In December 2006, a groundbreaking paper was published in the journal Nature showing that the bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract are fundamentally different between thin people and obese people.1 Researchers showed that the microbiome of the gut — this is the types and amounts of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract — can influence the amount of calories a person absorbs into the bloodstream.… Read more
How’s your digestive health lately? Any tummy aches? Has a medical professional ever prescribed an antibiotic for you?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are certainly not alone. In the United States, 60 to 70 million people are affected by all classifications of digestive health issues.
Many are also affected by intestinal discomfort while taking antibiotics.… Read more
According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), 10% of women aged 50 and over suffer from osteoporosis of the hip. The Surgeon General of the United States reported back in 2004, the last year for which such information is available, that 1.5 million individuals suffer a bone disease-related fracture each year.… Read more
Is there a link between brain trauma and leaky gut, just like leaky gut can trigger neurological problems? The latest research indicates there is a link. So is avoiding autoimmune issues easier with a diet high in prebiotic fiber?
How Diet and Lifestyle Changes Influence Gut and Neurological Health
You already know that eating a diet high in unnatural, processed foods that are high in sugar and lack nutritional value causes a wide variety of serious health problems.… Read more
If you’re like most health-conscious individuals, you know that not all medications or supplements are created equal. Just because a medication or supplement has the same active ingredients does not mean they have the same effects. Research has shown that brand name and generic prescription drugs with the same active ingredient may have different effects.… Read more
The University of Calgary has confirmed in a recent study that oligofructose prebiotic fiber supplements allowed rats to gain 1/3 less weight than their peers. The study included rats who received a prebiotic fiber supplement along with their high fat and high sugar diet alongside a group eating the same diet minus the prebiotic fiber.… Read more
The scientific community has acknowledged the connection between physical health and bacteria in the gut. On the other hand, the role the gut plays in mental health has been less understood and researched.
However, results of recent studies show the gut plays a larger role in health — both physically and mentally.… Read more
We are delighted to announce that Taste for Life named Prebiotin prebiotics as the best digestive health supplement for 2015! Taste for Life, a respected natural health publication and online resource, chose Prebiotin from a large field of competitors. As the most researched and independently tested prebiotic supplement on the market today, Prebiotin is proven to nourish the beneficial bacteria in your lower gut.… Read more
Digestive health is now in the mainstream. What do you tell your clients?
Within the last decade, the importance of digestive health went from the fringes of health and wellness straight to the heart of mainstream medicine. With the publication of a few seminal studies and reviews in peer-reviewed journals1,2,3,4, physicians are now prescribing prebiotics and probiotics as part of a comprehensive health care plan.… Read more
If you’re a registered dietitian or nutritionist that provides nutrition and diet counseling for weight management, you have probably spent most of your education and career learning how to be the best counselor you can be. Your training in weight management counseling equips you with the knowledge your clients need to succeed.… Read more