After a Bumper Crop, Ferment Those Vegetables for Probiotic Goodies

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut


Vegetables are the hard-working heroes on the menu. Loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals and more, vegetables can do no wrong. Unless of course if they are dosed in pesticides while growing. Or when deep-fried or slathered in butter: French fries are the most popular vegetable in America! Respect the pure goodness in vegetables. Eat them raw, steamed, or … Read More

WANTED: Probiotics, Dead or Alive

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut


Much is made of the surviving numbers of live bacteria reaching our guts, whether through food or supplements. Yes,  live probiotics taking seed and growing into vigorous colonies promise to be good neighbors across the spectrum of health for humans. But much like a life well-lived, good things can follow in the wake of even dead probiotics. Metabolites alone can … Read More

In Obesity, Prebiotics Put the Complex in Carbohydrates

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut

Obesity and its prime bedfellows (diabetes and heart disease) are epidemic. Obviously a calorie is not always just a calorie. In recent decades, science has been moving fast to discover links to microbes. Enough evidence now shows that the microbiota is different in obese and normal weight people though the details are hazy. Alert the media! Prebiotics or indigestible complex … Read More

Probiotics Resource Center at SupplySide West 2017

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut, News

 September 25-29, 2017 • Expo Hall September 27 & 28 Mandalay Bay, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV PROBIOTICS RESOURCE CENTER The Probiotics Resource Center, organized in association with the International Probiotics Association (IPA) and sponsored by Nutrasource Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Services , offers SupplySide West attendees a high-profile location to learn about key issues in the probiotics … Read More

Preventing Eczema by Changing Your Microbes

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut


There may not be an “x” in eczema, but extreme itching and inflammation spell out this painful disease most common in infants and children. Quick review: Eczema is an allergic response to foreign substances, often food; it falls under the medical umbrella of atopic dermatitis, along with asthma. Prevalence of allergic responses is rising globally. Enter the microbiome, which when … Read More

Microbes Impact Brain Development in Infants

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut


If you’re already plotting your baby’s admission into Harvard, don’t neglect her microbes. Gut microbiota may be your child’s best teacher. A little background: 100 trillion microbes share your body. Their move-in date is now thought to have begun when you were under construction in the womb. During and after birth and with those first months of rich nutrition, the … Read More

Dry Eyes Syndrome: Could Probiotics be One Solution?

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut

dry eyes syndrome

As we age, tears fall less often. Do we become world-weary, jaded? Perhaps, but the most common reason actually has a name in the medical lexicon: Dry Eyes Syndrome (DES). Modern life can cause dry eyes: airplanes, air conditioners and computer screens are big culprits. Yet several groups are more likely to feel the discomfort of DES: People over 50 … Read More

IPA inSight for Hot August Nights

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut, News

    IPA inSight stretches  out the summer with the coolest of probiotic news. Enjoy IPA original content, curated buzz from the popular media, and breakthrough research results as well as alerts on engaging events, past and future. Think of us as your one-stop culture club; just a few minutes of your time will grow big benefits. Sign-up now at the bottom of the IPA home page to receive your IPA inSight … Read More

Microbes of Female Astronauts Figure in Space Travel

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut


Since the first human soared into space in 1961, more than 500 others have followed. Only the healthiest of humans pass the mental and physical bars to become astronauts. Observing an astronaut arrive back on earth—most often carried on a gurney because of the effects of prolonged weightlessness—is to witness a small slice of the stresses faced: zero gravity, isolation, … Read More

Probiotics: Nothing to Sneeze at for Summer Colds

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut, Uncategorized


Summer colds ride in on the baggage of the season: packed flights, aggressive air conditioning, outdoor air pollution, and even the sleep we miss because nighttime sunshine is too sweet to miss. Luckily, because fruits and vegetables taste so good this time of year, we revel in more phytochemicals than the rest of the year. Probiotics should be part of that menu. Research suggests that … Read More