Gut Flora

Researchers: 'We consider this to be a major breakthrough'

Gut bacteria linked to development of Alzheimer’s disease: Mouse data

By Nathan Gray

Intestinal bacteria can accelerate the development of Alzheimer's disease, say researchers who suggest their findings could open new opportunities for preventing and even reversing the disease through the gut.

Big Interview: Todd Beckman, cofounder and COO of GoodBelly

Consumer education on probiotics critical: GoodBelly founder

By Maggie Hennessy

In a country like the US where 60 to 70 million people have digestive issues, and roughly 20% of the population suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (though only a third seek medical attention, according to the National Institutes of Health), the founders...

Prebiotics boost gut health while adding functionality

Special Edition: Fiber

Prebiotics boost gut health while adding functionality

By Hank Schultz

Prebiotics are the thin end of the wedge in the new era of beneficial functional fibers.  Gone are the days where mere ‘regularity’ was the goal;  now fiber is understood to provide biochemical benefits in addition to just plain bulk, and prebiotic fibers...


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