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.
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
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
While not every product acting as an emulsifier is unhealthy, many are. This blog explores the impact of the growing number of emulsifiers in our food supply.
In the last few years, a growing number of research studies indicate that common emulsifiers like carboxymethylcellulose, polysorbate 80, and carrageenan, to name just a few, may not be “benign” additions to processed foods.… Read more
Natural Products Expo West – Why were we there??
As our loyal enthusiasts know, Prebiotin is available on our website but many of you don’t realize that it is also available in many retail locations. Getting our product on store shelves is a team effort between Greg Cooper, our hardworking Director of Business and Product Development and key distributors like our friends at Select Nutrition.… Read more