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.
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, […]
3 Superfoods for Menopausal Women This segment is sponsored by my client The California Dried Plum Board Perimenopause and menopause certainly brings out many changes for women both in the short term as well as the long term. The good news is that nutrition can play an important role in helping to improve some of […]
Food sensitivity testing, gluten-free diet & low FODMAP diet Thousands of people struggle with digestive health issues every day including diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, abdominal cramping and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Since these symptoms can seriously influence day-to-day quality of life and overall well-being I’ve noticed people will try just about anything in order to […]