By: Gabriele Amersbach*
While 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
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
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
“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” – Hippocrates
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
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
Prebiotin® Prebiotic Fiber Participates in Annual Diabetes Educators Conference
— Gabriele Amersbach *
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
Diabetes: Part 2
— Gabriele Amersbach*
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
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
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
For many new parents, the first few months following birth pass by in a blissful — albeit sleep-deprived — state.… Read more
What’s the problem? The dark side of specific emulsifiers.
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