Prebiotic Food Sources List Link
Foods for which there is scientific research on the composition or studies showing benifit to the microbiota.
Prebiotic Food Sources Bibliography PDF
Recently updated bibliography of research on prebiotic containing foods.
Dry bean Quarterly Vol. 5, No. 4 Winter 2015. Two articles by Jo Ann Hattner Link:
Feeding Your Microbes For a Healthy GI Tract
"Gut health" is a term increasingly used in the medical literature and by the food industry. It covers multiple positive aspects of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, such as the effective digestion and absorption of food, the absence of GI illness, normal and stable intestinal microbiota, effective immune status, and a state of well-being.
Fear of Fermentation
If you want to tolerate beans, you need to eat beans. Studies demonstrate tolerance to beans is established with frequent ingestion of beans.
Pre- and Probiotic Foods: Eating for a Healthy Gut. Paper by Jo Ann Hattner and Susan Anderes. San Francisco Medicine. September 2014 Link
Physicians have the opportunity to encourage patients to nurture their gut microbiota by eating a diet rich in probiotics and prebiotics. The probiotics add live, active, healthful bacteria while prebiotic fermentable fibers feed the beneficial gut bacteria providing fuel and nutrients.
Hattner JAT, Anderes S. Pre- and Probiotic Foods: Eating for a Healthy Gut. San Franc Med. 2014 Sept;87(7) p 28-29 Link
The FODMAP Approach Link
Explanation of the diet, research, and cautionary advice. The FODMAP Approach is the restriction of foods which fall into FODMAP categories. These foods contain undigestible carbohydrates that are not digested and absorbed — rather they are fermented by bacteria in the colon. More
Stool Gazing by Jo Ann Tatum Hattner In: Food and nutrition magazine from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Link
When it comes to nutrition and wellness counseling, taking the taboo out of number 2 can give insight into a persons's health and lifestyle.