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Are Laxatives Wreaking Havoc on Your Gut?

These days, it seems like more and more Americans are taking laxatives to combat constipation. Osmotic laxatives, like Miralax and Lactulose, are one of the most popular OTC options for this. What these type...

Improved Attention From Your Child? Feed Them This.

With more than 6.5 million American children being diagnosed with ADHD, and close to 70% of them being medicated, it sure makes sense that we should consider how lifestyle factors, including diet, may affect...

Could Going Gluten-Free Give You Heart Disease?

A recent study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), reached a startling conclusion: a gluten-free diet could raise the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD)! Why? Because of a decrease in the cons...

Long term gluten consumption in adults without celiac disease and risk of coronary heart disease: prospective cohort study

Why Supplementing with Prebiotic Fiber Makes Sense

While there has been so much attention given in recent years to the importance of probiotics across a wide spectrum of important aspects of human physiology, we are just beginning to see an expansion of the ...

Prebiotic fiber modulation of the gut microbiota improves risk factors for obesity and the metabolic syndrome

Making Sense of “Net Carbs”

Now that the low-carbohydrate dietary recommendations have really taken hold, we are beginning to see quite a bit more information about nutrition labeling that not only describes total carbohydrate content ...

Butyrate, neuroepigenetics and the gut microbiome: Can a high fiber diet improve brain health?

Health Benefits of Chicory Root

I have written quite a bit lately about the health benefits of dandelion greens, mostly because of their rich content of prebiotic fiber, as well as other nutrients. But there’s another member of the dandeli...

Why You Should Pick Dandelion Greens

Dandelion greens are a member of one of the largest planet families, one that also includes daisies, sunflowers, and thistles. The health benefits of this plant have been documented as far back as the 10th a...