From eNewsletter April 8, 2019
DID YOU KNOW that people with who take soluble fiber supplements have lower blood sugar levels than those who don't take it, according to a study in Diabetes Care?
Inulin is one of the most popular soluble fiber supplements because it has a sweetness to it. Many use it to replace added sugar and artificial sweeteners.
Those with IBS, however, should approach soluble fiber supplements cautiously as it can sometimes exacerbate symptoms.
YOU DON'T WANT DYSBIOSIS
Steve and Bonnie: Dysbiosis is a term used to describe a disturbance of the normal intestinal microflora. There are a number of organisms that can "overgrow" the normal microflora, which can lead to a variety of symptoms. When the numbers of organisms that can cause problems out-number the normal organisms in the gastrointestinal tract, the person is considered to have dysbiosis.
One of the most common organisms is the yeast, Candida albicans. Other bacteria, such as streptococci and proteus, can also overgrow and cause dysbiosis.
Dysbiosis often occurs after one or more courses of broad-spectrum antibiotics are taken for conditions, such as ear infection or sinusitis. However, psychological and physical stress, and highly refined carbohydrate intake also contribute to dysbiosis.
If antibiotics are necessary, be sure to take saccharomyces boulardii with it to protect your healthy flora during the regimen. Also, taking a probiotic, especially one that contains lactobacillus acidophilus, two hours away from the antibiotic. This will supply and support the return of healthy flora after the course of antibiotics is finished.
Be choosey with your carbohydrate intake. Sugar is the main offender when it comes to food that contributes to dysbiosis. The more refined the carbohydrate is, the worse it is for dysbiosis. This goes for many gluten-free foods as well!
Steve: Endometriosis (EMS) is a chronic, often estrogen-dependent inflammatory disease that is one of the most common yet underresearched, difficult to diagnose and treat health conditions affecting women around the world...this article is reserved for NCI Well Connect Members. You can get this article by signing up here. You can get our free eNewsletter by signing up at the top of our website.