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Clarity on Probiotics

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      My name is Jeff and I recently posted on this forum about my diagnosis and treatment. I cannot express my appreciation for this community and its support, it means a lot.

      I am reaching out today to get some clarity on probiotics. I’m on Keytruda for my immunotherapy, and I’m very aware that probiotic supplements are a no-go and can harm effectiveness of the treatment. But I cannot seem to get a straight answer on natural probiotics like Greek yogurt. I’m eating a very heavy fiber diet, and enjoy a bowl of Greek yogurt (with live cultures) with some granola, fruit, and benefiber. However, if this is hurting my treatment I’ll definitely stop with the yogurt, but just looking for clarity.

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          Hi Jeff,

          While you are correct that probiotics in pill form from a bottle have not generally been found to be helpful in creating a microbiome in your gut that aids immunotherapy – those from natural sources – yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, etc – do!!!!

          If you are interested – here are a zillion post on the subject (articles and authors notes, with my comments in red, many links within) – The real poop on the poop shute!

          Sorry, keeping a sense of humor seems to help, too! HA! yours, celeste

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