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RED FEBRUARY

This is RED HEART month according to the American Heart Association. The bacteria in the gut are probably linked to heart disease. Bad bacteria meant more heart disease. Good bacteria lead to less heart disease. Our prebiotics were right there with the good guys. What research has happened in the last year?… Read more

Prebiotic Benefits of Breast Milk

Breast Milk Prebiotic Benefits

Over the years I have searched the medical literature on our bacterial friends and how they and we have become intertwined over eons of time. It has been very reassuring to know that we have depended so much on them for so many of our own health needs. During my medical training it was always a given that breast milk was the purest and best possible food for the new-born infant.… Read more

Probiotics and Stomach Acid

A question I frequently get is about probiotics and how to protect these possibly beneficial bugs from the very harsh stomach acid. There is more to this question than meets the eye, so let’s look at several parts of the probiotic picture. First, probiotics are bacteria, present in yogurt, other dairy products, and pills.… Read more

Foods Containing Prebiotics

Top Foods Containing PrebioticsThe importance of probiotics has long been known. These live bacteria have proven beneficial for combating issues within the gastrointestinal tract and keeping the digestive system in a happy place. They also play an important role in strengthening your immune system. Probiotics are found in the cultures of dairy products, including yogurts.… Read more