How to Get Started on a Probiotic Diet

Up your intake of probiotics to lose weight.

How to Get Started on a Probiotic Diet

By Toni Gasparis

Research has shown that the health of your gut bacteria may be important for maintaining a healthy weight. Certain studies have shown that the gut bacteria of people who have a healthy weight versus people who are obese vary significantly. Improve the health of your gut with this probiotic diet plan from nutritionist Frances Largeman-Roth.


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Take a Shot (or Two) of Probiotics

If you're not a fan of sauerkraut or pickled vegetables but still want to get in your three daily servings of probiotics, you can supplement with a probiotic shot one to two times per day. Companies sell probiotic shots that are pre-packaged, or you can take a shot of kombucha for the same effect.

More: Dr. Mark Hyman's Probio-Tequila Cocktail Recipe

Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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