Did you know how far we’ve come in putting together probiotic combinations? About 100 years ago, Elie Metchnikoff first posed the idea that certain bacteria were helpful for human health. He said that if we consumed certain “lactic bacilli” our health would be enhanced by their activity in the intestines. It’s taken a lot of years since then
I just read about another study indicating that Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s) are harmful to your health. These are the drugs commonly prescribed for GERD – or what we used to call heartburn. There have been several studies published, showing a number of different side effects and symptoms. No, it’s not a big surprise. When you treat
Ugh – I just got off the phone with a concerned customer who said she couldn’t use our Complete Meal Replacement because it “…has too much sugar.” I asked her what she plans to eat instead, because it is nearly impossible to get all the nutrients you need, along with a good dose of protein and fiber, without
You know the old phrase, “When mama ain’t happy, nobody’s happy”—? Well, let’s just say for a moment that your gut is the “mama” of your body (it kind of is). It turns out that when your gut isn’t happy, it’s easy for everything else in your body to go off kilter, too. God gave us an army
What? You want me to eat living bacteria and give them to my wife and daughter? Are you crazy? This is straight out of the mouth of a friend of mine. His daughter was constantly getting ear infections. The doctors would send them home with a prescription for antibiotics and that seemed to make the symptoms better for a short
It’s ironic that tax day falls in April during National Stress Awareness Month. Who doesn’t experience at least a little anxiety when it comes to collecting receipts, firing up the calculator, and filling out what may sometimes seem like endless forms? Didja Know that stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts, your feelings, and your behavior?
I read another article today by someone who doesn’t recommend that people take multivitamins. Their logic is that not everyone eats the same or has the same needs. I agree. They also say that it is best to get your nutrients from food. Again, I agree. They go on to say that when “you’re not able to
With my secret weapon, D-Ribose. I remember the first time I heard about d-ribose. I think Dr. Teitelbaum was talking about its benefits for chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. Or was it when Dr. Perlmutter was recommending it for all heart patients. Or was it the article I read about muscle recovery and energy for
I was just informed that today is called “Blue Monday.” Apparently this is a day of depression…the single glummest day of the year. So we’re having a special day to celebrate it? Really? I think I’m going to pass. There is a Facebook page and a website dedicated to this nonsense. They actually claim to have a formula to
Quality vs. Quantity is important when it comes to probiotics. It’s not the total number of bacteria in a product that’s most important; it’s the number of different strains of bacteria it includes.