Archive for February, 2013

Supplementing a Winter Diet

asparagus

During the summer and fall months, a wide availability of in-season fruits and vegetables make incorporating fiber into the diet a relatively simple task. Foods such as apples, bananas, chicory root, asparagus and Jerusalem artichoke not only contain essential nutrients, but they are also inexpensive when plentiful.

Winter, however, presents the health-conscious consumer with a significant challenge.… Read more

Prebiotics Found to Counteract Obesity

New and important independent research concludes incorporating prebiotic fiber into a healthy, balanced diet positively affects genetic behavior patterns. Here’s the latest information on how Prebiotin prebiotic fiber can change dysbiosis — an imbalance of bacteria— in your colon, resulting in a healthier, more slender you.

Prebiotics and Obesity

Although gastrointestinal physicians have long known that a disproportionate amount of unhealthy bacteria live in the guts of overweight patients until now there has been no conclusive data on how prebiotic fiber might aid with considerable weight loss.… Read more

RED FEBRUARY

This is RED HEART month according to the American Heart Association. The bacteria in the gut are probably linked to heart disease. Bad bacteria meant more heart disease. Good bacteria lead to less heart disease. Our prebiotics were right there with the good guys. What research has happened in the last year?… Read more

Prebiotic Benefits of Breast Milk

Breast Milk Prebiotic Benefits

Over the years I have searched the medical literature on our bacterial friends and how they and we have become intertwined over eons of time. It has been very reassuring to know that we have depended so much on them for so many of our own health needs. During my medical training it was always a given that breast milk was the purest and best possible food for the new-born infant.… Read more