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The Gut Microbiome: How Can These "Non-Self Cells" Impact Your Health?

* the opinions expressed are those of the author and not Nutrition Ink. You may have noticed that probiotic, gut-healing everything seems to be the latest nutrition trend. However, the ancient Hippocrates once said, “all disease begins in the gut.” Although this may seem assumptive, new research seems to prove Hippocrates had the right idea. Gut flora, or the bacteria living in our guts, live symbiotically within the human body. They dwell in our bellies and eat the undigested fibers that we cannot utilize and provide us with vitamins and nutrients that promote colon health (Gropper & Smith, 2013). The human body naturally hosts more than a trillion bacterial cells that are known to be e

How Beneficial are Probiotics?

* the opinions expressed are those of the author and not Nutrition Ink. ** Always consult with your primary care provider before starting any supplement regimen. There are a lot of probiotic supplements on the market that claim that they will prevent or treat diseases such as obesity, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and diabetes. That sounds great doesn’t it? Especially, to those who live with the negative effects of those diseases. After some research to look into the validity of those claims, this is what was uncovered. Probiotics are live microorganisms that when taken in adequate amounts will provide health benefits to the host or person. When inflammation occurs througho

How the mySugr App Can Help You Keep Your Diabetes Under Control

* the opinions expressed are those of the author and not Nutrition Ink. Having diabetes means having to keep track of a lot of information from blood sugar readings and medications to meals and physical activity. This can be very difficult, time consuming, and overwhelming, especially for those that have been newly diagnosed. Thankfully, there are many different apps that have been created specifically for diabetics to simplify their lives. These apps will typically allow its users to log their data, see patterns, set goals, and track progress. Many diabetes devices, from glucose meters to continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps, come with an integrated app that syncs the device to you

The Difference Between a Nutritionist and a Dietitian

* the opinions expressed are those of the author and not Nutrition Ink. Peer Reviewed Articles and Other Sources “Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Scope of Practice for the Registered Dietitian.” Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, vol. 113, no. 6, 4 Mar. 2013, doi:10.1016/j.jand.2012.12.008. “Credentialing of RDNs and NDTRs.” EatrightPRO - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2018 www.eatrightpro.org/about-us/what-is-an-rdn-and-dtr/what-is-a-registered-dietitian-nutritionist/credentialing-of-rdns-and-ndtrs. Upson, Sarah. “RD or RDN: What's The Difference?” MySignatureNutrition, 2013, www.mysignaturenutrition.com/2013/04/18/rd-or-rdn-whats-the-difference/. Warner, Molly F.,

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