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
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.
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
Prebiotin® Prebiotic Fiber Participates in Annual Diabetes Educators Conference
— Gabriele Amersbach *
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
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