Archive for January, 2014

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 lifetime, and there are 25 million Americans who suffer from the condition on a daily basis.… Read more

Antibiotics: What They Mean for Your Gut

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‘Tis the season to come down with a sinus infection, strep throat, earache or, worst of all, the flu. This time of year it seems illness is almost unavoidable, and when you take the inevitable trip to the doctor’s office to treat your ailment, you’ll often receive a prescription for antibiotics.… Read more