Prebiotics, Gut Health, and Weight Loss

Prebiotics are compounds that feed your gut bacteria. When consuming prebiotics, our gut bacteria produce short chain fatty acids. These short chain fatty acids can help repair leaky gut, and many have claimed they may aid in weight loss. However, in biology things aren’t usually this simple. Let’s discuss how prebiotics can actually decrease short chain fatty acids in those who are overweight and how much weight loss prebiotic supplementation can yield. Want more info? Email us at, call at (800) 335-7009 and visit me at For your free e-book on gut health, click here:

Dr. Ruscio is your leading functional and integrative doctor specializing in gut related disorders such as SIBO, leaky gut, Celiac, IBS and in thyroid disorders such as hypothyroid and hyperthyroid. For more information on how to become a patient, please contact our office. Serving the San Francisco bay area and distance patients via phone and Skype.


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