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Probiotics

The surprising connection between gut bacteria, probiotics and heart health

Researchers are crediting the gut microbiota, a community of microorganisms in the body’s digestive tract, with the ability to help prevent such serious conditions as diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and bowel disease. Now, new research points to the possibility that beneficial gut bacteria may help combat cardiovascular disease as well. In fact, when it comes to protecting your heart, the maintenance of healthy gut bacteria could be one of the most underrated and overlooked factors for cardiovascular health.

Are Pets the New Probiotic?

Scientists are paying increasing attention to the “indoor microbiome,” the billions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that we share our homes and offices with. But not all those micro-organisms are bad for us, experts note. And exposure to a rich array of indoor germs may actually be salutary, helping stave off a variety of illnesses.

Beneficial bacteria linked to a reduced risk of breast cancer

Can probiotics really reduce the risk of breast cancer? The answer may surprise you.
Everyone seems to be talking about the benefits of probiotics these days, and with good reason. They have been linked with health effects like improved digestive and urinary function, a stronger immune system, the healing of IBS and other inflammatory bowel issues plus so much more.

Your Body’s Primary Defense Center Resides in Your . . . Bowels?

Where is your body’s immune system located?
When I ask my patients this question, nearly all of them tell me they aren’t sure. Some know it involves your lymph nodes or spleen.
However, very few people realize that 70% to 80% of your body’s immune cells are located in a place you might not expect: your gut.

The Human Gut Is Responsible For Protecting You Against Cancer, Obesity And Infections

Julie Wilson, 19 April 2016
The science emerging on the functionality of the human gut, as well as the importance of beneficial bacteria, is nothing short of amazing.

The human gut is responsible for protecting you against cancer, obesity and infections

Julie Wilson, April 7 2016
The science emerging on the functionality of the human gut, as well as the importance of beneficial bacteria, is nothing short of amazing.

Everything You've Been Too Afraid To Ask About Kombucha

Julie R. Thomson, 12/11/2015
Good news for anyone who has paid upward of $5 for one bottle of kombucha: There is a cheaper option. Just as with beer, home-brewed kombucha is having a moment.