In this interview, Ashton Harper, MBBS, MRCS, describes the research associated with probiotics to help prevent and treat a variety of conditions in children. He also describes a new study using probiotics to treat infant colic and explains why it's so important to treat colic as soon as it's diagnosed.
(Approximate listening time: 18 minutes)
About the Expert
Ashton Harper, MBBS, MRCS, has a bachelor of science degree in physiology and pharmacology from University College London (UCL). He graduated with a degree in medicine (MBBS) from UCL in 2010. He worked in the National Health Service for 5 years, during which time he discovered his passion for the management of gastrointestinal diseases. While working in gastrointestinal surgery he achieved membership of the Royal College of Surgeons and was awarded a post-graduate travelling fellowship to visit the Cleveland Clinic to observe world-leading doctors manage inflammatory bowel disease. He has published in the fields of nutrition and gastrointestinal diseases and has presented his work at multiple national and international medical congresses. Harper is a medical advisor for the Protexin Human Healthcare team, where he is responsible for providing medical expertise for the business.
About the Sponsor
Probiotics International Ltd (Protexin), manufacturers of Bio-Kult, a scientifically developed, naturally powerful 14-strain probiotic. Manufactured to pharmaceutical standards and with an extensive research programme, our products are sold in over 80 countries worldwide, including America. Visit www.bio-kult.com/usa for more information on our full range, including Bio-Kult Infantis, Bio-Kult Pro-Cyan and Bio-Kult Candéa. Distributed by: Protexin Inc., 1833 NW 79th Avenue, Doral, Miami, FL 33126.