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Breastfed Babies With Colic Need Probiotics Too

February 5th, 2018|

There’s little doubt, colic is one of the most frustrating and upsetting problems Moms face with their newborns. Although colic is a short-term problem that typically goes away by month 4 of an infant’s life, this knowledge provides little comfort

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How Dietary Fiber Protects Your Health

February 5th, 2018|

Eating a variety of foods rich in dietary fiber – whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fresh fruits – is one of the best things you can do to protect your health from disease. Unlike other components of food, dietary fiber

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Beat The Flu With Probiotics

February 5th, 2018|

If you and your family have stayed healthy throughout this latest flu season – one that many experts say may be one of the worst ever -- consider yourselves lucky. The huge majority of this year’s flu cases in America

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Protect Your Gut From Fatty Holiday Foods

December 11th, 2017|

Many of us can't wait for the end of the year, if for no other reason than to satisfy our year-round cravings for eggnog, prime rib, dressing, pecan pie and other fatty holiday foods. Eating those holiday foods in excess

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When Traveling in Space, Don’t Forget Your Probiotics

December 11th, 2017|

The very last thing you're probably thinking about when watching exciting science-fiction films like Interstellar or Gravity is the gut health of the astronauts flying through space. But that doesn’t mean Earth-bound scientists aren't studying or thinking about it… a

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Smarter Babies, Better Gut Health

December 11th, 2017|

For the longest time, we've discussed the connection between the brain and gut, better known as the gut-brain axis, and how it affects an array of human health variables from emotions to protecting your baby's brain. That connection may also

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Get Into the Gut-Friendly Holiday Spirit: Eat More Cranberries

November 20th, 2017|

Apart from being a staple in foods for the holiday season (desserts, stuffing, sauces and drinks) and a first-line treatment for urinary tract infections, cranberries receive little notice in the wide world of whole foods, an undeserved sign of disrespect.

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How Harmful Can Unnecessary Antibiotics Be? This Much…

November 20th, 2017|

If you do a random search of my blog, one of the most popular topics you'll find is antibiotics, and for a good reason too. Not so long ago, antibiotics were considered "the Holy Grail" of modern medicine. Unfortunately, that

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Probiotics: The New Treatment for Peanut Allergies

November 20th, 2017|

Allergies to peanuts have become such a big problem for adults and kids -- from diarrhea and hives to shortness of breath and life-threatening anaphylaxis -- many people avoid them altogether. Despite federal regulations that ensure packaged foods list the

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How Do You Take a Probiotic?

October 27th, 2017|

So, you've finally realized there are many reasons why you need to take a probiotic, but that's only the first step toward improving your gut health. How you take a probiotic -- ideally with multiple species of beneficial bacteria --

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