Probiotics & Heart Health: How Your Gut Helps Your Heart

Source: Probiotics & Heart Health: How Your Gut Helps Your Heart by Dr. Edward Group The best way to someone's heart is through their stomach, or so the old adage goes. Believe it or not, there's more truth behind it than you may think. While the saying elicits images of cooking dinner for your sweetheart, it also … Continue reading Probiotics & Heart Health: How Your Gut Helps Your Heart

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The Health Benefits of Probiotics for Women

Source: The Health Benefits of Probiotics for Women by Dr. Edward Group   Appreciation for the role probiotic bacteria play in promoting good health has reached the mainstream, and more people than ever before are taking notice. Whether they’re reaching for yogurt or kombucha or taking a probiotic supplement, it’s common knowledge that probiotics offer huge health benefits. Not only … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Probiotics for Women

Probiotics for Mental Health

The Benefits of Probiotics Are Well-Documented — But Can They Improve Mental Health? Probiotics for Mental Health: where we stand today. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. For too long, men have been silent about mental health and it’s literally killing us. We can change that. Our Healthy Mind, Healthy Body series shines a light on … Continue reading Probiotics for Mental Health

How to Choose the Best Dairy-Free Probiotic

Source: How to Choose the Best Dairy-Free Probiotic by Dr. Edward Group   Probiotics are microorganisms that support a healthy gut flora. Available in foods or supplements, probiotics can boost the immune system, support digestive health, and relieve gas, bloating, and abdominal discomfort. If you follow a vegan, vegetarian, or dairy-free diet, there are plenty of delicious probiotic-rich options to add … Continue reading How to Choose the Best Dairy-Free Probiotic

What Are Prebiotics?

Source: What Are Prebiotics? by Dr. Edward Group   Probiotics have long been hailed as the ultimate support for the immune and digestive systems, and there is no doubt of their ability to promote and maintain a healthy gut. However, despite their fame, a little-known truth is that probiotics would be of little effect without their less-celebrated partner: prebiotics, or … Continue reading What Are Prebiotics?

Study: Taking Probiotics During Pregnancy May Prevent Obesity & Assist Weight Loss After Birth

Source: Study: Taking Probiotics During Pregnancy May Prevent Obesity & Assist Weight Loss After Birth by Dr. Edward Group  Weight loss is something many women struggle with after pregnancy. And the unfortunate truth is, a good number of them were already carrying around an unhealthy amount of excess body fat even before they were pregnant. Better understanding … Continue reading Study: Taking Probiotics During Pregnancy May Prevent Obesity & Assist Weight Loss After Birth

Learn Whether Probiotics Are Safe for Pregnant Women

Source: Learn Whether Probiotics Are Safe for Pregnant Women by Dr. Edward Group   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 … Continue reading Learn Whether Probiotics Are Safe for Pregnant Women

Do Antidepressants Affect Gut Health?

Source: Do Antidepressants Affect Gut Health? by Dr. Edward Group 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 … Continue reading Do Antidepressants Affect Gut Health?

4 Interesting Facts You Should Know About Probiotics

Source: 4 Interesting Facts You Should Know About Probiotics by Dr. Edward Group   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 … Continue reading 4 Interesting Facts You Should Know About Probiotics

New Research Shows Probiotics Help Your Immune System

Source: New Research Shows Probiotics Help Your Immune System by Dr. Edward Group 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 … Continue reading New Research Shows Probiotics Help Your Immune System