Both prebiotics and probiotics are essential for a healthy gut environment or microbiome. The simplest explanation is that probiotics are the microbes (we are usually talking about bacteria here) that colonize the large intestine, while prebiotics are the food, or fuel, which feeds those microbes.
You may have heard that fibre is good for us and that we generally need more of it, but do you really know what it is? Fibre is a carbohydrate but with an interesting twist. Unlike other carbohydrates such as sugars or starches, fibre does not get digested and absorbed in the traditional sense. Fibres […]
Digestion issues during exercise It can be an embarrassing problem that few people like to talk about, but gastrointestinal issues are a very common problem for runners, triathletes, and gym enthusiasts. The good news is there are a few ways to help prevent runner’s diarrhea, cramping, and other digestive symptoms during exercise. Why are reflux, […]
New info on what to eat if you struggle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome If you have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and are experiencing digestive symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, abdominal cramping or gas you are not alone. You may have heard about some of the new research being done on what is known as the […]
Exploring the health benefits of California prunes, truly natures candy As an advocate for simple, yummy whole foods I am excited to share some of the good news from my client the California Dried Plum Board. Not only are California prunes a quick and delicious on-the-go snack, but trend setters and chefs from around […]