The “Inside” Scoop on Gluten-Free Digestive Health

Join us for a FREE webinar Nov. 13th: The “Inside” Scoop on Gluten-Free #Digestive Health Featuring Dr. Shekhar Challa, board certified gastroenterologist and author of Probiotics For Dummies, and Mary Schluckebier, executive director, Celiac Sprue Association – hosted by GoodBelly Probiotics.

Unless you’re like the proverbial ostrich, you’ve heard all about gluten intolerance and celiac disease. But did you know the conditions are still commonly misdiagnosed because the symptoms can be so varied? An estimated 1.5 to 3 million Americans have celiac disease or other forms of wheat intolerance. Join us for a complimentary webinar giving you the “inside” scoop on gluten intolerance and the importance of having a strong gut! Pun intended : )

Our featured rock star experts include:

  • Dr. Shekhar Challa – board certified gastroenterologist, will share insight on the role the digestive system plays in gluten sensitivities and intolerance, and how to identify symptoms.
  • Mary Schluckebier – executive director of the Celiac Sprue Association, will also offer top recommendations for making the gluten-free transition, and how to live a gluten-free life.

As a webinar attendee, you will learn:

  • Symptoms of gluten intolerance and celiac disease
  • Treatment, tips and resources for a gluten-free lifestyle
  • The importance of digestive health for those living gluten-free

We hope you’ll join us!

Register here: http://bit.ly/187mUak 

 

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Probiotics & Allergies: Nothing to Sneeze At!

Allergies are “altered reactions,” derived from the Greek words allos (meaning different or changed) and ergos (meaning work or action). Fifty million people in the United States have allergies, with nasal allergies or hay fever, asthma, allergic eczema, and hives being the most common.

Greek or not, you know allergies by their symptoms – from itchy, runny noses to hives and rashes.

In medical terms, an allergy is an exaggerated response by your immune system to contact with a “foreign” substance. But it’s usually a misguided reaction. Your body perceives an allergen – an allergy-producing substance – as dangerous when it’s really not. If you’re allergic to a particular substance – cat hair, pollen, or mold, for instance – your body snaps to attention, producing an exaggerated response.

Several research studies show that probiotics offer promising treatments for allergies. They’ve been successfully used to treat eczema (bacteria studied include L.Planatarum, L.rhamnosus, L.casei, L.Bulgaricus). One Netherlands study found that daily probiotics prevent asthma-like symptoms in children with eczema, while another study showed decreased incidence of eczema in children when taking prebiotics.

Early research shows that probiotics impact food allergies, but conclusive evidence isn’t available yet. The same is true of hay fever – initial studies of the bacteria lactobacillus casei shirota show positive results for decreasing hay fever symptoms.

Click HERE to check out a great article on how taking probiotics while pregnant may decrease the chance of passing allergies on to babies.

Meanwhile, save some dollars in Kleenex, allergy pills and eye drops by fighting off your allergies with probiotics and prebiotics!

Go with your gut,

The Probulin Team