Probiotics are normally exposed to gastric juices for 60 minutes and a vast majority will not survive. Therefore, an effective probiotic formula must contain carefully chosen strains, proven to have a high tolerance for these harsh conditions.
The health benefits of fermentation products are numerous and give evidence to the improvement in health witnessed by those who routinely consume these foods.
Conventional constipation remedies such as stool softeners and saline laxatives can help alleviate acute discomfort in the short term but bowel distress can be a sign of suboptimal functioning elsewhere in the body and these other factors should always be evaluated to identify and correct the underlying cause.
Inflammatory lifestyle and dietary habits - which are unfortunately on the rise in fast-paced westernized countries that no longer take the time to cook homemade meals - are the primary culprits for malabsorption and digestive dysfunction.
Busy work nights? Picky eaters? These recipes will check every box! Chicken noodle soup, banana muffins, chicken burgers, and collagen hot chocolate.
Pregnant women or women preparing for pregnancy know the importance of a good prenatal vitamin and dietary folate but many may not think of a probiotic as an essential supplement during pregnancy as well as fish oil or some of the other important vitamins and minerals in a good quality prenatal multivitamin.
Considering fathers provide half the genetic material for their offspring it stands to reason that a man's health would have an influence on that of his children (and subsequent generations). A 2015 study suggests yes it can.
Children’s eating behaviors and food preferences start developing as soon as they begin to transition from breast milk or formula to “real” foods, highlighting the important role parents and caregivers play in building a strong foundation of health.
Despite all the cutting-edge research that has shown us how we can repair a leaky gut, the fact remains – an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It is far easier to maintain and protect a healthy gut with diet and lifestyle choices than fix a broken one.
People who are satisfied with their physical, mental and emotional health may not need supplementation, but considering that around 88% of Americans are metabolically unhealthy, most people probably can benefit from strategic supplementation targeted for their individual situation.
It is well-established in research that an altered blood-brain barrier (“leaky brain”) and impaired intestinal barrier function (or “leaky gut”) both play a role in neuroinflammation. Other problems in the gut, including altered microbial composition or intestinal dysbiosis, also contribute greatly to neurological and
In a new double-blind, placebo controlled randomized clinical study published this month, researchers demonstrated the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids on body weight and depression. Obesity and depression many times coexist and often correlate with each other. Also, most individuals with insulin resistance and obesity
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