View Full Version : Live Yogurt? What kind of prunes? RE: BLOATING

05-08-2002, 11:10 PM
Hi all!

This is probably going to make me sound really stupid....but I have to ask.......

What is live yogurt???

When Harry says to eat prunes and stew them....does he mean by the sunsweet prunes that are almost dried up and then put them in water and cook them slowly??

I am trying to relieve my painful swollen bloated stomach.....what else can I do??

Thank you for answering some (stupid) questions ! :P


05-09-2002, 05:16 AM

Don't worry about sounding stupid as they say only stupid question is one not asked. Actually I don't know much about prunes except they do get things moving, however Yogert that is (Live) has living bacteria (good) that aids in the digestive system.
People who take antibotics kill off all bacteria there they need to replace the good an this is one way to help. I hope this helps.

Peace Roadstar

05-09-2002, 06:48 AM

As you know prunes are dryed plums. When you eat them, the fluid in your body has to re-plentish the water so I think they should be cooked with water so they are easy to chew and your body does not have to supply the water---it also kills the mold that may be present. Prunes donot change(oxidize) as they go through your Gastro system.

There are many different brands of yogurt on the market. Not all have live cultures in them. I use to make yogurt with milk in a small 5 cup yogurt maker. To start it---you used 3 teaspoons of plain yogurt mixed with the milk. The bacteria in the yogurt works on the milk sugar (lactose) and converts it to a live culture over a period of a day. Not all plain yogurt that I bought would work. I guess through the way it was handled ---all active live culture must have died.

When you buy yogurt look that it says live culture or organisms---like L. Acidophilus in it. A brand--- Stonyfield Farms--- says made with 6 different organisms and they name each organisms. I like it the best. Dannon is usually OK. You can usually get a good brand at a health food store!!!

I hope this helps---Harry