Archive for 2014

Prebiotics and Brain Chemistry

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Only 15 years ago, if any scientist suggested that the bacteria in your gut play a direct role in the health of your brain, that scientist would have been laughed out the door. However, the latest research from the University of Oxford suggests that gut microbiota play a direct role in brain chemistry balance.… Read more

5 Ways to Incorporate a Prebiotic Supplement Into Your Meals

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One of the best parts about adding a prebiotic supplement to your daily diet is the ease with which this tasteless powder can blend with other foods and drinks. From letting it dissolve in a glass of water to creating a menu of specialty health shakes to sprinkling it over cereal, getting your recommended daily fiber intake has never been easier.… Read more

Dysbiosis Causes & Prevention

Dysbiosis ( dis-bye-os’-is) is a terrible sounding word but it is one which we in medicine are seeing more and more. It means that the bacterial mix in the colon is just plain bad. It is very important to know that this bacterial mix in the large bowel is dramatically important to good health.… Read more

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