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Breast Cancer Awareness & The Gut Microbiome: Fight Back With Food!

“It’s not what you believe that counts; it’s what you believe enough to do.” Gary Gilbranson

Breast Cancer Prevention May Start in Your Gut…

By:  Prebiotin Team

Updated:  October 8, 2018

The advent of October is best known for one major health theme—breast cancer awareness. National statistics show that breast cancer affects about 1 in every 8 women during their lifetime, and as many as 70% of these cancer cases are of unknown origin.… Read more

Why Prebiotics Might Help During & After Cancer Treatment

“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

What Can I Tell You About Prebiotic Fiber?

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

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