Tagged as Probiotics

Our bodies house somewhere between -10 and 100 trillion microbes-, most of which live in our guts. These microbes seem to contribute more than we ever thought our wellbeing and many of our body processes. The balance can be delicate, however; many of them are sensitive to the foods and chemicals we expose them to—and are therefore subject to imbalance. Microscopic Alliance - Animals and microbes have...
January 18, 2021
New York Times #1 best-selling author Dr. David Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He lectures worldwide on the important roles of nutrition and other lifestyle choices in brain health. His book - Brain Maker - , reveals the powerful role of probiotic gut bacteria in brain health and is filled with practical, user-friendly advice that will pave...
August 4, 2020
Gut health relies on thriving colonies of good bacteria called probiotics. These colonies, in turn, rely on -prebiotics-, which are compounds that the good bacteria feed on. In essence, prebiotics are the difference between a so-so presence of friendly bacteria and a thriving one. We need them for good gut health. Not all foods are great sources of prebiotics, though. Comprised of dietary fiber, prebiotics...
March 27, 2020
If you haven’t heard of kombucha, get your wow face on! It’s a fermented tea that’s loaded with probiotics, a tangy great taste, and can be sweetened with fruits or combined with other superfoods such as algae to have even more health benefits. Because the kombucha is fermented, it’s carbonated so it has that fizziness you love just like soda. Here’s why you replace soda with kombucha. It’s Healthier!...
February 26, 2020
Antibiotics are one of the biggest double-edged swords in medicine. They’re a life-saving gift, sparing us from countless diseases that were deadly just a century ago. They can also cause more harm than good when they’re misused or abused, leading to opportunistic infections and the creation of superbugs. So how do we make sure we’re using them correctly? We can help sort it out. To be safe, make sure...
November 25, 2019
Fermentation is a process in which certain elements, such as yeast or bacteria, are added to (or allowed to inhabit) foods to enhance their flavor, nutritional content and shelf life. Fermented foods are becoming increasingly popular as people search for new and delicious ways to improve their diet. As a result, nutritionists and scientists have discovered a happy -side effect of eating fermented foods:...
August 21, 2019
Aging is unavoidable, but age-related diseases and declines in physical and mental functioning may be escaped with the right actions. And taking the right actions should start when you're in your 30s, don't wait till your 60s. It's really never too late to treat your body right, but it's certainly a lot better to start as early as possible. We all want to look and feel our best at all ages and you...
August 4, 2018
Health claims attributed to probiotics abound—from alleviating diarrhea and controlling chronic digestive problems to curing vaginal yeast infections in women. In some instances, research evidence supports claims; in others, the findings aren't clear. With so much conflicting information, what should you believe about the health benefits of probiotics? Should they be ingested regularly as a preventive?...
May 1, 2018
“It helps detoxify, works as a powerful antioxidant, energizes the body, and boosts immunity,” the announcer began. I was recently driving from Palm Desert to Los Angeles when I became riveted about this new, potential cure-all functional food. The more I listened, the more irritated I became. This wasn’t some magical superfood at all. It only became hip a few decades ago, yet kombucha originated about...
April 24, 2018