Category Archives: Gastrointestinal Health

New Study Hints at Connection Between Microbiome and Behavior

That gastrointestinal issues are comorbid with certain special needs conditions is not news. The seminal study on the brain/gut microbiome connection was performed on mice. Biota-free mice displayed reduced sociability and repetitive grooming. After being “colonized” (meaning having normal mouse … Continue reading

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Probiotics and the Human Microbiome

By Timothy Prentiss Staff Writer Kirkman Group, Inc We are far less human than we might think. Though that statement may sound like pseudo-philosophy, it’s actually a biological fact. As odd as it might sound, the human body is made up of … Continue reading

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Make Sure the Probiotic Strains You Select Meet Your Specific Needs

The hypothesis that certain intestinal microorganisms support good health is not new. The idea is usually credited to Nobel laureate Elie Metchnikoff, who believed Bulgarian peasants were unusually long-lived due to their consumption of yogurt.1 He believed that there were health-supporting … Continue reading

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Kirkman® Provides An Extensive Line of Gluten Free Nutritional Supplements

Twenty-two percent of American adults have turned to gluten free eating, according to the global market research agency Mintel. Just in the last two years alone, gluten free consumption increased by 63%, making it about an $8.8 billion market1.  Long … Continue reading

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When You Take Gluten Out of the Diet, What Else Are You Taking Out?

While a gluten free diet may be preferable for some, and necessary for others, there are potential nutritional consequences that should be kept in mind. In fact, about a third of gluten sensitive individuals have significantly low nutritional levels1. A … Continue reading

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YOU ARE WHAT YOU ABSORB: Expert Suggests Alkalizing the Body to Make Your Supplements Go Farther

  By Teri ArrangaContributing WriterKirkman Group, Inc. Nutrition and diet counselor Betsy Hicks gave easy-to-do tips for meal planning and supplement use, during a presentation August 29 in Hollywood, CA. The key takeaway from Betsy’s presentation was that nutritional supplements … Continue reading

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Get the Most from Your Probiotics with Kirkman’s Insider’s Guide

  By Angela RudolphMarketing AssistantKirkman Group, Inc.  Probiotics are live organisms that need to be kept cool in order to stay alive. With so many individuals taking probiotics daily to ensure optimal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, it’s not surprising … Continue reading

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