Tiny Marvels

Probiotics are pretty darn cool little buggers. They are still a bit of a mystery, but they have gained a ton of attention over the last few years, and rightfully so. These tiny marvels have a profound impact on a huge number of body systems, all while living in your gut! They help take care of…

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Childhood Diet, Lifelong Impact.

Here’s yet another reason to get the kids in our lives eating healthier, earlier. We all know that developing healthy eating habits early is essential. But it may be more pivotal than we initially thought. A new study in mice by the University of California Riverside suggests that overeating fat and sugar as a child…

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IBS Hope

Some exciting news is coming out of Belgium concerning Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is a chronic and sometimes debilitating condition that frequently leaves many people in pain. Adding frustration to pain, doctors don’t have a firm grasp on IBS and often diagnose it based only on their symptoms.  This study, which is published in…

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Anxiety and the Gut

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about how you should trust your gut. This week, we’re going to tell you how you should trust your gut when it comes to anxiety. There are a ton of studies suggesting anxiety might be alleviated by regulating gut bacteria and we would be remiss to not share…

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Trust Your Gut

Around here, we’re big on gut health and for good reasons; Your gut has its own brain and it informs your overall health. But did you know that the microbes in your gut could predict whether you’re likely to die in the next 15 years? That’s right! According to two new studies our microbiome—the mix…

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What are probiotics?

Probiotics are mysterious little buggers that modern medicine is still learning about.  We know they are the opposites of antibiotics, but what are they and what do they do? Why are they a fairly new “thing”? Are they beneficial in any way? Are they all created equal? How much do we have living in our…

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The Anti-Stress

Probiotics are at it again! This time it’s in relation to stress. In a recent study, researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder may have found a type of “good” bacterium that could protect the brain against the harmful effects of stress. This could be a big deal because, if confirmed in clinical trials, mood…

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Spring Cleaning

It’s Spring! You know what that means. Time for a little spring cleaning. Just as your house is in need of a thorough cleansing, your body is too. This one might get a little gross. You’ve been warned. First thing’s first. It’s worth it to understand WHY cleansing and detoxing are so important. Just as…

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A Tale of Two Brains

Did you know that you have two brains? You know that your actual brain is in your head encased in your skull. But, you may find it surprising that you have another brain housed in—your gut. Well, kind of. It’s long been decided that the brain has a direct effect on the stomach, but the…

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Probiotics are Only Half of the Story

Probiotics are only Half of the Story

Modern medicine is finally coming around to what natural medicine has known for years: probiotics are a crucial part of gut health. Having a healthy, active bacterial culture in your gut is critical to everything from digestion to mental health. Study after study has shown the value of a dietary probiotic supplement.  If you’ve listened…

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