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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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Could Constipation Shut Down Your Kidneys?

October 27th, 2017|

As our understanding of the human gut grows, modern medicine has come to realize that constipation is a much more prevalent and serious health problem and far less benign that we ever realized. In fact, constipation may be a symptom

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Multi-Species Probiotics: The Next Weapon to Fight Colon Cancer?

October 27th, 2017|

Your gut microbiota is an incredibly diverse environment populated by trillions of tiny organisms that perform all sorts of important functions behind the scenes in the human body. The average human gut is dominated by about 150-170 different species of

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Your Gut Bacteria Have a 24-Hour Routine

September 27th, 2017|

Messing up your body's circadian rhythms -- the behavioral, mental and physical changes that follow a 24-hour cycle -- can have a huge effect on your health and gut. Merely traveling on an airplane across multiple time zones can trigger

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Why Do I Need to Take a Probiotic?

September 27th, 2017|

For people who are reading our blog for the very first time or those needing a refresher course in good gut health habits, you may be wondering why we devote so much space to explaining why you need to take

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Do You Live in a Hurricane Zone? Take Your Probiotics!

September 27th, 2017|

Despite all of the modern conveniences we enjoy in America, the safety of our nation's food and water supplies remains a consistent problem due to contamination from nasty strains of bugs like Escherichia coli, better known as E. coli bacteria.

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Gut Health Problems May be a Sign of Type 1 Diabetes

August 31st, 2017|

Unlike the type 2 version, type 1 diabetes is an even more serious and virtually incurable form of the disease that prevents your body from making the insulin it needs. What's more, type 1 diabetes can harm the body's major

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