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Prebiotics: Do you need them in your supplements?

 

In this video, I answer a question about prebiotics, which are plant fibres that feed your gut bacteria and help it grow.

The goal is to have more of the "good" bacteria such as Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria in your colon. These strains can help with anxiety and support your immune system.

Prebiotics can be found in probiotic supplements or sold on their own. 

You will often find these written in the non-medical ingredients section of your bottle label.

Common prebiotics found in supplements are:

  • Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS)
  • Inulin
  • Larch Arabinogalactan

 

You can also get prebiotics from your diet by eating dark leafy greens, root vegetables and complex carbohydrates. 

Examples of food sources of prebiotics:

  • Garlic *
  • Onions * 
  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Spinach

* avoid with SIBO

 

Can you take a prebiotic and feel worse?

Yes! A word of caution: If you have IBS or SIBO, some prebiotics could actually upset your stomach and make you more...

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Is SIBO The Reason You're Still Bloated?

 

Join me in this video where I cover Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) 101: what is it, different types of SIBO, clues you may have it, biofilm, low iron levels and SIBO testing. 

As many as 60-70% of people with IBS are suffering from SIBO.

Big Question: Why are you still bloated even after you have been avoiding all your food sensitivities? Why are you reacting to SO MANY foods, with nothing left to eat?!

Simple Answer: Bacteria. Specifically, an overgrowth of it. And in the wrong place.

Even if you've been given a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or you suspect it, you need to understand what actually triggered it. Do you have SIBO?

By looking at the root cause and not just fixing the symptom, you can begin to reverse inflammation and feel like yourself again.

 

SECRET SIBO CLUE #1:
Certain probiotics can actually make you feel worse. If you have SIBO, a Lactobacillus probiotic could give you more...
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