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Seasonal Allergies, Asthma, and Your Gut Health

man blowing his nose

by Prebiotin Team

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

Stressed Brain, Stressed Gut

Irritable Bowel Syndrome:  How To Get Your Life Back

Gabriele Amersbach*

At one with nature

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

One Easy Step – Lose Weight with Prebiotin

Celebrating Weight Loss

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

Two Brains? The Answer to Treating My Depression May Be in my Gut

Gut Brain ConnectionBy Gabriele Amersbach*

“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

New Research Seeks the Impact of Gut Bacteria in Schizophrenia

A University of Maryland Research Study Investigates the Role of Prebiotin on Cognitive Function

Hand Reaching up to the Sky

By Gabriele Amersbach*

You go for a walk and decide which direction to go—you remember that a vicious dog barks at you if you turn left. You go right but notice there is construction that includes the sidewalk.Read more

What You Should Know About C. Diff and Fecal Transplants

Woman with hot water bottle on tummy

Updated By:  Gabriele Amersbach*

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

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