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Probiotics May Decrease Chemotherapy-Induced Diarrhea

Our March newsletter was just issued this week, and it addresses some interesting research findings with regard to the anti-cancer effect of probiotics and the ability of probiotics to assist with decreasing chemotherapy-induced diarrhea. Excerpts from the article are as follows: There have been a number of studies on probiotics protective effect against colon cancer

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What Causes Gas – Is it a Normal Occurence?

All humans have gas in their gastrointestinal tract. The type of food, and beverages consumed and whether the individual smokes or chews gum will have a significant impact on the amount of gas produced and passed. Carbonated beverages will increase intestinal gas. Eating a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and high fiber grains increases intestinal

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How Probiotics Can Aid IBS Sufferers

I have spent a lot of time talking with physicians, pharmacists, and patients about the benefits of probiotics. The one topic that comes up most frequently is how probiotics can aid individuals who suffer with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS affects up to one in five Americans. Second only to the common cold as a

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Probiotics Help with Stress Reduction

This is a wonderful time of the year. The holiday season is about relaxing and visiting with family and friends. It’s a special time when many of us redirect our attentions to sharing and giving to those less fortunate. It goes without saying, though, that the holidays can be stressful. There are so many things

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How Can Probiotics Keep Children Healthy?

During the holiday season, I thought I would dedicate this newsletter to discussing how probiotics can help keep children healthy. This discussion will review two articles that have been published in the last month about the benefits of probiotics for children. Probiotics and Acute Infectious Diarrhea The first study was to determine whether probiotics have

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Increases Risk of Malnutrition

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) increases the risk of malnutrition in both adults and children, according to the American College of Gastroenterology. This incidence, likely due to malabsorption of essential nutrients, was the result of a recent study among a cross-section of adults a pediatric patients. The study addressed patients with both Ulcerative Colitis and Chrohn’s

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