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VIP Dinner

The Organic Center is holding its 12th Annual VIP Dinner on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 in Anaheim, CA. With over 500 attendees expected, you won’t want to miss the largest organic business networking event at Expo West. At this celebratory fundraising dinner, you’ll hear thought-provoking keynote speakers discuss the intersection of food, farming, science and politics. A celebrity-chef-designed menu will feature delicious appetizers, delectable main courses, and mouthwatering desserts made with the finest organic ingredients. The evening will start with a cocktail reception and end with a rhythm & blues soul band — so you can count on plenty of time to connect with friends, colleagues, and the industry’s leading innovators.

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Probiotics prevent diarrhea associated with Clostridium difficile

Oct 20, 2013
Photo Credit:  Larry Jacobsen

Photo Credit: Larry Jacobsen

A new study published in The Cochrane Collaboration shows that probiotic use, such as the consumption of yogurt, can decrease the risk of diarrhea from Clostridium difficile bacteria after antibiotic ingestion. The study was led by Joshua Goldenberg, from Bastyr University, who found that taking probiotics reduced the chance of having some of the effects caused by C. difficile by 20%. Probiotics are characterized as “good” bacteria, and can balance natural gut bacteria, safely reducing the chances of having diarrhea caused by a certain “bad” bacteria by more than 60% in children and adults.  In the future, researchers plan to continue to study other advantages of probiotics by focusing on specific strains of C. difficile.  They will also examine effect of antibiotic class, dose size of the probiotics, and length of the treatment on symptoms associated with C. difficile.

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