Dennis T. Gordon

The intestine, the organ through which all nutraceutical (bioactive) compounds pass and are absorbed, can be an organ of disease if not properly nourished. Dietary fiber, prebiotics, and probiotics are nutrients and/or nutraceuticals that can promote a healthier intestine. To what degree this statement can be justified requires additional research and is the focus of my research. 

Dietary fiber was declared a nutrient by the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1993. This designation was neces…

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About the Author

Dennis T. Gordon, PhD, is a member of IFT, is professor emeritus, North Dakota State University ([email protected]).