Susan Lark, MD, and Healthy Directions Develop Nutritional Formula for Balancing Digestive Health

Susan Lark, MD, noted clinical nutritionist and women's health pioneer, has formulated Daily Balance Probiotic Answer, a nutritional supplement formula to help keep women's digestive systems strong and running smoothly and efficiently. Dr. Lark's Probiotic Answer is available exclusively through Doctors' Preferred, LLC, a subsidiary of Healthy Directions, one of the largest North American direct-mail supplement distributors.

According to Dr. Lark, many women have a digestive system that's out of balance, causing such common symptoms as bloating, flatulence, irregularity and indigestion. "Strengthening and balancing your digestive system is one of the best ways to ensure glowing health," says Dr. Lark, "because your digestive system is the only way your cells can actually get the vitamins, minerals and nutrients they need from the food you eat. So it's not just what you eat, but how well you absorb what you eat."

Probiotic Answer supports two distinct but complementary functions
necessary for optimal digestive health:

1. Improves your digestion with a range of enzymes. Your body
needs digestive enzymes to break down foods into molecules
that can pass through the intestinal wall and be absorbed by
your cells. The cells, in turn, convert these molecules into
energy. Dr. Lark's formula contains a full range of digestive
enzymes--10 in all--that the body uses to break down
carbohydrates, protein and fat.

2. Balances your intestinal flora with health-promoting live
bacteria. There are over 400 different species of natural and
necessary bacteria that live in your intestines. They help
break down hard-to-digest foods, promote healthy bowel
movements, support immune system activity and fortify the
walls of your digestive tract, balancing your intestinal
flora. Dr. Lark's formula contains two important strains of
live, active bacteria specially encapsulated in tiny
"beadlets" that protect them from your stomach acid so they
can reach your intestines alive and get to work.

Dr. Lark has devoted her career to raising awareness of women's health issues, such as obesity, hormone replacement therapy and osteoporosis. She pioneered the use of women's self-care treatments based on diet, nutrition, exercise and stress management, and has penned a number of books, including The Estrogen Decision and her most recent title, which she co-authored, The Chemistry of Success: Six Secrets of Peak Performance.

Her monthly newsletter, The Lark Letter, with a circulation of more than 90,000 subscribers, and her web site,, are dedicated to educating and empowering women to make the best choices for optimum health. Online visitors may sign up for Dr. Lark's free biweekly e-newsletter, which presents breaking health news along with lifestyle tips, easy recipes and simple exercises for health and well-being.

Healthy Directions, LLC, is America's largest publisher of alternative and complementary health newsletters, including The Lark Letter, and produces a number of online resources that provide authoritative health solutions to consumers. Its subsidiary, Doctors' Preferred, LLC, is a thriving vitamin and nutritional supplement business. Healthy Directions, LLC ( is a private company based in Potomac, Md., with annual sales of $180 million.

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