• Joel Greene HMO Smoothie Recipe (Human Milk Oligosaccharides)

    Joel Greene HMO Smoothie Recipe (Human Milk Oligosaccharides)

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    If you've read his book, The Immunity Code, then you're already familiar with Joel Greene. He's a truly unique voice in the fitness and nutrition world as he doesn't have an impressive degree on his resume and doesn't hold expensive certifications. Instead, he's done decades of self-experimentation, consulting for nutrition companies, and read thousands of hours worth of scientific papers on a multitude of...
  • Feeding Your Gut

    Feeding Your Gut

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    If you want a healthy gut, you have to feed it well. This nourishment should include both probiotics and prebiotics — two dietary components that are increasingly being recognized as essential to your intestinal and overall health, says Teresa Fung, adjunct professor in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. There's been a lot of buzz recently about...
  • "Where Can I Find Breast Milk ... With Antibodies?"

    "Where Can I Find Breast Milk ... With Antibodies?"

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    While there is some promising news when it comes to vaccine efficacy and availability for teens, as of March 2021, there is not a COVID-vaccine that is currently sanctioned or available for teens, or children. So some parents are searching for what they hope could be something else to protect their kids from Coronavirus.  “Would any lactating parent … vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine be willing...
  • Is Colostrum the same as HMOs (human milk oligosaccharides)???

    Is Colostrum the same as HMOs (human milk oligosaccharides)???

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    It's a question we hear quite often at Layer Origin Nutrition.  People have either heard of Colostrum or currently take it and say something to the effect of: "What's the difference? Sounds like the same thing."  The reality is that while there are some similarities between Colostrum and Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs), they are not the same thing and there is a huge difference...
  • Best Human Milk Oligosaccharide Supplements for Adults (HMOs)

    Best Human Milk Oligosaccharide Supplements for Adults (HMOs)

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    Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMO) occurs naturally in human breast milk. Specifically, Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) are the third most abundant component in breast milk (excluding water), after fat and carbohydrates. In fact, scientists have identified more than 200 different types of HMOs in human milk.  HMOs are vitally important! They are immune-nourishing agents that give babies passive immunity from their mothers.  Previously, only babies who...
  • How a component of breast milk can help adults with gut health issues

    How a component of breast milk can help adults with gut health issues

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    The first time people hear the acronym HMO they might think of the health insurance plans that were popularized in the 90s.  HMO vs PPO ring a bell? But the three letters HMO also stand for something else. Something much more exciting, in fact.  Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are complex indigestible sugars naturally present in breast milk. In fact, HMO is the third most common...
  • Human milk: nutrient and beyond

    Human milk: nutrient and beyond

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    Mother's milk.  Babies will cry for it when they want it and want it fast.  But it's not just a matter of pure hunger or an egocentric desire. There's a big biological reason behind the baby's need for breast milk.  Human breast milk is recognized as the nutritional ‘gold standard’ for infants. It contains all the essential nutrients they need for healthy growth and...
  • Are you wasting money on your probiotic?

    Are you wasting money on your probiotic?

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    How does the gut microbiome affect your overall health? Did you know that your body is full of trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi? They are known as the microbiome. Without the gut microbiome, it would be very difficult for us to survive. The microbiome has been identified as an important modulator of human health, to the extent that it has been classified as...
  • Is "Hard Kombucha" ... healthy?

    Is "Hard Kombucha" ... healthy?

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    What is Kombucha? Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage with a sour taste, light carbonation and high levels of probiotic bacteria.   Completing another round or two of fermentation will substantially boost the alcohol level ... creating "hard kombucha." Regular kombucha of course, does have trace alcohol produced during the fermentation process. In fact, the alcohol content in most kombucha drinks is less than 0.5 percent and...
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