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What are prebiotics and why do you need them?

What are prebiotics and why do you need them? Fiber-rich foods like green bananas, asparagus, artichokes, garlic, onion, barley, and wheat bran contain pre-biotics.  They essentially feed the gut which has microbes that are important for digestion, low inflammation, and proper health, otherwise known as pro-biotics. The main purpose of prebiotics is to feed the diverse mix of beneficial bacteria that the gut needs to thrive. Recently, the NY Times offered a great explanation of why pre-biotics are important for gut health.  Check it out below Are Prebiotics Important for Gut Health? And how do they differ from probiotics? Experts Read More »

Gut health and your overall health; doctors offer sound advice on prebiotics and probiotics.

Gut health and your overall health; doctors offer sound advice on prebiotics and probiotics. A healthy gut is necessary for us to avoid many diseases secondary to inflammation.   Many autoimmune diseases and food sensitivities all begin in the gut. Prebiotics and probiotics are necessary to restore the normal flora that helps us naturally digest food, assimilate nutrients and stay healthy.   Antibiotics, dysentery are two common reasons the normal flora is affected as well as the foods we eat. You can keep your gut healthy naturally by avoiding meats raised with antibiotics and hormones which leach into the food supply.   You Read More »