• 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How probiotics and prebiotics can boost women’s health

    How probiotics and prebiotics can boost women’s health

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    Some women spend hours deciding what to wear or watching YouTube makeup tutorials when most may not know that what’s on the inside can also lead to beauty. Yep … a healthy gut can improve your skin, enhance your mood, and leave you feeling more energetic. Women can work towards that healthy gut with probiotics and prebiotics.   The gut environment or ‘microbiome’ sets the stage...
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