Category: Digestive Health

Spotlight: Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month

Digestive Tract Paralysis

Digestive Tract Paralysis refers to a partial paralysis of the stomach or the intestines that interferes with regular digestion. In a healthy digestive system, there is a rhythmic movement of muscles that keeps food moving throughout the digestive tract. But, for individuals with DTP, those muscles are unable to contract and expand efficiently and the…


Gut Health Impacts Sleep, Calling for Pre- and Probiotics

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The interaction between the gastrointestinal tract and the nervous system is called the Gut Brain Axis. And it’s gaining a lot of attention from both scientists and consumers. Though the number of clinical trials that explore this link is limited, recent reviews of this interaction are showing promising results. Bacteria that exists in your body…


Dairy and Soy-free, Non-GMO Healthy Bacteria by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph

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Humans have about two pounds of bacteria in the intestines. Probiotic refers to the lactic acid producing strains required for overall health and digestion. The pressures of modern existence make it difficult to maintain a balanced population of normal, healthy microbes. Poor food choices, illness, intestinal inflammation, toxins, even weight gain can cause a tipping…


Probiotics for Healthy Individuals, Not Just Digestive Issues

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Most research performed on the benefits of Probiotics have focused on the benefits they provide for digestive health, specifically in individuals with gastrointestinal disorders and conditions. However, a new study says that a daily dose of a multi-species probiotic could help improve intestinal health even in healthy individuals. Clinical studies from the top leading research…


Digestive Health and Vitamin D

Up to 70% of Americans suffer from low levels of vitamin D due to low sunlight for much of the year, avoiding the sun during the summer months, and/or insufficient consumption of food sources. Without an adequate amount of this “sunshine vitamin”, you may become more prone to conditions effecting bone and muscle health but…