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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?

sister carrying brother

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

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