March 2021
Prebiotics and Probiotics

Prebiotics and Probiotics

It has been said that a healthy gut means a healthy you. Nearly 70 percent of your immune system is housed in your digestive system. All food is ultimately broken down in the gut to a simple form that can enter the bloodstream and be delivered as nutrients throughout our bodies. This is only possible with a healthy digestive system. A healthy gut contains healthy bacteria and immune cells that ward off infectious agents like bacteria, viruses, and fungi. A healthy gut also communicates with the brain through nerves and hormones, which helps maintain general health and well-being.

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Medication Monday: Prilosec

Medication Monday: Prilosec

Prilosec belongs to a class of acid-suppressing drugs and antacids. It treats stomach and esophagus problems like acid reflux and ulcers – symptoms of which can include frequent heartburn (defined as two or more times a week), difficulty swallowing and persistent cough – by reducing the amount of excess acids produced by the stomach.

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