Anne Mercer Larson, June 13, 2016 Revised June 12, 2019
Most of us know that if we are overweight, we have more joint aches, back problems, and a higher risk for diabetes. But you may not be aware that excess stores of body fat can trigger inflammation throughout the body that complicates a wide range of common illnesses.… Read more
Anne Mercer Larson June 13, 2016 Revised June 12, 2019
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
Seasonal allergies and related asthma can really ruin your day. Red, itchy watery eyes, sneezing, ear pain, a runny nose, coughing, wheezing, labored breathing, and fatigue can all be a major barrier to enjoying your life—or even functioning effectively in any setting, from work to family time. You take medications that may help a little, use an inhaler, or avoid the outdoors all together, with plenty of time to wonder why your body is reacting so severely, while people around you don’t even have a sniffle.… Read more
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: How To Get Your Life Back
A college student misses classes because she is stuck in her room with nausea, pain, and gas.
A 46-year-old man doesn’t make it to the bathroom at a football game and now worries about “close calls” or “disasters” every time he leaves the house for an event or travel—which he does less and less.… Read more
Frank W. Jackson, MD, Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Updated March 21, 2019
Are you ready for a simple addition to your weight management that has proven results? Prebiotin WM (Weight Management) can become the perfect addition to every diet, weight loss plan, or obesity treatment program.
To get the full benefit of Prebiotin WM, it is important to understand exactly how it fits into your overall digestive health.… Read more
“Our two brains ‘talk’ to each other, so therapies that help one may help the other. In a way, gastroenterologists (doctors who specialize in digestive conditions) are like counselors looking for ways to soothe the second brain.” – Jay Pasricha, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Center Neurogastroenterology, explaining the gut-brain connection.… Read more
While you are thrilled with your new baby, your joy may quickly turn to worry if your infant is suffering from gassy cries, painful constipation, an uncomfortable extended belly, and other signs of gastrointestinal distress.
With your doctor’s support, an easy solution may be the addition of oligofructose-enriched inulin (or Prebiotin® Prebiotic Fiber) to your baby’s formula, especially if you are not breastfeeding or have delivered with a C-section.… Read more
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. Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash
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