Archive for 2018

How Prebiotin® Prebiotic Fiber Benefits Your Child—At Every Stage of Life

By:  Gabriele Amersbach* 

Happy BabyWhile you are thrilled with your new baby, your joy may quickly turn to worry if your infant is suffering from gassy cries, painful constipation, an uncomfortable extended belly, and other signs of gastrointestinal distress.

With your doctor’s support, an easy solution may be the addition of oligofructose-enriched inulin (or Prebiotin® Prebiotic Fiber) to your baby’s formula, especially if you are not breastfeeding or have delivered with a C-section.… Read more

What You Should Know About C. Diff and Fecal Transplants

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Updated By:  Gabriele Amersbach*

With C. difficile, death can happen unexpectedly and quickly. That was the case with Peggy Lillis, a 56-year-old Brooklyn kindergarten teacher whose death inspired her children, Christian and Liam, to launch the Peggy Lillis Foundation, a national leader in C. difficile education and advocacy.   Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash

After a routine root canal followed by standard antibiotic treatment, Peggy developed diarrhea and eventually a massive infection that resulted in septic shock.… Read more

Breast Cancer Awareness & The Gut Microbiome: Fight Back With Food!

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By:  Prebiotin Team
Updated:  October 8, 2018

Breast Cancer Prevention May Start in Your Gut…

“It’s not what you believe that counts; it’s what you believe enough to do.” Gary Gilbranson

Cancer prevention is still very much under investigation, but virtually all researchers agree that lifestyle choices can have a huge impact on the likelihood of developing this disease.… Read more

Why Prebiotics Might Help During & After Cancer Treatment

“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” – Hippocrates

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By:  Anne Mercer Larson, B.A., M.O.B., Prebiotin Director of Strategic Initiatives, Marketing & Public Relations
Date updated: October 9, 2018

 

Carefully Considering What You Eat May Help You Through Cancer Treatment and Beyond

With National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in full swing, there’s no better time to take a hard look at how treatment techniques during and after cancer have evolved and, in particular, how prebiotics may help.… Read more

What Can I Tell You About Prebiotic Fiber?

Diabetes Educators at the Annual AADE Conference Focus on the Microbiome

 

Ronald E. Walborn Jr. (left), Chief Executive Officer, and Greg Cooper, Director of Product and Business Development at American Association of Diabetes Educators 2018.

– Gabriele Amersbach*

Posted:  September 15, 2018

The microbiome was a major focus at this year’s American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Annual Conference (held in Baltimore, MD, August 17-20).… Read more

Could the cause and cure for diabetes begin in your gut?

Prebiotin® Prebiotic Fiber Participates in Annual Diabetes Educators Conference  

— Gabriele Amersbach *

Posted: 8-13-18

With every study, research is more definite that if you have diabetes, you also have an unhealthy mix of bacteria in your gut. In a year when the “microbiome” is finally becoming a household word, the nearly 5,000 diabetes educators who will attend this year’s annual American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) conference, AADE18, in Baltimore (August 17-20), may find gut bacteria is at the heart of new therapeutic approaches for diabetes, especially if they visit the Prebiotin booth. Read more

8 Things You Need to Know About Diabetes

Diabetes: Part 2

— Gabriele Amersbach*

Posted 8-13-18

1.  What causes diabetes?

About 95% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Only about 5% of people with diabetes get type 1 diabetes, which usually appears in childhood or early adulthood. Often type 1 diabetes has a genetic component, although a virus may trigger the disease.Read more

Can Prebiotics Help With Juvenile Arthritis?

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Frank W. Jackson, MD, Founder and Chairman Emeritus 

Updated:  June 29, 2018 

Juvenile arthritis isn’t a single disease — it’s actually a group of related illnesses, first occurring during childhood. These diseases haves names like juvenile idiopathic [“without clear cause”] arthritis, juvenile dermatomyositis, and juvenile lupus. While most children with juvenile arthritis will experience red, swollen, painful joints, some children do not.… Read more

Adding Prebiotics to Your Child’s Diet

Frank W. Jackson, MD

July 10, 2013
Updated: May 8, 2018

More and more independent research demonstrates the value of adding prebiotics to a well-balanced diet. Can making prebiotics a regular part of your child’s diet set them up for a lifetime’s worth of healthy digestion and more?

Prebiotics and Infant Formula

Prebiotics for ChildrenFor many new parents, the first few months following birth pass by in a blissful — albeit sleep-deprived — state.… Read more

The Problem with Emulsifiers: Part 2

What’s the problem? The dark side of specific emulsifiers.

Gabriele Amersbach*

The FDA has designated common emulsifiers like polysorbate 80 and carboxymethylcellulose or cellulose gum (CMC) “generally regarded as safe” or GRAS. This designation is coveted because it indicates that the FDA considers GRAS substances non-toxic and non-carcinogenic. However, the problem is that emulsifiers have not consistently been tested for side effects.… Read more