You might not think that babies, gut bacteria and probiotics are inextricably linked, but that’s just the case, according to Dr. Lawrence Hoberman in an article in the May edition of Natural Awakenings San Antonio.
“Newborns and gut bacteria are rarely part of the same conversation,” Dr. Hoberman writes. “In my decades of medical experience and research focused on beneficial gut bacteria, I’ve learned how important newborn exposure to bacteria can be to health issues and conditions later in life.”
Read pages 32-33 of the online version of Natural Awakenings to learn more. The San Antonio health and wellness doctor says that particularly holds true for Caesarian births. He says the baby’s first introduction to its new world is through the vaginal canal, and that gives important exposure to the intestinal bacteria of the mother.
“It’s a different situation with a C-section. There, the bacteria in the environment are strep, staph and some of the other bugs in the delivery room,” writes Dr. Hoberman. “This gut health challenge puts those babies at a higher risk for many health problems down the road from the beginning of their young lives due to a lack of diversity in their gut microbiomes.”
Dr. Hoberman, founder of EndoMune Advanced Probiotics and Endomune Advanced Junior, is a board-certified gastroenterologist and a recognized authority on digestive diseases, the gut microbiome and probiotics. He has over 30 years of private practice in helping patients improve their digestive health. The Natural Awakenings San Antonio piece is just the latest of many articles he has had published. Also, Dr. Hoberman’s pioneering work in probiotics recently was profiled in the San Antonio Express-News and the San Antonio Business Journal.
Click here to read the complete Natural Awakenings San Antonio article, which is on page 32.