Prebiotics, along with probiotics, are now getting recognized as the beneficial supplements that they are. You may hear that certain fruits are prebiotics. Banana is the only known fruit with a prebiotic in it. Don’t be fooled by any other hype. Likewise, FOS is prebiotic but it acts only in a local area of the gut.… Read more
Archive for 2013
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The lower gut was once an afterthought in medical literature, and medical schools rarely if ever stressed its importance in overall health. Today, we know better: the last 15 years has seen an incredible number of studies proving time and again the significant role the colon plays in immunity, bone density, weight, cancer prevention, inflammation and more.… Read more
Oligofructose, which is contained in foods such as the Jerusalem artichoke, bananas and onions, provides a variety of health benefits. When consumed in adequate amounts, this soluble fiber is essential for maintaining a beneficial balance of bacteria in the colon, and although it was once thought that the lower gut played a minor role in overall health, recent independent research concludes that having healthy bowels means a healthier you.… Read more
Last July I did a blog and email broadcast on the above subject, where credible medical researchers finally identified true toxins in the blood that arose from a leaky colon wall. You can review that article below. In a word, it showed that a high saturated fat and meat diet leads to a leaky gut which allows parts of bacteria to slip through the colon wall and into the blood stream.… Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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