While scientists don’t completely understand why allergies develop, they do believe that a combination of things create the immune system confusion, from genetic predisposition to environmental factors.
There are two main categories of ris... Read more
Did you know that your digestive tract contains more than 400 types of “friendly” bacteria? These little guys, commonly referred to as probiotics (which means "pro-life"), help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a... Read more
Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that cohabitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and supplemen... Read more
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) causes uncomfortable and painful symptoms like cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. In the U.S., this condition affects between 10% and 30% of the population. Traditional treatment for IBS usu... Read more
These days, it seems we are constantly bombarded by ads for nutritional supplements claiming to make us healthier, live longer or prevent diseases. Many of the same supplements available to humans are now being offered to pets.
We want our... Read more
I am returning to SparkPeople after a long hiatus because I became sole caregiver to my mother. It was probably the most difficult task I have ever undertaken. It was also the worst thing I could have done for my health. In attending a Care Giv... Read more
I am hoping that some of you will join me in this challenge and have some fun together
What a perfect time, between Thanksgiving and New Years !
We get so busy during the holiday season that we tend to forget about ourselves.
This may very wel... Read more
I have to say mine is the old fashion dressing my Dad made every Thanksgiving and Christmas. We lived in Connecticut and we also called it stuffing but it wasn't a bread stuffing. It was actually ground pork, poultry seasoning, bread crumbs and som... Read more
Diabetes is an autoimmune disease, meaning the body's defenses become turncoat and attack the bodily organs instead of invading viruses & bacteria. Many people speculate that foods, such as probiotics, can aid diabetes. Probiotics are so called "good... Read more
Probiotics are called good bacteria. Probiotics help block cholesterol absorption & can improve liverFunction. REGULAR USE OF PROBIOTICS CAN CUT TRIGLYCERIDE LEVELS. Fermented foods like sauerkraut and pickles, & brined olives are a probiotic, & eat... Read more
The latest nutrition buzzword: probiotics, the live bacteria that maintain the balance of microorganisms (or "bugs") in your gut. And that’s proving to be vital for your health. Probiotics support digestion and strong immune function... Read more
In the world of functional foods, probiotics are hot, hot, hot. And for good reason. These little guys are the helpful bacteria that live in your gut and fight the bad guys. Probiotics help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a healthy... Read more
302 I'm trying to add more foods with probiotics in my diet - I found this list to keep on hand:
1. Yogurt with natural ingredients with live and active cultures
2. Kombucha tea (fermented tea found in Asian grocery stores)
3. Miso sou... Read more
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