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Probiotics and Prebiotics Play a Crucial Role in Gut Health

Probiotics and Prebiotics Play a Crucial Role in Gut Health

Probiotics and prebiotics play a crucial role in gut health and provide the gastrointestinal tract with the healthy bacteria it needs to thrive. Individuals diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) often experience uncomfortable digestive symptoms, including abdominal pain, bloating, or flatulence. Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of some strains of bacteria in probiotics and fiber in prebiotics in decreasing the symptoms of these gastrointestinal disorders. Probiotics and Digestive Health Probiotics contain “friendly” or good bacteria similar to the healthy bacteria currently living in the gastrointestinal tract. They help balance out the harmful bacteria that...

May 16, 2022

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Probiotics Play a Crucial Role in Gut Health

Probiotics Play a Crucial Role in Gut Health

As studies continue to emerge, research supports probiotics and their crucial role in gut health, especially for those diagnosed with gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. This article will discuss the research that supports the potential benefits of certain strains of healthy bacteria to the GI tract.  What is the Gut Microbiome? Within the gastrointestinal tract of each human being, trillions of microorganisms and bacteria make up the gut microbiota or gut microbiome. Each person has a balance within their microbiome that originates early in life. However, certain factors, such as diet and medications, can alter and disrupt the balance in the gut...

May 16, 2022

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Digestive Enzymes, Prebiotics, Probiotics & Postbiotics and Digestive Health

Digestive Enzymes, Prebiotics, Probiotics & Postbiotics and Digestive Health

The Role of Digestive Enzymes in Digestive Health Digestive enzymes, prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics are ingredients for a healthy and happy gut and digestive system. Let's break this down further. In order to successfully utilize nutrients in the food you eat, compounds are needed to break down the sugars, starches, proteins, and fats. This breakdown is where digestive enzymes come into play.  Digestive enzymes are compounds that naturally occur in the body to help break down food into the nutrients needed for survival (Denhard, n.d.). Digestion starts with amylase found in saliva (and the pancreas!) that helps break down carbohydrates....

May 15, 2022

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What is Post infectious IBS (PI-IBS)?

What is Post infectious IBS (PI-IBS)?

What is post infectious IBS ( PI-IBS)?Stomach Bug is a familiar term to most of us. Common symptoms of stomach bug are abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, fever. These symptoms usually clear up in few days in a common stomach bug. However, in some people, the symptoms linger on and develop into Irritable bowel Syndrome (IBS). The development of irritable bowel syndrome following acute infection of stomach or intestines is called post infectious IBS. PI-IBS was first recognized during World War II in soldiers returning to the United Kingdom. They developed IBS-type symptoms after suffering bacterial dysentery.More recently, PI-IBS has been...

Apr 28, 2022

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A Comprehensive Low Histamine Shopping List

A Comprehensive Low Histamine Shopping List

If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from histamine intolerance, you know how challenging it can be to find foods that don't contain histamines. Histamines are chemicals that are released by the body in response to certain stimuli, such as allergies, stress, or infection. For people with histamine intolerance, these chemicals can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms, such as headache, nausea, diarrhea, and skin rash. In this blog post, we will provide a comprehensive low histamine shopping list so that you can easily find foods that don't contain histamines! The Benefits of Eating Histamine-Free Foods...

Apr 01, 2022

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