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Immune Health and Probiotics. What You Need To Know

While not as well-known as it should be, the critical role our gut plays in immune support is not new. More than 70% of our immune system resides in our gut. Our intestines contain more immune cells than the rest of our body. Probiotics—friendly bacteria—help support a healthy digestive and immune system. How probiotics work:…

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How Do Probiotics Support My Immune System?

Did you know that 70% of our immune system resides in our gut? It’s true. A healthy gut supports a healthy immune system—and probiotics support both. To understand how, let’s start with the immune system. What, exactly, is the immune system? While most kids can point to parts of their cardiovascular system, like the heart,…

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Can Probiotics Support My Kid’s Immune Health?

Kids’ Immune Health Kids are not simply pint-sized adults. Their immune systems are different from ours. To understand why probiotics may be such an important tool for immune support—and why childhood is a good time to support immune health—let’s take a quick look at how kids’ immune systems work. Like adults, kids have both an…

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Tips for Supporting Immune Health and Overall Wellness

The immune system is a very complicated and involved system designed to keep your body healthy and maintain proper balance (homeostasis). It seems like almost every year there comes a time when researchers and educators opine on the idea of what strategy will work best. The good news is that most of what we should…

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Why Digestive Health Is Essential to Overall Health

We often tend to think of our body’s many systems—digestive, immune, circulatory, neurologic—like workstations on an assembly line, each contributing separately to our overall health and function. But, in fact, these systems are far more interconnected with multiple channels of communication, feedback, and gatekeeping. It is this delicate web that helps us maintain both health…