The Focus of CBN News Special Segment: The Benefits of Prebiotics

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Prebiotics Can Help Create a Healthier & Happier You

by Anne Mercer Larson

A health segment Happy Gut, Happy Body aired on the 700 Club CBN News Friday, August 12, 2016, focusing on the power of prebiotics to affect and direct our health, wellness, and help prevent and even cure disease.… Read more

The Link Between Gut Bacteria & Rheumatoid Arthritis

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The cause of rheumatoid arthritis has baffled researchers for decades. The immune system is involved, of course, but what triggers the immune system in the first place? Researchers are starting to find answers in an unlikely place: the human gut. Mounting evidence suggests the bacteria that live in the human gut may be the trigger of rheumatoid arthritis.… Read more

Can Prebiotics Help With Juvenile Arthritis?

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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 arthritis, juvenile dermatomyositis, and juvenile lupus. While most children with juvenile arthritis will experience red, swollen, painful joints, some children do not. Some children may have different signs and symptoms of the disease, such as eye problems, skin abnormalities or blood vessel disease.… Read more

Healthy Drinks For The Gut

1000 species of bacteria living in your gut

Did you know you have a whole ecosystem of tiny living microorganisms living inside your gut? It’s true. Figures from the U.S. News & World Report state that there are an estimated 1,000 species of bacteria living in your gut at any one time, depending on what you’ve been exposed to throughout your life.… Read more

Autoimmune Hepatitis & Prebiotics



Autoimmune hepatitis is a chronic disease that occurs when your immune system attacks your normal cells and components of your liver, causing damage and inflammation. In the U.S., around 70 percent of autoimmune hepatitis sufferers are female in the age group of between 15 to 40 years of age, according to the American Liver Foundation.… Read more

Gut Health & Seasonal Allergies

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Seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis, can be quite bothersome. Allergy symptoms vary from person to person, but may include:

  • Ear pain
  • Red, watery, itchy, and/or puffy eyes
  • Wheezing or other respiratory problems
  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Loss of smell
  • Coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Throat irritation

What causes allergies?… Read more

Are You Ben? A Fathers Day Message…

Heart Disease Facts & How to Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease

Even though Ben was about 30 pounds overweight and didn’t always get the exercise he should, he felt better than ever at his 40th birthday party. Surrounded by family and friends, he helped himself to a big piece of birthday cake, drank some champagne, smoked his favorite cigars and sat around a bonfire enjoying roasted marshmallows.… Read more

Gut Microbiota and Obesity-Induced Inflammation: Men’s Health Month Edition

Anne Mercer Larson, June 13, 2016

Since June is Men’s Health Month, it is a great time to take a closer look at one of the hidden ways obesity causes disease: obesity-induced inflammation. As the name implies, obesity-induced inflammation is an inflammatory state not caused by an infection, but instead caused by excess stores of body fat.… Read more


Anne Mercer Larson, June 3, 2016

Amazingly, there are almost 14 million of us now in the United States who have survived some type of cancer. I am one, are you?

That fact is both a celebration and a challenge!  According to the CDC, on their newly redesigned Cancer Survivors’ website, survivors will increase in number, although the rates are going down.… Read more

Feeling off? You Might Blame Your Gut!

If you’re feeling down, anxious or stressed, you might think it’s “all in your head.” Turns out, your gut plays a key role in your overall mental health. Read on to learn how your gut is affecting your mood — and what you can do it improve it.

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What We Know of the Mood-Gut Connection From Studying Mice

It wasn’t until within the last five years that the science community began to identify the connection between the gut and feelings of well-being.… Read more