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
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
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 u... Read more
Medications can either be your best friend or a big nuisance when you suffer from heartburn. While antacids (Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids and Tums) provide immediate relief for acid reflux, there are several common medications you might take for other he... Read more
There are many motivations for sticking with a healthy diet. Eating more of the good stuff (and less of the junky stuff) can help you prevent cancer, extend your lifespan, protect your heart and manage your weight. But one thing we don't always r... Read more
I keep hearing that everyone should take a probiotic but I'm not exactly sure why? I eat greek yoghurt a few times a week, so perhaps in that case, I don't even need to supplement?
Pills are also hard on my tummy so I've resorted to taking my m... Read more
I have a nasty little respiratory infection which my doctor prescribed clarithromycin for. This is my third day on it and everything I eat causes me great pain in my ribs and the middle of my back. In between meals there is a dull ache in my entire a... Read more
I hate that antibiotics are given to cows, pigs & chickens raised for food to keep them healthy & we are stuck ingesting this stuff if we eat meat. This means we build a resistance to antibiotics effectiveness. How do you feel about it?... 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
In October 2006, Meijer Inc, a supermarket chain in the Midwest, initiated a trend of offering free antibiotics to its customers whose doctors had prescribed these medications. This trend has been slowly spreading across the nation as grocery stores... 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
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