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Are You Ben? A Fathers Day Message…

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

Anne Mercer Larson
June 13, 2016
Revised June 13, 2018

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
Revised June 19, 2018

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

ARE YOU ONE? NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY IS SUNDAY JUNE 3

Anne Mercer Larson

June 3, 2016.

Updated May 31, 2017; June 1, 2018.

Amazingly, there are almost 15.5 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!

The rates of new cancer cases are decreasing in men and staying about the same in women, says the report.… Read more

Gut Health & Seasonal Allergies

man blowing his nose

Updated:  4-26-18

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

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

Successful Use of Prebiotin™ Prebiotic Fiber in NIH/NIDDK Study to Reduce Inflammation in Kidney Patients

Updated 5-15-18.

When you consider research coming out of the National Institutes of Health, most likely, you’re expecting the next new drug to fight cancer or lower blood pressure. “Inclusion of Prebiotin is a rare instance of a supplement being part of a significant National Institutes of Health (NIH) research study,” says Prebiotin CEO, Ron Walborn Jr.… Read more

Emulsifiers in Food Raise Concerns:
Part 1

-Gabriele Amersbach

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

Shelf Space at Expo West

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

Rewild your Gut with Stella Metsovas’ New Cookbook and Microbiome Resource

Wild Mediterranean Stella Metsovas

Wild Mediterranean: A Resource for Restoring Microbial Balance

A mouth-watering cook book with eye-opening images!

–Gabriele Amersbach

Stella Metsovas 

Stella Metsovas is passionate about the bacteria in your gut. A globally recognized clinical nutritionist, media health expert, and specialist in food science and human nutrition, Stella has written a resource for restoring the microbial balance in the gut and rebooting overall health.

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Military Gut Microbiome: Unique and Universal

Retired 27 year USN Veteran, Now a Doctor of Natural Medicine Explains

” Give yourself permission to achieve your best health possible!”

Guest Blog by: Dr. Gerda Edwards, PhD, DNM, FDN   

Our chronic health challenges are on the rise, affecting at least one of every two of us Americans today. This statistic could include you, a family member, friend, co-worker, or someone you meet in your daily activities.  … Read more