What Are Probiotics, and What Do They Do?

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If you complain about your tummy hurting, or not being able to lose weight, or feeling depressed, someone will probably recommend you take probiotics. It seems to be the cure for everything these days. But what exactly is a probiotic? How does it work with your body, and how do you choose the right one for you? Doctor Jonathan Clinthorne, Manager of Scientific Affairs and Nutrition Education at Natural Grocers, joined us with all these answers.

Natural Grocers stores across the metro area offer classes on probiotics and fermented foods. They have more than 30 locations up and down the Front Range. To find the location nearest you, and information on classes, just check out NaturalGrocers.com.