Gut health and gut flora

Your Immune System Needs Support Too

The human body is a very vulnerable organism, except for the very strong line of defense that the immune system has thrown around it. Without the natural defense system provided by the immune system, the bacteria, microbes, viruses, toxins, parasites, etc., would reduce the body to its chemical components in a few days.That is...

Terrific Tips For Managing IBS

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is a problem that few choose to talk about because it is not such a fun topic! Doctors see Irritable Bowel Syndrome the most out of all the common problems with digestion. In fact, about 20 percent of America deals with this rather uncomfortable problem.IBS...

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...

Why YOU Need MCT Oil In Your Life

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) have become increasingly popular as people are learning more about the health benefits of nutritional ketosis, which is achieved by replacing net carbohydrates (total carbs minus fiber) with high amounts of healthy fats and moderate amounts of high quality protein.Some of the health benefits of coconut oil relate to the MCTs...

Baltimore group pushes FDA to issue cancer warning labels on acid reflux drugs

Acid reflux affects most people at one time or another. Rethink Health reports that 60 million adults in the U.S. experience it at least once a month, while 25 million suffer with it on a daily basis. A study published in the journal Gastroenterology back in 2009, found that acid reflux is the single...

ABC Detox Drink: Why Apple, Beetroot and Carrot is a Great Combination

Lately, the trend of detoxificationhas become very popular amongst health enthusiasts. Starting your day with an invigorating detox drink not only makes you feel refreshed, but also keeps you energetic all day. The ABC detox drink is the perfect choice as it has multiple health benefits due to the three most important constituents in...

10 Foods To Make Yourself Poop

No one likes getting backed up, especially right before a ride. You’re distracted, you feel heavier, and everything from mood to energy levels can suffer. Molly Morgan, RD, CDN, CSSD, and author of Drink Your Way to Gut Health recommends holding off on that “quick fix” fiber supplement, and focusing on food first. Here are our top food picks...

Resistant Starches – What They Are and Their Health Benefits

When you ask people whether or not they know soluble fiber and insoluble fiber, many may give this answers, ‘The former dissolves in water while the latter doesn’t.’ But when you ask them whether they have ever heard about resistant starch, some would stare blankly at you and others may simply tell you that...

How to detox your Easter candy Candida

If you are eating sweets over the holidays and you are going to detox, your goal will be to kill Candida and re-balance your gut flora. First and foremost, it's time for salads. Unless you want to spend considerable money on probiotics for the rest of your life, if you want to be free...

Prebiotics vs probiotics: how to include them in your diet

Last year I started experiencing the odd bout of anxiety. This was a particularly foreign feeling to me so I had a sense that something in my body wasn't quite right. Around the same time I observed both digestive issues (bloating, general discomfort) and brain fog/memory loss and was subsequently tested for a candida overgrowth. Testing positive I...
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