Bacillus subtilis: A Healthy Probiotic Strain

Bacillus subtilis is a rod-shaped, Gram-positive bacteria that is found in soil and the gut of humans and some types of animals. Also known as Bacillus uniflagellatus, Bacillus globigii, and Bacillus natto, Bacillus subtilis is commonly included in probiotic supplement formulations. It’s a useful and beneficial probiotic that supports digestion, enzyme production, and helps maintain a healthy gut. Gut Health and Strain Survivability … Continue reading Bacillus subtilis: A Healthy Probiotic Strain

Bifidobacterium infantis: A Healthy Probiotic Strain

With all the talk about probiotics, you’ve probably–at one point or another–considered supplementing. The idea of consuming bacteria, however, may seem a bit alien to most people, simply because they’ve been brainwashed to believe all bacteria is bad. The praising of antibiotics and antibacterials in mainstream culture has simply perpetuated this myth. Probiotics, on the other hand, are … Continue reading Bifidobacterium infantis: A Healthy Probiotic Strain

Common IBS Symptoms and the Best Natural Remedies

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), also known as mucous colitis or spastic colon, is a chronic gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. Put simply, that means that your bowels behave abnormally without evidence of damage from the disease. IBS affects 10 to 15 percent of adults in the U.S. and can significantly compromise their quality of life.[1] What Causes … Continue reading Common IBS Symptoms and the Best Natural Remedies

The Benefits of Organic Soap

Most people actively try to minimize the amount of toxins that enter their body. They eat good food, they drink purified water, they breathe purified air, and some even take added measures to detoxify their body. However, what many people don’t realize is that toxins can be absorbed through their skin. No time is this more … Continue reading The Benefits of Organic Soap

Bloated Stomach: What Causes Bloating?

Bloating is caused by gas or air trapped in the abdomen and can cause mild to severe discomfort. Extreme cases can cause difficulty eating or breathing. Although bloating can be a signal that something is amiss in your diet or digestive tract, in general, bloating is relatively common and isn’t cause for concern. A healthy … Continue reading Bloated Stomach: What Causes Bloating?

Study: Young Adults With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Have Increased Risk of Fractures

The results of a 2010 study by Swiss scientists at the University Hospitals of Geneva and Lausanne shows strong evidence that children and young adults who suffer from inflammatory bowel disorders, such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, are at an increased risk of fracturing bones [1]. How Does IBD Affect Young Bones? Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) … Continue reading Study: Young Adults With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Have Increased Risk of Fractures

How Dangerous Is Modern Medicine?

Faith in your doctor or health care provider’s ability to safely administer quality medical attention is not something to be taken for granted. These are the men and women we turn to when our health is at its worst. Whether it’s a bad case of the flu, a broken bone, or the birth of a new … Continue reading How Dangerous Is Modern Medicine?

Lyme Disease: A Commentary

We’d all like to hope that going to the doctor always resulted in honest treatments, perspectives, and efforts. After all, we’re talking about the health, well being, and lives of patients. Patients who are mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, grandparents, and friends. Patient care isn’t like servicing a broken refrigerator; there is a human element involved … Continue reading Lyme Disease: A Commentary

Lone Star Ticks Trigger Allergic Reactions to Meat

Recently, a tick named after the state of Texas has been identified as the cause of meat allergies for at least 1,500 people in the United States. The lone star tick, which is most commonly found in the southeastern US, can actually manipulate the immune system of its victims, causing them to suffer allergic reactions … Continue reading Lone Star Ticks Trigger Allergic Reactions to Meat

The 22 Best Laxative Foods for Natural Constipation Relief

  Constipation is a taboo subject for many people. If you’re too embarrassed to discuss it, know that you are far from alone. Constipation affects about 14% of adults in the United States and accounts for an astounding 3.2 million medical visits every year. It’s a common and widespread issue. Nobody wants to talk about … Continue reading The 22 Best Laxative Foods for Natural Constipation Relief