Archive for May, 2015

Can Prebiotics Lower Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure is called the silent killer because it usually causes no symptoms, but it can be deadly. High blood pressure greatly increases the risk of many deadly diseases, including heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and kidney failure. It can also rob you of your sight and your memory.

Unlike a few decades ago, there are many types of prescription blood pressure medications on today’s market.… Read more

The Diabetic Gut

In December 2006, a groundbreaking paper was published in the journal Nature showing that the bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract are fundamentally different between thin people and obese people.1 Researchers showed that the microbiome of the gut — this is the types and amounts of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract — can influence the amount of calories a person absorbs into the bloodstream.… Read more

Antibiotics, Autism and the Gut

Antibiotics, Autism & the Gut

How’s your digestive health lately? Any tummy aches? Has a medical professional ever prescribed an antibiotic for you?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are certainly not alone. In the United States, 60 to 70 million people are affected by all classifications of digestive health issues.

Many are also affected by intestinal discomfort while taking antibiotics.… Read more

Improving Bone Health With Prebiotics

Improving Bone Health

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), 10% of women aged 50 and over suffer from osteoporosis of the hip. The Surgeon General of the United States reported back in 2004, the last year for which such information is available, that 1.5 million individuals suffer a bone disease-related fracture each year.… Read more