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

Study: Probiotics May Help Protect Infants From Respiratory Illness

Findings presented by Finnish researchers at the University of Turku further supports the potential benefits of probiotics during the first months of life, particularly with regard to respiratory health. The scientists claim a near 30 percent reduction in respiratory illness among infants whose diets were supplemented daily with the probiotic Bifidobacterium animalis, subspecies BB-12, as … Continue reading Study: Probiotics May Help Protect Infants From Respiratory Illness

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

Study: Blueberries & Probiotics Help Counteract Intestinal Diseases

A clinical study, conducted at Lund University in Sweden, shows that eating blueberries can ease and protect against intestinal irritation [1]. They also found that these beneficial effects on the body are increased by the consumption of probiotic bacteria along with the berries. The two researchers, Camilla Bränning and Åsa Håkansson, have found that when … Continue reading Study: Blueberries & Probiotics Help Counteract Intestinal Diseases

What Is Intrinsic Factor?

Intrinsic factor is the most obscure—yet most important—glycoprotein in the human body. It has only one primary function that is essential for good health. Produced by the parietal cells of the stomach as well as the salivary glands, intrinsic factor has a brief, but very important life. Intrinsic factor is key for supporting energy, metabolism, … Continue reading What Is Intrinsic Factor?

How Does Digestion Work?

The garbage passed off as food today and the high rates of digestive disorders plaguing the nation make it clear that the importance of the digestive process is not understood. Digestion is a process that can affect our daily quality of life, playing a direct role in our mental health and mood. [1] In essence, … Continue reading How Does Digestion Work?