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Digestive Health

Cocoa Also Supports Your Gut, Not Just Your Brain

Cocoa Also Supports Your Gut, Not Just Your Brain

Trillions of bacteria live in our gut – both healthy and unhealthy. When the body has more unhealthy bacteria than healthy bacteria, it can cause digestive problems such as bloating and gassiness. Research has shown that balanced levels of “good” bacteria is needed for proper […]

Spotlight: Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month

Spotlight: Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month

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 […]

Gut Health Impacts Sleep, Calling for Pre- and Probiotics

Gut Health Impacts Sleep, Calling for Pre- and Probiotics

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 […]

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

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

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, […]

Probiotics for Healthy Individuals, Not Just Digestive Issues

Probiotics for Healthy Individuals, Not Just Digestive Issues

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 […]

Digestive Health and Vitamin D

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 […]