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 co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme... Read more
You've heard the rumblings about bacteria. Once seen as just dirty germs, these microbes are now more accurately divided into two categories: disease-causing agents, or "bad" bacteria, and health-promoting "good" bacteria.
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While food historians cannot pinpoint exactly where or when humans discovered yogurt, one thing is certain: People all over the world have eaten yogurt for centuries. Yogurt is made when cow's milk (or dairy-free soy milk) is combined with the li... 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
I'd say give it time on the weight side of things...clearly you're making progress with losing inches and clothes fitting better. Maybe give it a week or two before you weigh again? Weight can also fluctuate a lot in a short amount of time.... Read more
I've been keeping to the low-side of my recommended calorie range. If I exercise, I stick to the low range of my 'new' range. It has worked for me to lose 20 lbs since Jan. But for the last 10 lbs, I hope this will still work.... Read more
I have had this debate with alot of people. I used to have alot of trouble with stress and I had trouble loosing weight. Once I learned to deal with the stress I had alot more success. But I wanted some other opinions. How much do you think stres... Read more
I just got a little subtle side-eye coming out of the gas station, in my purple running capris, from a cute man on a motorcycle. It's been a loooong while since THAT'S happened and I'm not ashamed to say I enjoyed it a little. Happy Hump Day!... 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
For those of us who are different. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of THE DARK SIDE. If you like swinging from the stars, howling at the moon and crawling under rocks at dawn...Join us!
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About three years ago, a friend and I were at a natural foods store in the vitamins aisle. I needed more calcium and magnesium, which I take upon my doctor's recommendation to alleviate premenstrual mood swings. While my friend perused the multivitam... 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
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