Archive for March, 2013

4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Gut Health

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For decades, medical schools taught physicians that the colon played only a minor role in overall health. But as several significant independent studies from the past 15 years indicate, the colon is, in fact, a major health organ. Keeping your lower gut healthy results in a diverse range of health benefits.… Read more

Foods That Provide the Health Benefits of Inulin

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Inulin, a key all-natural ingredient in Prebiotin prebiotic supplements, is essential for maintaining gut health. In nature, inulin is an oligosaccharide and a noncaloric carbohydrate that is found in a variety of other carbohydrates called fructans. Here’s where you can find this powerful soluble fiber in the grocery store when you’d like to ingest it as part of a healthy diet.… Read more

PREBIOTICS, OBESITY and DIABETES

This topic is one of the most compelling in my field of gastroenterology. The research evidence is now so strong. Being overweight is a huge national problem. Along with obesity comes type 2 diabetes and a fatty, inflamed liver. Coronary heart disease is not too far behind. Think of this entire problem in 3 parts.… Read more

Gluten Intolerance, Celiac Disease & Prebiotics

March is National Nutrition Month. It seems that everyone is getting on the gluten-free diet bandwagon. Gluten is now a very prominent part of the nutrition landscape. As many now know, it is gluten in wheat that is the trigger that causes celiac disease and intense inflammation and injury to the small intestine in those who have the genetic makeup for the disease.… Read more