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Gut Flora & Antibiotics: Can Supplements Help You Feel Better?

Antibiotics are used by millions of Americans every year to combat bacterial issues. From bacteria pneumonia, to sin infections, and even STD's, antibiotics are used by all of us at some time or another. But many of us fear antibiotics, and it isn't the doctor's visit that we fear. The fear comes from the...

Why You Need To Know Your Probiotic Strain

Here's something I bet you haven't thought about today: Your probiotic strain. Many of us take a probiotic supplement, but do you know which strain it contains? Or how much of that strain? Or what that strain is good for? Or where it comes from? Probably not. There are many probiotic strains - and...

What You Didn’t Know About Your Gut Bacteria

We all have gut bacteria. It could be good or bad, and we typically have both. If your skin, your digestion, or your mood is out of whack, chances are so is your gut bacteria. While we can take probiotics or eat fermented foods to correct these issues, there are things that you need...

What to Look For on a Probiotic Label

Do you take probiotics? More and more people are, which is great - but one problem can fester from this growing number. That problem concerns the supplement itself: Do you know what you are taking? Which strain? The amount of bacteria? These are things that you must know - but many of us overlook...

Natural Supplements to Help Gas & Bloating

Imagine eating the wrong thing. Maybe it's dairy, or pizza, or fried chicken, or even drinking too much wine. Bloating and gas can be caused by many things, and it can be super embarrassing to deal with. While over-the-counter remedies are around, they have many ingredients that can harm us with prolonged usage, and...

Why Synthetic Probiotics Are A Big Fat Scam

Just a little while ago when the importance of probiotics was starting to become known to the masses, the drug companies rushed to market thousands of worthless, isolated, fake probiotic products made in a laboratory. Drug makers learned decades ago that since you can’t beat’m, you should join’m! And join they absolutely have! Every...

Eggs for Dieting? Who Needs Them, and Who Doesn’t

Eggs have a mixed reputation. Some love eggs, and love their good-fat benefits, and some believe that eggs are a cholesterol disaster in the making. While we will not all agree on their benefits and wealth to dieters and healthy eaters, we can agree that eggs provide enough protein to keep you full during...

Breakthrough science study confirms that probiotics can improve depression symptoms

Probiotics have a reputation for being a boon to gut health, but it may also have unexpected positive effects on mental health, according to new research. A study published in the medical journal Gastroenterology suggested that probiotics may be helpful in improving symptoms in patients with depression, ScienceDaily.comreported.For the study, researchers focused on 44 adults who had Irritable...

Supplements & Remedies for Thrush

Thrush can hit after a heavy round of antibiotics or an illness. It can leave you in pain, and without an appetite. This can make it harder to get back to your daily life after an illness. While thrush is something that we typically cannot control getting, we can control how long we have...

Feel good with kefir, a powerful probiotic source

Kefir has become big in the natural health community, and who can blame them? A healthy gut leads to a healthier you, and this fermented milk beverage is more than qualified to do just that. Kefir (pronounced “Kuh-feer”) is dense with nutrients and probiotics — live bacteria that keep our digestive systems running at...
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