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COVID-19 Immunity Prebiotics in the News
Recent COVID-19 Study: Gut Bacteria May Relate to Disease Severity

Once again, gut bacteria could be the culprit in a major illness. Scientists have recently determined how ill you become with COVID-19 and how many persistent symptoms you experience is linked to the composition of your gut. Improving your gut health may be a vital step to reduce your vulnerability to the virus and other diseases.

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COVID-19 Immunity
Coronavirus and the Importance of a Strong Immune System

We are now many months into the most devastating pandemic that much of our generation has seen, the disease known as Covid-19. Quarantining, lock-downs, social distancing, all the mitigating efforts we have undertaken to keep this virus at bay, have brought us to where we are today. The numbers are frightening...

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

All of us feel sad or down sometimes. These feelings may be the result of life circumstances, from a lost job to the death of a close family member or friend. Other times we are not clear why we feel sad—we may have a genetic vulnerability to depression, faulty mood regulation by the brain, or even a chemical reaction to specific medications. For some of us, the feelings of sadness lift quickly. Sometimes we have a “perfect storm” of several factors coming together to lead us into a major depression.

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Children and Pretiotics Obesity and Weight Management
When Your Teens Are Obese: What You Can Do

It’s not just the bullying and social rejection that teens who are obese face. Obesity has a profound effect on your child’s long-term health. While obesity rates among children and adults soar, researchers are providing ample evidence that serious illnesses linked to obesity, like heart disease and diabetes, are also on the increase. As former first lady Michelle Obama stated in her “Let’s Move” initiative: The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake. This isn’t the kind of problem that can be solved overnight, but with everyone working together, it can be solved. So, let’s move.   –Let’s Move launch announcement, 2/9/2010

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Children and Pretiotics
How Prebiotin® Prebiotic Fiber Benefits Your Child—At Every Stage of Life

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 Prebiotin® Prebiotic Fiber to your baby’s formula. This is especially important if you are not breastfeeding or have delivered with a C-section. As your child grows, you can be comforted that by supplementing with Prebiotin, you have started your infant on a healthy path to a balanced microbiome (the collection of bacteria living in the gut). This can lead to lifelong health benefits including:

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Gut-Brain Connection
Alzheimer’s Disease: When the Brain Stops Functioning

Gut Related Approaches Bring Hope We forget why we come into a room. We want to introduce a neighbor we’ve known for years—and forget her name. We search for a common word that remains elusive. If we are over 50, we start worrying. Are these the ordinary signs of an aging brain or are these symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease? “With the growing body of research that now links specific gut microbiota and the onset and progress of AD, we are excited that Prebiotin’s documented impact on improving gut health may also provide a therapeutic benefit for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.”

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Health Tips Prebiotin in the News
Supporting the International Effort to Reduce Preventable Disease

Prebiotin Joins True Health Initiative, a Global Coalition of Health Experts Are you aware that poor diet kills more people than smoking? That everything we understand about protein is incorrect? Or that most of our most deadly diseases are preventable? For factual information that can save our lives and promote better health, we can now turn to the True Health Initiative. This global coalition of more than 500 renowned experts are fighting “fake facts” to reduce preventable disease, with a focus on diet and lifestyle changes.

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Gut-Brain Connection Immunity
Military Gut Microbiome: Unique and Universal

Retired 27 year USN Veteran, Now a Doctor of Natural Medicine Explains “Give yourself permission to achieve your best health possible!” — Guest Blog by Dr. Gerda Edwards, PhD, DNM, FDN Our chronic health challenges are on the rise, affecting at least one of every two of us Americans today. This statistic could include you, a family member, friend, co-worker, or someone you meet in your daily activities..  What if I told you that keeping your immune system healthy with a targeted regimen of probiotics and a maintenance dose of prebiotics can prevent or correct some of those health challenges?

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Why Prebiotics Might Help During & After Cancer Treatment

“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” – Hippocrates 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. Cancer-related deaths are estimated to reach 609,880 people this year (2019), while an estimated 1,762,450 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. 

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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 Gulbranson Cancer prevention is still very much under investigation, but virtually all researchers agree that lifestyle choices can have a huge impact on the likelihood of developing this disease. For example, studies suggest as many 42% of cancer incidences and 45.1% of deaths are associated with potentially modifiable risk factors—breast cancer is no exception. In particular, it’s important to know how your lifestyle choices can influence the breast cancer and microbiome relationship.

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Inflammation Obesity and Weight Management
Reducing Obesity-Induced Inflammation: Men’s Health Month Edition

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. Cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, certain cancers, and even Alzheimer’s disease are all linked to inflammation related to obesity. Fortunately, the key to fighting obesity-induced inflammation is to enlist the help of trillions of tiny soldiers: the microorganisms (including bacteria, fungi and viruses) that make up your gut microbiota. Since June is Men’s Health Month, it is a great time to take a closer look at how we can reduce our risk and symptoms for so many health conditions that diminish our lives by making changes in our gut microbiome.

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Heart and Cardiovascular
Are You Ben? A Father’s Day Message…

How to Reduce Your Risk for Heart Disease If Ben had visited his physician for a complete check-up that morning, he would have found out that his discomfort after the party was actually a “silent” heart attack. Along with starting a weight loss program, Ben could have added healthier foods to his diet, stopped smoking, and minimized his alcohol intake. Although lifestyle changes don’t guarantee heart health, you can reduce your risk for high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, or even cardiac arrest. With chest pain, nausea, and shortness of breath, Ben had a few of the common symptoms of heart attack. Here is a list of common symptoms that you may experience:

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