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Traveling is a Breeze with Our Travel Care Probiotic

November 14, 2017
travel

There’s nothing better than getting away. Going back home or going on a faraway journey can be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to some much needed R&R. Unfortunately, though, that’s not always the case for your stomach. From the stress of TSA to the switching of time zones and all those exotic foods and flavors, traveling puts your digestion when you go abroad. This time around, don’t let a sad stomach keep you from sightseeing or trying…

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Bump up Your Bacteria: Probiotics Before, During and After Pregnancy

November 5, 2017
pregnancy

We know there are things we can do to have a healthier pregnancy and set up our kids for success. And we want to do them all! But minimizing our stress level is just as important. Learning how to do things like maximize nutrient status and navigate maternity leave benefits can feel overwhelming, especially when paired with body aches and “baby brain.” Fortunately, there are blissfully simple actions we can take to have a healthier pregnancy and still be relaxed…

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Digestion Problems? Leave It to the Pro(biotic)s

October 24, 2017
digestion

Not all bacteria are created equal, especially when it comes to your gut. While bad bacteria can be responsible for upset tummies and all other belly-related badness, good bacteria is there to help keep your intestinal flora happy and healthy so your digestive system can run properly. Lifestyle and environmental factors can compromise the digestive system, but adding probiotics into the dietary mix can help boost the good bacteria, keeping the bad in balance and helping maintain the good, naturally.…

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The Gut and Immune Connection

October 13, 2017
immune

Seasonal allergies are a just a part of life, right? Super common, everyone has them, just a fact of life…right? What if I told you that they’re not just an annoying part of life, that they’re actually relatively new for us. And, along with auto-immune conditions, they’re on the rise and the culprit might be our super clean lives. It might just be that clean and purified water you’re drinking, and/or the flushing toilet you have in the bathroom that…

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Make Peace with Yeast?

September 14, 2017
yeast

Confused by yeast? You’re in good company. The yeast that causes thrush has had 177 different names. Medical researchers couldn’t agree on a classification. For centuries, yeast research was like the parable of the blind men and the elephant: Clinicians saw and described very different things. The explanation? That yeast, which we now call Candida albicans, is a shape-shifter! Organisms capable of morphing, forming either round or stringy cells, are described as dimorphic. If that sounds adaptable, that’s only half…

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Surprising Link Between Our Gut and Our Mental Health

August 14, 2017
gut

Have you ever had a “gut feeling.” That feeling in your belly that something’s amiss? Did you listen to that feeling? New research is realizing that your gut feeling may be more than just a little bit of nervousness. Something is really going on down there. Our belly is chock-full of neurons (that communicate directly with your brain cells), or brain cells. There are more neurons in your gut than you have in your spine! And this “little brain”, called…

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5 Home Remedies for UTIs

May 17, 2017
UTIs

Is that uncomfortable pain, something many describe as razorblade-like pain, something you’re familiar with? If so, you’re not alone. More than half of us will deal with a Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) at some point in our lives, and 1 in 5 of us will have recurrent UTIs. Many of you know this feeling really well. If this is your first possible UTI, be sure to go to your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. But if you’ve had more…

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Enzymes vs. Probiotics and Why We Need Both

April 7, 2017
enzymes

There’s much confusion as to what digestive enzymes are versus probiotics, since both play key roles in gut and digestive health. People ask all the time: Should I be taking probiotics or enzymes? If I take one, do I need the other? These questions are understandable! To answer these questions, we must first understand the basics of what each is. Let’s take a look. Digestive Enzymes 101 Digestive enzymes are non-living, protein-based molecules made and secreted by the GI tract.…

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Manuka Smoothie Soother Recipe

April 4, 2017
manuka

This Manuka Smoothie Soother recipe is key to your gut health and offers great immune support. Probiotics in this recipe can help you to break down your food easily and forget any discomfort, plus the combination of Manuka Honey (US/CA) and Adult Probiotic Blend (US/CA) offers double the immune support. Print Manuka Smoothie Soother Recipe Yield: Serves 2 Ingredients 2 cups milk kefir 1 frozen banana 8 oz. fresh or frozen strawberries/blueberries or 1 large mango 1 tsp. vanilla extract or powder 1 tbsp. Manuka Honey 1…

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Probiotics for oral health: Udo’s Choice Super 5 stood out!

March 4, 2017
oral health

Probiotics for oral health: Udo’s Choice Super 5 stood out! Some probiotic products are directed at oral health; to reduce plaque, protect against cavities, promote gum health, or protect from sore throat, ear ache and bad breath. Probiotics support healthy yeast levels, including Candida levels, because they establish large, healthy populations of friendly bacteria that compete with harmful yeast trying to take up residence. This means that oral health probiotics may also help control yeast in the mouth and throat,…

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