Category: Microbiome

role of gut flora

The Role of Gut Flora in Health

All disease begins in the gut.” – Hippocrates. Over 2,400 years after the father of modern medicine made this claim, we are now re-discovering the role of gut flora, and just how true that statement was. The digestive tract is home to 100 trillion microorganisms, known as the gut flora. The majority of these microorganisms…
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Resistant Starch: What is Resistant Starch?

Resistant Starch (RS) is a starch that is characterized by its inability to be digested or absorbed within the upper digestive tract. Passing through the stomach unchanged by digestive enzymes, it is fermented by bacteria in the large intestines and colon. ¬†Because of this, it is considered a prebiotic, in that it feeds beneficial colonic…
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