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Probiotics - the 'good bacteria' that maintain the natural balance of microflora in the digestive tract - can reverse gut damage caused by antibiotics, and act as a natural anti-inflammatory for sufferers of ulcerative colitis, psoriasis and chronic fatigue syndrome
Health agencies and doctors had hoped that the debate would have ended with the public vilification of Dr Andrew Wakefield, the gastro-enterologist whose published report in 1998 sparked the whole contro-versy
Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have very high levels of folate in their blood - so bringing into question the theory that IBD sufferers are deficient in folate, or folic acid