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

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

13 Common Foods That Can Cause Constipation

Most health authorities define constipation as having fewer than three bowel movements in a week. In my experience as a health care professional, I believe this to be a gross underestimate and a telling indication of just how unhealthy the average American diet has become. You should have a minimum of two bowel movements every … Continue reading 13 Common Foods That Can Cause Constipation

Biofilms in the Body

Long before you became a part of your community and, hopefully, a contributing member of society, there were the original communities, which were made of networks of bacteria. The inhabitants of these worked together to ensure the survival of as many members as possible. Today, these communities are called biofilms and they’re found almost anywhere … Continue reading Biofilms in the Body

Bifidobacterium lactis: A Healthy Probiotic Strain

Are you aware of the huge list of benefits probiotics can provide for the human body? Bifidobacterium lactis, or B. lactis for short, is just one of the many bacterial strains found to promote overall health and well being. Whether it’s supporting digestion, boosting immune health, or easing anxiety, this powerful probiotic is essential if you’re wanting to … Continue reading Bifidobacterium lactis: A Healthy Probiotic Strain

5 Ways to Approach Ulcerative Colitis

Considering that 18% of persons with ulcerative colitis suffer from an active form of the disease, and 30% of those patients need a colostomy within 10 years of diagnosis, it’s no surprise that treatment can be quite challenging. [1]Factors such as the timing of identification, environmental elements influencing the colon, and side effects have lead researchers … Continue reading 5 Ways to Approach Ulcerative Colitis

The Role of Probiotics and the Gut Microbiome

Many people don’t realize a healthy gut does far more than handle digestion. Research into the gut microbiome is revealing startling results, showing its effects on the immune system, obesity, allergies, and mood. Nutrition plays a firm role in gut flora quality and quantity. In fact, certain foods contain “prebiotics” that feed beneficial gut bacteria. The more … Continue reading The Role of Probiotics and the Gut Microbiome

DIY Vegan Probiotic Yogurt Recipe with Floratrex™

Probiotics are one of the best ways to maintain gut health and yogurt is one source many people turn to. But, if you’re dairy-free, you might have trouble finding a store-bought probiotic yogurt that meets your needs. When you do manage to find one, vegan yogurt tends to be rather more expensive than dairy-based. So what’s the … Continue reading DIY Vegan Probiotic Yogurt Recipe with Floratrex™

3 Great Supplements for Gut Health

I’ve talked a lot about the importance of maintaining a healthy gut. Your gut is where your immune system starts and many studies indicate illnesses—everything from weight gain right down to depression—can actually start in the gut. [1] All kinds of bacteria live in your gut—good and bad—but the “friendly” kind actually helps keep the “unfriendly” population … Continue reading 3 Great Supplements for Gut Health