Does eating more probiotic bacteria really make us healthier?

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  • Laura Cowburn says:

    Good article! Objective and positive!

  • Paul Durante says:

    This article is truly interesting and worth reading! The topic provoked some thoughts in readers. Personally, I have never over-consumed probiotic bacteria foods, but I have never thought of the consequence of doing that either. It is perhaps better to consume everything just enough instead of zero or too much. I always try to take care of myself well to pursue my dream in golf, so I’m very interested in health-related topics. Thanks for your post.

  • Audrey Lowe says:

    Naturally occurring microbes in fermented food as medicine — sounds great to me — lets get away from commercialization and move towards an understanding of balanced diet which includes fermented foods — can counteract the perils of a western diet and some of the iatrogenic side effects of our current healthcare practices.

  • Peter Dodek says:

    I love the phrase, “Benefit doesn’t always follow new, costly or only specially-available therapeutics”. Seems obvious, but it never ceases to amaze me how “new” and “costly” is often equated with expected benefit. Thanks, Deborah, for encouraging everyone to pause and reflect on this issue.


Karen Palmer


Karen is the Destination Development and Marketing Coordinator at The Corporation of the County of Prince Edward.

Sachin Pendharkar


Sachin Pendharkar is a respiratory and sleep doctor and an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary.

Timothy Caulfield


Timothy Caulfield is an author and Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, University of Alberta.

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