Walk down the supplement aisle of any pharmacy or supermarket and you’ll no doubt notice shelves full of probiotics and prebiotics promoting gut health. But what, if any, benefit do these products really provide?
Today’s show features frequent podcast guest and gut health expert, Kate Scarlata. Kate’s previous appearances on both The Poop Episode and The IBS Episode landed her at the top spot for a return episode to discuss pro- and prebiotics, by listener request.
In this episode, we discuss:
- The difference between probiotics and prebiotics
- Benefits of probiotics and prebiotics
- Sources of probtioics and prebiotics
- Which is more important – probiotics or prebiotics
- Best sources of probiotics and prebiotics
- Signs that someone may not be tolerating a prebiotic
- Recommendations/Resources for determining which probiotics may be indicated for certain conditions
To close out the show, I’m walking listeners through my most recent experience using the new Apple iOS software — Screen Time. Found under “Settings” on the iPhone, Screen Time can not only help you monitor your usage but more importantly, allow you to set up limits on app usage and designate periods of time that you want to “force” yourself to be off your phone. While I’m only discussing what I’ve experimented with for myself in this episode, I plan to implement these controls with my kids very soon and report back.
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