The Health Benefits of Papain

Papain is a powerful digestive enzyme commonly found and extracted from the papaya fruit (Carica papaya) , it is also referred to as papaya proteinase. The papaya enzyme papain plays a key role in digestive processes involving breaking down tough protein fibers. For this reason, it has been commonly used in its native South America … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Papain

How Do Laxatives Work for Constipation?

Laxative are usually the first thing people think about when contemplating a remedy for constipation relief. Laxatives, however, only address the symptoms and not the underlying factors that bring about constipation. Most people associate the term “laxative” with “a pill that makes you go” without giving much thought to exactly how it makes your body … Continue reading How Do Laxatives Work for Constipation?

3 Ways You Can Improve Your Mental Health Through Your Gut

Many of you already know your gut is home to countless bacteria and there’s about 1,000 different species living inside your intestinal tract? All these bacteria help make up what’s called the microbiome. It’s well documented that maintaining your gut’s flora can go a long way in improving your overall physical health and, now, more … Continue reading 3 Ways You Can Improve Your Mental Health Through Your Gut

Gut Flora: 7 Ways Probiotics Affect Your Health

Your gut is where digestion begins, it’s connected to your brain, and it’s at least 70% of your immune system. The bottom line — you can’t be healthy if your gut isn’t healthy. A diet free of refined sugar and artificial ingredients are part of the equation in promoting a healthy gut flora. Achieving a … Continue reading Gut Flora: 7 Ways Probiotics Affect Your Health

Study: Gum Arabic Boosts Prebiotic Activity

Probiotics have received much attention in recent years. Television commercials advertising yogurt with live active cultures, news bits that discuss the miraculous power of good bacteria, and kombucha may have peaked your interest in probiotics. While probiotics can be helpful for introducing new colonies of good bacteria in your intestines, they can only thrive in … Continue reading Study: Gum Arabic Boosts Prebiotic Activity

How Gut Bacteria Protects Your Liver

The beneficial microbes inhabiting your gut have long been known to support digestive health, but deeper research is showing how intestinal bacteria controls and protects organ health. The liver, one of the organs reliant on a healthy balance of good bacteria, is our main detoxifying center. When we’re receiving enough probiotics (as well as prebiotics), … Continue reading How Gut Bacteria Protects Your Liver

4 Interesting Facts You Should Know About Probiotics

There’s not much gray area when it comes to probiotics and our health and more and more studies suggest positive effects from taking probiotics. A boost in immune function is a prime example. [1] While many have speculated antibiotics–by decreasing bacteria–are responsible for rising obesity, one recent study found lower levels of bacteria could actually … Continue reading 4 Interesting Facts You Should Know About Probiotics

The Health Benefits of Lipase

Lipase is an essential enzyme for the digestion of fatty (lipid) substances either in the diet or as a part of normal human metabolism. It is responsible for breaking down (hydrolyzing) fats into smaller components that can readily be absorbed through the intestines. This process occurs as lipase acts as catalyst during hydrolysis in which … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Lipase

Support Your Digestive System with Aloe Vera

Gut health is a topic that’s getting a lot of press lately and I think it’s about time. It’s an understatement to say the importance of gut health is undervalued. The digestive system is where nutrients are absorbed and is the basis of a healthy body. If your digestive system is inefficient or your gut … Continue reading Support Your Digestive System with Aloe Vera

New Research Shows Probiotics Help Your Immune System

Thanks to a recent discovery by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, we may soon have better understanding why the long term use of antibiotic drugs causes secondary bacterial infections over time has troubled medical science for decades [1]. The cause appears to be the destruction of beneficial bacteria that normally reside … Continue reading New Research Shows Probiotics Help Your Immune System