• Start with a prebiotic instead of a probiotic

    Start with a prebiotic instead of a probiotic

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    In reality, it's not advisable to randomly select just any probiotic off the shelf. Instead, it would be best if you started with a prebiotic. Why is starting with a prebiotic a better choice? We'll be answering that question and more in this article.
  • I tried HMO prebiotics for a month and here's what happened

    I tried HMO prebiotics for a month and here's what happened

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    To my surprise, it was actually working. I noticed differences in digestion immediately, and while it was nothing drastic, I could tell it was definitely helping.The key thing to remember here is that some of us have a longer road to travel.Perhaps our gut health and microbiome have become so disrupted and compromised that it may take longer to pick up all the pieces...
  • What is IBS?

    What is IBS?

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    Many of us are not strangers to digestive upset — including bloating after a large meal, indigestion upon eating fried foods, or the occasional bout of bathroom trips after indulging in particularly spicy food. So it's no surprise that digestive aids such as acid reducers often lead over-the-counter drug sales in the United States. But the question stands - what is Irritable Bowel Syndrome...
  • Should You Give Your Kids Prebiotics?

    Should You Give Your Kids Prebiotics?

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    Prebiotics are like the fertilizer for probiotic bacteria.The reality is that billions of probiotics already reside in your child's gut. So why waste money on extra probiotics that might not even belong in their body?What you really need to provide is the food for the probiotics that are already in your child's gut (inherited from their mother when they were born via vaginal birth and/or through...
  • Should You Take Probiotics?

    Should You Take Probiotics?

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    Have you ever stared a a grocery store shelf overwhelmed?You're in the health/fitness section and perhaps there's a refrigerator filled with colorful bottles of probiotics. Then, next to the fridge, there's a room temperature shelf holding rows of other probiotics. Some of these bottles might even say they have prebiotics inside as well.How do you know which one to buy? You probably shouldn't buy any of them ...
  • Human Milk Oligosaccharides: The Ultimate Guide to HMOs for Better Gut Health

    Human Milk Oligosaccharides: The Ultimate Guide to HMOs for Better Gut Health

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    Everything you could ever want to know about HMO: human milk oligosaccharides. This detailed article delves into: the best human milk oligosaccharide supplement, how to find the best 2'-FL supplement, and where to find a good 2'-fucosylactose, Lacto-N-neotetraose supplement.
  • 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...
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