that can lead to diarrhea. Horrible, constant diarrhea that lasts until the bacteria grow back. Which they can't do until after you stop taking the antibiotics.

The standard advice to lessen the horrid nature of the diarrhea is to eat yogurt, so that the active cultures - bacteria - can replenish the good stock in the colon. That has a few drawbacks for people trying to avoid dairy.

Aha. A niche for a product to fill.

Enter GoodBelly, the probiotic fruit drink.

Meet GoodBelly!

That's right, GoodBelly--a probiotic fruit drink packed full of probiotics and essential nutrients.

GoodBelly contains 20 billion live and active probiotic cultures per serving, which have been clinically tested to support digestive and immune health.

All GoodBelly products are fabulously free of dairy (it's not yogurt, it's a fruit drink!), wheat-free, soy-free, and entirely vegan, too. Why? Because we wouldn't have it any other way.

Of course, the GoodBelly folks don't limit their claims for goodness just to times when you're taking antibiotics. They tout their probiotics for all seasons. Maybe. You can test for yourself since they offer a buy one, get one free coupon on their site.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's a great-tasting product, and I've recommended to others to give it a try, if they are able to tolerate what's in it. Goodbelly contains oats, so if one has celiac disease, or even a gluten-wheat sensitivity like me, you won't be able to tolerate it. I just wanted to point that out. I am both LI and have a gluten-wheat sensitivity, among countless other gastrointestinal issues. There is actually very little I can eat without subsequent GI discomfort. Thanks for your blog and all the information you have posted. I appreciate it! Cheers and happy New Year, 2015!