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Probiotics

Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria that work symbiotically with your body to maintain your physical and emotional health. Natural sources of probiotics include fermented foods like kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchi, but the most important source was the transfer from your mother to you at birth.

We’re just beginning to understand the importance of specific bacteria for specific health concerns. Some of the benefits of probiotics that have been identified include improvements to your digestive function and comfort, support for good colon health, and the manufacture, synthesis, or absorption of vitamins and minerals. Furthermore, the bacteria you have influence your weight.

Probiotics also have important implications for your immune system. Encouraging the growth of healthy bacteria crowds out the dangerous bacteria that makes you sick. Healthy bacteria can also decrease allergies and strengthen immune function.

New study shows how your gut health can sabotage your medications

Having a diverse and balanced gut microbiome is important for so many reasons, not the least of which is strong immunity and the prevention of countless diseases including allergies, asthma, obesity, and depression. And while there are trillions of microbes that live in and on the body, nowhere are they more concentrated than in the […]

Beyond immunity: probiotics for better brain health

For decades, probiotics were mainly associated with gastrointestinal health. But as new benefits came to light, scientists conducted more in-depth research on these amazing beneficial “bugs.” And it’s quickly becoming evident just how widespread their benefits really are—far beyond the digestive tract. Up to 80 percent of your immune strength comes courtesy of the friendly […]

Drunk from antibiotics?

Antibiotics have been around for nearly a century and they are, without a doubt, incredibly important, lifesaving medications. They’re commonly prescribed to treat skin, bladder, ear, kidney, and oral infections; strep throat; bacterial pneumonia; and meningitis. Before the discovery of antibiotics, it wasn’t unusual for someone to die from minor illnesses like strep throat. Surgery […]

Drink to your gut health!

Wine lovers: Here’s another reason to rejoice! It turns out that having a little merlot or pinot noir once in a while may do your tummy good. It’s not as crazy as it sounds. Let me explain… It’s widely known that red wine has properties that protect your heart. This is courtesy of compounds called […]

Can these “healthy mouth bugs” keep your dentist happy?

When it comes to maintaining good oral and dental health, everyone knows the basics—brush twice a day, floss every night, and visit the dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups. But perhaps we need to add another important item to this list: Taking probiotics. It’s well known that having a diverse variety of beneficial bacteria (probiotics) […]

Go Crazy for Kombucha

Kombucha is a popular beverage made by fermenting green or black tea. While it has only just recently become everyone’s favorite “trendy” health drink, kombucha has been around for millennia. Kombucha originated in the Far East, with the first recorded use coming from China in 221 BC. Back then, it was called the Tea of […]

Probiotics and Cancer Prevention

You may have heard that the human body contains more bacteria than cells…and it’s true! Our bodies are home to a vast, amazing ecosystem of bacteria—tens of trillions of teeny tiny microbes that are involved in nearly every aspect of our health. These beneficial bacteria—better known as probiotics—prevent gastrointestinal issues and improve overall digestive function; […]

Natural Constipation Remedies

Your bathroom is your sanctuary – your own personal spa if you will. The many things you do in there often make you feel cleaner, more attractive, lighter, etc. And it’s no coincidence that a toilet is called your throne. You are the master while sitting on it. You order your bowels to release your […]

10 ways probiotics fight diabetes

America’s diabetes epidemic won’t end anytime soon. Sadly, I have no silver bullet to stop that runaway train. But I can tell you where there’s promise, and offer my advice to diabetics and those at risk, so they can put up a fight. It’s not all gloom and doom. Indeed, research pours in every day […]

New technology for the best probiotics

You know those probiotic supplements? The ones with the “good bacteria” that keep us healthy in a million ways, from improved digestion to optimal immune support? As wonderful as they are, they typically lose significant health power in a battle with your stomach. But now, there’s a way to help them deliver their full benefits […]
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