Probiotics and Prebiotics Directory
Probiotics are "good" bacteria that help the body's digestive tract. Prebiotics are food ingredients that help support growth of probiotic bacteria. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what probiotics and prebiotics are and how they work.
The 17 Day Diet
This review provides information about "The 17 Day Diet," including dietary restrictions, effectiveness, and level of effort.
Probiotics are living microorganisms most often used to promote healthy digestion. Get information about the types of probiotics, and their possible health benefits.
Probiotics for Digestion: Questions for Your Doctor
Find out the pros and cons of probiotics -- the "good bacteria" -- to treat or prevent digestive problems.
Probiotics for Diarrhea
Probiotics may help prevent travelers' diarrhea, diarrhea from antibiotics, and more. A guide to the best sources and kinds of probiotics.
Probiotics and Digestive Problems
A look at how probiotics may benefit diarrhea, pouchitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and ulcerative colitis.
Ulcerative Colitis Treatment: Can Probiotics Help?
To ease the discomfort of ulcerative colitis, many people are trying probiotics. Do probiotics help? Here are the pros and cons.
Why Is Kefir Good For You?
Kefir is a tangy, tart, yogurt-like drink teeming with good bacteria for your stomach.
Why Is Greek Yogurt Good For You?
Greek yogurt is blowing up the dairy case. It's creamier and more nutritious than traditional yogurt.
Alternative Therapies and the GI Tract
Leading GI specialist and psychiatrist, Dr. Douglas A. Drossman, offers insight on alternative therapies for digestive problems.
Video: What Are Probiotics?
People are crazy about yogurt, kefir, and other foods packed with probiotics. But what’s all the fuss about?
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Foods With Probiotics
Beyond yogurt, see which foods have a surprising boost from probiotics -- good bacteria that may help tame your digestive problems.
Slideshow: 8 Digestive Health Supplements
See 8 supplements to improve digestive health, including probiotics, psyllium, ginger, l-glutamine and more.
Slideshow: Ulcerative Colitis Diet Tips and Mistakes
See how diet can affect your ulcerative colitis. Learn what foods can aggravate it and how to get the nutrition you need.
What to Do When Ulcerative Colitis Flares
Get tips to help soothe ulcerative colitis flares, from diarrhea to pain and fatigue. Learn how to fight back with medication, diet, and more.