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

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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 may have Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

A more gentle option, may be a low-FODMAP, medium-chain soluble fiber made from partially hydrolyzed guar gum, provides the microbiome the fuel it needs but without the excess gas, cramping, or bloating. Learn more on how the right prebiotic that is easier to digest may reduce unwanted side effects, while helping to promote a healthy gut ecology. Watch the video below and click this link for a white paper on the topic.

The Goldilocks Effect: Choosing the Right Prebiotics, with Leah Linder, ND


Leah Linder, ND, is a writer, speaker, and educator on topics of natural medicine and dietary supplements. An alumnus of Bastyr University, Dr. Linder is a licensed naturopathic physician, and currently serves as Science and Education Manager for SFI Health, which manufactures professional nutritional supplements under the Klaire Labs brand. Beyond her work at SFI Health, she is the owner of her own private practice specializing in microbiome ecology optimization, naturopathic gynecology, and acute and chronic pain. From Dr. Linder: “I don’t heal my patients, I teach them to heal themselves.”


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