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Crohn’s & Colitis-Join the Team Challenge

What is Team Challenge? 

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is sponsoring the Team Challenge Race for the Cure Fundraiser.

Crohn's & Colitis Team Challenge

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundations mission is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

Whether you have been directly affected by one of these diseases or want to support a loved one with Crohn’s or colitis, supporting this cause is so worthwhile. The foundation has already invested over $280 million in research.  More than 80% of each $1 raised goes towards research, education and support.

What does the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation do?

Since this non-profit was started, nearly five decades ago, the CCF has remained at the forefront of research in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. They fund cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, finance underdeveloped areas of research and enable medical professionals to keep pace with this rapidly growing field.

For those suffering with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis they provide a forum of education, support and resources.

The Team Challenge Race event is an endurance training and fundraising program to raise money for research that could impact the scientific community’s understanding of the causes, cures and treatments for IBD. One of their current initiatives includes the research on the Microbiome. This event has raised  $71 million dollars to date since 2007.

How can you support the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation?

You can sign up to compete in a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Full Marathon. Check the site for more details on the fundraising program. There are even triathlon, Iron man and cycling events. Find the team that works best for you. Teammates receive professional coaching, free accommodation at select events, race entry, and fundraising mentorship.

Be a part of the cure and sign up today. Click Here 

Prebiotics and Butyrate

Prebiotics and  Butyrate What’s the Connection?

Prebiotics and Butyrate diagram

We used to think that the total surface of our digestive tract was about the size of a tennis court. Now, we know better …that’s been corrected. NIH study shows it to be the size of half a badminton court. With that said, it’s curious to note that there’s only one single layer of cells that separates our gut from the rest of our bodily function.

It’s very important to realize that the primary constituents that keep this very important cell layer alive are known as a short-chain fatty acid by the name of butyrate.

Butyrate is what our beneficial flora makes from the soluble fiber we take in.

So what happens, in essence, is that we feed the beneficial flora in our gut, and then the beneficial bacteria, in turn, help to feed us by keeping our digestive tract healthy.

Our good gut bacteria thrive on the soluble fiber or prebiotics that we ingest and the good bacteria provide the vital energy source for the cells that line our gut.

Now, what about bad bacteria?

We have to address the issue that there are bad bacteria all around as well. The more they proliferate, the sicker we become. The challenge we face it to consistently keep lots of the good bacteria around but at the same time get rid of the bad or pathogenic bacteria

The way our good flora tell our immune system that they’re helpful and beneficial bacteria, and not bad bacteria, is by butyrate signals. Clinical rsearch has shown us how butyrate is able to suppresses inflammatory reaction and how butyrate instructs our immune system to calms down.

When butyrate levels are low, our immune system doesn’t know this and is therefore unable to stop their attack on bacteria.

When we don’t fuel the growth of good bacteria with enough fiber, we don’t produce enough butyrate. Hypothetically, we could have lots of good bacteria, however, if we fail to feed them with fiber, they don’t make butyrate.

Unfortunately when our body senses low levels of butyrate, it mistakenly thinks that our gut is filled with bad bacteria and responds accordingly. What happens is that our human body may mistake low fiber intake for having a population of bad bacteria in our gut.

In reality, our human body has evolved over millions of years, all the time getting massive fiber intake. Our body doesn’t recognize modern day, processed foods which sorely lack soluble fiber, the very fuel needed for butyrate production.

For all this time, low butyrate has implied bad bacteria, so that’s the reason our body goes into an inflammatory offensive response.

You can prevent this from happening by making sure that you take an excellent source of prebiotic soluble fiber on a daily basis. It’s critical for butyrate production to support optimal health.

Butyrate: Feeding the Gut and Beyond for Animal Health

The Probiotic Revolution

“Probiotic research is transforming our understanding of human health. We’ve been learning that probiotics are incredibly valuable for maintaining good health.”

The powerful news is that certain strains of probiotics produce highly specialized health benefits.” says Ross Pelton.

Natural Pharmacist Ross PeltonRoss Pelton brands himself as ‘The Natural Pharmacist’. Besides being a pharmacist, he also has a Ph.D. in psychology and is a clinical nutritionist.

He has authored 10 books to date. American Druggist Magazine has named him as one of the the top 50 most influential pharmacists in the USA because of his educational contribution in the field of complementary medicine.

This new research into the Human Microbiome is what Ross calls “The Probiotic Revolution”.

What is the Latest News From The Human Microbiome Research Project?

  • Having a healthy, balanced amount of good gut bacteria is most critical for health
  • All disease stems from Dysbiosis
  • Every healing protocol should start with the gut
  • There are 100 trillion organisms that live in our gastrointestinal system

Ross gives us an in depth explanation of the Human Microbiome Research. He is an expert on the subject and has an engaging way to educate on a serious topic. We are so honored that we had a chance to talk with him and share his wealth of knowledge on health and wellness.

The Natural Pharmacist, Ross Pelton


We invite you, our valued customers, to soak
in all his knowledge to better understand your

Stay tuned for our 8 part series with Dr. Pelton
on the Human Microbiome, selecting the best probiotics, and healing your gut. You can watch
our first segment on The Human Microbiome. Click Here.

Learn How to Heal Autism Naturally

I have something very special to share with you. My friend and colleague, Karen Thomas, has a son who was once diagnosed with autism. I say, “once” because her son’s symptoms today are gone.

Does this leave you wondering how this can be?

Karen meets so many incredible parents who are doing many wonderful things for their children. There’s only one big problem…most of them know they need to do more for their child, but don’t really know HOW.

When Karen’s own son was diagnosed with autism, they told her to drug him and try behavioral therapies, but she wanted answers without dangerous drugs.

Her quest was to learn what she could do for him at the causes, not just mask his symptoms. As a craniosacral therapist of twenty-five years, (Karen works on the bones of the head to balance the brain), she knew the brain could heal, naturally.

After a decade of research, a lot of trial and error, and tens of thousands of dollars spent, Karen found the answers she was looking for. She applied her knowledge, and today her son no longer has autism!

Karen Thomas

Karen has put everything she learned into a step-by-step online video program for other parents, so they can easily follow exactly what she did.

During this step-by-step program, you will learn:

  1. What you can do to have a DIRECT POSITIVE IMPACT on your child’s immune system.
  2. How you can SAFELY reduce toxins from his body.
  3. How you can EFFECTIVELY begin to heal his gut.
  4. How you can NATURALLY support his brain.

…and yes, this great gut healing, detoxification, and brain strengthening program can be used by anyone to increase their overall health and wellness.

Karen’s life goal is to figure out how she can share this valuable information with other parents, and help get as many children better, as simply and safely as possible, and with the least expense. It is time to stop wasting your precious time, your child’s years, and life resources experimenting. You need a plan, and one that works, safely.

I am thrilled to bring to you Karen’s step-by-step video program. Just click here to learn all about it. Please join Karen as she walks you through each and every step she took that brought her own son to recovery from his symptoms of autism, naturally, and find out how much better your child could be.


Here’s what one mom had to say:

“I am grateful that Karen has gone before us to gain understanding. She is passionate about helping families find health and healing.

I found her at a time when it felt as though no one could understand what we were going through as a family. Hardship, love of our unique child, and search for hope in brokenness; are all things she could personally identify with. She has given me both validation as a mom and practical help. She was a vessel of hope at the perfect time.”

– C. Gouff

Colorado Springs, CO

Karen would love to help you too. Click here to learn what you can do to help your child get better.

P.S. If you want to learn even more about Karen and what she has to offer please see her blog at, http://naturallyhealingautism.com. Karen Has also authored the book, Naturally Healing Autism: The Complete Step-By-Step Resource Handbook for Parents, and has been a speaker at the Autism One conference.

Prebiotics and Probiotics, the Perfect Couple.

Prebiotics and Probiotics are undoubtedly the Perfect Couple.

Let me tell you why I say that Prebiotics and Probiotics are the perfect couple. They really do go hand in hand to help keep your digestive system functioning optimally.

We know that probiotic foods are very importantt to keep our gut healthy. What we didn’t know until recently, was how important it was to be incorporating prebiotics as well. They help feed our probiotics. By combining them together, we can accomplish better results. Our western diets, generally don’t include prebiotics every day.

When we don’t include prebiotics, unfortunately, this can often lead to indigestion, potential weight gain, increase in inflammation anywhere in the body and even a higher chance of developing chronic disease.

Here are the foods that have high amounts of prebiotics:

  • acacia gum (or gum arabic)
  • raw chicory root
  • raw Jerusalem artichokes
  • raw or cooked onions
  • raw leeks
  • raw garlic
  • raw dandelion greens
  • raw jicama

What Are Prebiotics?

Prebiotic is soluble fiber that is actually not digested. They are like high fiber foods in that pass through the upper part of the digestive tract and stay undigested because humans aren’t able to break them down. So they pass through the small intestine, undigested and then they reach the colon. This is where they’re fermented by microbiota found naturally in the gut.

Initially, prebiotics weren’t regarded as fiber compounds. However, our recent research has shown us that these compounds act in exactly the same way as other forms of fiber. Now we know that galactans, are one of the most effective forms of prebiotics that are fermented by anaerobic bacteria in the large intestine.

Why is it best to take Prebiotics and Probiotics to Optimize Gut Health?

We have known about the benefits of probiotics for meany years now. However, fermented foods like kimchi, kombucha and sauerkraut, which are great sources of prebiotics, are still not known to the population at large.

The role of fiber in many plants are very important for the absorption of nutrients that keep the digestive tract healthy. Prebiotics, together with probiotics, open the door for heightened levels of health in general, so everyone is encouraged to include more of them in their diets. Its the prebiotics that are the nutrient ‘fertilizer’ for the beneficial, good bacteria that live in your gut.

Prebiotics work together with probiotics.

They provide the breeding ground to encourage the growth of good bacteria. This results in many positive changes to occur in both the activity and the composition of the gut.

A healthy gut is made up of a diversity of intestinal bacteria. Prebiotics provide fuel for all natural microbiota and so encourage diversity. This is the fundamentally significant characteristic of a healthy digestive tract. All “good bacteria” can flouish, particularly the strains we have the most of, commonly known as lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidus (bifidobacteria).

It’s important to understand that the health of our digestive tract influences a lot of other functions in our bodies. Probiotics and prebiotics together help to reduce overall inflammation. This means that they reduce the risk of developing any chronic disease.

Not all prebiotics are the same. PHGG – partially hyrdrolyzed guar gum, a known galactommanan, is the optimal source.

Research shows the benefits of taking galactomannans in therapeutic doses.

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Sheryl Cohen March 27, 2017