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The Probiotics Revolution : The Definitive Guide to Safe, Natural Health Solutions Using Probiotic and Prebiotic Foods and Supplements

Author: Gary B Huffnagle , By (author) Sarah Wernick
Format: Paperback | 412 pages
Dimensions: 152.4 x 223.52 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
Publication Date:
24 Jun 2008
Language: English

Synopsis:
If the thought of bacteria conjures images of germs that should be avoided at all costs–and certainly not ingested–think again! Some friendly bacteria, called probiotics, are not only beneficial to your health, they’re essential. Now an internationally recognized scientist at a top U.S. medical school–one of the leading researchers in the field–sheds light on the extraordinary benefits of these natural health superstars. Thanks to an explosion of research in recent years, one thing is clear: probiotics, the healthy bacteria that inhabit the digestive tract, are the body’s silent partners for good health, optimizing the power of the immune system to fight disease and the “bad” germs we fear. But how do they work? And in the face of factors like stress and poor diet, which decrease their numbers, how do you keep your supply well stocked? Here is an up-to-the-minute, highly accessible guide to probiotics and the foods and supplements that contain and support them–many of which may be in your diet already. Discover: The key role of probiotics and prebiotics in restoring healthy balance to our bodies, improving immune syste…

The Probiotics Revolution : The Definitive Guide to Safe, Natural Health Solutions Using Probiotic and Prebiotic Foods and Supplements
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Prebiotics, Not Probiotics

Author: By (author) Ellen Major Jackson
Format: Paperback | 232 pages
Dimensions:149.86 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
Publication Date:
02 Dec 2013
Language: English

Synopsis:
The dramatic discovery that the lower gut is home to an enormous collection of bacteria has revolutionized the science of the digestive system, indeed, the entire body. This gut ecosystem is known as the microbiome. Good bacteria live here as well as bad bacteria that we would rather not have. Probiotics are live bacteria that we ingest in the hope that they take up residence in the lower gut and provide health benefits. Prebiotics, on the other hand, are the plant fibers that are the fuel for the whole system and are the ones that make it work maximally for our benefit. Frank Jackson M.D., a clinical gastroenterologist, provides a physician s look at this whole system. He does it with a clinician s approach by talking in plain language that is understandable by everyone. He takes us through the science underlying the complex bacterial factory that we all have. Then he discusses how the function of the gut and its bacterial actors participate in the dynamics of many of the common gastrointestinal disorders. These include Crohns Disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac and gluten disorders, diverticulosis, bowel cancer, even obe…

Prebiotics, Not Probiotics
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Prebiotics and Probiotics in Human Milk : Origins and Functions of Milk-Borne Oligosaccharides and Bacteria

Author: Edited by Michelle McGuire , Edited by Dr. Mark A. McGuire , Edited by Lars Bode
Format: Hardback | 506 pages
Dimensions: 216 x 276 x 29mm | 1,220g
Publication Date:
15 Nov 2016
Language: English

Synopsis:
Prebiotics and Probiotics in Human Milk: Origins and Functions of Milk-Borne Oligosaccharides and Bacteria provides a comprehensive, yet approachable, treatise on what is currently known about the origins and functions of human milk oligosaccharides (HMO), the complex sugars in milk that are not digested by the infant. The book examines how HMOs and bacteria in human milk may function independently and coordinately to influence both maternal and infant health. Human milk is the only food “designed” specifically to nourish humans, indeed representing the essence of a perfect “functional food.” And although researchers have been studying its composition for decades, surprisingly little is really understood about the origins and functions of its myriad components, an area that is especially true for HMOs and bacteria. This book provides a thorough review of the newest research on these inter-related milk constituents as written by a team of experts from both academia and industry who actively conduct HMO and human milk microbiome research as they endeavor to apply this new knowledge to infant nutriti…

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