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Gut Health

Kefir vs Yogurt: Differences, Benefits, & Nutrition

Are you looking for ways to add more probiotics — i.e., the good bacteria — into your life through the foods you consume? One efficient way to do that is by consuming kefir and/or yogurt, both of which are sources of probiotics.  Most people have heard of yogurt, but some aren’t quite as sure about…

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What Are Lactic Acid Probiotics? Everything You Need to Know

Most healthy people in the know are quite familiar with probiotics. They’re the beneficial bacteria and yeasts that form a microbiome throughout your body, but mostly in your gut. Probiotics are  best known for supporting healthy digestion and helping to ease uncomfortable issues like gas, bloating, and occasional bowel movement irregularities.  But growing research shows…

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Fiber & Probiotics: How They Each Support Your Digestion

Fiber has been an age-old approach for smooth sailing when it comes to your bowel movements, while probiotics have earned their reputation as modern-day mainstays for good digestive health. But, do fiber and probiotics work together? Are they both necessary for optimal digestion? Do they help (or hurt) one another? Let’s take a closer look…

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What Are Fermented Foods?

Preservation is the hallmark element of fermented food preparation. It involves a process of allowing live organisms to convert carbohydrates to organic acids or alcohol. It is a controlled environment and utilizes a system of anaerobic digestion and can be used to preserve a large variety of vegetables. The beauty of fermentation is that when…

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How to Make Fermented Food Easily at Home

Wondering how to make fermented foods? Making fermented foods at home is much easier than people might think. They do not have to be complicated to taste amazing! Fermented foods at home allow you to experiment with different recipes while saving money and having fun. Fermented foods are gaining a bigger foothold in local marketplaces…

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The Most Common Probiotic Strains (and What They Do)

It’s pretty commonly known that foods and supplements that contain the best probiotic strains may help support digestion, ease occasional gas and bloating, and even support immune function. But less commonly known are the interesting facts about different probiotic strains.  Lactobacillus and bifidobacteria are the two most widely used species of probiotics from which different…

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How to Take Probiotics with Antibiotics

Taking probiotics with antibiotics: Is it a good idea or a bad idea?  More importantly, is it safe to use them both at the same time? Let’s find out.  As a reminder, if you are taking any medication, always consult with your healthcare professional before taking our products. What Are Antibiotics?  Antibiotics have, undoubtedly, saved…

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How to Support Your Digestive Health

Your digestive system is responsible for the breakdown of foods you consume into tiny nutrients that your bloodstream can absorb. Faulty digestion is a result of your digestive system not working at its best. When symptoms that stem from digestive issues prevail for days or weeks at a time, they could have a negative impact…

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Can You Take Too Many Probiotics?

Can You Take Too Many Probiotics? Our gut is home to over 100 trillion microorganisms, each playing a unique part in supporting a harmonious digestive environment so that we can approach every day feeling our best.  From supporting overall digestive health to improving nutrient absorption and supporting immune function, a balanced gut microbiome has been…

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How to Take Probiotics: Everything You Need to Know

Whatever your reason for exploring probiotics, we can certainly say we think your body is going to LOVE you for it. The potential health benefits of probiotic consumption seem to be endless, especially when it comes to supporting your digestive health and immune function. While certain questions are going to be very personal to you…

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