- October 1st, 2014
WHAT IT IS: Kefir is a milk drink made with cow, sheep, or goat milk and fermented with kefir grains composed of lactic acid bacteria and yeast. You can also use soy, coconut, or the milk of some seeds and nuts. It is similar to yogurt with a creamy consistency and slightly sour taste.
- October 1st, 2014
For those with chronic abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and constipation, getting a daily dose of probiotics is very beneficial in combatting your symptoms. Kombucha tea contains healthy bacteria and probiotics, and it has been promoted for centuries as a healing tonic for intestinal disorders and an overall booster of the immune system.
- July 1st, 2014
WHAT IT IS:
Probiotics are live microorganisms that help maintain the natural balance of organisms in the intestines. The probiotic bacteria found in the digestive tract reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a healthy digestive system.
- March 4th, 2014
Primal eating is booming. The rationale behind it is simple: Our genome hasn’t changed much over the past 10,000 years, but our diet now is very different from what we’re adapted to, leading to a glut of chronic disease. Here’s a quick guide to primal foods:
- January 1st, 2014
Personal trainers often emphasize the importance of core strength, and they are right to do so. A strong core does more than give us six-pack abs—it knits our entire body into a strong, cohesive unit.Optimal digestion puts wellness firstBy Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
- September 1st, 2013
If you or someone you love is plagued by chronic digestive distress, you know what it’s like to be held captive by your gut. You may feel increasingly frustrated and don’t know what to do next. You’ve probably seen several competent physicians who have given their best efforts to thoroughly diagnose and treat your condition.New insights into the connection between your gut and your mindBy Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, and Mark B. Weisberg, PhD
- July 1st, 2013
Stress lowers levels of an immune system component called an inflammasome that is necessary to maintain normal gut microbiota. Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered that probiotics reversed the effect in animal models.
- May 1st, 2013
Let’s take a quick pop quiz: What do obesity, diabetes, depression, heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome, dermatitis, diarrhea, allergic rhinitis, the common cold, acne, chronic fatigue syndrome, and food allergies have in common?
The battle for your stomachThe bacterial truth at the center of our quest for wellnessBy Adam Swenson
- April 1st, 2013
I have always been interested in nutrition, but when my son Dylan was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3, it became my top priority as I began the uncompromising search to unlock the mystery of this label. With a nursing and research background of 28 years, plus my inner guidance, nutrition was a natural choice.New ways of choosing nutrition to unlock your inner power and vitalityBy Susan Frailey, RN, CGRN