Probiotics for MAC, MAI, MABS: Do you take them daily?
I knew that good Probiotics are needed if you take antibiotics. And most of us with MAC, MAI or MABS etc take the Big 3 or other antibiotics for a long, long time.
But I didn't realise how important Probiotics could be for preventing virus infections in us, like the Flu virus, viral Pneumonia….or even the Covid19 virus.
Research (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325651#Antibiotics-leave-mice-vulnerable-to-the-flu) has shown that:
…"80% of [those] with healthy gut bacteria survived the infection"….. But "of [those] who had previously received the antibiotic mix, only one-third [33%] survive" and recover from the viral infection….
That reduces the risks of viral infection by less than half !
The scientists doing this study also found 2 more important things:
* "gut bacteria drive interferon signaling, 'telling' the lung cells to react to the virus, stopping it from replicating, and making survival and recovery more likely"
* if the gut bacteria destroyed by antibiotics are replaced with good Probiotics, "this brought interferon signaling back to normal and reestablished [viral] resistance in the lungs"….
So all of us with NTMs who are on the Big 3 or other antibiotics should probably be taking good Probiotics every day. And probably continue this even after any negative sputum tests.
Have any of you been taking good Probiotics every day ? Even after any clear sputum tests ?
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Were you able to make Kimchi? Is so, how is it looking at this stage?
Thank you for asking, I manage to make kimchi, taste good.
Many thanks !
I have taken Probiotics for several years and continue to do so. Also take D3, Turmeric, Selenium and Magnesium. Haven’t taken the Big Three yet.
Hi. Wondering what recipe you use. Never tried Kimchi before but might give it a try. Thanks much. Faye.
@kei Like you I was in the same situation when I 1st connected with this wonderful group. Here is what works for me: Goggle: What is medical name for IBS . (use any abbreviation that you do not know. I have found the answer every single time and have learned a TON!!