Science-Based Briefs

The Impact of Diet on the Gut Microbiome

The gut microbiome is made up of trillions of different microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses. Both symbiotic and pathogenic microbiota coexist in healthy individuals; however an upset in this balance due to infection, prolonged antibiotic use or certain diets can make...

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The Role of Nutrition in Immunity

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has put a spotlight on the critical role of nutrition in supporting immune health. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that “while no foods or dietary supplements can prevent or cure COVID-19 infection, healthy diets are important for supporting immune...

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Nutrition and Childhood Food Allergies

Food allergies in children are steadily on the rise, affecting approximately 1 in 13 children, or about two students in every classroom.¹ While the cause of this increase is unclear, nutrition plays a key role in preventing or minimizing allergies in children. More than 170 foods have been...

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Exploring the Role of Prebiotics, Probiotics, & Postbiotics

In recent years, the gut microbiota has become a focal point of modern research and a ubiquitous topic of scientific and popular interest. The gut microbiota is the complex and dynamic population of microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract, where it is suggested that about 70-80%...

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Medical Nutrition Therapy for Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a complex medical condition characterized by delayed gastric emptying of solid food in the absence of a mechanical obstruction of the stomach. Nausea, vomiting, early satiety, postprandial fullness, acid reflux, weight loss, and abdominal pain are common signs and symptoms of...

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The Role of Nutrition and Exercise in Sarcopenia Prevention

Sarcopenia, the progressive loss of muscle mass, strength, and functioning related to aging, is one of the most common conditions in the elderly with a high rate of adverse outcomes. Considered to be an underrecognized, chronic healthcare challenge, sarcopenia is associated with increased...

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Oral Nutritional Supplements for IBD Therapy

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that cause chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Despite having similar acronyms and symptoms, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and IBD are two distinct GI disorders, which require very different...

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