Tag: bacteria

Probiotics: Why the ‘Live and Active’ Cultures in Your Yogurt Don’t Cut It

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If you are like many others, you think grabbing yogurt is both delicious and beneficial; of course it’s organic and contains live and active probiotic cultures. But how beneficial are these cultures? And how much do you need? Here’s what reports are saying. What are Probiotics? Probiotics are friendly bacteria that make up the microbiome…


New Study: Breast Cancer Linked to Bacterial Imbalances

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Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic have uncovered differences in the bacterial composition of breast tissue of healthy women vs. women with breast cancer. Importance of Bacteria Bacteria that exists in your body is often thought of as unhealthy, but certain strains of bacteria are crucial to your overall health, specifically digestion and immunity. Inadequate amounts…


Cocoa Also Supports Your Gut, Not Just Your Brain

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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 digestion and overall health. A new study says that cocoa…


Could Taking A Probiotic Help Manage Eczema?

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Eczema is a common skin condition that causes dry, red, itchy skin. For many, it can be a daily challenge. The National Eczema Association reports that it is very common and effects over 30 million Americans. According to their website, the word “eczema” is derived from a Greek word meaning “to boil over”, which describes…


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…