Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme... Read more
Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,... 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
Getting your recommended daily allowance of fruits (1/2 to 2 cups) and vegetables (2-1/2 to 3 cups) is no small feat—especially when you don't have a lot of extra time to prep and cook all that produce. That's one reason why smoothies h... Read more
Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing in one specific area of the head, a migraine headache is a condition that can't--and shouldn't--be ignored. This severe headache can last for a few hours or up to several days. People who suf... Read more
I hate whole wheat bread. I hate whole grain bread. I hate whole wheat/whole grain tortillas. I hate whole wheat/whole grain rolls. And sandwich buns. And pitas. And any bread type made with whole wheat/whole grain flour.
The only... and I mean... Read more
Can anyone give me a comparison (flavor, texture, preference) between farro and Israeli pearl couscous? I've been trying out all these new healthy grains--just had farro for the first time today and was interested in the pearl couscous next! Thanks!... Read more
Has anyone read this book by David Perlmutter? I'm reading a sample on my Kindle. It's intriguing. Going to eliminate grains from my diet and see if it helps alleviate my depression, anxiety and brain fog.... Read more
I have just heard about a book being out called 'Wheat Belly'...I was wondering if anyone has read it... or has any thoughts on wheat bread or whole grain bread?? I know some eliminate bread altogether. Thoughts please.... this has been a roadblock f... Read more
I've been making my own kefir for a while and I really like it. Unfortunately, I get a little tired of blending it with berries and drinking it, and since I have at least a cup to use up every day, that's how it usually ends up being used. I have use... Read more
Kefir is a great source of minerals like calcium & magnesium, & phosphorus, which helps the body utilize carbs, fats and proteins for cell growth, maintenance & energy. You can try Kefir over fruit or cereal, in your morning smoothie, or straight fro... Read more
Kefir id a drinking-style yogurt that tastes a little more tart than yogurt & contains easily digestible complete proteins.Kefir can also help eliminate unhealthy food cravings by making the body more nourished and balanced. Kefir is in the refrigera... Read more
Macrobiotics: diet that focuses on whole grains, beans and vegetables to helps balance the acidic levels in the body. Which makes us stronger and healthier to prevent or fight health issues.... Read more
A "cultured milk product" may sound foreign, but if you've ever eaten yogurt, you're closer to kefir than you thought. Find out what makes it just a little more special.What Is Kefir?Kefir has the mild tang of yogurt, only wit... Read more
By SparkPeople Head Dietitian Becky Hand, RD, LD
Despite all the bad news out there about our collective health declining, it's easier than ever to eat right and improve your health. As 2010 draws to a close and we prepare for a healthy and happy 2... Read more
It appears that all the antibiotics I was on have created quite a few problems for me. The medical solution is to go on more antibiotics (though my infectious disease doc says I can't go on anymore). So I started researching, and after my new ENT b... Read more
I'm exploring all avenues in an attempt to find some milk kefir grains. Purchasing them from the states is not the quickest way to get my grains due to customs, but it's not a closed option. If there is anyone in Canada that has grains they are willi... Read more
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