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

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

What is a Medical Food for IBS?

Probiotics are commonly used dietary supplements for occasional digestive disorders. But you should know — not all products are the same. If you live with the often-debilitating symptoms of a more serious digestive disorder such as IBS, a medical food might be a better choice to manage your symptoms. ProbioticsRead

Bacterial Histamine Linked to Abdominal Pain in IBS

Scientists from McMaster University and Queen’s University, both in Ontario, Canada, have identified a gut bacterial ‘super-producer’ of histamine that can trigger pain flare-ups in some irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients. The offender has been named Klebsiella aerogenes, the McMaster-Queen (MQ) strain, and it appears in up to 25 percentRead

Which Diet Is Best for IBS?

Three popular IBS diets went head-to-head in a recent British study from Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology — low-FODMAP (LFD), gluten-free (GFD), and traditional dietary advice (TDA). Researchers were surprised to discover that all three eating plans reduced symptoms by roughly 50% among subjects suffering from non-constipated irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Read

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