Prebiotics and Brain Chemistry

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Only 15 years ago, if any scientist suggested that the bacteria in your gut play a direct role in the health of your brain, that scientist would have been laughed out the door. However, the latest research from …

5 Ways to Incorporate a Prebiotic Supplement Into Your Meals

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One of the best parts about adding a prebiotic supplement to your daily diet is the ease with which this tasteless powder can blend with other foods and drinks. From letting it dissolve in a glass of water …

Dysbiosis Causes & Prevention

Dysbiosis ( dis-bye-os’-is) is a terrible sounding word but it is one which we in medicine are seeing more and more. It means that the bacterial mix in the colon is just plain bad. It is very important to know …

Prebiotics for Heartburn

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Is there anything more frustrating than dining on a delicious dinner, only to have it come back to haunt you a few hours later? Heartburn, also known as acid reflux, affects nearly everyone at some point in their …

Give the Gift of Health This Holiday Season

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If you have never suffered through gastrointestinal troubles, count yourself lucky. Imagine having difficulty with the most basic (and usually enjoyable) human functions. Eating is a challenge. Pain and discomfort can last for weeks, months, or sometimes, …

Fight the Flu With Daily Prebiotics

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Did you know that taking a daily dose of a prebiotic fiber supplement helps fight the flu? Inulin and oligofructose, two plant-based soluble fibers that enhance the production of healthy gut bacteria, enhance the body’s natural powers …

Gut bacteria balance is essential for colon health

The science of the gut keeps getting more and more impressive (and a bit more complicated!). In the past I’ve concentrated on the enormous number of species of bacteria we have found in the gut. The number may be over

Prebiotic Sugars Improve Nutrition Content and Taste of Gluten-Free Bread

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People who suffer from sensitivity to gluten often have an extremely difficult time getting enough dietary fiber. Foods such as whole wheat bread, pasta and rice comprise a large portion of the average person’s fiber intake — and …

Response to Video Comments on IBD

I’ve received some comments on two of the videos I recently filmed concerning Crohns and Ulcerative Colitis (watch below).

Thank you for all your comments. Let me try to make it a little more clear as to what my videos …

Gut Health Gains Popularity

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Thanks to a British book published in 1970, the world came to see fiber as an essential part of a healthy diet. Author Denis Burkitt studied the differences between the health and eating habits of native Ugandans and …

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