Tag Archives: probiotics

The benefits of kefir

August 20, 2015

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The benefits of kefir by Joanne Henning Tedesco — For centuries, cultures have pickled and fermented foods to preserve them. By doing so, they created food that contained healthy microorganisms or probiotics that helped them to live healthy, long lives. Research has proven that preserving foods creates healthy bacteria within them. Kefir is a unique, […]

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Self-help for irritable bowel syndrome

September 28, 2013

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by Julia Busch —  Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), also called spastic colon, mucous colitis, spastic colitis, nervous stomach or irritable colon, is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders. It affects approximately 10 to 20 percent of the general population. Considered a “functional” disorder that does not damage the bowel, the condition is caused by […]

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Blueberries pack a powerful punch

March 30, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, and their fiber content can help alleviate and protect against intestinal inflammation, especially when eaten with probiotics. They are rich in polyphenols, which have an antimicrobial and antioxidant effect. The combination of blueberries and probiotics has been shown to reduce inflammation-inducing bacteria in […]

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I’m sick and tired of hearing about stress

January 11, 2013

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by Irene Conlan —  “I’m sick and tired of hearing about stress,” he said. “I read about it in magazines and the newspaper; they talk about it on the radio and on TV. That’s all they talk about at work. Stress, stress, stress. So what’s the big deal?” He had come for hypnotherapy because he […]

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Keep it simple

November 29, 2012

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by Dr. Melenie Dunn —  If you have a car, you likely fill your gas tank when it nears empty. You change the oil every 3,000 miles or so. You rotate the tires. These are considered common-sense habits that will maintain the excellent function of your car for as long as possible. Now, apply these […]

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Improve your health with probiotic protection

October 2, 2012

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by Marianne Crafts-Brandner —  Reports of declining health in this country are alarming. Recent studies indicate that as many as one in four women in the United States between the ages of 14 and 59 is infected with the human papillomavirus which can cause cervical cancer. Rates of auto-immune conditions, such as allergies, eczema, fibromyalgia and […]

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Building a healthy immune system

September 19, 2012

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by Stan Kalson —  The first step to having a healthy immune system is a well-balanced diet filled with fresh organic fruits, vegetables, grains, seaweeds, raw nuts, seeds and fresh, pure water. A vegetarian diet does not automatically equate with a healthier body. A diet with small amounts of meat protein, coupled with a greater […]

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Natural seasonal helpers for allergies

September 4, 2012

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by Shalon Utah —  The runny nose … the itchy, watery eyes … when they hit, you know it is here — allergy season. And because of the diverse plant life across the country, it seems almost no one can escape these annoying symptoms. Allergies are initiated when the immune system attacks substances such as […]

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Seasonal allergies: Treat the cause, not just the symptoms

August 16, 2012

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by Dr. Tricia Pingel —  Sneezing, sniffling, itchy eyes and scratchy throat — allergy season is here again. Seasonal allergies afflict millions of people and are often treated with antihistamine drugs, shots, creams and sprays. The conventional approach to seasonal allergy management may help to alleviate symptoms, but it does not address the real cause. […]

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Solutions for the three most common food allergies

March 1, 2012

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by Dr. Philip Wazny —  Mention the words “food allergies” and most of us probably imagine those kids who get near a peanut butter sandwich only to have massive swelling around the eyes and throat, followed by difficulty breathing and hives. The constellation of these symptoms make up what is known as an anaphylactic reaction, […]

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Probiotics: Bacteria to promote your health

February 29, 2012

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by Dr. Robin Terranella —  Probiotics are bacteria consumed for health benefits. “Biotic” means life and “pro” means promoting or for; therefore, these bacteria “promote life” or are “for life.” It may seem strange to consume bacteria in the hope of promoting health, but that is exactly what is done with probiotics. Most people use […]

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Infuse probiotics into your breakfast

February 27, 2012

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by Hillary Newman —  Probiotics, or good bacteria, are tiny living organisms found in dairy and soy products that offer a variety of health benefits. It is easy to infuse probiotics into your breakfast. When choosing the best foods loaded with probiotics, it is important to pick high-quality organic ingredients. You can cut costs by […]

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Keys to gut health

February 26, 2012

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by Dr. Denise Grobe —  You have probably heard that probiotics are good for you, but do you know why? It is because these microorganisms in the digestive tract not only improve the function of the digestive system, but overall health as well. The most common of these microorganisims are bifidobacteria and lactobacillus. Probiotics have […]

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