What is a Prebiotic?
April 2017
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What is a Prebiotic?

Prebiotics are food (carbohydrates) that feed the good bacteria in the gut. They promote a favorable environment for the growth of native flora (including Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus) and indirectly affect:
  • Gut colonization by desirable bacteria
  • Energy to colonocytes (colon cells)
  • Immune system function
  • Mineral absorption
  • Intestinal gene expression and cell differentiation (the process that allows cells to become more specialized)
How does Prebiotic Inulin support intestinal health?
The enzymes in the upper intestine cannot digest inulin; a fermentation process in the colon breaks it down. This fermentation process promotes the growth of Bifidobacteria and other friendly intestinal microflora. It also promotes a healthy pH in the lower gastrointestinal tract. Inulin supports absorption of calcium and magnesium in the gut. These are essential minerals for maintaining the structure and function of bones and for supporting cell metabolism. Inulin is a fiber that promotes healthy bowel movements. It increases stool bulk, stool frequency, and acts as a stool softener.
How does Prebiotic Inulin support immune system function? Inulin has been shown to support the intestinal immune system. Research suggests inulin may stimulate immune cell function and increase immunoglobulin in the gut.


-Very effective once the balance of gut bacteria has returned to a normal state (no probiotic is necessary at this point).
-Prebiotics can be taken on a daily basis and are highly effective in promoting proper bacterial balance.
-Good prebiotics should contain inulin type factors
    *Oligo fructose

-Very effective when used when the microbial balance is disrupted due to antibiotic use or environmental stressors, such as poor diet.
-Balance in gut bacteria typically takes 2-3 weeks to be reestablished (during this phase no prebiotics should be used).
-Should contain at least 15 billion-25 billion CFU/dose and should be kept in refrigeration, even if preserved in spore form.  This will help maintain proper humidity levels and prevent activation.

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This Months Recipe:

Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup


3 Italian turkey  sausage  links (4 ounces each), casings removed
1 medium onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated  cheese  tortellini
1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
2-1/4 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil (or, you can substitute thyme and oregano)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Dash crushed red pepper flakes, optional
Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional


Crumble sausage into a Dutch oven; add onion. Cook and stir over medium heat until  meat  is no longer pink.

Add garlic;  cook  and stir 2 minutes longer. 

Add the broth and tomatoes. Bring to a  boil .

Stir in tortellini; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-8 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. 

Add the spinach, basil, pepper and pepper flakes; cook 2-3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted. Serve with cheese if desired. 

Yield: 6 servings (2 quarts)

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 Young Living Essential Oil of the Month


DiGize essential oil combinesTarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli oils for a spicy, exotic aromatic blend. DiGize oil also includes Fennel essential oil, the use of which dates back to ancient Egypt.
To enjoy its rich, calming scent, diffuse in your home, office, or even car. You can even apply it directly to chest, wrists, and abdomen to enjoy its scent wherever you go.

Use for relief of heartburn, indigestion, gas, bloating, and fighting against Candida.

Supplement Of The Month


Prebiotic Inulin supports bone health, immune system function, and gut balance.
  • Encourages a healthy intestinal environment to benefit probiotic intestinal flora
  • Promotes normal development of epithelial tissue
  • Supports absorption of calcium and magnesium
  • Excellent source of fiber
  • Supports immune system function in the gut
  • Promotes a healthy pH in the lower gastrointestinal tract
  • Promotes healthy elimination
  • Can be mixed in a supplement shake or added to foods

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