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Are You One? National Cancer Survivors Day
Are You One? National Cancer Survivors Day

Amazingly, there are almost 15.5 million of us now in the United States who have survived some type of cancer. I am one, are you? That fact is both a celebration and a challenge! Currently, the number of new cancer cases for every 100,000 people is 439, according to NIH statistics. In 2018, an estimated 1,735,350 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the United States, and about 609,640 people died from the disease. Cancer mortality is higher among men than women (196.8 per 100,000 men and 139.6 per 100,000 women), according to NIH statistics. African American men have the highest cancer mortality (239.9 per 100,000); Asian/Pacific Islander women (88.3 per 100,000) have the lowest. The good news is that the number of cancer survivors is growing. This is partially due to a growing and aging population, but improved treatments and earlier detection are all helping people to live longer.

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Seasonal Allergies, Asthma, and Your Gut Health
Seasonal Allergies, Asthma, and Your Gut Health

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.…  

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Stressed Brain, Stressed Gut
Stressed Brain, Stressed Gut

Irritable Bowel Syndrome:  How To Get Your Life Back What is IBS? Most people reading this know at least one person with this common condition—at any given time, 10 to 20 percent of a population may have IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is known by a variety of other terms: spastic colon, spastic colitis, mucous colitis, and nervous or functional bowel. Usually, it is a disorder of the large intestine (colon), although other parts of the intestinal tract even up to the stomach can be affected.

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One Easy Step – Lose Weight with Prebiotin
One Easy Step – Lose Weight with Prebiotin

 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.…

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New Research Seeks the Impact of Gut Bacteria in Schizophrenia
New Research Seeks the Impact of Gut Bacteria in Schizophrenia

A University of Maryland Research Study Investigates the Role of Prebiotin on Cognitive Function  Scientists at the University of Maryland are investigating a trailblazing approach that starts in the gut to improve the course of schizophrenia. A growing body of research demonstrates that when the gut microbiome (the trillions of microbes—bacteria, viruses, and fungi—living in your intestines) is healthy and functioning effectively, the body’s immunity is boosted, and the risk for a wide range of illnesses is reduced.  University of Maryland scientists are hypothesizing that the list of conditions impacted by the microbiome may include schizophrenia..…

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What You Should Know About C. Diff and Fecal Transplants
What You Should Know About C. Diff and Fecal Transplants

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. Because the antibiotics had compromised her microbiome, she had developed C. diff..…

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What Can I Tell You About Prebiotic Fiber?
What Can I Tell You About Prebiotic Fiber?

Diabetes Educators at the Annual AADE Conference Focus on the Microbiome  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). At the Prebiotin booth, a constant stream of diabetes educators were highly interested in how prebiotic fiber can maintain health and improve an unhealthy microbiome. They also wanted to get clarification about how prebiotics versus probiotics work. “Start at the beginning,” they told the Prebiotin team at the booth. “What’s the difference between prebiotics and probiotics?”.…

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8 Things You Need to Know About Diabetes
8 Things You Need to Know About Diabetes

Diabetes: Part 2  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. People with type 2 disease often develop the disease as they reach middle age (over the age of 45), although with increasing obesity rates, even younger people are being diagnosed with the disease. While there may be a family history with type 2 diabetes as well, many people become diabetic as a result of overweight or obesity, lack of exercise, and health problems like high blood pressure.…  

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Could the cause and cure for diabetes begin in your gut?
Could the cause and cure for diabetes begin in your gut?

Prebiotin® Prebiotic Fiber Participates in Annual Diabetes Educators Conference   Diabetes: Part 1 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. …  

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Can Prebiotics Help With Juvenile Arthritis?
Can Prebiotics Help With Juvenile Arthritis?

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. Some children may have different signs and symptoms of the disease, such as eye problems, skin abnormalities or blood vessel disease. The common feature of every form of juvenile arthritis is a problem with the immune system. While there is no known cure for the disease, research indicates that prebiotics may be able to help control juvenile arthritis .…  

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Successful Use of Prebiotin Prebiotic Fiber in NIH/NIDDK Study to Reduce Inflammation in Kidney Patients
Successful Use of Prebiotin Prebiotic Fiber in NIH/NIDDK Study to Reduce Inflammation in Kidney Patients

When you consider research coming out of the National Institutes of Health, most likely, you’re expecting the next new drug to fight cancer or lower blood pressure. “Inclusion of Prebiotin is a rare instance of a supplement being part of a significant National Institutes of Health (NIH) research study,” says Prebiotin CEO, Ron Walborn Jr. Prebiotin® Prebiotic Fiber was the chosen supplement for “Gut Microbiome and p-Inulin in Hemodialysis (TarGut-ESRD) [end stage renal disease],” also called the “ESRD study.” [see end of blog for discussion of ESRD]

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Adding Prebiotics to Your Child’s Diet
Adding Prebiotics to Your Child’s Diet

More and more independent research demonstrates the value of adding prebiotics to a well-balanced diet. Can making prebiotics a regular part of your child’s diet set them up for a lifetime’s worth of healthy digestion and more? For many new parents, the first few months following birth pass by in a blissful — albeit sleep-deprived — state. They expect that the baby will eat, sleep, and meet milestones with ease. Unfortunately, many parents endure the opposite experience as they watch their new addition suffer from painful constipation, bloating, gassy cries, and an uncomfortable extended belly..… 

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