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

4 Toxins That Are Destroying Your Gut Health

Many people don’t realize just how important gut bacteria is for their health. Your gut is home to over one trillion bacteria, and in order to keep things running smoothly those bacteria need to stay healthy. But, there are many, many things out there that can upset gut balance. 4 Toxins That Destroy Gut Health Your … Continue reading 4 Toxins That Are Destroying Your Gut Health

3 Ways Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners Affect Gut Health

Right now, your gut is swimming with bacteria—good and bad. Maintaining a good balance between the two is key to helping you stay healthy. One of the ways to support that is to give your gut flora supportive food, not detrimental. Sugar and artificial sweeteners can affect your gut health in some not-so-friendly ways. You probably have … Continue reading 3 Ways Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners Affect Gut Health

Learn Whether Probiotics Are Safe for Pregnant Women

Probiotics offer benefits to women of all ages, including pregnant women. While probiotics are generally considered safe (a study of 341 pregnant women found that probiotics are safe and support overall health) it’s best to consult with your doctor before changing your diet or taking new supplements. [1] Probiotics are friendly bacteria that support digestion and other … Continue reading Learn Whether Probiotics Are Safe for Pregnant Women

Women’s Health: Guide to Urinary Tract Infections & Probiotics

Urinary tract infections are painful, bacterial infections that disrupt life. Many women who suffer from UTIs end up visiting doctors and taking medications. Now, new research is finding that antibiotics, the most common treatment, may not be enough. [1] UTI Symptoms in Women Common UTI symptoms include… A burning sensation during urination An intense urge to go, … Continue reading Women’s Health: Guide to Urinary Tract Infections & Probiotics

Do Antidepressants Affect Gut Health?

Antidepressants are a controversial class of prescription medicine used to treat or prevent clinical depression. An estimated 30 million Americans are currently taking antidepressants. The use of these drugs has skyrocketed over the last 15 years, likely due to increased marketing and social acceptance of depression and psychoactive pharmaceuticals.[1] Antidepressant use comes with severe side … Continue reading Do Antidepressants Affect Gut Health?