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Prebiotics? Are those good bugs too?

PREBIOTICS, different from PROBIOTICS, are found in certain foods and provide nourishment to probiotic bacteria. In other words, prebiotics are food for the beneficial bacteria living in your gut. In addition to stimulating growth and/or activity of beneficial bacteria, prebiotics have many health benefits for the host (YOU!). The most well-known prebiotic is fiber, which […]

Probiotics? Does my child need them?

The term probiotics literally means “for life”, and is used to describe beneficial bacteria that colonize in the gut. Probiotics have been shown to provide health benefits such as enhancing immune function, assisting with lactose intolerance, and reducing the risk of certain diarrheal illnesses. Some studies also report that certain probiotics can play a role […]