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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 […]

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 […]

Probiotics & Digestive Health

Probiotics & Digestive Health

Bacteria is often thought of as an unhealthy and unwanted element in the body. But certain strains of bacteria are actually considered “good bacteria”, as they aid in proper digestion and overall health. Probiotics are live microbes that “help to process indigestible fibers and help […]

New Link Between Intestinal Bacteria and Depression

New Link Between Intestinal Bacteria and Depression

Healthy gut microbiota and bacteria helps digest food, fight infection, and plays an important role in keeping the immune system healthy. It is influenced by genetics, but more so by diet, stress and other environmental factors. Numerous studies have investigated the claim that intestinal bacteria […]

High Fat Diets Manipulate Gut and Brain Activity

High Fat Diets Manipulate Gut and Brain Activity

Have you ever wondered why you can never eat just one French fry or just one chip? According to a new study performed on rats, researchers studied the link between gut and brain activity and found that a high fat diet changes the populations of […]