Fiber Gives Microbes Much to Chew On

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut

Lentils, black beans, broccoli, mango, raspberries— slivers of the fibrous firmament—taste better than chips or fries and  work for us instead of against. A high-fiber diet helps prevent a litany of diseases including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Scientists have teased out many clues for how it works; only recently however have they targeted the microbial world. In a … Read More

Probiotics Show Guts in Gluten-Free Diet

IPA AdminFrom The Gut

Sticking to a gluten-free diet is difficult, if not impossible, even given the thousands of new products expunged of the problem protein. Many people with celiac disease and many others not diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder cannot process wheat (gliadin—part of the gluten), or rye (secalin) or barley (hordein), leading to small bowel damage. The main causes of celiac disease are: … Read More