Obesity May be Linked to Harmful Bacteria

Trying to lose weight? You are not alone! The United States has the highest, rate of obesity in the world.

In 2010, more than 35% of American adults were obese as well as 17% of American kids, and it is estimated that 50% of adults will be obese by 2030. Obesity has been attributed to many things, including our overconsumption of processed grains, sweetened foods & sodas. Our sedentary lifestyles does not help either.


Probiotics Could Shorten Common Cold

A recent study conducted by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey has found that probiotics can reduce the length of a cold in 18-to 25-year-olds, potentially changing the way UW Oshkosh students treat their colds.

According to Pamella MacWilliams,the school nurse, probiotics are regularly prescribed in conjunction with antibiotics in order to restore gastrointestinal health, which antibiotics tend to disrupt.


Probiotics Symposium September 21-22, 2012

The annual Probiotics Symposium was held at the fabulous Solamar Hotel downtown San Diego Sept 21-22 2012. It was great venue. The hotel provided healthy meals and excellent service.

The first presenter was Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD who spoke about the systemic manifestations of gastrointestinal dysbiosis.

Probiotics Symposium
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Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics® Win Better Nutrition Magazine’s ‘Best of Supplements’ Award for FIFTH Consecutive Year

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics has been named a ‘Best of Supplements’ award winner in the Probiotic Category for the fifth year in a row, the only probiotic supplement to achieve this honor. Better Nutrition Magazine presented the Award during the Natural Products Expo East held in Baltimore, Sept. 20-23.


Probiotics Help Beat Campylobacter in Chickens

In the search to find ways to lessen the transmission of foodborne disease from poultry products, researchers in Spain and Finland have found that probiotic products used by humans helped to reduce colonisation of the chicken gut with Campylobacter bacteria. According to researchers from Spain & Finland, probiotics used for humans showed promise at decreasing the colonisation of the chicken gut with Campylobacter.



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