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Our Guest Blogger Dr. Frank W. Jackson discusses: What's The Difference Between Prebiotics and Probiotics?

Posted by Rachel Jones on Jul 9, 2014 12:12:00 PM

In the last 15 years, there has been an enormous amount of research focused on the bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract. Although medical schools once taught that the lower gut played only a minor role in overall health, we now understand that the bacteria that live there can affect everything from heart health to weight loss and bone strength. The formula is simple: when healthy bacteria outnumber unhealthy bacteria, overall health improves.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

Probiotics, healthy gut, prebiotic, dietary suggestions

Should You Be Taking Probiotics for IBS?

Posted by Rachel Jones on Apr 9, 2014 11:27:00 AM

Celiac disease sufferers are often advised to go on a low-gluten diet. However, even after the dietary changes, sometimes the disease remains unresponsive. In fact, celiac disease that is unresponsive has been implicated in small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) leading to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If you’re already taking steps to reduce gluten in the diet and it’s still not working, what other options do you have to treat symptoms like SIBO and IBS? Luckily, you can still take advantage of probiotics to help balance the intestinal flora by creating a supportive environment in the gut.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

IBS, gluten, SIBO, Probiotics, dietary suggestions