ADHD and Genetics: What’s the Connection?

ADHD often runs in families. But what are the genetic mechanisms that may support this connection? ADHD and neurodiverse conditions are related to multiple genetic variants or single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs).1,2 One SNP receiving attention affects the fatty acid desaturase 2 (FADS-2) gene. This gene helps to maintain healthy levelsRead

IBS and Dysbiosis: It’s Time to Tend Your Garden

Your gut is home to an estimated 100 trillion microorganisms. They include bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoans, amoebas, and their genetic information. Collectively this is known as your microbiome, a type of ecosystem — much like a rainforest with trillions of living creatures. But a garden is an excellent analogy, too,Read

5 Effective Strategies for a Healthier Gut with IBS

Diverticular Disease

Living with digestive challenges due to IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) can significantly impact your quality of life. Over-the-counter solutions like antacids, laxatives, and anti-diarrhea medicines may help relieve symptoms for a time, but they’re a temporary fix. They won’t address the root of the problem—why are your symptoms happening inRead

White Paper: Importance of Microbiome Modulation & Medium-Chain Prebiotics for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be a complex process, as there are many factors that influence IBS, including stress, environmental toxins, nutrient depletion and gut dysbiosis. Often, by the time you see the patient, they have have been prescribed antibiotics and suffered from chronic infections, which only complicates resolvingRead

Prebiotics and the Goldilock’s Effect: Getting it Just Right for Gut Health Management

Leah Linder, prebiotics and IBS

While the value of prebiotics for healthy microflora is well established, some individuals may not tolerate inulin, a known high FODMAP (Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono- saccharides and Polyols) nutrient. Short chain carbohydrates may lead to including gas, bloating, and diarrhea, especially for individuals who are new to prebiotics and mayRead